Elan to shutter 104-employee PA facility; Eisai to market Orion products in China;

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> Elan is eliminating 104 jobs from a Pennsylvania facility that is part of the $960 million sale of its drug delivery unit to Alkermes deal. The facility is expected to be closed by September, the company tells Pharmalot. News

> Eisai has linked up with Orion to sell two of the Finnish drugmaker's breast cancer and Parkinson's disease treatments in China. Item

> Teva Pharmaceutical Industries completed its acquisition of Taiyo Pharmaceutical for $934 million in cash. Story

> Nigeria's second-largest drugmaker, May & Baker, plans to start exports to western and central Africa before the end of this year, CEO Nnamdi Okafor said. Article

> U.K. primary care trusts are not slashing the drugs budget as a cost-cutting move under the NHS' quality, innovation, productivity and prevention program, a leading official has told PharmaTimes. News

> Skin treatments supplier Sinclair IS Pharma said full year revenue raced ahead of expectations last year due to a strong performance in its fourth quarter and the contribution of its newly merged business. Report

Biotech News

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> Bristol-Myers grabs EU approval of key melanoma drug. Article 

> DVS Sciences lands $14.5M round with Big Pharma support. Report

> Verastem snags $32M for drugs against cancer stem cells. Item 

Manufacturing News

> Indian pharmas seek to protect their edge Report

> Corpedia, Second City bring comedy to compliance training. Item

> Hamburg appoints FDA deputies; Spielberg oversees drugs. Report 

> GSK's Witty: West can compete in manufacturing. Story 

> Pew track/trace call highlights congressional dallying. News  

> Expert: Boost audit programs to keep up with outsourcing More

Vaccines News

> With Gates Foundation backing, Liquidia advances novel flu vaccine. Item

> Shingles vaccination levels fall short of expectations. Report

> Crucell and Scripps find antibody for universal flu vax. News

> The CIA, bin Laden and the future of vaccine programs. Story

> GSK gets Boostrix approval for adults over 65. Article

> Microneedles may be better for H1N1 delivery. More

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