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Claros Diagnostics Inc.

Division of Opko Health Inc.

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Deals In Depth: October 2011

October’s dealmaking highlights: Biogen received exclusive global rights to Portola’s autoimmune and anti-inflammatory Syk inhibitors in an alliance worth $554 million. Investment firms took public CRO Pharmaceutical Product Development private for $33.25 per share, or a total of $3.9 billion, including debt. Regeneron’s $391 million notes sale propelled the debt category to claim almost half of the $826 million biopharma financing figure. Meantime device companies raised $206 million, mainly from Zeltiq’s $93 million IPO.

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Deals Update

A roundup of recent medtech strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions and financings.

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Deals Shaping The Medical Industry (11/2011)

The dealmaking column is a survey of recent transactions, including strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions, and financings, in the life sciences industries. Deals are listed by the following industry sectors: in vitro diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and research/analytical instrumentation and reagents. All transactions are excerpted from Elsevier's Strategic Transactions database, providing comprehensive transaction coverage from 1991 to the present.

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Seeking New Options for Prostate Cancer

Recent reports questioning the benefits of early prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment have raised an industry-wide debate that has been fueled by the limitations of prostate-specific antigen tests, currently the standard of care for early prostate cancer detection. While the industry searches to improve the use of PSA tests, urologists are asking, "are we over treating our patients?" That question was repeatedly voiced in a number of forums at the American Urological Association's 2010 Annual Meeting. As for a definitive answer to the question, it is a somewhat difficult task to get individual physicians to admit they are personally over treating patients; however, there is definitely a consensus-and a concern-that more patients than necessary are receiving treatments that put them at risk of serious side effects.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
    • Chemistry, Immunoassay
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cancer
  • Gynecological, Urological
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Opko Health Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Michael J Magliochetti, PhD, Pres. & CEO
    Vincent Linder, PhD, CTO
    David Steinmiller, COO
  • Contact Info
  • Claros Diagnostics Inc.
    Phone: (781) 933-8010
    4 Constitution Way
    Suite E
    Woburn, MA