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Significant step taken towards insulin pill

By Ben Hargreaves

Researchers from Harvard University have developed an insulin formulation using two ionic liquids they say could lead to the development of a pill for diabetics.

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Takeda secures Shire bid for $62.11bn

By Melissa Fassbender

Takeda has acquired Shire for approximately $62.11bn (£46bn) to create a Japan-headquartered biopharmaceutical company with a robust pipeline and expanded geographical footprint.