Healthcare

GSK and Gilead Sciences join race to find coronavirus treatment

Top pharmaceutical companies around the world, including GlaxoSmithKline and Gilead Sciences, are increasingly banding together to try and develop vaccines against the new Chinese coronavirus.... [continue reading]

Shire’s angioedema treatment fast-tracked by EU and Canada

Shire has gained approval from the EU and Canada for accelerated assessments of its lanadelumab treatment for hereditary angioedema (HAE). The European Medicines Agency has validated...... [continue reading]

St John wins stadium tender

St John Ambulance WA have been awarded the tender to look after the health of visitors to the new Optus Stadium in Burswood. The Medical and First Aid Services tender was awarded thi...... [continue reading]

Spire Healthcare opens new hospital in Nottingham

FTSE 250 private hospital group Spire Healthcare has opened a new hospital in Tollerton, South Nottingham, following successful registration with the Care Quality Commission. The 58-b...... [continue reading]

ITL extend contract with multinational biotech company bioMérieux

Diversified healthcare company and owned of MyHealthTest, ITL Limited has been awarded a one year contract extension with multinational biotechnology company bioMérieux. ITL has been...... [continue reading]

RFDS receives investment as demand reaches record levels

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has received an investment of $23.7 million from Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions to assist the Flying Doctor to continue to meet patient demand w...... [continue reading]

Ascendis Health increases it's European presence

Ascendis Health have bolstered their international growth strategy with the announcement of separate acquisitions of two major European health and care businesses, Remedica Holdings and Scitec Inte...... [continue reading]

Telstra and Australian Government to build National Cancer Screening Register

Telstra Health has been selected by the Commonwealth Department of Health to deliver and operate the Australian National Cancer Screening Register, a ground-breaking initiative in the fight against...... [continue reading]

Ascendis Health to make two major international acquisitions for R7.3 Billion

Ascendis Health (JSE: ASC) have announced the separate acquisitions of two major European health and care businesses, Remedica Holdings and Scitec International, as the group’s international g...... [continue reading]

Pfizer to Acquire Anacor Pharmaceuticals

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAC) have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Anacor for $99.25 per Anacor share, in cash, fo...... [continue reading]

Orion Health boosts offering to largest health provider in UK

Orion Health has significantly increased its offering to the United Kingdom’s largest healthcare provider, the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board (NHS GGC). The publicly funded NHS...... [continue reading]

Pfizer to complete $160 billion takeover of Allergan

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) have announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved, and the companies have entered into, a definitive merger agreement unde...... [continue reading]

Cirrus Networks secures new customers in the healthcare sector

ASX Listed, Cirrus Networks has announced a new contract win with aged care provider Bethanie Group. Bethanie Group is the largest not for profit aged care provider in Western Australia an...... [continue reading]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to Acquire Rite Aid for $17.2 Billion

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Walgreens Boots Alliance will acquire...... [continue reading]

Telstra Health to acquire ComCare developers, EOS Technologies

Telstra Health has entered into an agreement to acquire Silver Chain Groups’ technology arm EOS Technologies, developers of the award winning community care management system, ComCare. Sinc...... [continue reading]

Hikma to buy U.S speciality generic drugs business

Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc has said it will buy German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim's U.S. speciality generic drugs business for about $2.65 billion (£1.75 billion) in cash and stock to bolst...... [continue reading]

Qatar awards $290mn worth of healthcare contracts

Qatar Public Works Authority has awarded $290mn worth of healthcare projects including the expansion of two hospitals in Doha and the construction of four...... [continue reading]

Swedish pharma company Media buys Rottapharm

Sweden's specialty pharma company Meda has forged a deal to buy its Italian rival Rottapharm for 21.2bn kroner ($3.1bn). Meda said the deal would expand its portfoli...... [continue reading]