Monday, September 17, 2007

While You Were in Italy

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

Your blogger spent the past four days overeating in Rome and Tuscany and trying and failing to think of a Roman empire/Big Pharma joke, and all you'll get is this lousy weekend/early Monday roundup. What, you wanted a T-shirt?
  • We came, we saw, we outsourced: AstraZeneca to offload all manufacturing activities, the Times is reporting this morning.
  • Et tu, Dan? Via Reuters: "I have no indication that could confirm any rumours about tie-ups between big players in the sector," Vasella told French newspaper La Tribune in an interview.
  • Ahead of Sanofi-Aventis' R&D meeting today, the company says it will bulk up in biologics. We'll have much more to say on the Big Pharma haves and have-nots in the biologics world in the next IN VIVO.

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