Biotechnology News

July 8, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company Announces Planned Initiation of Phase 3 Registration Program for LJPC-501 in Resistant Hypotension

July 8, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced the launch of the new LabChip® GX Touch and GXII Touch™ automated electrophoresis systems. The...

July 8, 2014

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:2264), the second largest dairy product company in Japan, today announced that Morinaga has discovered differences in potential capabilities between bifidobacteria residing in the...

July 8, 2014

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wolters Kluwer Health provides free access to Lexicomp Online drug information to Universidade Anhembi Morumbi students, and Anhembi offers Lexicomp training to healthcare professionals in Brazil.

July 8, 2014

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SomaLogic announces Paul Menter as Vice President and General Manager, Life Science Tools.

July 8, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotech startup CardioCell starts its Phase IIa clinical trial using adult, allogeneic stem-cell therapies to treat chronic heart failure patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.

July 8, 2014

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BiOM® announced the appointment of Dr. Charles S. Carignan as President and CEO, as the personal bionics maker positions the company for future commercial expansion in the US and Europe.

July 8, 2014

HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acurian, Inc., a leading, full-service provider of global patient enrollment and retention solutions and a subsidiary of PPD, announced today that Paul Mitchel has joined the company as director of direct response...

July 8, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jaguar Animal Health, Inc., (“Jaguar” or the “Company”) an animal health company focused on developing and commercializing first-in-class gastrointestinal products for companion and production animals, today named...

July 8, 2014

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced today that the first device patients to undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in the United States have been...

July 8, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Come hear about Tekscan advancements that are changing the field of research in lower limb and biomechanical evaluations for human and animal assessments.

July 8, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Distinguished Leaders in Biologics Development to Give Keynotes at BioProcess International (BPI) 2014. Keynotes from Abbvie, Biogen Idec, Momenta, Sanofi-Genzyme and DARPA headline the event.

July 8, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vivione Biosciences Inc. announces that it has signed an agreement with Institute for Environmental Health, Inc. (IEH) to handle all laboratory testing for Vivione's new oil and gas service offerings.

July 8, 2014

BOSTON & GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PHT Corp.'s LogPad System, the leading electronic patient reported outcome (ePRO) diary, is on Google/LG Electronics smartphone with scanning technology to improve clinical trial medication accuracy.

July 8, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunovion Announces Data Published in the CHEST Journal from a One-year, Large Simple Safety Study Evaluating BROVANA® (arformoterol tartrate) Inhalation Solution

July 8, 2014

ROCKLAND, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EMD Serono, Inc. today announced its participation in the Merck Global Grants initiative.

July 8, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InSite Vision reports on positive meeting with FDA. Plans to file an NDA for DexaSite using existing data.

July 8, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAC) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application for KERYDIN™ (tavaborole) topical solution, 5%, the first...

July 8, 2014

VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE MKT:CVM) today announced that it has received regulatory clearance from the Austrian Federal Office for Safety in Health Care to begin patient enrollment in the Company’s Phase III Head and...

July 8, 2014

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technical Resources International, Inc. (TRI) and its subcontractor Nuventra Pharma Sciences (Nuventra) have been awarded the Pharmacokinetic Analysis Resource Center contract by the National Institute on Drug...

July 8, 2014

QUINCY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--World's first point of care wound diagnostics test WOUNDCHEK™ Protease Status starts US clinical trials aimed at gaining FDA clearance.

July 8, 2014

LONDON, NEW YORK & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trintech, a leading global provider of integrated software solutions for the Last Mile of Finance™, announced today that its customer AstraZeneca received an Alsbridge Innovation Award for its...

July 8, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Giant Creative/Strategy, LLC, the largest full-service independent healthcare communications agency on the West Coast, recently expanded its presence by opening a full-service office in Philadelphia.

July 8, 2014

WILMINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AAIPharma Services Corp. and Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc. announce the appointment of Stephan Kutzer, Ph.D. as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective August 1, 2014.

July 8, 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 launched its inaugural Appistry Pipeline Challenge. The competition will provide $...

July 8, 2014

MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Right.Brain Foundation will provide on-point medical technology, support, and education to developing countries

July 8, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq: INCY) announced today that it has earned a $25 million milestone payment from Novartis in connection with the approval of Jakavi® (ruxolitinib) in Japan for the treatment of patients...

July 8, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien today announced the commercial launch of its next generation Trellis peripheral infusion system.

July 8, 2014

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq:EGRX) (“Eagle” or “the Company”) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has granted orphan drug designation to bendamustine...

July 8, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO) today announced that its wearable technology for treatment of chronic pain received 510(k) clearance (K140333) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over-the-counter...

July 8, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM), focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by the targeted killing of cancer stem cells, announced that it will ring the Closing Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in...

July 8, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ContraVir Appoints Industry Veteran William Hornung as Its Chief Financial Officer

July 8, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Provectus updates shareholders in its annual CEO letter

July 8, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synergy Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful End-of-Phase 2 Meeting with FDA for Plecanatide in Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation

July 8, 2014

YAVNE, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avraham Pharma announced successful interim results in a Phase 2b clinical trial for the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of ladostigil in patients diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

July 8, 2014

EDE, The Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medisse BV, a leading innovator and developer of synthetic resorbable soft tissue implants, today announced the successful treatment of the first patient in a clinical trial for its first innovation,...

July 8, 2014

HUBBARD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NanoLogix exhibits and sponsors BioOhio Expo. New patent granted for BNP in Europe. NASA orders NanoLogix products for ISS. Congressman Tim Ryan works to assist NanoLogix with Federal agencies

July 8, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Batu Biologics announced today that the company successfully rose over 50% of its crowdfunding target to assist in completion of preclinical studies to support the FDA submission of its novel cancer vaccine, ValloVax...

July 7, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer, Inc., (NYSE:PKI) a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that on Thursday, July 31, 2014, after market close, the Company will release...

July 7, 2014

KEENE, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Everyone from hospital administrators, quality, safety officers, medical directors and blood bank leadership can benefit from the succinct, accessible data in this unique report.

July 7, 2014

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles River Laboratories schedules its second-quarter 2014 earnings conference call for Thursday, August 7th at 9:00am EDT

July 7, 2014

BEDMINSTER, N.J. & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. & NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AERI), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of...

July 7, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) today announced it will host its second quarter 2014 investor update conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 4, 2014. Individuals...

July 7, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Animal studies have shown that NuSirt Biopharma’s technology may be able to reduce the amount of metformin needed to control blood sugar in those with Type 2 diabetes; human trials are a next step.

July 7, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc. (HMT), the leading developer of capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry (CE-MS) based metabolomics, has been recognized by the National Cancer Center’s Office of Science and...

July 7, 2014

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced a $50 million gift from Jim and Marilyn Simons to establish the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology.