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Stryker closes Wright Medical buy, sells some businesses to DJO

December 30, 2020

Story Originally Published by Mass Device here. Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced that it has closed the purchase of Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) and sold some of its arthroplasty systems to DJO. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker announced last week that it planned to complete the $4.7 billion tender offer at its expiration, which was scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on Nov. 10, 2020.…

Pfizer and BioNTech Receive Authorization in the European Union for COVID-19 Vaccine

December 30, 2020

Story Originally Published by Pfizer here. COMIRNATY® (also known as BNT162b2) receives conditional marketing authorization from the European Commission; this milestone represents a global joint effort to advance the first authorized mRNA vaccine Pfizer and BioNTech are ready to immediately ship initial doses to the 27 EU member states Pfizer and BioNTech previously announced an agreement…

New Website Will Combat Vaccine Myths, Boost Public Confidence, Increase Acceptance

December 30, 2020

Story Originally Published by BIO here. Public opinion polls show there is significant mistrust among the American public in the safety and efficacy of vaccines. So today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced the launch of As a subsidiary website of BIO, is an educational tool that links healthcare providers and the public…

Kalamazoo region takes center stage as COVID-19 vaccine distribution commences

December 30, 2020

Story Originally Published by Crains here. As the U.S. stands on the verge of having a vaccine for COVID-19 approved for widespread use, the city of Portage in Kalamazoo County stands at the center of the “historic” moment. The Kalamazoo suburb boasts having the largest facility in the manufacturing network of global pharmaceutical company Pfizer…

India-based CDMO Piramal sketches out $32M upgrade to Michigan drug ingredient facility

December 30, 2020

Story Originally Published by Fierce Pharma here. Another year, another expansion: After wrapping improvements on a Michigan API facility in 2019, Indian CDMO Piramal Pharma Solutions is at it again, laying plans for a second upgrade. Piramal will invest some $32 million into its manufacturing plant in Riverview, Michigan, shoring up production and development for…