|Type||Privately held naamloze vennootschap; subsidiary|
|Key people||Ronald Brus (CEO), Jan Pieter Oosterveld (Chairman of the supervisory board)|
|Products||Vaccines and antibodies|
|Revenue||€329.8 million (2010)|
|Operating income||(€34.3 million) (2010)|
|Profit||(€27.6 million) (2010)|
|Total assets||€967.1 million (end 2010)|
|Total equity||€786.4 million (end 2010)|
|Owner(s)||Johnson & Johnson|
Crucell is a biotechnology company specializing in vaccines and antibodies. The firm, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is headquartered in Leiden, Netherlands. Crucell shares were previously listed on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange and formed part of the AMX index until April 2011, when J&J completed a tender offer for the company.
In 1993 Introgene, Crucell’s predecessor, was established as a spin-off of Leiden University. The company formed a partnership with Genzyme to collaborate on its vector technology and viral-based products. In 1999 the company founded Galapagos Genomics as a joint venture together with Tibotec. In 2000 IntroGene acquired U-Bisys to form Crucell.
In 2006, Crucell and Swiss Berna Biotech; Swedish SBL Vaccines and US-based Berna Products joined forces to become the sixth largest vaccine company worldwide, with their own clinical programs.
On 7 January 2009 Crucell released a press release saying Crucell and Wyeth were in discussion on a merger of the two companies. On 26 January 2009 Crucell released another press release saying the discussions on a combination of Crucell and Wyeth was discontinued due to Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth.
On 28 September 2009 Johnson & Johnson bought 18% stake in Crucell for €302 million in order to collaborate on the development of a flu vaccine. This follows in the wake of Crucell's discovery of CR6261, a potent human antibody that neutralizes a broad range of influenza A viruses. J&J agreed to acquire the rest of the company in October 2010, taking its stake to over 95% by February 2011 and delisting the company from stock exchanges two months later.
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- "Annual Results 2010". Crucell. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
- "Annual Report 2009". Crucell. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
- Gray-Block, Aaron (28 September 2009). "Johnson & Johnson buys 18 pct stake in Crucell". Reuters. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
- Solsman, Joan E. (17 February 2011). "J&J: Sufficient Number Of Crucell Holders Tender Shares". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones Newswires. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
- Gray-Block, Aaron (11 April 2011). "Crucell to be delisted after J&J buyout". Reuters. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
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