Cephalon, Inc. is a U.S. biopharmaceutical company co-founded in 1987 by Dr. Frank Baldino, Jr., a pharmacologist and former scientist with the DuPont Company, who served as the company's chairman and chief executive officer until his death in December 2010. The company's name comes from the adjective "cephalic" meaning "related to the head or brain," and it was established primarily to pursue treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

Sales revenues reached $2.8 billion in 2010, ranking Cephalon among the leading biopharmaceutical companies in the world. In 2006, industry publication MedAd News named the company one of the ten most respected biotechnology firms in the world. Cephalon employs more than 3,700.

Cephalon was first included in the Fortune 1000 list of U.S. companies based upon annual revenues for 2006.

On 2 May 2011, Teva has announced its acquisition of Cephalon.

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... The upper (or dorsal) side of the body consists of a non-calcified headshield (cephalon) and tailshield (pygidium) without any body segments in between ... The body is narrowed at the articulation between cephalon and pygidium ... are four pairs of relatively small digestive sacs (or caeca) in cephalon only, and no branches towards the edge of the cephalon (unlike Naraoia) ...
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... lobe (L4) of the central area of the cephalon, that is called glabella ... posterior margin) of the headshield (or cephalon) angles forwards from the tip of the pleural spine to the genal angle ... The central area of the cephalon (or glabella) and the frontal margin touch or the distance is as long as the margin at most (in jargon the preglabellar field is short or absent) ...
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