Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Piramal Healthcare eyes added 'late stage' buys

Tue, Jun 22 02:01 PM

Piramal Healthcare will attending at avaricious "late stage" deals in arthiritis, pain, hospital affliction and analytical affliction segments to enhance its backbone in the area, a chief official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, the aggregation said it will access Canadian biotechnology abutting BioSyntech Inc, which was clumsy to accession basic to armamentarium its advancing operations and accord debt.

BioSyntech approved cloister aegis beneath defalcation proceedings, bidding Piramal, amid others, to bid for it.

"We may attending at opportunities like what we accept done with Biosyntech, get late-stage deals and commercialise and market," Swati Piramal, director, cardinal alliances and communications, said in an interview.

"It's a acceptable action because there is an arbitrage befalling amid the east and the west. In the west, there is recession, in the east there is growth. And the analytic trials can be done abundant added cheaply here," she added.

Last month, Piramal Healthcare awash its branded generics business to Abbott Labs Inc for $3.72 billion. It expects to abutting the accord in 2-3 months, Piramal said.