Ipsen inks $80M licensing deal; TiaGen reports Phase II results;

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> Ipsen and Rhythm Pharmaceuticals have concluded a license agreement for Ipsen's peptide therapeutics targeting obesity, metabolic diseases, and gastrointestinal disorders. Under the terms of the license agreement, Ipsen will receive progressive payments of up to $80 million upon the achievement of certain development and commercial milestones and royalties on future sales of the products. Ipsen release

> TaiGen Biotechnology reported its Phase II trial of nemonoxacin (TG-873870) in Diabetic Foot Infection with once-a-day dosing met the primary endpoints and showed promising clinical efficacy and good tolerability. TiaGen release

> Manhattan Pharmaceuticals has completed its merger transaction with Ariston Pharmaceuticals. Ariston became a wholly owned subsidiary of Manhattan Pharmaceuticals. Release

> Progenics Pharmaceuticals announced that will begin a Phase IIb/III trial of a methylnaltrexone tablet in chronic-pain patients in the second half of 2010. Progenics release

> The majority of patients' organizations consider pharmaceutical companies untrustworthy, according to a soon-to-be-released survey conducted by a U.K.-based consultancy. Report

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