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Bayer plans to focus entirely on Life Science businesses
Bayer intends in the future to focus entirely on the Life Science businesses – HealthCare and CropScience – and float MaterialScience on the stock market as a separate company. In this way Bayer is positioning itself as a world-leading company in the field of human, animal and plant health.
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CordenPharma agrees to purchase Peptisyntha from Solvay
By PBR Staff Writer
International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG) and the Solvay Group have embarked on an agreement, whereby ICIG will purchase Belgium-based Peptisyntha SA, a custom manufacturer of peptides for pharmaceutical use.
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Process & Production

USPTO issues patent for VG Life Sciences covering treatment of IBD with CLIP-Inducing agent
VG Life Sciences, a biotechnology company developing therapies for autoimmune and infectious diseases, announced the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent No. 8906846, covering a method of treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through the administration of a CLIP-inducing agent.
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MediciNova gets new patent covering MN-029 (denibulin) di-hydrochloride in Japan
MediciNova, a biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has received a new patent from the Japanese Patent Office which covers MN-029 (denibulin) di-hydrochloride.
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OTC

Council for Responsible Nutrition releases guidelines on Iodine in Multivitamin/Mineral supplements for pregnancy and lactation
Dietary supplement manufacturers should include a daily serving of at least 150 mcg of iodine in all multivitamin/mineral supplements intended for pregnant and lactating women in the U.S., the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) advises in guidelines for industry released.
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Some OTC drugs linked to increased chance of dementia: study
By PBR Staff Writer
A large study conducted in the US has found that some over-the-counter (OTC) hay-fever pills and sleep aids may increase the risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in older people.
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Manufacturing

Janssen's PREZCOBIX gets FDA approval to treat adults living with HIV-1
Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP (Janssen), announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved PREZCOBIX (darunavir 800 mg/cobicistat 150 mg) tablets, an HIV-1 protease inhibitor combined with a CYP3A4 inhibitor, for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in combination with other antiretroviral agents for treatment-naive and treatment-experienced adults with no darunavir resistance-associated substitutions.
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Endo completes $2.6bn acquisition of Auxilium
By PBR Staff Writer
Irish healthcare firm Endo International has completed its $2.6bn acquisition of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, following approval from the latter's shareholders and the receipt of all required regulatory approvals.
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