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Alkermes (company)

Alkermes plc is a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company is the result of a merger in September 2011 between Alkermes, Inc. and Elan Drug Technologies (EDT), the former drug formulation and manufacturing division of √Član Corporation, plc. The company is headquartered in Dublin, and has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts and manufacturing facilities in Athlone, Ireland and Wilmington, Ohio.

Alkermes

Alkermes may refer to:

  • Alkermes (company), a biopharmaceutical company
  • Alchermes, a red liqueur coloured by inclusion of the insect Kermes vermilio
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alkermes

n. 1 The desiccated bodies of certain insects (female ''Kermes ilicis'' and ''Kermes vermilio''), which live on the kermes oak, formerly much used as a material for dye and a medicinal ingredient; also a given mixture, preparation etc. containing such insects. 2 A red Italian alcoholic liqueur.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Alkermes

Alkermes \Al*ker"mes\, n. [Ar. al-qirmiz kermes. See Kermes.] (Old Pharmacy) A compound cordial, in the form of a confection, deriving its name from the kermes insect, its principal ingredient.

Usage examples of "alkermes".

Then I reduced them into a fine powder, and ordered the Jewish confectioner to mix the powder in my presence with a paste made of amber, sugar, vanilla, angelica, alkermes and storax, and I waited until the comfits prepared with that mixture were ready.

Then I reduced them into a fine powder, and ordered the Jewish confectioner to mix the powder in my presence with a paste made of amber, sugar, vanilla, angelica, alkermes and storax, and I waited until the comfits prepared with that mixture were ready.