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Organon Teknika BV

Division of Merck & Co. Inc.
www.organonteknika.com

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In early July, the family-owned French firm bioMerieux SA launched an IPO by listing a third of its shares on the French bourse. The offering has been a success, primarily enabling a restless shareholder to sell its stake. And while the microbiology company didn't raise money for itself, it will have to change its corporate culture, opening its books to the public for the first time and requiring it to be responsive to shareholders.
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Safe Blood At Any Cost?

With AIDS and HCV under control, companies large and small are looking to protect the blood supply from a range of known and as yet unknown pathogens, which pose potential threats. Near-term attention is focusing on emerging pathogen inactivation technologies, which are moving closer to the clinic, even as questions linger about their cost effectiveness and toxicity.
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Deal Statistics Quarterly, Q2 2001

In Vivo presents another installment of our quarterly review of dealmaking--in this case April 2001-June 2001. Our data comes from Windhover's Strategic Transactions Database. We include medical device financings by industry segment and by deal type; medical device M&A; diagnostic financings and alliances by product category; pharma and biotech alliances by technology segment; pharma and biotech alliances by deal type, and pharma and biotech financings by market segment and therapeutic category.
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Chiron at the Crossroads

Three years into a new CEO's regime, Chiron is trying to forge a unique compromise between research and commercial focus and the stability which comes from a diversified business. But Chiron is at a crossroads: its earnings growth, boosted significantly by a now complete cost-reduction program, doesn't look sustainable without major new products. And those Chiron does not appear to have. Moreover, its major shareholder, Novartis, has an option to buy the company and top management fears they will should the stock show significant signs of weakness, brought on, perhaps, by investments (and consequent earnings reductions) in potential high-growth areas. In effect, Chiron managers are afraid to invest significantly for fear of what Novartis will do should the stock price fall. Moreover, to some degree, Chiron is caught by its business diversity: it can't focus its spending on any one area, particularly biopharmaceuticals, without starving its other businesses--but without a significant increase in R&D spending, particularly in the drug unit, observers don't see how Chiron, which has been uniquely unsuccessful with its pipeline projects, can drive the long-term earnings growth it needs.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • Europe
      • Western Europe
        • Benelux
          • Belgium
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Merck & Co. Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Bob Salsmans, PhD, Pres. & CEO
    A. Stap, EVP, Corp. Dev.
    G. van Alphen, EVP, Mktg. & Sales
    Jan Dopper, Dir., Intl. R&D
  • Contact Info
  • Organon Teknika BV
    Phone: (32) 14404040
    58 Veedijk
    Turnhout, B-2300
    Belgium
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