Contract research organizations (CROs) are hot targets this year. The heavy demand by pharma and biotech companies is attracting large private equity buyers.
Patheon N.V., formerly Patheon, Inc., has been acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific for $7.2 billion. This deal marks the largest year-to-date in the contract development and manufacturing market.
GE Healthcare, a subsidiary of GE (NYSE:GE), recently announced that it had acquired a privately-held Sweden-based company, Biosafe Group SA, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of products for cell processing in the areas of adult stem cell banking. The combined biological, engineering and industrial capabilities should advance cell therapy and cellular immunotherapy GE’s interest in […]