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SHIRE, Eng. law. A district or division of country. Co. Lit. 50 a.

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Shire's mRNA therapy platform, developed by subsidiaries of Shire, has developed a new class of medicines that target RNA, and said it has joined RaNA to continue to advance the platform.
Those who asked were given a leg up so they could sit on one of my horses while we chatted about the history of the Shire.
The companies said that the combination of Baxalta and Shire will create the number one rare diseases platform in revenue and pipeline depth.
But Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov insisted his group had capacity to do both deals.
The deal between Shire and NPS comes on the heels of a strong 2014 in the pharmaceutical M&A space.
Representatives for Shire and NPS declined to comment.
Shire has now confirmed that it has only bought the trading assets of SCM Pharma and has not brought the business as a whole.
Shire Pharmaceuticals has accepted a Au32-billion ($54-billion, e1/440-billion) takeover bid from AbbVie, the two companies announced on Friday, in a deal aimed at slashing the US giant's tax bill.
Founded in the UK in 1986, Shire is best known for its attention decit disorder drugs.
AbbVie's pursuit of Shire comes just weeks after UK firm AstraZeneca fought off takeover interest worth PS69bn from US drugs giant Pfizer.
Shire, which has its UK headquarters in Basingstoke, Hampshire, and is best known for its attention deficit disorder drugs, has so far refused to engage in talks with the Illinois-based company.
AbbVie, which is based in Chicago, revealed on Friday that it had first approached Shire in early May about a possible tie-up, but was rejected three times by Shire's board of directors - the latest at the end of May.