HOME ABOUT CONTACT AVAILABLE ISSUES SUBSCRIBE MEDIA & ADS CONFERENCE CALENDAR
LATEST UPDATES » Vol 21, No 10, September 2017 – Cardiovascular diseases       » Test strips for cancer detection get upgraded with nanoparticle bling       » Smart nano-pesticide to combat soil and water contamination       » China plans to launch "brain project" by year end       » UNAIDS encourages Chinese to produce drugs for Africa       » Korea-Singapore Healthcare Incubator to support Korean firms in Singapore and Southeast Asia       » Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging      
EYE ON CHINA
Hepalink signs agreement to acquire Scientific Protein Laboratories
Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire Scientific Protein Laboratories, LLC. (SPL), a leading global, independent manufacturer and supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). With the acquisition, Hepalink will expand its presence as one of the leading suppliers of heparin worldwide, while providing the combined company with greater product development and growth opportunities in new markets for its full line of APIs, including pancreatic enzyme and heparin products. This acquisition allows for greater investment in R&D, new products and processes, and will form a stronger company with enhanced cutting-edge R&D capabilities in the global heparin API sector.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hepalink has agreed to acquire SPL for US$337.5 million in cash plus certain contingent payments.

"This represents an exciting opportunity for both companies and all of their employees in an increasingly global industry," said Mr. Li Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hepalink. "After the acquisition, Hepalink will be able to further enhance the stability and safety of the supply of the heparin product raw materials, strengthen Hepalink's globally leading advantages in technology, processing techniques, quality and safety standards, and form a global heparin API manufacturing, R&D and distribution network for Hepalink. The transaction will open new markets for API products and allow for greater investment in R&D, new products and processes. Operating at the high level of U.S. and international safety standards, the combined company will continue its absolute commitment to global best practices in product safety and quality as a trusted supplier of ingredients for critical medicines."

"We are excited about this transaction and what it means for Scientific Protein Laboratories," said Mr. Robert Mills, Chief Executive Officer of SPL. "This will expand our ability to develop and grow both our domestic and international businesses and to continue to conduct cutting-edge research on new products. We do not anticipate any changes in how we currently do business. We will become part of a very successful company that shares our commitment to safety and quality."

When the transaction is completed, SPL's management will remain in place, as will its 204 employees in the United States. SPL's principal facility is in Waunakee, Wisconsin.

Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Hepalink is one of the world's largest suppliers of processed heparin. Hepalink has a long and consistent track record of adhering to the high level of U.S. standards and passing U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspections. It is also one of the select companies which have been approved to participate in the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention's Pharmaceutical Ingredient Verification Program, which includes rigorous testing, verification and certification of products intended for export to the United States.

Source: Business Wire

Click here for the complete issue.

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Medical technology experts to address the impact of innovation in shaping patient outcomes across Asia Pacific
news China biotech's 'coming out party' masks long road ahead
news SingHealth, Duke NUS and GSK to conduct large-scale big data study on asthma and COPD in Singapore
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  

Lady Ganga: Nilza'S Story
COLUMNS  
Subscribe to APBN E-Newsletter
Find us under 'Others' option to receive APBN e-newsletters thrice a month!

APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetes: The Big Picture
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Advocacies in Support of Rare Disease Patients
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye – the Window to your Soul
September:
Infectious Diseases
October:
A change of heart — Cardiovascular diseases
November:
Diseases threatening our Children
December:
Skin Diseases/Allergic Reactions
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
MAGAZINE TAGS
About Us
Events
Available issues
Editorial Board
Letters to Editor
Instructions to Authors
Advertise with Us
CONTACT
World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
5 Toh Tuck Link, Singapore 596224
Tel: 65-6466-5775
Fax: 65-6467-7667
» For Editorial Enquiries:
   biotech_edit@wspc.com or Ms Lim Guan Yu
» For Subscriptions, Advertisements &
   Media Partnerships Enquiries:
   biotech_ad@wspc.com
Copyright© 2017 World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd  •  Privacy Policy