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Female Innovation Exhibition features OBN Member Fiona Marston, CEO of Absynth Biologics Limited

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquires 50% stake in Milton Park from Hermes

Hermes Investment Management (Hermes), the £30.8 billion manager, has agreed to sell a 50% equity stake in Milton Park to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for approximately £200 million.

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Wickham Laboratories Announces successful MHRA Inspection

Wickham Laboratories reports a successful completion of the MHRA audit process and the subsequent renewal of the GLP accreditation.

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Isansys Named as Finalist for Two Categories at the Celebration of Innovation Awards 2017

Isansys Lifecare Ltd is proud to announce it has been shortlisted for the Celebration of Innovation Awards 2017, a prestigious award celebrating the best of innovation in healthcare.

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Leading French Lab Uses Skeletal Muscle Kit to Study Duchenne Myopathy

AMSBIO reports on an independent evaluation and use by I-Stem (Corbeil-Essonnes, France) of the Skeletal Muscle Differentiation kit - a cell culture media system to differentiate human stem cells into functional myotubes.

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FDA Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends CTL019 (tisagenlecleucel) for Approval

Oxford BioMedica (LSE:OXB) is a leading gene and cell therapy group focused on developing life changing treatments for serious diseases. 

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PCI Reinforces Ongoing Commitment to Serialization in Response to Delayed Enforcement of FDA Deadline

PCI Pharma Services (PCI) has affirmed its position relative to the delayed enforcement of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Compliance Policy for ‘Product Identified Requirements Under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act' (DSCSA).

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Price cut secures a place for Ipsen’s Cabomeytx on the NHS

Ipsen has cut the price of its kidney cancer Cabometyx to help secure its place within the NHS’ routine commissioning stream, helping to over-turn a previous decision that it did not represent value for money.

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Oxford BioMedica signs major supply deal with Novartis

Oxford BioMedica has sealed a major deal with Novartis to supply the Swiss drug giant with lentiviral vectors used to create cell therapy products, including CTL019 and other undisclosed Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell (CART) products.

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Lilly victorious in Alimta patent case

Eli Lilly has welcomed a decision by the UK Supreme Court that alternative salt forms of its cancer drug Alimta.

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