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Targacept Inc.

Division of Catalyst Biosciences Inc.

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Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, April 2015

Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced March 2015.

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Deal Watch: Endo Elbows In On Valeant’s Pursuit Of Salix

Bristol options rights to investigational prostate cancer immunotherapy, giving Bavarian Nordic additional funding to develop the candidate. Targacept finally calls it a day, in a reverse merger with Catalyst, while Arrowhead buys out the RNAi assets of Novartis.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Catalyst Biosciences Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Mauri K Hodges, VP, Fin. & Admin., CFO
    Scott N Cullison, VP, Bus. Dev.
    Merouane Bencherif, MD, PhD, SVP & Sr. Scientific Fellow
  • Contact Info
  • Targacept Inc.
    Phone: (336) 480-2100
    100 North Main St.
    Ste. 1510
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101-4072