Biotechnology News

June 25, 2014

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ohio Clinical Trials Collaborative (OCTC) announces the appointment of Dina Aziz, MSHS, CCRP, as Chair of its Neuroscience Working Group. Aziz is the Director of Research of the Neuroscience Program at The Ohio...

June 25, 2014

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The international jury under the presidency of Professor Iain Robinson (National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK) awarded on June 23rd, 2014, the 13th Endocrine Regulations Prize of the Fondation Ipsen (20.000...

June 25, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cellectis R&D / Analyst Day September 11, 2014 New York

June 25, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H&Q Life Sciences Investors (the “Fund”) (NYSE: HQL) is pleased to announce the completion of its one for three non-transferable rights offering which expired Monday, June 23, 2014 (the “Offering”). Pursuant to the...

June 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO and MassBio commend Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for signing legislation yesterday designed to create a create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.

June 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Day three of the BIO 2014 will feature former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and innovative approaches for transforming the current model for developing new treatments.

June 25, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omicia, Inc., a leading clinical genomics company, today announced it has expanded its scientific advisory board (SAB). Four new world-renowned clinical and genomic scientists will advise the strategic...

June 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Calimmune takes a major a step closer to gene therapy to protect cells against HIV

June 25, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the pricing of an underwritten offering of 4,500,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price of $11.75 per...

June 25, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) today issued its 15th annual Sustainability Report, available at http://sustainability....

June 25, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel NNR Therapeutics™, today announced the initiation of a Phase 1/2 exploratory study of TC-6499 as a treatment for...

June 25, 2014

MEQUON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, today announced that it has received separate registration approval from both the...

June 25, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Based on Zalicus’ current cash, Zalicus stockholders will own approximately 19% of the combined company and current Epirus equityholders will own approx. 81%.

June 25, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Actinium” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT:ATNM), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, today announced...

June 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO & SASKATOON, Saskatchewan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canada’s first non-food crop used to fuel the world’s first 100% renewable biojet fuel flight

June 25, 2014

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chromatin, Inc., an agriculture technology company, and its collaborator ACI, an Algerian seed distributor, announced new hybrid sorghum seed products in North Africa.

June 25, 2014

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced that it has received clearance from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to market and sell its IVD MALDI Biotyper System as a medical device in China...

June 25, 2014

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The LAL technology is designed to allow surgeons for the first time to change and customize the power of the lens after it has been implanted in the eye.

June 25, 2014

EWING, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) today announced the presentation of a scientific poster at the 16th International Congress of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society’s 96th Annual Meeting & Expo held in...

June 25, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP) will host an Investor Day on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The meeting will be held from approximately 10:00 a.m. ET to 1:00 p.m. ET at the St. Regis Hotel located at 2 E. 55th...

June 25, 2014

WEST HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NanoViricides reports that a certificate of occupancy has been issued for its state of the art new cGMP plant and R&D facility in Shelton, CT.

June 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OncoSec Medical Appoints Dr. Soldano Ferrone to Scientific Advisory Board

June 25, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elsevier announced its new Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, which will provide biomedical and life science researchers access to reference content updated as science progresses.

June 25, 2014

UPPSALA, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Orexo announces top-line data from a Phase 3 clinical trial demonstrating that Zubsolv® (buprenorphine/naloxone CIII sublingual tablet) is as effective as Suboxone® film in the treatment of...

June 24, 2014

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phase 3 First-Line Melanoma Study of Nivolumab, an Investigational PD-1 Checkpoint Inhibitor, Demonstrates Superior Overall Survival Compared to Dacarbazine; Study Stopped Early

June 24, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced the expansion of responsibilities for three members of its senior management team. The additional functional responsibilities, now at the senior...

June 24, 2014

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affymax, Inc. (AFFY), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the liquidation and dissolution of the company, subject to stockholder approval, and plans to...

June 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, California exiting senior Emily Wang won the International BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. A panel of judges found...

June 24, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Actinium” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT:ATNM), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, today announced...

June 24, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced its intention to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten offering pursuant to its existing...

June 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ignyta, Inc. (Nasdaq: RXDX), an oncology precision medicine biotechnology company, today announced that the company’s shares will be added to the Russell Microcap® Index following Russell Investments’ reconstitution of...

June 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Day two of BIO 2014 in San Diego includes a keynote address with Sir Richard Branson, a session on new paradigms in oncology and the positive impact of the biotech industry on state economies.

June 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The new Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014 report reveals a robust bioscience sector that has weathered difficult economic conditions.

June 24, 2014

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund commits $10 million, supporting continued Canadian expansion of Versant Ventures

June 24, 2014

SOLON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Multi Radiance Medical (MRM), manufacturer and marketer of FDA-cleared lasers for drug-free pain relief, congratulates the winners of the recent Professional Hockey and Basketball championships. “MRM technology is...

June 24, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. & GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cook Pharmica, LLC and Selexis SA Establish Customized Biologic Drug Development and Manufacturing Services Platform.

June 24, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CORE Diagnostics, Inc., the leading high-end clinical diagnostics laboratory, announced today the appointment of K. Balachandran (Bala) as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

June 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eurobiomed and Biocom sign a cooperation agreement at the BIO International Convention in San Diego.

June 24, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to view and listen to a webcast of a conference call with investment analysts at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The purpose of the call is to provide an...

June 24, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lundbeck today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd.

June 24, 2014

MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SIRION Biotech GmbH, a producer of multiple proprietary viral vector platforms participated on a panel at the Piper Jaffray GenomeRx Symposium on
Monday.

June 24, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”)(OTCBB:ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, today announced the appointment of Paul Wotton, Ph.D., to the position of President and Chief Executive...

June 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GenomeQuest Inc., a global provider of Intellectual Property search solutions for life science companies, today announced that its flagship software now includes a module for enabling customers to manage their...

June 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cardium announces positive interim phase 3 clinical data showing significant efficacy of Generx angiogenic gene therapy at the 2014 Bio International Convention.

June 24, 2014

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter 2014 prior to market open on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

June 24, 2014

EWING, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) today announced the resignation of Paul K. Wotton, Ph.D. who informed the Company’s Board of Directors that he will assume the position of chief executive officer of a development...

June 24, 2014

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humacyte, Inc., a pioneer in regenerative medicine, has announced the completion of patient enrollment for two multi-center, investigative studies to assess the safety and efficacy of HumaGraft™, a...

June 24, 2014

LONDON, BOSTON, TOKYO & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Record breaking new drug approvals, hefty product pipeline and dramatically improved R&D productivity prove that the industry is turning a new corner says "World Preview 2014, Outlook to...

June 24, 2014

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amniox Medical developer and marketer of restorative therapies processed from amniotic membrane and umbilical cord announces relocation of its corporate headquarters from Marietta, GA, to Atlanta, GA