Acquisition Includes a Therapeutic in Phase 3 Clinical Trials for the Treatment of Advanced Melanoma and Head and Neck Cancer
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN), today announced the completion of the acquisition of BioVex Group, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company based in Woburn, Mass., with additional operations in Abingdon, UK. The acquisition includes OncoVEX(GM-CSF), a novel investigational oncolytic vaccine in Phase 3 clinical development that may represent a new approach to treating melanoma and head and neck cancer. The acquisition was initially announced on Jan. 24.
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