Biotechnology News

October 17, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eric B. Goorno Joins BioDirection, Inc. as President & CEO, Proven Medical Device Executive to Lead Commercialization of Breakthrough Technology for Objective Identification of Concussion

October 17, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. & SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The integrated genomic service provider, Macrogen Introduces Latest Service Portfolio 'The Macrogen Long-Read Sequencing Service Portfolio' and Presents Research Outcome at 2014 ASHG...

October 17, 2014

KEENE, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The laboratory industry owes a significant debt of gratitude to Dennis Weissman for his leadership, his insight, and his unquestionable advocacy on behalf of the industry.

October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO today issued a call to leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and individual papers for the 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.

October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON & CHANDLER, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AdvaMed has named Joan Koerber-Walker as chair of the association’s State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA). Joan is president and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio).

October 17, 2014

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avaxia will present results from its successful Phase 1b clinical trial at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology and United European Gastroenterology Week.

October 17, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, reported today that its proprietary iPSC Platelet technology is potentially capable of producing large-scale...

October 17, 2014

OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: DiaGenic (OSE:DIAG) Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement by Diagenic ASA (the "Company" or "Diagenic") on 8 October 2014 regarding the agreement to acquire New NEL Hydrogen Holding...

October 17, 2014

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Appistry, Inc., a leading provider of tools, software, and services that bring the power of genomics to next-generation medicine, today announced that Cornelius (Neal) Boerkoel, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Appistry’s...

October 17, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) today announced the appointment of David Gryska as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective October 31, 2014. Mr. Gryska will report to Hervé Hoppenot,...

October 17, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company creating innovative personalized therapeutics for patients with genetically defined cancers, today presented pre-clinical data on EPZ-6438...

October 17, 2014

COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Osiris and Arthrex announce an exclusive partnership for the commercialization and development of Cartiform®

October 17, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eClinicalWorks has assisted approximately 5,000 Eligible Professionals (EPs) in meeting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements.

October 17, 2014

OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: DiaGenic (OSE:DIAG) Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement by Diagenic ASA (the "Company" or "Diagenic") on 9 October 2014 containing minutes from an extraordinary general meeting...

October 17, 2014

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eClinicalWorks CEO and Co-founder Girish Navani’s keynote address at the 2014 National Conference will be streamed live online.

October 17, 2014

HYDERABAD, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (NYSE: RDY) will announce results for the Second Quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 after the Board Meeting. The results will be available on the Company’s...

October 17, 2014

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,950,000 shares of common stock for a public offering price of $19.00 per share. The gross...

October 16, 2014

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acucela Inc. (TOKYO: 4589), a clinical-stage biotechnology company that specializes in discovering and developing novel therapeutics to potentially treat and slow the progression of sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases...

October 16, 2014

RHEINFALL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR LifeWatch AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: LIFE), a leading provider of medical solutions in remote cardiac monitoring, announces that Cigna Corporation has...

October 16, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT), a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, today announced the publication of results from two single ascending-dose studies that demonstrated no clinical or...

October 16, 2014

SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Catalent, Inc. (NYSE:CTLT) (“Catalent”), the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that it will...

October 16, 2014

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIK) today announced that it plans to issue its third-quarter 2014 financial results after the close of the market on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. The company plans to hold a...

October 16, 2014

ARDEN HILLS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN), a designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of body-worn devices, today announced that it will release its 2014 third-quarter results on Wednesday, October 29, 2014...

October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released results from a poll conducted from September 30 through October 2, 2014 on the topic of biosimilars, a safe and less expensive alternative for patients who use...

October 16, 2014

MUNDELEIN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With more than two and a half million patients a year suffering from pressure ulcers and other wound and skin care complications, and 60,000 patient deaths directly related to pressure ulcers annually, more needs...

October 16, 2014

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that Health Canada has issued a Notice of Compliance for Harvoni™ (ledipasvir 90 mg/sofosbuvir 400 mg), the first once-daily single table regimen for the...

October 16, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) (NASDAQ:CSII) will host a live webcast of its fiscal 2015 first-quarter conference call on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 3:45 p.m. CT (4:45 p.m. ET). David Martin, President...

October 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Batu Biologics, an immunotherapy company developing an anti-angiogenic cancer vaccine, announced today the signing of a license agreement with the Regents of the University of California, granting exclusive rights to...

October 16, 2014

BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OctreoPharm Sciences gets FDA orphan drug designation for management of neuroendocrine tumors

October 16, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protein Technologies, a leader in the field of peptide synthesis instrumentation, today announces that researchers at the University of Utah have developed an innovative use of peptide mimics as drug target...

October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotechnology companies Solazyme and Amyris have won Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards from EPA for developing cleaner renewable chemicals produced from algae and yeast fermentation.

October 16, 2014

BOSTON & GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The PHT eCOA System offers an enhanced version of SmartReports™ with new capabilities that make trial management easier for sponsors, more convenient for sites, and helpful for research participants

October 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LifeScience Alley releases Q3 investment data which shows Minnesota life science investment is on pace to surpass a five year high and that state medical device investment is healthy and growing.

October 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) will host an Analyst Day on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time (7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Pacific time) in New York City. The...

October 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Everyone knows how frustrating the itch of an insect bite can be, but imagine if that itch lasted for months or longer? Chronic itchy skin affects millions of Americans who suffer from eczema, a term for a group of...

October 16, 2014

RAMSEY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ADMA Biologics, Inc. (OTCQB:ADMA), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, and intends to market specialty plasma-based biologics for the treatment and prevention of certain infectious...

October 16, 2014

KEARNEY, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SCORR Marketing, a global full-service marketing and communications firm, released survey results that identify current marketing trends in the drug development services industry.

October 16, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aduro BioTech, Inc., a leader in cancer immunotherapy, today announced that it has entered into its second agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &...

October 16, 2014

COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Osiris to present three studies on benefits of cryopreserved placental membranes for chronic wounds

October 16, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thermo Fisher Scientific today announced the successful CE-IVD registration of its new Ion PGM Dx System for sale in European countries. The Ion PGM Dx System was developed using the proven Ion Torrent next...

October 16, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) announced today the initiation of a Phase II clinical trial evaluating linaclotide for the treatment of adults suffering from opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Data...

October 16, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omicia, Inc., the leading genome interpretation company, today announced the commercial availability of Opal ClinicalTM, the company’s software solution for diagnostic testing organizations. With the cost of next...

October 16, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI) today announced encouraging topline data from its Phase 2a exploratory study of duvelisib (IPI-145), its oral inhibitor of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K)-delta and...

October 16, 2014

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC, dedicated to establishing Integrin Peptide Therapy as the next-generation pharmaceutical category for the treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases, today announced that it is enrolling patients in a...

October 16, 2014

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xagenic, a molecular diagnostics company developing the first lab-free molecular diagnostic platform with a 20 minute time-to-result, today announced the appointment of Timothy I. Still as President and Chief Executive...

October 16, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) today posted strong financial results for the third quarter, which exceeded expectations and provided its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 guidance adjusting for the planned...

October 16, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affymetrix and Ariosa announce multi-year supply agreement covering Affymetrix arrays and instruments to be utilized as part of Ariosa’s Harmony Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT).

October 16, 2014

ZUG, Switzerland & FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO-Europe® 2014 Program is abundant showcase of life science pharma executives and leading dealmakers from biotech, pharma and finance.

October 16, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PROVECTUS’ INTRALESIONAL PV-10 CLINICAL DATA TO BE PRESENTED TO THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE SOCIETY FOR MELANOMA RESEARCH