Roche opens French R&D center; BioMarin to create 100 jobs with $48.5 Irish plant purchase;

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> Roche has opened a new R&D center in France to build strategic research partnerships in the country focusing on translational medicine. News

> BioMarin will purchase Pfizer's Cork, Ireland manufacturing plant for $48.5 million. The acquisition is expected to create 100 jobs over the next five years at the facility. BioMarin release

> Jubilant Biosys and AstraZeneca have hit another milestone in their pain drug discovery pact. The companies' agreement now extends into cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Jubilant release

> Arno Therapeutics' Phase II study of AR-67, a glioblastoma treatment, has hit its mid-stage target goals. The study is focusing on patients who have not previously been treated with Avastin. Item

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> AZ chief calls on U.S. to slash taxes. Report

Vaccines News

> ImmunoCellular gains brain cancer vax patent. Article

> Protein could lead to better TB vaccine. News

> Univ of Leeds cancer vax approach shows promise in study. Story

> Researchers target weakness in HIV protein. Item

Manufacturing News

> Vax maker CSL hit with FDA warning. Article

> ICH hits milestone: Q11 draft posted for comments. Item

> Masked informant leads fakes raid in Nigeria. News

> Abbott diabetes gear lost in cargo theft. Article

> Lonza adds early-phase bio-production service. Report

> Abbott delays pink slips due to product demand. Story

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