Rumors are swirling that Pfizer is looking to take over the German biotech MediGene. Shares of the smaller company leapt more than 12 percent today as reports of a possible deal hit the newswires. Neither company would comment on whether they've held talks, as reports suggest.
MediGene specializes in cancer, autoimmune disease, and skin disease; its two marketed products are the prostate cancer treatment Eligard and a genital warts med Veregen. European approval for a skin drug, Oracea, is pending. In the pipeline: A pancreatic cancer drug, Endotag.