Spotlight On... Novartis finds buyer to save 270 jobs at German plant; Sanofi, Google win EU nod for diabetes JV; Lupin eyes Japan growth; Pharma lines up against reviving pay-for-delay suit; and more...

Novartis ($NVS) was all set to close the door on a Sandoz intermediates plant in Germany last year, thanks to some hefty competition from Asia. But now, the Swiss pharma giant has a buyer willing to take the plant--and salvage the 270 jobs that would have been chopped. More from FiercePharmaManufacturing

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