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Taiwan research head apologizes as he admits selling off OBI Pharma shares

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Baxter, Torrent bidding for India’s Gland Pharma: Reuters

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WuXi’s Crelux acquisition to boost European expansion

WuXi AppTec has bought Germany-based drug discovery provider Crelux as the Chinese company looks to move more deeply into Europe.

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Eisai gains Philippines approval for Aricept in new license

Seventeen years after the Philippines first approved Eisai and Pfizer’s Alzheimer’s drug Aricept, the country has now granted a new license for patients with…

China

Touts thwart top-level reforms at China's public hospitals

China's repeated efforts to reform the public hospital system by getting patients to smaller clinics first and curbing graft in a system under intense…

India

Quality issues not behind sight loss in off-label Avastin use in India

Roche has checked a batch of Avastin (bevacizumab) in India linked to partial loss of sight for 15 patients and did not find any quality-related issues, though…

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Dong-A ST gains Korean rights to potential NASH candidate

Dong-A ST has signed a new licensing deal with Tobira Therapeutics that will allow it to research and sell the California company's fatty liver disease…

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BGI's latest listing plan targets A-shares in Mainland China

Shenzhen-based genomics powerhouse BGI is now said to be looking at Mainland China to launch an initial public offering (IPO) by the end of 2016, FinanceAsia…

India

AZ, BMS get a breather as India yanks CL appeals

Compulsory license applications in India have been quietly withdrawn as firms in the space suggest at least a higher bar has been set.

Germany's Merck has sold Bangalore reagents, peptides, biopharmaceuticals manufacturer GeNei back to its founder S Chandrashekaran a year after shuttering…

Japan's Kaketsuken is in talks to sell its vaccines unit to Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma, Nikkei Asian Review reports, as it struggles to recover from…

Beijing-based CANbridge Life Sciences has sent the Taiwan FDA an Investigational New Drug application for candidate CAN-008 aimed at brain cancer…