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2011-11-04 06:43:00

STAINES, England, November 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., is pleased to announce it is the proud recipient of the Scrip Award for Licensing Deal of the Year at the 7th Annual Scrip Awards ceremony, which took place last night at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., which has 21 Sales Affiliates across Europe, the CIS, and South Africa, is the European subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. ("Astellas"), one of the world's top...

2011-10-21 11:06:00

STAINES, England, October 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ?Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. today presented The Economist Innovation 2011 award for Bioscience to one of the world's most influential biomedical engineers, Dr Robert Langer - the man responsible for founding the field of controlled-release drug delivery and tissue engineering. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/astellaspharma/52158 This year marked the...

2011-09-23 08:47:00

STAINES, England and SAN DIEGO, California, September 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. (APEL) and Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion for DIFICLIR(TM) (fidaxomicin) tablets for the treatment of adults suffering with a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), also known as C. difficile-associated diarrhoea...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 500 employees from Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (Astellas Pharma US), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Astellas) will fan out from company headquarters in Deerfield on Friday, Sept. 23, to tackle seven service projects in the City of Chicago and Lake County as part of the pharmaceutical company's annual Changing Tomorrow Day corporate service commitment. They join more than 600 other Astellas employees who have...

2011-09-21 09:58:00

STAINES, England, September 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. announced today that one of the world's most influential biomedical engineers, Dr Robert Langer - the man responsible for founding the field of controlled-release drug delivery and tissue engineering - is to receive The Economist Innovation 2011 award for Bioscience. This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Economist's Innovation Awards...

2011-09-21 02:11:00

STAINES, England, September 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Pain Within, a touring exhibition of portraits and images by award-winning photographer Alex Telfer, reveals the untold stories of some of Europe'speripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) patients "I find it incredibly hard to be a mother with neuropathic pain"..."It feels like I'm being stabbed with a knife over and over again"..."I wasn't able to work, drive my car or participate in family life" is how just three...

2011-09-21 02:11:00

STAINES, England, September 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pain Within, a touring exhibition of portraits and images by award-winning photographer Alex Telfer, reveals the untold stories of some of Europe'speripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) patients "I find it incredibly hard to be a mother with neuropathic pain"..."It feels like I'm being stabbed with a knife over and over again"..."I wasn't able to work, drive my car or participate in family life" is how just three...

2011-09-07 01:00:00

GLASGOW, Scotland, September 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Astellas European Foundation is delighted to announce the winner of the 2011 Transplantation Grant: Dr Christian Toso of the University of Geneva, Switzerland Last evening, the University's team, led by Dr Toso, received the grant of US$ 300,000 to support work on their project entitled 'Towards a tailored immuno-suppression after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma' at the Astellas...

2011-09-07 00:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, September 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Veeva Celebrates 100th Customer Globally Veeva Systems announced today that Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., European subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc., has chosen Veeva CRM as its European CRM standard for 2,000 users in more than 20 countries. Looking for a pioneering CRM solution to support its new and developing commercial model in Europe, Astellas conducted an exhaustive review process, evaluating both current and...

2011-09-01 02:30:00

STAINES, England, September 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees at Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. have given themselves a major summer health boost by walking more than 500 million steps - the equivalent of more than eight times around the equator - as part of the world's largest corporate health initiative, the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC). Nearly 650 Astellas employees from across Europe have signed up to take part in the GCC, which runs to September 2011 - a 162%...