Fast-growing Octagon Research to be bought by Accenture

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IPOs by Facebook and Manchester United notwithstanding, there are other ways to tap deep pockets, such as getting acquired. Octagon Research... Read more

Rosetta Genomics, Echo Therapeutics raise a total of $47.5 million

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It seems like the financing window is cracking open a bit for life-sciences companies. Two Philadelphia medical-device companies completed... Read more

Jazz Pharmaceuticals to buy Langhorne's Eusa

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC will acquire Eusa Pharma Inc., which has its U.S. headquarters in Bucks County, for $650 million in cash. Founded... Read more

Penn Virginia to pay $1B for shale-gas pipelines

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Somebody opened the deal window. Philadelphia-area companies are buyers, sellers and prey in separate transactions announced Tuesday. First... Read more

Tarsa Therapeutics raises $28M in capital

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Tarsa Therapeutics Inc., a Philadelphia drug development firm, raised $28 million from four venture capital firms. The company is preparing to... Read more

Discovery Labs plans stock offering to fund drug launch

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What a turnabout for Discovery Laboratories, the Warrington drug discovery company. First, the company received a long-delayed OK from the... Read more

Shire will buy San Francisco biotech firm

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Shire P.L.C., the Dublin biopharmaceutical company that has its U.S. headquarters in Wayne, Pa., will acquire FerroKin Biosciences Inc. in... Read more

After passing stress test, PNC will boost dividend

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PNC Financial Services Group, one of 15 big banks to pass the Federal Reserve's latest stress tests, will be raising its dividend, but has... Read more