CSL Files Lawsuit Against Former Employee Alleging Theft of Trade Secrets

                                                                                          Issue # 3049 | October 18th, 2019      




Advertisement










Advertisement









Advertisement
























Advertisement
















Advertisement


























Advertisement

















Advertisement




























Advertisement











Advertisement

News Alert



CSL Files Lawsuit Against Former Employee Alleging Theft of Trade Secrets

CSL Behring has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, claiming he stole sensitive information with the intention of passing it on to his new company. The suit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania accuses former medical director Joseph Chiao of taking 25 gigabytes of confidential company data with him when he left to join Netherlands biotech Pharming with the intention of passing it on to the rival firm. It also seeks an injunction on the use of sensitive data by Pharming, although the Dutch company "categorially denies" having any involvement in the matter, as well as compensatory and punitive damages. Learn More


 

FDA Grants Priority Review to AstraZeneca's Breast Cancer Treatment

AstraZeneca announced this week that the U.S. drug regulator will give a speedy review to its experimental breast cancer treatment, which could put the British drugmaker in direct competition with bigger rival Roche. The U.S. FDA accepted AstraZeneca's application and granted the treatment, trastuzumab deruxtecan, a priority review for the treatment of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, the drugmaker said. This comes after the biopharma giant agreed to pay up to $6.9 billion to work with Japan's Daiichi Sankyo on the treatment, in a direct challenge to the world's biggest cancer drug maker Roche. Learn More




MilliporeSigma Acquires FloDesign Sonics

MilliporeSigma has announced its acquisition of FloDesign Sonics, of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, developer of a unique acoustic cell processing platform for the industrialization of cell and gene therapy manufacturing. Financial details were not disclosed. Alert readers will recall that FloDesign Sonics had worked closely with Pall Biotech on the development of the latter's Cadence Acoustic Separator based on an exclusive technology license. No word yet on what, if any, impact this acquisition by MilliporeSigma will have on Pall's relationship with FloDesign Sonics. Learn More

Advertisement
Quote Alert


On this Day Alert

1988   "Roseanne" Debuts

 
On this day on 1988, Roseanne, a television sitcom about a blue-collar American family starring the comedienne Roseanne Barr, premiered on ABC. The show was considered groundbreaking for its realistic portrayal of a working-class family and the issues they faced. Barr's portrayal of the loud, abrasive, overweight Roseanne Conner was a sharp contrast to the stereotypical TV housewife in the mold of Leave It to Beaver's June Cleaver and The Brady Bunch's Carol Brady. Learn More

Advertisement
TED Alert

Is War Between China and the US Inevitable?


Taking lessons from a historical pattern called "Thucydides's Trap," political scientist Graham Allison shows why a rising China and a dominant United States could be headed towards a violent collision no one wants -- and how we can summon the common sense and courage to avoid it. Learn More

Poll Alert

If your partner is wearing an outfit that you don't like to an event would you tell them?

Yes
No


Advertisement
Bioprocess Alert

Gene Therapy Inside Out