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2010-04-23 03:44:00

TOKYO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503) announced today that it has extended its all-cash tender offer for $52 per share for all of the currently outstanding shares of common stock (including the associated stock purchase rights) of OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSIP) to 5:00 p.m. New York City time on Monday, May 17, 2010, unless further extended. The tender offer was previously set to expire at 12:00 midnight New York City time on Friday, April 23, 2010....

2010-04-14 17:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN) and Astellas Pharma Inc. today announced publication of positive results from their previously reported Phase 1-2 trial of the novel triple-acting oral androgen receptor antagonist MDV3100 in men with progressive, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in the April 15 online version of The Lancet. According to the published results, MDV3100 demonstrated anti-tumor activity in patients with...

2010-04-05 07:08:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new survey by Donate Life America, 43 percent of people are undecided, reluctant or do not wish to have their organs and tissue donated after their deaths. While an improvement over findings from a similar survey last year in which 50 percent reported the same, the statistic illustrates a critical need to continue to increase the level of support for organ donation to save the lives of the more than 105,000 adults and children on the...

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2010-04-05 07:20:00

Survey reveals pervasive donation myths According to a new survey by Donate Life America, 43 percent of people are undecided, reluctant or do not wish to have their organs and tissue donated after their deaths. While an improvement over findings from a similar survey last year in which 50 percent reported the same, the statistic illustrates a critical need to continue to increase the level of support for organ donation to save the lives of the more than 105,000 adults and children on the...

2010-03-02 07:00:00

TOKYO, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503), a global pharmaceutical company, today announced that its indirect subsidiary, Ruby Acquisition, Inc., has commenced a cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of OSI Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: OSIP) for $52.00 per share in cash. The offer and withdrawal rights are scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight New York City time on March 31, 2010, unless the offer is extended. The Company also...

2009-10-28 15:58:00

NASDAQ: CRME TSX: COM VANCOUVER and DEERFIELD, IL, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME/TSX: COM) and its co-development partner Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas") announced today that patient enrolment has begun for the ACT 5 trial, a confirmatory Phase 3 clinical trial of KYNAPID(TM) (vernakalant hydrochloride) Injection, a drug product candidate under development for the rapid conversion of atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm. The ACT 5 trial,...

2009-10-26 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 1, 1999 Chicago Bears fans and the organ donation community experienced a great loss with the passing of Chicago Bears legend and organ donation advocate, Walter Payton. Payton, who suffered from primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare autoimmune liver disease, passed away at the age of 45 while on the waiting list for a liver transplant. In honor of Payton, Donate Life Illinois (DLI) and Astellas Pharma US, Inc., (Astellas) in...

2009-10-22 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO and DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Zogenix, Inc. ("Zogenix"), a privately held pharmaceutical company, and Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas") announced that positive results from two clinical studies of new SUMAVEL DosePro (sumatriptan injection) needle-free delivery system will be published in the November 2009 issue of Headache. SUMAVEL DosePro, was recently approved by the FDA to treat acute migraine, with or without aura, and cluster headache. SUMAVEL DosePro...

2009-09-22 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. has announced the winners of the first annual Astellas Transplant Scholars Awards, $5,000 educational scholarships awarded to six transplant recipients. Entrants were asked to write an essay about how transplant affected their education plans, and how they would like to honor the gift of life they received by pursuing further education and giving back to the transplant community. "The Astellas Transplant Scholars Awards...

2009-09-21 09:03:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), is pleased to welcome its second-year class of Chicago-area science teachers to participate in the 2009 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy. The national, year-long program connects new science teachers to a range of tools and resources, while providing the support needed to build a strong foundation for science in their classrooms. The 2009...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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