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FORMAC Pharmaceuticals N.V., a Belgian-based drug delivery and development company, today announced that as of January 1, 2010 Jan Rosier will become the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing Laurens G. Theunis. read more
Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announces that its antibody therapeutics program with MorphoSys and SARM program have been awarded funding by the French governmental organization OSEO. Accordingly, the Paris-based Galapagos R&D center will receive interest free loans from OSEO worth €1.2 M over the next two years. read more
Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions, announces today that it has signed an agreement with Curagita Holding AG to acquire all the shares of its subsidiary Insight Agents GmbH. read more
Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) today announced it has reached an agreement to sell the shares of FIMI to leading display technology company Barco NV (EURONEXT: BAR) headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium. FIMI is a medical display provider that is currently part of Philips’ Healthcare business. read more
Devgen (Euronext Brussels; DEVG) and Leads Agri today announced the launch of the first Devgen hybrid rice seed product MasuwerteTM for the Philippines. MasuwerteTM is a high yielding long grain hybrid rice, with a good aroma. read more
Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, today introduced the Agfa HealthCare Institute - a new initiative leveraging collaborative partnerships with world-class vendors, academic institutions, government and healthcare providers throughout North America to help facilitate innovation in the healthcare technology space. read more
Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX], announced today that it has been awarded a grant worth €1.1 million by the Flemish agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT). read more
Movetis, the GI specialty pharmaceutical company based in Belgium, announces that it has obtained approval from the European Commission for the commercialisation of its lead product Resolor (prucalopride – a 1mg and 2mg once a day oral tablet) for the symptomatic treatment of chronic constipation (CC) in women in whom laxatives fail to provide adequate relief. read more
Belgian drugmaker Movetis said it could raise up to 112.4 million euros ($167 million) in an initial public offering to help fund the European launch of its Resolor treatment for chronic constipation in women. read more