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    1. July 23, 2015

      Roche shrugs off copycat drugs threat

      Roche has said it is confident of withstanding the threat from a new class of copycat drugs that are expected to...

    2. June 5, 2015

      Cancer treatment: Healing powers

      It felt more like a gathering of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs than a mainstream medical meeting. But the 30,000...

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    1. May 31, 2015

      Clinical trials show cancer drug combo boosts survival rate

      A combination of two “immunotherapy” medicines made by Bristol-Myers Squibb can dramatically improve the chances of...

    2. May 29, 2015

      Novel cancer drugs tipped to boost drug sales

      In 1947, Sidney Farber, a pathologist working in a tiny hospital laboratory in Boston, gave an experimental cocktail of...

    3. May 5, 2015

      Global spending on cancer drugs surges to $100bn

      Global annual spending on cancer drugs has hit $100bn for the first time as the pharmaceuticals industry prepares to...

    4. April 26, 2015

      No end in sight to wave of pharma dealmaking

      Since the start of last year, pharmaceuticals companies have agreed $462bn of mergers and acquisitions — greater than...

    5. April 22, 2015

      Roche boosted by US drugs sales

      Roche brushed off the impact of a stronger Swiss franc to report better than expected first-quarter results driven by...

    6. April 8, 2015

      Biosimilar drugs: spot the difference

      Big pharma groups crushed by patent expirations in the first decade of this century spent the second rushing into...

    7. April 7, 2015

      Big pharma turns to small biotechs for edge in cancer treatment

      Partnerships between big pharma and small biotech companies have highlighted the scramble for assets in a new category...

    8. March 29, 2015

      City accused of failing to back life sciences sector

      One of Britain’s top scientists has accused the City of London of failing to offer the kind of support to the UK life...

    9. March 26, 2015

      Drugs companies unite to mine genetic data

      Several of the world’s biggest pharmaceuticals companies have formed a partnership with Genomics England in the first...

    10. March 22, 2015

      Apple and Google stake a claim on big pharma’s turf

      Within 24 hours of Apple launching its platform for health research this month, tens of thousands of iPhone users had...

    11. March 12, 2015

      Google-backed genetic testing company hires veteran scientist

      A Google-backed genetic testing company has hired one of the pharmaceutical industry’s most experienced scientists in a...

    12. February 2, 2015

      Big pharmaceuticals groups faces biosimilars challenge

      Global pharmaceuticals companies have seen an improvement in their drugs pipelines but the industry is facing a fresh...

    13. January 29, 2015

      Roche and Qualcomm in digital health alliance

      Roche has forged an alliance with Qualcomm to develop remote patient-monitoring systems in the latest sign of digital...

    14. January 28, 2015

      Roche confident of regaining lead in cancer drugs race

      Roche has moved to reassure investors over its ability to maintain leadership of the cancer drugs market and defend its...

    15. January 16, 2015

      Swiss surge could boost income investors

      UK investors who hold European and even UK equity income funds stand to benefit from the Swiss National Bank’s decision...

    16. January 12, 2015

      Fresh round of M&A sweeps pharma sector

      Another round of mergers and acquisitions is sweeping the pharmaceuticals sector, in a sign that last year’s boom in...

    17. December 19, 2014

      Roche suffers double blow in drug trials

      Shares in Roche suffered their biggest one-day drop in five years on Friday after a double setback in trials of new...

    18. December 10, 2014

      India assumes frontline position in battles over intellectual property rights

      As their cities grow more polluted, more people in India grapple with respiratory difficulties. The Swiss multinational...

    19. November 25, 2014

      Eurosceptic parties harm recovery, chief executives warn

      Chief executives at Europe’s largest companies have warned that rising support for eurosceptic political parties is...

    20. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2014

      This is BABA, what's your target price? [updated]

      First on Alibaba, the FT reports that the Cayman registered derivative contract vaguely related to ecommerce in China —...

    21. October 28, 2014

      Alibaba’s market value nudges Walmart

      Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce behemoth that listed in New York last month, briefly muscled ahead of Walmart by one...

    22. October 16, 2014

      Roche sees sales of new cancer drugs rise

      Strong uptake of two of Roche’s new breast cancer drugs helped the Swiss drugmaker beat expectations in the third...

    23. October 9, 2014

      The best in-house legal teams are coming up with revenue-generating ideas

      The annual publication of law firms’ fees and profits are an exciting event for partners. They use the infamous PEP...

    24. September 26, 2014

      Drug development: Big pharma back in the game it made

      Big pharma is back. That, at least, is the impression created by a wave of new cancer drugs rapidly approaching market....

    25. September 4, 2014

      Levinson move highlights Google health ambitions

      The man Google hopes will unlock the secrets of ageing has quit his board seat at Swiss drugs group Roche in a sign of...

    26. August 25, 2014

      Roche: bets on discovery

      At one end of the pharma merger spectrum lies efficiency. Put two companies together and squeeze costs out. At the...

    27. August 24, 2014

      Roche to buy InterMune for $8.3bn

      Roche has agreed to buy InterMune, the US biotech company, for $8.3bn in the latest example of the feverish deal...

    28. August 18, 2014

      Chugai shares soar on Roche buyout talk

      Shares in Japan’s Chugai Pharmaceutical soared to a record high on Monday on reports that Swiss drugmaker Roche was...

    29. August 18, 2014

      Roche / Chugai: uptown problems

      An uptown problem, if there ever was one: whatever to do with all that money. Roche has thrown off, on average,...

    30. Business Blog

      August 18, 2014

      Chugai and Roche: just good friends?

      The denial from Chugai Pharmaceutical could hardly have been more emphatic. No, Japan’s number three drugmaker by...

    31. August 18, 2014

      Stocks advance as Ukraine worries ease

      Monday 21:00 BST. Global stocks started the week on a firm note amid easing concerns over the situation in Ukraine and...

    32. August 15, 2014

      Roche to bid $10bn for full control of Japan’s Chugai

      Roche is set to offer $10bn to take full control of Japan’s Chugai Pharmaceuticals as the Swiss drugmaker looks to...

    33. August 8, 2014

      Roche clashes with UK watchdog on blocked cancer drug

      It has become a familiar dance: Britain’s drug costs watchdog rejects a new medicine as too expensive, prompting...

    34. August 4, 2014

      Roche continues dealmaking with acquisition of Santaris

      Roche is to buy Santaris Pharma for up to $450m in the latest piece of dealmaking by the Swiss pharmaceuticals group....

    35. July 24, 2014

      Roche profit falls as writedown and strong Swiss franc hit group

      Roche posted a 7 per cent fall in net profit in the first half of the year, after the Swiss pharmaceuticals group was...

    36. July 23, 2014

      Delta gains on domestic demand underpin

      Delta Air Lines lifted the US airline sector on Wednesday after it said results were underpinned by strong domestic...

    37. July 16, 2014

      Eli Lilly joins forces with UK biotech to develop cancer drugs

      Eli Lilly has entered the race to develop a new generation of oncology drugs, which harness the immune system to kill...

    38. July 2, 2014

      Roche to buy US cancer drug group Seragon

      Roche has agreed to buy Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately owned US biotech company, for up to $1.7bn, in a deal that...

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