Industry Briefs: Mar. 12, 2012

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A roundup of additional company and people news from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, their suppliers, and contract-service providers.

Company News

Amgen has completed its tender offer for the outstanding shares of Micromet. Read More

Celgene has completed its acquisition of Avila Therapeutics. Read More

EMD Millipore and the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine have agreed to develop optimized conditions for bioreactor-based cultivation of stem cells.

Marken plans to open four additional logistics branches in India. Read More

Mylan plans to build a new corporate headquarters near its current location in the Southpointe Office Park located in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania. Read More


SCM Pharma invests in an expansion of its vial-filling capabilities. Read More

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has agreed to acquire certain assets from Gerot Lannach. Read More

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has acquired a 19.9% minority equity investment in Pele Nova Biotecnologia. Read More

People News

Catalent Pharma Solutions has named Jeremie Trochu to the newly created position of vice-president of commercial excellence, effective immediately. Read More

Hovione has appointed Colin Minchom as vice-president of its particle-design business unit. Read More