Almirall to focus on respiratory and skin diseases
01 Jan 2010
Pharmaceutical group almirall is to focus its r+d investments on new treatments for respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) and skin problems, particularly psoriasis and skin cancer.
according to almirall's development director pere berga, the company invested nearly eur 100 million in r&d in 2009. the lab also expects to finalize this year clinical trials for eklira, its new drug for copd. in 2009, almirall posted eur 701 million in revenue, with net profit reaching eur 141 million. the group has a team of 550 researchers at its three centers in sant feliu de llobregat, sant just desvern and sant andreu de la barca (barcelona).
source: expansión 25/01/2010
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