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Celgene to acquire Pharmion

Celgene to acquire Pharmion

SUMMIT, New Jersey—Celgene Corporation and Pharmion Corporation (Boulder, Colorado) have signed a definitive merger agreement by which Celgene will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Pharmion common stock. The acquisition furthers Celgene's strategy to become a global leader in the hematology/oncology field, the company said in a news release. The transaction brings together three cancer therapies: Celgene's Revlimid (lenalidomide) and Thalomid (thalidomide), and Pharmion's Vidaza (azacitadine).

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