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June 1, 2010
NEW YORK, June 1, 2010 — Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, announced today that it has acquired UK-based RespiVert. Covington & Burling LLP advised Johnson & Johnson on the deal.
Johnson & Johnson embraces research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Johnson & Johnson companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. RespiVert is a molecule drug discovery company working towards the identification of new treatments for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and severe asthma.
The Covington corporate team was led by partner J. D. Weinberg in New York, with San Francisco-based associate Donald Saelinger*. Also advising on the transaction from London were partners Louise Nash and John Rupp, of counsel Peter Cooke, associates Brett Hopcroft and Robin Blaney, and trainee-solicitor Ben Sautelle-Smith.
*Admitted to the New York bar; not admitted to practice in California.