Monday, October 17, 2011

Roche to buy US-based Anadys for $230 million - Yahoo! News

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss drug maker company Roche Holding AG says it is buying U.S.-based Anadys Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $230 million.

Basel-based Roche says it will pay $3.70 per share, a premium of more than 250 percent on Anadys's closing price Friday.

Roche said in a statement Monday that the acquisition would boost its portfolio of drugs to treat hepatitis C.

San Diego-based Anadys has developed an oral drug called Setrobuvir that is currently being trialed for treatment of chronic hepatitis C infections.

Roche last week reported third-quarter sales of 9.82 billion Swiss francs ($10.98).

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