Biotechnology News

August 21, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Compugen Reacquires Baize’s Financial Interest in Pipeline Product Candidates. Baize to be issued 1,600,000 Compugen ordinary shares and is entitled to reduced revenue sharing until December 31, 2015

August 21, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) today announced the appointment of Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis as executive vice president, Technology and Business Solutions, effective September 24, 2014. She will report directly to...

August 21, 2014

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Concert will present an overview at the 2014 Robert W. Baird conference.

August 21, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. FDA has approved changes to the manufacturing process for the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating on the delivery wire of Covidien's Pipeline™ embolization device.

August 21, 2014

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioLineRx received Notice of Allowance from the US Patent & Trademark Office for patent claiming the use of BL-7010 in preventing/decreasing gluten’s deleterious effects on gastrointestinal mucosa

August 21, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Direct Flow Medical®, Inc., a transcatheter heart valve innovator focused on improving patient outcomes, today announced it has received the CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) for a 23mm sized valve as part of...

August 21, 2014

HUDDINGE, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: (STO:MVIR-B) Financial summary for the second quarter -- Net turnover totalled SEK 564.0 million (SEK 40.7 m), of which SEK 500.7 million was contributed by royalties for simeprevir. Revenues...

August 21, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced it has formed collaborative partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies to develop a universal next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based oncology test system. The system...

August 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that a select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab, creating an army of natural killer cells that can be used...

August 20, 2014

SÃO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien today officially opened its Covidien Center of Innovation Brazil (CCI Brazil), further expanding its educational and research capabilities in a key emerging market.

August 20, 2014

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hundreds of Health Care Professionals in Field of Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS to Gather in Las Vegas for Paralyzed Veterans of America’s 4th Annual Health Summit + EXPO

August 20, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerfectServe announced the opening of a new office located in Atlanta, Georgia.

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) Board of Trustees is launching LES 2020, an initiative aimed at enhancing the society's role as the premier association for innovation deal makers.

August 20, 2014

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sullivan & Associates, an award-winning strategic healthcare communications agency, marks its 15-year anniversary this month—celebrating the clients and employees who have contributed to its success...

August 20, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NuSirt Biopharma is initiating a clinical trial to determine how the company’s patented technology may enhance the ability of a common Type 2 diabetes medication, metformin, to control blood sugar.

August 20, 2014

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, today announced that Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting firm, has honored the Company with the Growth Excellence Leadership...

August 20, 2014

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ipsen (Euronext:IPN; ADR:IPSEY) today announced that Cynthia Schwalm has been named President and CEO of Ipsen N.A., responsible for all commercial and medical affairs operations throughout the region. She...

August 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PRC Clinical™, a full-service, Contract Research Organization (CRO) headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced the continued expansion of its corporate headquarters, marking its third expansion...

August 20, 2014

LONDON & BOSTON & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An M&A frenzy that accounted for nearly $90 billion of equity set the pace for the first half of 2014 in the pharma and biotech sectors. Meanwhile, skies appear brighter for the medtech sector...

August 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bud Genius (OTC:RIGH) has become more than a cannabis laboratory, launching new product distribution services for medical marijuana accessories in the growing number of states where legal.

August 20, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zoetis will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, Sept. 18, in London.

August 20, 2014

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CardiacAssist received a Class 2 medical device license from Health Canada for its PROTEK Duo cannula for veno-venous extracorporeal life support (VV ECLS).

August 20, 2014

NEW YORK & SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene Enter Clinical Collaboration Agreement to Evaluate Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy Combination Regimen

August 20, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--POZEN Inc. (NASDAQ: POZN), a pharmaceutical company committed to transforming medicine that transforms lives, today announced that the acquisition of all of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) rights to Treximet® (...

August 20, 2014

SURREY, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QImaging™ launched a new, all-in-one camera package that supports demanding live cell fluorescence imaging requirements by combining the company's Rolera™ Thunder EMCCD and optiMOS™ sCMOS cameras

August 20, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for claims in the...

August 20, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The AcroMetrix Oncology Hotspot Control provides a quality control material that can be used in laboratories with different NGS instrument platforms, assays and bioinformatics pipelines.

August 20, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare Life Sciences announced today that it will open a new 160,000 square-foot facility in Marlborough, Massachusetts, as the new headquarters for its US operations. A $21M investment in the long-term...

August 20, 2014

PRINCETON, N.J. and NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that they will present 14 abstracts (oral and poster presentations) at the ESC Congress 2014, organized by the...

August 20, 2014

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quintiles CEO Tom Pike will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, September 8, 2014 in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

August 20, 2014

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharma Start improves audit readiness with paperless eTMF solution from Veeva Systems.

August 20, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: NeuroVive’s research wins award at international research symposium Second Quarter (1 Apr. 2014 – 30 Jun. 2014) -- Net revenues were SEK 0 (5,335,000) and other operating income was SEK 1,128,...

August 20, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: CEO’s comments: "We have achieved strong profitability for the first half of the year with an operating margin of 29 % excluding license revenue from Nestlé. Including license revenue from...

August 20, 2014

NOTTINGHAM, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Source BioScience plc (LSE:SBS) the international laboratory services and products business publishes its Half Year Report for the six months ended 30 June 2014. Financial highlights Revenue increased by 46%...

August 20, 2014

BURTON-ON-TRENT, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clinigen Group plc the specialty global pharmaceutical company today announces the acquisition of the global rights to the oncology support therapy, Ethyol® (amifostine) from AstraZeneca.

August 19, 2014

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ocular Therapeutix (Nasdaq: OCUL) IPO underwriters exercised in full their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 750,000 shares, resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $74.8 million.

August 19, 2014

CHICAGO & LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Igenbio, Inc., a Chicago based genome analysis company, announced today that they entered into a collaborative agreement with Genome Compiler Corp., a Los Altos based synthetic biology software...

August 19, 2014

ROCKVILLE, Md. & MUNICH & MARTINSRIED, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) and MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX, OTC: MPSYY) today announced an agreement for the joint development and...

August 19, 2014

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) will hold its BioWest Conference, September 10, 2014, at the Marriott City Center, Denver.

August 19, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FDA approves Cerdelga™ (eliglustat) capsules as the only first-line oral therapy for certain adult Gaucher disease type 1 patients

August 19, 2014

OPELIKA, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) announced today that it plans to expand its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Opelika, Ala., to help address the growing global demand for dialyzers, a critical...

August 19, 2014

LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As previously disclosed, Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ: OFIX) (the “Company”) has been evaluating the accounting treatment applied to certain entries included in the previous restatement of its prior...

August 19, 2014

EPALINGES, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pre-clinical mouse study data from Stemedica International shows over 30-percent decrease in amyloid beta plaques when treating Alzheimer's disease with ischemia-tolerant mesenchymal stem cells

August 19, 2014

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cannabics Pharmaceuticals recruits 2 TEVA executives.