SUMMIT, N.J., Aug 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced that it has received verbal confirmation of early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) 30-day waiting period without the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting additional information with regard to Celgene's pending acquisition of Abraxis Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABII).
Celgene anticipates that the transaction will be completed in the third or fourth quarter of 2010.
Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey is an integrated global pharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.celgene.com.
About Abraxis BioScience, Inc.
Abraxis BioScience is a fully integrated global biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery, development and delivery of next-generation therapeutics and core technologies that offer patients safer and more effective treatments for cancer and other critical illnesses. The company's portfolio includes chemotherapeutic compound (ABRAXANE), which is based on the company's proprietary tumor targeting technology known as the nab® platform. The first FDA approved product to use this nab platform, ABRAXANE, was launched in 2005 for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer and is now approved in 39 countries. The company continues to expand the nab platform through a robust clinical program and deep product pipeline. Abraxis trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol ABII. For more information about the company and its products, please visit http://www.abraxisbio.com.
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SOURCE: Celgene Corporation
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