Company Updates

Suven Completes Phase I Clinical Trial Of Alzheimer Drug ‘SUVN-502’; Stock Up 20%

Suven Completes Phase I Clinical Trial Of Alzheimer Drug ‘SUVN-502’; Stock Up 20%  Suven Life Sciences, a Drug Discovery and development company, has finished the phase I clinical trial for its new molecule, SUVN 502 in healthy volunteers.

In a filing, Suven Life Sciences said, “The company has completed its Phase I multiple ascending dose study of SUVN-502 in healthy volunteers.”

ABB opens its new facility in Bangalore

ABB power and automation technologiesABB, a leader in power and automation technologies, on Wednesday announced the opening of its greenfield automation products facility near Bangalore.

The inauguration of latest facility is one of many initiatives that company has taken up in India to build and expand capacity to meet the needs of the future.

Czech Automaker Skoda To Launch Four New Models In 2010

 Czech Automaker Skoda To Launch Four New Models In 2010With the aim to strengthen its presence in the Indian market, Skoda, a Czech automobile maker and part of the fourth most established automotive company in the world, has decided to launch four new models by the coming year.

The company said that it will make foray into the small car, MPV and SUV segments with its new launchings.

Moreover, Skoda plans to increase local content in its cars to bring down their cost of production by 2010.

It is also looking to terminate the Octavia by the next few years.

Strides Arcolab Receives Tentative USFDA Nod For HIV Drug

Strides Arcolab Receives Tentative USFDA Nod For HIV DrugBangalore-based Strides Arcolab, a global pharmaceutical company, has announced that it has got tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a combination drug containing Lamivudine and Stavudine, which is used in the treatment of AIDS.

In an announcement, the company said that the sanction for lamivudine and stavudine in 150-milligram/30-mg dosages in tablet form, was expedited under the provisions of the President`s Emergency Plant for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Tata Comm Signs Strategic Pact With Dimension Data; Stock Up 3.2%

Tata Comm Signs Strategic Pact With Dimension Data; Stock Up 3.2%Tata Communications has announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with the USD 4.5 billion specialist IT services and solutions provider Dimension Data.

The leading provider of the new world of communications said that it inked the pact in order to support the Cisco Systems Telepresence suite of products on a worldwide basis.

Dimension Data designs, installs and supports Cisco Telepresence in 47 nations.

Wadia group buying Danone’s stake to get complete control over Britannia

Wadia GroupAfter finalizing a $200 million buyout transaction with French bigwig Groupe Danone - for its equal stake in biscuit major Britannia – the Wadia group will get complete control over Britannia Industries. Danone will sell its complete 25.48 percent stake to Leila Lands, a Wadia group firm which indirectly holds a similar stake in the biscuit company.

The takeover of the biscuit joint venture company, Britannia Industries, by Wadia will bring to an end the rancorous three-year scuffle between Wadia group and Danone, as the deal will mark the complete exit of the French foods’ company.

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