Biotechnology News

January 23, 2013

HALLE/SAALE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Probiodrug AG has appointed Ronald Black, M.D. and Inge Lues, Ph.D. to the roles of chief medical officer and chief development officer, respectively.

January 23, 2013

NEW YORK & PETACH TIKVAH, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics (OTC.QB: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies for neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that its CEO, Dr. Adrian Harel, has issued an...

January 23, 2013

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announced today plans to report fourth quarter 2012 financial results on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Ligand’s President and CEO, John L. Higgins, Executive Vice...

January 23, 2013

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trevena explains in a JPET publication how it discovered biased mu opioid ligand TRV130 and brought it through preclinical development for acute post-operative pain.

January 23, 2013

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DSP Clinical President/Founder Darlene Panzitta to teach small to mid-size pharmaceutical and device companies to improve outsourced clinical management at SCOPE Summit for Clinical Ops Executives

January 23, 2013

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of its broad-based efforts to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of its community, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, Ga. is the recipient of the 2012 Foster G. McGaw Prize for...

January 23, 2013

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--K&L Consulting, a global CRO, has expanded its relationship with Medidata Solutions by achieving multiple accreditations in the Medidata Clinical Cloud.

January 23, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mersana Therapeutics has expanded its senior leadership team with key hires reflecting the company's focus on its next generation Fleximer antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) platform.

January 23, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering microRNA (miRNA) replacement therapies for cancer, announced that new preclinical data from its lead product candidate will be presented this week at the...

January 23, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celtaxsys has appointed several respiratory experts to its Medical Advisory Panel, who will oversee the clinical development of CTX-4430 for patients with cystic fibrosis.

January 23, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ) today reported sales and net earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended December 29, 2012. Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Sales The Company reported net sales of $1.372...

January 23, 2013

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVO): GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio (NASDAQ: VIVO) today: reported record first quarter net sales of $45.4 million, an increase of 13%, from the...

January 23, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Provectus Pharmaceuticals announces that data on PV-10 will be presented in a poster presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in April 2013.

January 23, 2013

SAN DIEGO & TIVERTON, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Santarus (SNTS) and VeroScience announce publication of positive data from Phase 3 study showing significant benefit from the addition of Cycloset in patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes...

January 23, 2013

MUNICH & HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WILEX AG (ISIN DE0006614720 / WL6 / Frankfurt Stock Exchange) today announced that its US subsidiary WILEX Inc., Cambridge, MA, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with...

January 22, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:AGN) and MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) today jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Allergan will acquire...

January 22, 2013

BETHPAGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, today announced that it has awarded $25 million in new multi-year research grants. The research initiatives and...

January 22, 2013

TRENTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno to address BioNJ’s 20th Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 7.

January 22, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atherotech Diagnostics Lab appoints Peter A. McCullough, M.D. to its Medical Advisory Board. He will advise, guide scientific research, and advance physician education on VAP lipid technology.

January 22, 2013

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. & BAUDETTE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX) and ANIP Acquisition Company d/b/a ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that each company will hold a special meeting of its...

January 22, 2013

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bioness Inc. today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its L300® Foot Drop System to pediatric patients.

January 22, 2013

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARGO Medical Technologies has unveiled the newest generation of its ReWalk Rehabilitation exoskeleton that enables individuals with spinal cord injuries the ability to walk again.

January 22, 2013

BOSTON & GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PHT Corporation had its 4th consecutive year of profitable growth in 2012 as sponsors, CROs and sites worldwide adopted its ePRO and eCOA Systems to collect patient-driven eData for clinical research.

January 22, 2013

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Study Demonstrates Decreased Incidence of Groin Surgical Site Infection with Prevena™ Incision Management System

January 22, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Broad Institute today announced that renowned business leader Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. will become the next chairman of its Board of Directors.

January 22, 2013

NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) today announced that it has awarded its MMRF Innovator Award, MMRF Accelerator Award, and MMRF Collaborator Award.

January 22, 2013

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quanterix Corporation announced today that Analytical Chemistry has published a ground-breaking study in which its Simoa technology was used to directly measure bacterial genomic DNA of S. aureus in both human...

January 22, 2013

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The decision to move investigational drugs to Phase I testing is no longer in the hands of pre-clinical development executives, according to a new study from Cutting Edge Information.

January 22, 2013

KINDERHOOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Bio Medica Corporation (ABMC.PK) today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Imperium Commercial Finance Master Fund LP (“Imperium”) that provides the Company with a secured revolving...

January 22, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Selventa today announced that it is developing a powerful new class of diagnostic test that will accelerate the implementation of personalized healthcare. Systems Diagnostics, or SysDx™, will be a novel...

January 22, 2013

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative treatments that address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central nervous system disorders, today announced...

January 22, 2013

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galetcin Therapeutics has announced preclinical data demonstrating that the Company's galectin inhibitor is effective in models of diabetic kidney disease.

January 22, 2013

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Syapse, the leader in bringing omics into routine medical use, announced unprecedented momentum in helping laboratories and clinics generate and use next-generation sequencing to diagnose and treat patients....

January 22, 2013

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Drug Channels Institute released 2012-13 Economic Report on Retail, Mail, and Specialty Pharmacies,its exclusive, in-depth analysis of the highly dynamic prescription pharmaceutical industry.

January 22, 2013

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles River Laboratories schedules fourth-quarter 2012 earnings release and conference call

January 22, 2013

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Variance Development Partners makes a growth investment in Veristat LLC: Investment will enable Veristat to further enhance its market leadership position and provide resources for growth

January 22, 2013

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orion Health, the leader in eHealth technology, and the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC), the state’s health information exchange (HIE), today announced that NMHIC has selected Orion...

January 22, 2013

FORT LEE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SAFE-BioPharma approves Verizon healthcare cyber identities as compliant with U.S. government requirements

January 22, 2013

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIK) today announced the appointment of Sylvia Cheung as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2013. Cheung, who has served as Anika’s Vice President for...

January 22, 2013

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”; OTCBB: ACTC or the “Company”), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that it is amending the patient treatment protocol for the remainder of the...

January 22, 2013

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. EST. Teva will host a conference...

January 22, 2013

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stealth Peptides announced positive results from a phase I oral Bendavia study, with plasma concentrations shown to be cardioprotective in multiple models of cardiac diseases, including heart failure.

January 22, 2013

GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xceleron has announced a partnership with Crystal Pharmatech that will offer drug developers early bioavailability data that will lead to optimized solid-state forms and formulations.

January 22, 2013

MORRISTOWN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QPharma has announced the recruitment of John Cunningham to the position of Executive VP of Sales.

January 22, 2013

PERKASIE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Secant Medical, Inc. will exhibit the unique benefits of biomedical textile engineering for medical device design at the MD&M West Exhibition and Conference in Anaheim, CA on February 12-14, 2013.

January 22, 2013

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: RNN), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing potential first in class oncology and CNS therapeutics, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Peter D. Suzdak as...