Recent Pfizer Press Releases

  • 1/8/08 7:00 am EST
    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DoveBid, Inc., the leading global provider of capital asset auction and valuation services, announced today that it will conduct a series of biotech and pharmaceutical lab equipment sales via a featured online auction (FOA) for Pfizer Japan, Inc.’s laboratory located in Nagoya, Japan. Pfizer is a global leader in the development, production, marketing and sales of innovative healthcare products. Themore...
  • 1/7/08 1:00 am EST
    NEW YORK & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc [Headquarter: New York, NY, USA, CEO: Jeffrey B. Kindler] (hereinafter, Pfizer) and Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. [Headquarter: Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan, President: Akira Uehara] (hereinafter, Taisho) have signed a definitive agreement, which replaces the letter of intent previously signed between the companies, for worldwide (excluding Japan) collaboration to research, develop andmore...
  • 1/3/08 12:15 pm EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc said today it will appeal a Canadian Federal Court decision in favor of generic manufacturer Apotex in its challenge to a Pfizer patent covering Lipitor. The court denied Pfizer’s request to prevent Apotex from launching a generic version of Lipitor prior to the expiration of Pfizer’s enantiomer (calcium salt) patent in July 2010. The court’s decision has no immediate commercialmore...
  • 1/3/08 7:14 am EST
    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--84 percent of ex-smokers who consulted with their doctor or another healthcare professional during their final successful quit attempt believe that giving up would have been more difficult if they had tried to quit alone – according to the results of a new European survey announced today.(1) The survey, which investigated the attitudes of nearly 1,000 ex-smokers on smoking and smoking cessation, revealed that 74 percentmore...
  • 12/31/07 8:00 am EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) announced today that it has completed the cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Coley Pharmaceutical Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:COLY). The tender offer expired, as scheduled, at midnight, Eastern time, on Friday, December 28, 2007. The offer was not extended. A total of 24,050,054 shares of Coley common stock were validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to themore...
  • 12/21/07 2:05 pm EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc today announced that it has received an approvable letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued for dalbavancin HCl, Pfizer’s once-weekly two-dose antibiotic under FDA review for the treatment of adult patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections, including those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The FDA recently published a draft guidancemore...
  • 12/21/07 10:13 am EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc recently conducted a comparative analysis of the tropism assays TrofileTM, provided by Monogram Biosciences, and SensiTropTM, provided by Pathway Diagnostics. This analysis of 100 treatment experienced patient samples showed that the SensiTrop results were discordant with the results obtained using Trofile, which was used and clinically validated in the SelzentryTM (maraviroc) clinical trials.more...
  • 12/18/07 8:00 am EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) has expired, and that it has received clearance from the Federal Cartel Office of Germany (FCO), in each case in connection with its offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Coley Pharmaceutical Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:COLY). Expiration of the waiting period undermore...
  • 12/18/07 8:00 am EST

    Acquisition Will Provide Innovative Biotherapeutics Technology Platform and Complementary Product Candidates in Oncology and Diabetes

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire CovX, a privately-held biotherapeutics company specializing in preclinical oncology and metabolic research and a developer of a biotherapeutics technology platform that will enhance Pfizer’s biologic portfolio. “The acquisition of CovX is a further step in Pfizer’s strategy to acquire and identify new product candidatesmore...
  • 12/17/07 3:26 pm EST

    Represents 10 Percent Dividend Increase

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of Pfizer Inc today declared a 32-cent first–quarter, 2008, dividend on the company’s common stock, payable March 4, 2008, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 8, 2008. Pfizer increased the dividend by approximately 10 percent from 29 cents to 32 cents per share as part of the Company’s continued commitment to enhancing shareholder returnmore...