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pharming

(fär′mĭng)
n.
The production of pharmaceuticals from genetically altered plants or animals.

pharm v.
Biotechnology (1) The production of useful molecules—e.g., proteins and pharmaceuticals from genetically engineered animals or plants
(2) The process of genetically engineering crops to protect them or consumers from disease
Informatics A portmanteau of phishing and farming. Phishing is a type of computer attack to obtain access credentials such as user names and passwords
Substance abuse A putative type of recreational drug use by teenagers in the US suburbs in which they borrow multiple prescription drugs from their home medicine cabinets, take them to parties and pool the pills in bowls for free consumption, based on the assumption that if enough of them have ‘borrowed’ enough of the right prescription drugs from the family medicine cabinets, some sort of desirable neuropharmacologic effect will ensue

pharming

use of genetically manipulated farm animals, for example sheep and goats, and crop plants in order to produce large quantities of expensive human proteins of pharmaceutical value.
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Bruno Giannetti, COO of Pharming, said: "The approval from the EMA to manufacture Ruconest at the Sanofi Aramon (France) site is an important development for Pharming as it will allow us to scale up manufacturing of Ruconest ahead of future market demand, particularly as we progress towards US approval of Ruconest with our partner, Santarus.
Pharming is developing innovative protein therapeutics for unmet medical needs.
In 1998, Pharming formed a joint venture with Genzyme for the development and commercialization of transgenic human alpha-Glucosidase for Pompe's disease.
Pharming will have the option to draw down from the working capital facility in tranches in exchange for its ordinary shares plus retain control of the timing and amount of any funds draw down.
Pharming also said it had presented to the shareholders alternatives to deal with its negative equity situation.
Pharming will redeem the bond on a month by month basis such that the bond will be redeemed in full on 15 July 2012.
Pharming also said it issued to the bondholders a total of 38.
23 December 2011 - Dutch biotech Pharming Group NV (AMS:PHARM) said today it had agreed to place with certain institutional investors EUR8.