Addex names new CEO; Chugai nabs Japanese rights to vemurafenib; Icagen investors claim value closer to $165M;

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> Switzerland's Addex Pharmaceuticals has tapped Dr. Bharatt Chowrira as its new CEO. He had been a senior VP and COO at Nektar. Release

> Chugai has nabbed the Japanese marketing rights to the melanoma drug vemurafenib from Roche. Chugai plans to start a Phase I in 2012. Release

> Some of the Icagen investors trying to block Pfizer's $50 million deal to buy up the biotech say the company could actually be worth up to $165 million. Story

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Biotech IT News

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> Medidata sees CFO resign after Q2 growth. Article

Medical Device News

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> Southern Diagnostic Laboratories bought by Solstas. Story

> NEJM authors come out in support of IOM report. Article

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