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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers, Business of Medicine, PracticalDermatology.com, Practice Development, CareCredit

CareCredit to Acquire CitiHealth Card Portfolio

CareCredit has signed an agreement with Citibank, N.A. to acquire the Citi Health Card portfolio, further expanding its healthcare acceptance network in the United States.  The portfolio …

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, Allergan , Cool Sculpting, Cynosure, PicoWay, Profound, Syneron, Tattoo , Zeltiq

Rumor Has It Syneron Is Next In Week of Surprising Aquisitions

Hot off the heels of Allergan’s acquisition of Zeltiq and Hologic Inc,’s surprising purchase of Cynosure Inc., media reports are now swirling that British private equity fund Apax Partners…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers, Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com, Cosmetic surgery, Cynosure

Hologic to Acquire Cynosure

Hologic, Inc.  and Cynosure, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for Hologic to acquire all outstanding Cynosure shares for $66.00 per share in cash, which corresponds to an eq…

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Monday, February 13, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, Allergan , Cool Sculpting, Zeltiq

Allergan to Acquire ZELTIQ for $2.47 Billion

Allergan plc  and ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Allergan has agreed to acquire ZELTIQ for $56.50 per share, or $2.475 …

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Friday, February 03, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Suneva, ZO Skin Heath

Breaking Business News: ZO Skin Health, Inc. Acquires Refissa from Suneva Medical

ZO Skin Health, Inc. has acquired the worldwide rights to ReFissa as well as its generic equivalent tretinoin from Suneva Medical. Financial terms for the acquisition were not disclosed. ReFissa is…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates

Dermavant Licenses Portola Pharma’s Cerdulatinib For Skin Applications

Dermavant Sciences has licensed cerdulatinib from Portola Pharma for topical dermatologic applications. Cerdulatinib is a dual spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) and janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor tha…

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, Allergan

With LifeCell Acquisition, Allergan Enters Regenerative Medicine Realm

Allergan plc has acquired the regenerative medicine company LifeCell for $2.9 billion in cash, subject to customary adjustments, Allergan reports. This acquisition combines LifeCell's products …

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Monday, December 19, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com

Sandoz Acquires AmLactin Brand

 Sandoz today announced that it has acquired the AmLactin® family of skin care brands from Minnesota-based pharmaceutical company Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

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Monday, November 21, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, FDA Approval/Clearance, Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Merz, Ulthera

Merz On The Move: Reflections On Fiscal Year 2015/16

Merz Pharma’s core business has grown by 8.9 percent from EUR 809.8 million to EUR 881.9 million in fiscal 2015/16, the company reports. The company’s total revenue of EUR 1,092.9 milli…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Allergan

Allergan Completes Vitae Tender Offer

Allergan completed their tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company. A tender offer occurs when an acquiring co…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Allergan

Allergan Bolsters Medical Derm Portfolio with Vitae Acquisition

Allergan plc is acquiring Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The move will serve to bolster Allergan’s medical dermatology pipeline, with the addition of VTP…

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Monday, September 12, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, Business of Medicine, Healthcare Trends, Research and Publications

Is Bigger Better? Group Practices Become the New Norm

Group physician practices are the new normal, and it seems that dermatologists were ahead of the consolidation curve, according to research in the September 2016 issue of Health Affairs. Researcher…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, Merz

Merz Acquires Aesthetics Medical Device Company ON Light Sciences

With its newest acquisition of ON Light Sciences, Inc.,  Merz North America is expanding their reach into the laser-adjacent dermatologic arena. ON Light Sciences, Inc. is a U.S. med…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, PracticalDermatology.com, Mission

Mission Pharmacal Expands Dermatology Commitment with the Acquisition of GlyDerm

Espada Dermatology, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mission Pharmacal Company, purchased the GlyDerm line of skin care products from Lautus Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Prior to this acquisiti…

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, Earnings and Financials, Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com, Valeant NJ

Changes Afoot at Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Amid reports that its Obagi Medical Products and Solta Medical units  are on the block, Valeant Pharmaceuticals is assuring investors that the company is focused on the future and has plans to fi…

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