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Brazil's CAPES joins forces with Sanofi to provide scholarship students with training in research centers abroad


Brazil's Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and French drug major…

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Takeda expands Latin America footprint with new subsidiary in Ecuador


Japan's largest drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceuticals (TYO: 4502) says it is expanding its presence in Latin…

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Pfizer and Protalix' Gaucher drug Uplyso approved in Brazil


US drugs behemoth Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and Israel-based Protalix BioTherapeutics (NYSE MKT:PLX) said that…

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Russia's Biocad plans to produce high-tech drugs in Brazil


Biocad, one of Russia's leading biotechnology companies, plans to launch production of several of its…

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Call for strong Trans-Pacific intellectual property framework from PhRMA


The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) this week called on nations participating…

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Growing patient population to drive Mexican breast cancer market


An expanding patient population will largely contribute to the growth of the market for treating breast…

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Brazil's federal government plans to invest in scientific research and biotechnology


The federal government in Brazil has announced plans to invest in the consolidation of a program focused…

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Tranzyme exploring options, including sale of the firm; is Ache up for sale?


Following two recent R&D pipeline disappointments, the board of directors of US biotech firm Tranzyme…

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Helsinn grants anamorelin rights to Stendhal for Latin American countries


Privately-held Swiss pharmaceutical group Helsinn has granted Latin American specialty company Stendhal…

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Entry prices for new medicines in Brazil fall 35%


Economic regulation has allowed medications to arrive in the hands of Brazilians at prices 35% lower,…

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OPKO Health to acquire Brazil's Silcon to expand Latin American presence


USA-based OPKO Health (NYSE: OPK) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Silcon Comercio,…

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Study attacks Pharma business practices in Brazil


A study reported by broadcaster Deutsche Welle on the business practices of drug companies Bayer, Baxter…

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News briefs on Ipsen/Galderma and YM BioSciences nimotuzumab assets


French drugmaker Ipsen (Euronext: IPN) and Switzerland-headquartered Galderma have expanded their collaboration…

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AstraZeneca inks deal for Optimer's fidaxomicin in Latin America


USA-based Optimer Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: OPTR) says it has executed an exclusive agreement with Anglo-Swedish…

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Cuba sets up pharmaceutical industry group


Cuba announced the setting up of BioCubaFarma, the Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industry Group,…

BiotechnologyMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalSouth America

Mercosur countries sign agreements on disease control


Mercosur Ministries of Health have recently signed seven agreements establishing integrated actions for…

HealthcarePharmaceuticalSouth America

Brazil interested in investing $4.5 Billion in Ukraine, including pharma


Brazil has submitted to Ukrainian authorities $4.5 billion worth of investment proposals. "We want to…

DiabetesEuropeFinancialGenericsPharmaceuticalProductionSouth America

Brazilian generic industry review


The Brazilian pharmaceutical market is growing rapidly into one of the largest pharma markets in the…

BiotechnologyGenericsMarkets & MarketingSouth America

Brazil maintains 95% vaccination coverage over the last 10 years


Vaccination coverage in Brazil over the last 10 years has averaged 95% for most vaccines on the child…

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Chiesi Farmaceutici establishes new Mexico affiliate, views growth


Privately-owned Italian drugmaker Chiesi Farmaceutici says it has recently opened its 25th affiliate,…

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