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Eleanor Malone

London, UK
Eleanor has been editor of Scrip Intelligence since 2014. She has more than 15 years’ experience writing specialist news and analysis for and about the biopharma industry. She holds an MA in modern languages from the University of Edinburgh. Based in London, she appears regularly on TV and radio and conference panels to discuss matters related to the industry.
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Novo Outbid As Sanofi Agrees €3.9bn Ablynx Acquisition

Sanofi is to acquire Belgian nanobody developer Ablynx in an all-cash deal worth €3.9bn, 50% higher than the spurned bid by Novo Nordisk.

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Novo Nordisk Offers €2.6bn For Ablynx

Danish diabetes drug specialist Novo Nordisk has offered €2.6bn in cash to acquire Ablynx. The Belgian firm is playing hard to get: this is the second offer from Novo but it is still refusing to talk.

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What Does 2018 Hold For Biopharma?

From ongoing progress in IO to revolutions in AI, and from pricing headaches to new therapies for migraine: Scrip has gleaned from experts and industry executives their expectations and predictions for 2018's hot topics. Here is our digest.

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Mallinckrodt Reduces Acthar Reliance With $1.2bn Sucampo Buy

Mallinckrodt is to acquire Sucampo Pharmaceuticals for about $1.2bn. The deal brings it a short-term sales boost from Amitiza, although the constipation treatment only has a few years left before generic competition hits. Longer-term hopes lie in two Phase III products for rare diseases.

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