Teva dumps pact with CureTech, takes $109M writeoff; AC Immune dumps Alzheimer's program on PhII failure;

 @FierceBiotech: Celsion shares routed after PhIII liver cancer study flops. News | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: AstraZeneca's Soriot is going to have to do something bold, something dramatic, and something a little loony. In that order. | Follow @JohnCFierce

@RyanMFierce: Holland's health minister is sounding very German on drug pricing, wants to chop cost of Genzyme and Shire therapies. More | Follow @RyanMFierce

> Teva ($TEVA) has axed a cancer drug partnership with Israel's CureTech. Teva took a $109 million charge after deciding to drop the deal with CureTech on CT-011. The decision followed an analysis of clinical and biochemical data. Report

> AC Immune has slammed the brakes on one of its Alzheimer's programs. ACI-91, which was in-licensed, failed a small Phase II study for mild to moderate Alzheimer's. Far from improving measures of cognition and clinical function, patients demonstrated a drop on both scores. Release

> The U.K.'s BioIndustry Association is highlighting a new survey on the public's support for crowdfunding, which not coincidentally comes as the association is calling for government support for the initiative. Story

Pharma News

@FiercePharma: EMA sounds a bit perturbed about France's suspension of Diane-35. But it will review data when France asks. More | Follow @FiercePharma

 @AlisonBFierce: Life Technologies established an international flu network to develop a speedy monitoring system and better vaccine. News | Follow @AlisonBFierce

@EricPFierce: BASF says it has finally gotten the Pronova deal closed making it one of the largest fish oil producers in the world. Release | Follow @EricPFierce

> Novo meets 'sky-high' expectations with 18% sales growth. Report

> Genzyme's $176K Kynamro price undercuts its $250K-plus rival. Article

> Patent Cliff II: Nightmare on blockbuster street returns in 2015. News

Vaccines News

> MIT explores DNA vaccine delivery. Item

> Life establishes international flu network. More

> CDC: Adult vaccination rates 'unacceptably low.' Report

> FDA expands use of Pfizer's Prevnar 13. Article

> GSK, Biological E partner on childhood vaccine. Story

Pharma Manufacturing News

> Cargo theft up dramatically in Mexico. Item

> Sanofi's Genzyme looking hard at continuous manufacturing. News

> Biogen, Merck, Novartis, others have plants recognized for innovations. More

> Teva, P&G start on OTC plant in India. Story

And Finally… Star Scientific says that its experimental therapy anatabine looked promising in an animal model of multiple sclerosis. Release


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