Oxford’s genes genie

Business Life. Doctor Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore.
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British scientist behind pioneering DNA sequencer

Abbott denies $25bn bid for St Jude

US pharma group had been preparing financing for a deal

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Spire falls 14% after warning on NHS cuts

Private hospital operator blames decline in patient referrals

US regional banks benefit in absentia

Investors attracted by their lack of involvement in league tables

GE to sell health finance unit for $8.5bn

Buyer Capital One aims for bigger role in commercial lending

Baxalta chief denounces Shire offer

US drugmaker hints it could enter talks if ‘lowball’ bid is improved

Philips buoyed by US healthcare recovery

Chief warns over the impact of macroeconomic slowdown

Anthem closes in on $48bn Cigna takeover

Deal could face difficulty securing approval from regulators

Ex-finance chief settles agency case

Diane Jarvis agrees to pay £25,000 as a contribution to costs

UK life sciences funding at 10-year high

Hopes raised of narrowing gap with US biotech sector

US health insurers rush to consolidate

Aetna-Humana deal, Anthem-Cigna talks part of larger trend

US health insurers: as good as it gets

Opportunities for buyers are flatlining as prices peak

InFrontier takes stake in Afghan pharmacy

UK private equity group says deal shows the country is opening to business and foreign capital

Drones get a new mission: saving lives

Unmanned aerial vehicles gain civilian as well as military uses

Private equity eyes N Africa healthcare

Citizens are spending more on medical services

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

Major victory for president on key part of health reforms

Toshiba chief promises overhaul

Shareholder anger follows corporate accounting scandal

Capita wins £1bn NHS contract

Private sector expecting more healthcare opportunities

Mediclinic buys Spire Healthcare stake

Deal underlines the attractions of the UK’s healthcare sector

Renewed appetite for US hostile takeovers

$108bn in deals rejected at weekend as cheap funding fuels bids

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