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MorphoSys AG today announced the appointment of four leading experts to its newly formed Scientific Advisory Board. The SAB is set up to consult the Company with regard to strategic options and future perspectives within its research and development activities. The goal of the SAB is thus to further strengthen MorphoSys's leadership position in discovery and clinical development of antibody and peptide-based therapies for..."/>
MorphoSys Appoints Four R&D Experts to its Newly Formed Scientific Advisory Board
Bionor Pharma ASA dated 9 September..."/>
Bionor Pharma - Shares will trade exclusive of the right to receive subscription rights in the rights issue from today
Axis Capital, ICICI Securities Ltd and Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd to manage the initial public offering, said one of the three persons cited above, requesting anonymity, as he is not..."/>
KIMS Hospitals picks banks for Rs600 crore IPO [Mint, New Delhi]
Biocon Ltd chairman and managing director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has written about how her innocuous statement was distorted and misinterpreted and used to hurl abuse at her. On Friday, Shaw took to Twitter to say how she was working in Delhi on that day and in jest suggested that Bengaluru be renamed Bandhaluru on account of the frequency of bandhs in the city. In the last four weeks,..."/>
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw lashes out at criticism of 'Bandhaluru' tweet [Mint, New Delhi]
Redx Pharma floated on AIM in March 2015 at 85 p. Today the stock is trading at 26} p. Yet the company has done nothing obviously wrong and it is backed by heavyweight investors including Aviva, Legal& General and Jon Moulton, the super-rich private equity veteran."/>
Financial Mail on Sunday, London, Midas column [Financial Mail on Sunday, London]
IMS Health Holdings, Inc.' s IMS Health Inc subsidiary plans to raise USD 1.5 bn equivalent in gross proceeds through an offering of senior notes, the company said. The company is planning to issue two separate tranches of notes, one in US Dollars, due 2026, and another in Euros, due 2024.. IMS Health said it will use net proceeds from the notes offering will primarily be used to extinguish certain of..."/>
IMS Health Launches Senior Notes Offering; Will Fund USD 17.6bn Quintiles IMS Merger
Chesapeake Energy's 75% interests in the jointly held Barnett Shale operating area located inNorth Texas, the company said."/>
M and A Navigator: Deal pipeline –12 September
HMS Holdings Corp. has acquired Longmont, Colorado-based care management platform provider Essette for USD 20 m, the company said. The approximately USD 20 m purchase was funded with available cash. This platform helps risk-bearing healthcare organisations identify, engage, and manage at-risk patient populations to improve outcomes while managing costs."/>
Texas Benefits Coordinator HMS Holdings Acquires Essette for USD 20m
Ensign Group, Inc.' s home health and hospice portfolio subsidiary Meridian, Idaho-based hospices services company Cornerstone Healthcare, Inc. has acquired the assets of Abilene, Texas-based Kinder Hearts Home Health and Hospice, effective 1 September 2016, the company said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the acquisition, Cornerstone subsidiaries now operate 17 home health operations, seventeen hospice..."/>
Ensign Acquires Texas-based Kinder Hearts Home Health and Hospice
BeiGene, Ltd., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it has received Clinical Trial Application approval from the China Food and Drug Administration to conduct clinical trials in China with investigational agent BGB-A317, a PD-1 antibody, for the treatment of advanced solid tumors. China is the fifth territory in..."/>
BeiGene Receives Approval to Initiate Clinical Trials in China with PD-1 Antibody BGB-A317
Zoetis. After a nationwide search and tens of thousands of public votes, Dr."/>
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Community Health Systems shares climb. After announcing it may sell more hospitals, Community Health Systems Inc. saw its shares jump 2.5 percent last week to a Friday close of $11.06 per share. The company had already said it planned to sell 12 hospitals."/>
Community Health to unload more hospitals [The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.]
Geron Corporation will host a conference call on September 12, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to provide an update on the imetelstat Phase 2 trial in myelofibrosis and Phase 2/ 3 trial in myelodysplastic syndromes.. Participants can access the conference call live via telephone by dialing 877-303-9139; 760-536-5195. The conference ID is 80522983."/>
Geron Announces Conference Call on September 12 at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time
Hikma Pharmaceuticals in the central Asian country with a starting capital of $150 million, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Jawad Anani said on Saturday. In a statement following the Jordanian-Kazakh Joint Committee's fourth meeting that concluded in Astana on Thursday, Anani said this is an important step for Jordanian pharmaceuticals to..."/>
BRIEF: Hikma Pharmaceuticals to establish factory in Kazakhstan [Jordan Times, Amman]
NantKwest, Inc, a pioneering, next generation, clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on harnessing the unique power of our immune system using natural killer cells to treat cancer, infectious diseases and inflammatory diseases, today announced that the company will be presenting at two investment conferences in September: The Rodman& Renshaw 2016 Global Healthcare Conference and the Bank of America Global Healthcare Conference."/>
NantKwest Announces Presentations at Upcoming Investment Conferences
Chicago Tribune Gail MarksJarvis column [Chicago Tribune]
Community Health Systems in April 2014 bought the assets of the local health care provider."/>
Sharon Regional not on 'for sale' list [The Herald, Sharon, Pa.]
Chicago Tribune Gail MarksJarvis column [Chicago Tribune]
Community Health Systems, which operates Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, Northside Medical Center and Trumbull Memorial Hospital, has 158 hospitals in 22 states. "Community Health Systems has not been specific about which facilities or markets may be affected in plans to divest 12 hospitals, but we will make those..."/>
The parent company of ValleyCare to divest in 12 hospitals [Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio]

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