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Meritage Pharma Inc.

Division of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.

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Shire/Actelion rumors highlight M&A buzz in orphan space

Reports of a £12.4bn ($18.9bn) preliminary approach sent Shire's share price down by 2.75% to £53.05 on the London Stock Exchange on 8 June, while Actelion's stock rose nearly 10% to an all-time high of CHF144.50 on the Swiss exchange, pushing its market capitalization up to CHF16.5bn ($17.5bn).

Gastrointestinal Cardiovascular

Shire acquires Meritage for potential $245m

Shire is continuing its 2015 M&A shopping spree by acquiring Meritage Pharma for $70m upfront in order to boost its late-stage rare disease pipeline.

Gastrointestinal Orthopedics

4Q PREVIEW: 'One Shire' pipeline news and ViroPharma update expected

Though there have been bumps in the road for Shire recently – in the form of a Phase III failure for Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) in major depressive disorder and the disposal of diabetic foot ulcer product Dermagraft for no money upfront – the firm has seen its stock continue on a steady upsurge.

Dermatology Infectious Diseases

Clinical Data In 2014 Could Trigger Private Biotech Financings

Despite difficulties financing late-stage trials, several private companies are expecting Phase II and III data that should help shape public investor sentiment this year. Familiar compounds in new guises lead the way.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Inflammation
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
  • Senior Management
  • Elaine M Phillips, PhD, Pres. & CEO
    Adam K Simpson, CBO
    Malcom R Hill, CSO
  • Contact Info
  • Meritage Pharma Inc.
    Phone: (858) 436-1660
    12481 High Bluff Dr., Ste. 160
    San Diego, CA 92130