PE platforms expanding & more: 6 GI industry key notes

Here are six updates on gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:

Takeda continued to divest a number of its over-the-counter products and other non-core assets as it attempts to rein in its Shire-related debt, the drugmaker announced Nov. 5.

Raymond DuBois, MD, PhD, and Anil Rustgi, MD, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine for their research into GI cancers.

Atlanta-based United Digestive partnered with Savannah, Ga.-based Center for Digestive & Liver Health.

Dallas-based GI Alliance acquired Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology, its third acquisition in three weeks.

Exact Sciences and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic identified new biomarkers that spot colorectal cancer with a higher degree of accuracy than the markers Exact currently uses.

Milford, Del.-based Bayhealth Gastroenterology, Sussex Campus added Vineet Gudsoorkar, MD, and Shruti Patel, MD, to its staff.

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