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Shire Pharmaceuticals


Shire Pharmaceuticals is to acquire Advanced BioHealing, the US regenerative medicine firm with 400 staff, for £462m.
18-May-2011


Shire Pharmaceuticals is to acquire Transkaryotic Therapies, the US biotechnology company that produces drugs for genetic disorders, for £839m.
25-Apr-2005


Shire Pharmaceuticals is to sell its vaccines division to ID Biomedical of Canada for £66m, and Shire will loan about £60m to ID to fund the development of new products.
21-Apr-2004


Shire Pharmaceuticals has awarded a $18m contract to AMEC to build a global vaccines research centre at its site in Laval, Canada.
17-Apr-2003


Shire Pharmaceuticals is to acquire Atlantic Pharmaceutical Services, the US-based pharmaceuticals manufacturer with 100 staff in Maryland, from Niro for £11m.
16-Sep-2002


Shire Pharmaceuticals has raised £280m from an issue of convertible bonds, in order to fund the acquisition of speciality pharmaceutical products and support its expansion into Japan and Europe.
16-Aug-2001


Shire Pharmaceuticals is to acquire BioChem Pharma of Canada for £2.7bn, in order to broaden its portfolio of speciality pharmaceutical products.
12-Dec-2000


Shire has opened an operating subsidiary in Spain, as part of a strategy to develop a global pharmaceuticals business.
08-Jun-2000


Shire Pharmaceuticals is acquiring the French, Italian and German subsidiaries of Fuisz Technologies of the US for £24m, as part of a strategy to build up a global drug development business.
25-Oct-1999


Shire Pharmaceuticals is to acquire Roberts Pharmaceutical of the US for £570m, and is now looking at ways to increase sales in continental Europe.
27-Jul-1999


Shire Pharmaceuticals is acquiring Richwood Pharmaceuticals of Kentucky, the maker of treatments for disorders of the central nervous system, for up to £113m.
05-Aug-1997


Shire Pharmaceuticals is acquiring Pharmavene, the US drugs delivery concern, for up to £104m, and will make further acquisitions using funding from a £11.5m planned share offer.
26-Feb-1997