A hot week in biotech (literally, if you live in the Eastern half of the US) ends, as always, with the Filter. Here’s a little weekend catch-up reading.
- * The Irish Examiner reports a boost for the country’s economy with the announcement that international pharma company Sangart will base its new European headquarters Carrigtwohill, County Cork. This follows BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s recent purchase of Pfizer’s facility in nearby Shanbally.
- * Taiwan’s biotech industry output is set to accelerate after the government approved plans to invest in the Taiwan Medtech Fund (TMF) last month, according to the Taipei Times. “The government-run ‘Taiwan Biotech Take-off Diamond Action Plan’ made a breakthrough this year, which may drive the industry toward a more systematic platform for developing related technologies,” said Taiwan’s vice president Vincent Siew.