Ferring Opens New Research Center

2/11/09Follow @bvbigelow

Switzerland’s Ferring Pharmaceuticals, which established the Ferring Research Institute in San Diego in 1996, celebrated the opening of its new research facility here last night. Ferring describes itself as a leading biopharmaceuticals center for peptide research, and last night’s event also provided an opportunity for the Swiss pharma to promote degarelix, the first peptide “new chemical entity” discovered by the Ferring Research Institute in San Diego. The drug, which was recently approved by the FDA as a treatment for prostate cancer, is expected to enter the U.S. market by the end of March.

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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