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Bayer Yakuhin To Sell Kobe Research Lab (Japan)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Bayer Yakuhin Ltd., a Japanese subsidiary of German pharmaceutical firm Bayer Schering Pharma AG, plans to close a Kobe research laboratory before the end of the year and sell it. The move is part of Bayer's effort to streamline operations after it acquired last year German drugmaker Schering AG and in July consolidated the two firms' Japanese units. The lab has been involved in basic research, including stem cell cultivation, achieving some breakthroughs. Following the merger, however, Bayer Schering decided to concentrate research on cancer, heart disease, gynecological disorders and diagnostic imaging drugs. (Click here for more - May Require Paid Subscription

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