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5 ways millennials can inspire more diversity and inclusion

January 23, 2018

Millennials want to work for employers who value diversity and inclusion, but despite a changing zeitgeist that favors diversity programs, many employers are either procrastinating this programmatic development or failing at its execution. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers some standard guidelines to use..

Alexion appoints Deborah Dunsire, M.D. to Board

January 23, 2018

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that Deborah Dunsire, M.D. has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors as a new independent director. Dr. Dunsire is a proven leader in the biopharmaceutical industry with three decades of experience and a successful track record of growing..

Nature’s Bounty acquires Best Bar

January 22, 2018

The Nature’s Bounty company added a nutrition bar to its lineup of sports and nutrition products, acquiring The Best Bar Ever. “Consumers are increasingly looking for convenient and great-tasting nutrition bars – and this brand was designed by its founders right in line with that..

Sadara seals off-take deal to supply Saudi-German JV with EO, PO

January 22, 2018

Sadara Chemical has signed a deal to supply ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO) to SADIG-ILCO, a new Saudi-German joint venture focused on EO and PO derivative products, Sadara said in a statement late Tuesday. Under the deal, SADIG-ILCO’s new PlasChem Park facility at..

Fed up with drug companies, hospitals decide to start their own

January 22, 2018

For years, hospital executives have expressed frustration when essential drugs like heart medicines have become scarce, or when prices have skyrocketed because investors manipulated the market. Now, some of the country’s largest hospital systems are taking an aggressive step to combat the problem: They plan..

AbbVie adding 100 jobs as part of $139M oncology expansion in Ireland

January 22, 2018

CEO Richard Gonzalez has made it clear he expects new oncology drugs to fill the yawning revenue gap AbbVie will experience with the loss of Humira patent protection. The company is prepping for that day with a $139 million expansion at a plant in Ireland..

Fonterra extremely disappointed with Beingmate’s financial losses

January 22, 2018

Fonterra said it is “extremely disappointed” by the announcement that China’s Beingmate Baby & Child Food – which it owns an 18.8% share in – issued a forecast earnings downgrade to an estimated loss of between CNY 800 million ($125 million ) and CNY 1..

Why are women absent from so many strategic conversations?

January 22, 2018

Did you know that both males and females speak, on average, 16,000 words per day? Most of us believe that words are just words, so we tend to use them without much regard for the dynamics at play in the conversational space. We, humans, have..

Sanofi to buy U.S. haemophilia group Bioverativ for $11.6 billion

January 22, 2018

French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. haemophilia specialist Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, in a deal which it said would boost earnings and strengthen its presence in treatments for rare diseases. The move comes at a time of renewed interest by large drugmakers..

Heptares, Sosei shuffle leadership as CSO Marshall departs

January 22, 2018

Fiona Marshall, Ph.D., is set to leave Sosei. Marshall has served as CSO of the company since it bought Heptares but is now departing to take on a senior role at another business. Sosei responded to the resignation of Marshall—who will leave at the end..