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About Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plcShire traces its history back to 1986, when a small team of entrepreneurs sought out a solution to address on a number of unmet medical needs. Within its first two years of operation, the company had launched a range of supplemental calcium products for patients seeking to treat or prevent osteoporosis. Soon thereafter, innovative drug development programs were under way on behalf of patients facing such challenging conditions as Alzheimer's disease and end-stage renal failure.
By 1992, Shire had embarked on the first of what would be a series of strategic acquisitions -- these were bold ventures that fortified our product lines and underscored the wisdom of a business model focused exclusively on products sold to specialist physicians. After the turn of the millennium, with the acquisition of TKT, we began our focus on rare diseases, something that remains a strategic focus for the company today. The Shire pipeline continues to be sustained by creative acquisitions and innovative licensing deals. Smart commercialization strategies have ensured that the right patients and the right physicians have the information they need to make appropriate choices about treatment options.
In June 2016, Shire completed a combination with Baxalta, creating the world’s leading global biotechnology company focused on serving patients with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. With over 22,000 employees across more than 100 countries, Shire’s expanded global reach and best-in-class products offer the potential to help even more patients around the world with significant unmet needs.
FOUNDER: Harry Stratford
CEO: Flemming Ornskov
CFO: Jeffrey Poulton
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The U.S. public apparently believes that drug prices are too high. At the same time, they seem largely opposed to government efforts to control health care costs, alternately supportive and non-supportive of efforts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Although it was probably not in serious peril, shareholders of Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical voted to approve the acquisition of Dublin’s Shire. The deal is currently valued at $58 billion.
After announcing a potential snag with the European Commission last month, Takeda said this morning that it received clearance for its acquisition of Shire. The clearance is conditional on addressing overlaps in the companies’ inflammatory bowel disease businesses.
11/12/2018Biopharma companies name new members of their leadership teams. Who made big moves this week?
Boston Business Journal recently created a list of 15 Massachusetts life science companies that in their third-quarter reports, allocated the highest percentage of total costs to research and development. Here’s a look.
Updated: Mirum Pharmaceuticals Launches With Phase III-Ready Drug From Shire, $120 Million in Fin...
11/7/2018Based in San Diego, Mirum entered into the agreement with Shire for the exclusive global rights to develop and market maralixibat, a Phase II oral inhibitor of the apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT).
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9/24/2018Here's a look at who's making moves in the biotech and pharma world this week.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL), basically a rejection, to Netherlands-based Pharming Group for its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Ruconest.
San Diego-based Viking Therapeutics announced positive top-line data from a 12-week Phase II clinical trial of VK2809 in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).
One day after it was revealed Takeda is moving its U.S. headquarters from Illinois to Boston ahead of the completion of the Shire Plc acquisition, the Japanese company is reportedly considering the sale of Shire’s eye-care business in order to cut some debt incurred from funding the $62 billion d...
Takeda Pharmaceuticals will shutter its Deerfield, Ill. U.S. headquarters and move the operations to Boston as the company consolidates its operations following the $62 billion acquisition of Shire.
The opposition to Takeda Pharmaceutical acquiring Shire has taken on another dimension with a prominent member of the family that created the Japanese pharmaceutical company speaking publicly against the deal.
Servier, an independent international pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has finalized the previously announced acquisition of Shire’s oncology branch after obtaining regulatory clearance.
Maryland-based REGENXBIO is expanding its gene therapy pipeline to include a new treatment for late-infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) disease, one of the most common forms of Batten disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Shire’s Takhzyro (lanadelumab-flyo) injection to prevent attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in people 12 years of age and older. The drug was accepted while under priority review.
Shire plc snagged approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Takhzyro (lanadelumab-flyo), a prophylaxis to prevent attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in patients 12 years of age and older.
It’s a busy week on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s calendar, although the agency got ahead of itself and approved three of the applications early. Here’s a look.
Massachusetts in general and Boston, specifically Cambridge, is one of the two largest centers in the U.S. for biotech startups and life science companies (the other being the San Francisco Bay Area). Here’s a look at 13 Massachusetts life science companies that are showing both gains and losses—...