BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM/SANOFI ANIMAL HEALTH - THE TIMELY INJECTION OF A FIX-ITFIRST REMEDY* In a nutshell: The acquisition of Sanofi's animal health business by Boehringer Ingelheim led to competition concerns in a number of animal vaccine and pharmaceutical markets. The remedy put forward included a technology transfer of vaccines, a highly complex process which can lead to implementation risks. However the presence of a suitable purchaser fulfilling the strict criteria required to carry out a successful transfer, the robustness of the technologies to be transferred, and a thorough Phase 1 process made it possible for the Commission to approve a fix-it firstremedy in Phase 1. Overview In December 2015, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI, Germany) and Sanofi (France) decided to enter into an
The EU Commission clears acquisition that creates global number two animal health company, subject to fix-it-first remedy including a technology transfer of vaccines (Boehringer Ingelheim / Sanofi)
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