Sanofi adds PhIII MS data for teriflunomide; Patheon wins $18M Boehringer contracts; Genzyme vet named CEO at Proteostasis;

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> Investigators for Sanofi and its newly acquired unit Genzyme say that new data from its pivotal study of the oral MS drug teriflunomide "significantly reduced annualized rates of relapses leading to hospitalization." Release

> Contract drug manufacturer Patheon says that it has won a pair of contracts worth $18 million to produce experimental diabetes drugs for Boehringer Ingelheim. Story

> Cambridge, MA-based Proteostasis has named Genzyme vet Mark J. Enyedy as its new CEO. Release

> South San Francisco-based Sunesis reports that it has obtained a $25 million tranched loan facility, grabbing $10 million on closing. Release

> Two former investigators at the CRO Lee Research Institute have pleaded guilty to charges of faking data for a clinical trial of an experimental drug from Merck's Schering-Plough. Story

> Sanofi is paying ImmunoGen a $3 million milestone as SAR3419 moves into a mid-stage study for lymphoma. Story

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