INTERPHEX 2013 to be held April 23–25, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York will highlight pharmaceutical regulation QA/QC, product development, facility, process design, manufacturing, packaging, and supply chain programs.
Biogen Idec has agreed to acquire full Tysabri rights from Elan, and will use its existing cash reserves to make a payment of $3.25 billion to Elan upon the closing of the transaction and make future contingent payments to Elan.
Pfizer has reported financial results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2012. Fourth-quarter 2012 revenues were $15.1 billion, a decrease of 7% compared with $16.1 billion in the year-ago quarter, which reflects an operational decline of $802 million, or 5%, and the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange of $271 million, or 2%.
FDA has approved Protein Sciences's FluBlok, a seasonal influenza vaccine made with novel technology. FluBlok uses recombinant DNA and a modified baculovirus (a virus that infects insects) to produce a safe and effective human flu vaccine. FDA approved FluBlok for people 18–49 years old.