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Acelity Buys Crawford To Create Wound-Care Powerhouse

Acelity has agreed to acquire Crawford Healthcare for an undisclosed price to expand its wound care portfolio. Crawford's wound-dressing portfolio includes the KerraMax Care, KerraFoam, and KerraCel brands, complementing Acelity's advanced wound dressing line-up, which includes the Promogran Prisma Matrix collagen dressing, the Tielle dressings, and Adaptic dressings. The deal also includes Crawford's research and development and manufacturing facilities in Chesire, UK.

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Can Takeda Help Deliver Shire's China Rare Disease Dream?

Coming out of the local integration with Baxter's spin-off Baxalta in China, Shire may have to face more uncertainties in the country despite erstwhile acquirer Takeda having a much larger presence there, while competition is also brewing for the merged company from rare disease heavyweights such as Roche and Biogen.
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Takeda/Shire Deal Stands Fifth Largest In Biopharma M&A

The $62.4bn price tag for Takeda’s acquisition of Shire is topped globally only by the Pfizer take-outs of Warner-Lambert and Wyeth, the merger that created GlaxoSmithKline, and Actavis’ purchase of Allergan.

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As Saline Shortages Persist, Providers Pin Hopes On Feds Demanding Backup Manufacturing Capacity

As market forces, seasonal flu and extreme weather cause US shortages of intravenous saline solutions to persist, providers writing in NEJM are heartened by idea that federal Homeland Security Department could step in to require manufacturing redundancies. Will industry solve the problem before it becomes a matter of national security?

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