Nordion Settles $90M Mad Cow Contamination Suit

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (September 23, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT) -- Nordion Inc. on Thursday settled a $90 million lawsuit filed by Bioaxone Biosciences Inc. accusing it of contaminating the development of a spinal cord injury drug with animal products that could cause mad cow disease, leading federal regulators to deny the drug's approval.

No details about the settlement in Florida federal court were available Monday, but U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola ordered the case closed based on Bioaxone's notice of settlement. He said if there was a problem finalizing the settlement, either party could move to reopen the case.

Bioaxone, a medical research company, had alleged in April 2012 that...

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