Biotechnology News

January 15, 2013

WORCESTER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. John E. Ware, Jr., Chief Science Officer and Founder of John Ware Research Group, Inc. (JWRG), a leading health outcomes company, is elected a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The...

January 15, 2013

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO today announced the initial selection of presenting companies for the 15th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held February 11 - 12, 2013 in New York City.

January 15, 2013

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImaCor Inc., the fast-growing developer of the world’s only hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE™) management device, announced the second and third symposia in a planned series of academic events...

January 15, 2013

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) today announced that it has filed a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) that will allow the company to manufacture Optison™ (Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injectable...

January 15, 2013

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aggredyne receives a fourth patent and signs distributors to expand sales of the AggreGuide(TM) platelet function analyzer.

January 15, 2013

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO, Fuels America, and companies planning to begin production of cellulosic biofuel in 2013 and 2014 will discuss anticipated rules for the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard to be released by EPA.

January 15, 2013

VERNON HILLS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Symphony Clinical Research to speak on disruptive innovation in clinical research to increase the role of the patient in clinical trials at Drug Information Association 49th annual meeting.

January 15, 2013

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Georgia Bio announced today the appointment of C. Russell Allen as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the life sciences industry association. He will officially begin on January 22.

January 15, 2013

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clinipace Worldwide, a global digital contract research organization (dCRO), today announced significant innovations to its proprietary TEMPOTM eClinical platform.

January 15, 2013

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quintiles has been named to the CSO40 by IDG's CSO magazine for its groundbreaking work establishing highly secure infrastructure.

January 15, 2013

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galectin Therapeutics has appointed industry veteran, Rex Horton, as Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, to help advance the Company's program in liver fibrosis.

January 15, 2013

AUDUBON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading spinal implant manufacturer, today announced preliminary unaudited sales results for the year ending December 31, 2012, in advance of its national sales meeting being held...

January 15, 2013

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CorMedix Signs Sales and Marketing Agreement with MKM Co-Pharma, Bolsters Commercial Management Team to Ready
Neutrolin® Catheter Lock Solution for European Market

January 15, 2013

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that it has regained full compliance with the NASDAQ Capital Market's minimum bid price continued listing requirement.

January 15, 2013

LANCASTER, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), a leading provider of simulation and modeling software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, today reported financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year...

January 15, 2013

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Announces Completion of Additional Clinical Trial for Alzheimer’s Disease Radiopharmaceutical Agent NAV4694: obtains rights to two β-amyloid imaging agents from AstraZeneca.

January 15, 2013

ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AxoGen, Inc. (OTCBB: AXGN) a leader in the science and commercialization of surgical solutions for peripheral nerve repair, today announced that it will be presenting at Noble Financial Capital Markets' Ninth...

January 15, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) today provided an update on its fourth quarter 2012 and recent business activities. “The past several months have been a remarkable period of time for us at Ironwood...

January 15, 2013

WEST HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NanoViricides updates that FluCide oral and injectable drugs were superior to Tamiflu in a highly lethal animal model against both H1N1 and H3N2, the current epidemic subtype, influenza viruses.

January 15, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & ROCHESTER, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optum and Mayo Clinic today jointly launched Optum Labs, an open, collaborative research and development facility with a singular goal: improving patient care. Based in Cambridge, Mass.,...

January 15, 2013

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced that it will issue results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 following the close of market on Monday, January 28, 2013. On the same day, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:...

January 15, 2013

BAGNEUX, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: DBV Technologies (Euronext: DBV – ISIN: FR0010417345) (Paris:DBV), creator of Viaskin®, a new standard in the treatment of allergies, announced today that the Company and the French Institute for...

January 14, 2013

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Santarus, Inc. (SNTS) has received approval from the FDA for UCERIS (budesonide) extended release tablets for the induction of remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis.

January 14, 2013

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--"This strategic initiative will provide significant opportunities for Canadian companies to attract capital" commented Andrew Casey, President and CEO of BIOTECanada. “In light of the highly...

January 14, 2013

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International (NYSE:BAX), will host a quarterly conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 7:30 a.m. Central Time. To access the call, please...

January 14, 2013

SAN MARINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VG Life Sciences Expands Ovarian Cancer Trial; Approved to Study Treatment of Breast, Colon, Lung, Liver and Pancreas Cancer; HCQ, Nexavar Combination Compound Gets Approval to Trial All Hard Tumors

January 14, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock to raise aggregate proceeds...

January 14, 2013

WESTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec Announces Q4 and Year End Earnings Webcast

January 14, 2013

HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acurian expands clinical trial patient recruitment department and capabilities to meet growing customer demand.

January 14, 2013

EAGAN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ATS Labs can offer environmental monitoring support, followed by microbial identification of environmental isolates, and then complete the service by providing disinfection qualification testing.

January 14, 2013

GREAT NECK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announces the recipients of its highly-competitive NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants of up to $100,000 for promising new mental illness research.

January 14, 2013

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HydroCision Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced the results of a multi-center study published in the January edition of the Internet Spine Journal demonstrating a 94% improvement...

January 14, 2013

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Feb 2, 2013, multi-platinum recording artist Clay Walker and Band Against MS (BAMS) will be at the Houston Oaks Country Club in Texas to host the inaugural Band Against MS Ride for charity.

January 14, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The new Echo 525 liquid handler allows scientists to work across a wider range of assay volumes and continue to produce high-quality data.

January 14, 2013

SYDNEY, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genea Stem Cells Pty Ltd (GSC), a supplier and developer of disease-specific human stem cells, today announced that 25 of its disease specific embryonic pluripotent stem cell lines have been placed on the USA...

January 14, 2013

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) today announced that Gerhard F. Burbach has been appointed to Fluidigm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Burbach will also join the Board’s Audit and Compensation Committees...

January 14, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EndoGastric Solutions® (EGS), the leader in endoluminal treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), today announced two additions to the company’s management team—Pat Crilly, PsyD as Vice President...

January 14, 2013

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata Solutions to present at 2013 Needham Growth Conference

January 14, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced a new range of laboratory automation and screening solutions during the Second Annual Society for Laboratory Automation and...

January 14, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced the new Thermo Scientific VisionTracker database software for more accurate and efficient management, tracking and retrieval of...

January 14, 2013

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new finding in neuroscience for the first time points to a developmental mechanism linking the disease-causing mutation in an autism-related disorder, Timothy syndrome, and observed defects in brain wiring, according...

January 14, 2013

BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sage Science introduces two new products designed to streamline library prep workflow and enhance the utility of the Pippin line of automated DNA size selection products.

January 14, 2013

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PURE Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, is advising its institutional and household customers of the effectiveness of PURE™ Hard Surface disinfectant...

January 14, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Akonni Biosystems Expands Family of TruTip Extraction Products for Hamilton Microlab STAR Line of Liquid Handling Workstations

January 14, 2013

CRAIGAVON, Northern Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Almac is pleased to announce the expansion of our drug product Pharmaceutical Development services with the creation of a new non-GMP formulation development facility and two new analytical...

January 14, 2013

CLARENCE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--22nd Century Group, Inc. (OTCBB: XXII) closed a private placement on January 11, 2013 with an institutional investor for $2.5 million.