Biotechnology News

September 19, 2014

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frazier Healthcare, a leading provider of venture and growth buyout capital to emerging healthcare companies, announced today that David Socks has joined the Frazier Life Sciences team as a Venture Partner...

September 19, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. & LJUBLJANA, Slovenia & SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmpliPhi BioSciences Corporation (OTC:APHB) (“AmpliPhi”), the leader in the discovery and development of bacteriophage based therapies to treat drug resistant bacterial...

September 19, 2014

ZHANGJIAJIE, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jinchi Biotech Ltd. had opened its ANDRIAS E-Commerce Flagship Store in Tmall.com (ANDRIAS Tmall Flagship Store Website: XIANGNI.TMALL.COM). As the unique brand of giant salamander active skincare products,...

September 19, 2014

BURR RIDGE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Project management consulting firm IPM named Great Place to Work for fifth consecutive year.

September 19, 2014

INGELHEIM & TÜBINGEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boehringer Ingelheim and CureVac announce collaboration to develop next generation lung cancer immunotherapy

September 19, 2014

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Zydelig® (idelalisib), 150 mg tablets, a first-in-class oral treatment for two...

September 19, 2014

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICON plc, (Nasdaq: ICLR), a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, announced today that it has completed a $40 million buyback of the Company...

September 19, 2014

OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Please find a notice of an extraordinary general meeting of DiaGenic ASA (OSE:DIAG) to be held on 9 October at 10:00 CET, at Sjølyst Plass 2, Oslo....

September 19, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion announced that researchers presented data from the open-label extension phases of two Phase 2 studies of asfotase alfa in paediatric patients with hypophosphatasia at the 53rd ESPE Meeting.

September 18, 2014

WEST CHESTER, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AtriCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC), a leading innovator in surgical treatments for atrial fibrillation (Afib) and Left Atrial Appendage Management (LAAM), today announced the introduction of the AtriClip® FLEX, a...

September 18, 2014

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navidea's Lymphoseek lymphatic mapping imaging agent received Orphan Drug Designation from FDA for use in sentinel lymph node detection in patients with head and neck cancer.

September 18, 2014

MONTIGNY LE BRETONNEUX, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bertin Technologies launches Precellys ® Evolution, its brand new biological sample homogenizer in the Precellys range.

September 18, 2014

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News : Cegedim, a global technology and services company in the healthcare field, announces that its 2014 Half-Year Financial Report has been published in compliance with Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)....

September 18, 2014

BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EBS Technologies reports that a clinical study published in Neurology® validates electrical brain stimulation technology designed to expand the visual field of patients with impaired vision

September 18, 2014

DOYLESTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FlowMetric, Inc., Forms New Affiliate Company, FlowMetric Diagnostics Inc. to Develop Advanced Diagnostics from Flow Cytometry Platform

September 18, 2014

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RxAdvance, an innovative pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company, has expanded its executive management team with another industry veteran, Terry A. Ramey, who joins as Executive Vice President, Business...

September 18, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OvaScience CEO Michelle Dipp Named Outstanding Young Leader

September 18, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thermo Fisher Scientific, in partnership with the Sepsis Alliance, has extended its Sepsis awareness outreach to Spanish-speaking communities.

September 18, 2014

BOSTON & TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunquest Information Systems and Partners HealthCare are establishing a strategic alliance to accelerate genomic-based medicine.

September 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cybergenetics TrueAllele® Casework made its first appearance in a New York courtroom last week, interpreting by computer DNA mixture evidence that had eluded manual forensic analysis. Serial rapist Casey Wilson left...

September 18, 2014

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Health Products, Inc. (OTCQB: UEEC) announced that its Australian Distributor Critical Health, in conjunction with their key partner, has secured the first order from St John Ambulance. Active in Australia...

September 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Belt Technologies, a medical technology company specializing in robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announced a world-wide commercial agreement with DePuy Synthes, the world’s largest provider of...

September 18, 2014

CAMP HILL, Pa. & WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Post Acute Medical, one of the nation’s leading providers of long-term acute care services, announced today that it has selected Quantia, Inc.’s (Quantia) Physician Engagement Platform to more...

September 18, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OvaScienceSM (NASDAQ: OVAS), a global life sciences company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of new fertility treatments, announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Young to Chief...

September 18, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NovaBone Launches MacroFORM™ Bioactive Packable and Moldable Composite Collagen Devices that offer more bioactivity than any other competitive product available to the orthopedic community.

September 18, 2014

CLARENCE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--22nd Century Group (NYSE MKT:XXII) announced that the Company entered into a worldwide license agreement with Anandia Labs granting 22nd Century exclusive rights to cannabinoid biosynthesis genes.

September 18, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP) today announced that Cipla Limited has granted Salix exclusive rights under certain patent applications in the “Rifaximin Complexes” patent family controlled by Cipla. The...

September 18, 2014

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company whose lead product candidate, eravacycline, is being developed as a broad-spectrum intravenous and oral antibiotic...

September 18, 2014

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trevena, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) biased ligands, today announced that Adam M. Koppel, M.D...

September 18, 2014

MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Representing a significant milestone toward the commercialization of Dow’s Enlist™ corn and soybean traits in the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday issued its deregulation...

September 18, 2014

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Creates Optometry Advisory Board

September 18, 2014

HENDERSON, Nev. & ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Out-Licenses Rights for Greater China to CASI Pharmaceuticals for Three of Its Drugs

September 18, 2014

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jain Foundation and Genzyme collaborate to translate ALDA (Automated LGMD Diagnostic Assistant) into five languages and help physicians worldwide diagnose patients with limb girdle muscle weakness.

September 18, 2014

BILTHOVEN, the Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotech Venture Capital Firm Aglaia Launches
New $65 Million Oncology Fund

September 18, 2014

CLARENCE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--22nd Century Group (NYSE MKT:XXII) announced today that it has closed a private placement with Crede CG III, Ltd for $10 million of restrictive stock of the Company.

September 18, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synergy Pharmaceuticals Reaches Halfway Mark for Second Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of Plecanatide in Patients with Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

September 18, 2014

ST ASAPH, Wales--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medical device innovator Microvisk Ltd. has achieved CE marking for healthcare professional use of the world’s first disposable medical diagnostic strip based on a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS)....

September 18, 2014

LEXINGTON, Mass. & ZURICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cubist Announces Continued Global Expansion with Opening of International Headquarters in Zurich.

September 18, 2014

BERLIN & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NOXXON Pharma has appointed Don Munoz to the newly created position of CFO. Mr. Munoz will strengthen the executive management board and will be based in NOXXON’s new subsidiary office in Boston.

September 18, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After a very careful nomination and selection process, the first winners of the inaugural Tang Prize were announced over four days of announcements starting on June 18, 2014, one day for each of the prize’s four...

September 18, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGA), a company specializing in the development and commercialization of solutions for serious unmet medical needs and biothreats, announced today that it has received Bankruptcy Court...

September 18, 2014

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

September 17, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that Mike McMullen, senior vice president, Agilent, and president of the company’s Chemical Analysis Group (CAG), will succeed William (Bill) Sullivan as CEO...

September 17, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 13% increase in the quarterly dividend rate, from $0.32 per ordinary share to $0.36 per ordinary share. “This increase is...

September 17, 2014

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIOforward, the member driven, Wisconsin affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), PhRMA, and Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced it has hired Laura Bray as its new...

September 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc. announced today that it will be accepting payment for its ClearID Breast Cancer test under most health insurance plans.

September 17, 2014

EAGAN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biothera announced today that new data and insights for Imprime PGG, the company’s investigational cancer immunotherapy drug, will be featured in three presentations, including a late-breaking abstract, at the...