FDA delays BG-12 decision by three months; Biotech vet Itin takes helm at Cytos;

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> The FDA has delayed the PDUFA date on Biogen Idec's ($BIIB) closely-watched MS drug BG-12 by three months, citing the need for more time to review the application. As is the case with all simple delays, the regulators did not ask for more trials, just more time. BG-12 is widely viewed as a key new MS drug which is likely to dominate the market for new entries. Report

> The Belgian biotech ThromboGenics says the FDA has approved its eye drug Jetrea (ocriplasmin), clearing the path to a drug launch at the beginning of 2013. Report

> Christian Itin, the former CEO at Micromet--recently bought out by Amgen ($AMGN)--has landed at the helm of Cytos Biotechnology in Switzerland. Story

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