Industry Briefs: October 29, 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

AnGes has entered into a definitive agreement with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma for the exclusive marketing rights of Collategene (DNA plasmid with hepatocyte growth factor gene) for treating for peripheral arterial disease in the United States. Read More

DSM Pharmaceutical Products has announced a biologics development and manufacturing agreement with Paranta Biosciences, for Paranta’s lead recombinant human protein for DSM’s at their Brisbane, Australia, facility. Read More

People News


Coldstream Laboratories has appointed Eric W. Smart as president and CEO. Read More

Eli Lilly has named Melissa Barnes as chief ethics and compliance officer, and senior vice-president. Barnes will replace Anne Nobles, following her retirement at the end of 2012. Read More

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals has appointed Joseph Turgeon as senior vice-president of sales and commercial operations. Read More