Biotechnology News

October 15, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Precision Spine Announces 510(k) Clearance of the VAULT-C Anterior Cervical Interbody Fusion Device

October 15, 2014

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vetter Announces Personnel Changes in its Development Service Division to support its customer base. Clinical manufacturing services continue to attract new business.

October 15, 2014

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xagenic Inc., a molecular diagnostics company developing the first lab-free molecular diagnostic platform with a 20 minute time-to-result, announced today that its project in partnership with the University of Toronto...

October 15, 2014

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, today announced a collaboration with The Artificial Heart Laboratory at the Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development (FRK) in Zabrze,...

October 15, 2014

MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Washing hands with soap is a proven way to prevent the spread of life-threatening diseases, especially among children. In fact, nearly 2 million children under the age of 5 die each year from infectious diseases....

October 15, 2014

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sorin Group announces the results of the European and North American cohort study on the Freedom Solo valve at the 28th Annual Meeting of European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).

October 15, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orphan durg accelerator, Cydan Development, Inc., expands transactional expertise with appointment of Vered Bisker-Leib as Chief Business Officer

October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--San Diego-based industrial biotech companies continue to deliver next generation products and innovative technology solutions, many of which will be highlighted during the 2014 BIO Pacific Rim Summit.

October 15, 2014

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg will climb aboard Maryland’s only mobile bioscience lab, MdBioLab, a 45-foot custom-built mobile bioscience laboratory, on October 22.

October 15, 2014

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eClinicalWorks CEO and Co-founder Girish Navani’s keynote address at the 2014 National Conference will be streamed live online.

October 15, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq: INCY) announced today that it has scheduled its third quarter 2014 financial results conference call for 8:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The schedule for the press release...

October 15, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celerion is pleased to announce our membership into the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium (CSRC).

October 15, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec and Gretchen Rubin Unveil MS Blueprint, a New Online Tool to Help People with Multiple Sclerosis Attain Personal Goals

October 15, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--bioTheranostics, Inc., a leader in molecular diagnostics for cancer, today announced that its Breast Cancer Index test has been awarded Medicare coverage.

October 15, 2014

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rick Gonzalez has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NAVB). He previously served as Vice President, Global Operations at Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.

October 15, 2014

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clearside Biomedical, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing drug therapies to treat blinding eye diseases, today announced 8-week ongoing observations in patients with non-infectious uveitis.

October 15, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that it will report its third quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, before the market opens. Following the announcement, at 8:...

October 15, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recognizing that each person with type 2 diabetes is unique, AstraZeneca today announced the launch of Fit2Me, a free diet and lifestyle support program that allows people with this complex disease to create a...

October 15, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) today reported sales and net earnings for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014. Third quarter highlights: Net sales increased 3 percent and adjusted net earnings per share...

October 15, 2014

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Personalis, Inc., announced it will be attending the 2014 ASHG Annual Meeting where it will introduce new products for cancer research and inherited disease testing.

October 15, 2014

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Selecta Biosciences, Inc., and JDRF, announced today that they have extended their joint research collaboration and attracted Sanofi as a partner for the SVP for type 1 diabetes program.

October 15, 2014

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Selecta Biosciences announced it has secured equity funding of more than $20 million from new and all of Selecta’s existing investors.

October 15, 2014

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FDA approves sNDA for expanded use of NAVB's Lymphoseek for lymphatic mapping in all solid tumors & adds Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in breast cancer and melanoma. Addressable market up to 1.2M in US.

October 15, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumina accelerator announces investment in inaugural startup class. Fall 2014 startups include Encoded Genomics, EpiBiome, and Xcell Biosciences.

October 15, 2014

CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application for asfotase alfa, an investigational, first-in-class targeted enzyme replacement therapy.

October 15, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Provectus' Intralesional PV-10 and Co-Inhibitory Blockade Data To Be Presented At SITC

October 15, 2014

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Process Systems Enterprise, P & G, Novozymes and Leeds University announced that they are working together to create tools for scaling up and optimising spray drying process design and operation.

October 15, 2014

GÖTEBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Vitrolife Sweden AB (STO:VITR) The following people have been appointed as members of Vitrolife’s election committee for the Annual General Meeting in 2015: Patrik Tigerschiöld, representing...

October 14, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative ophthalmology, announced today that Phase 1/2 clinical data published online in The Lancet demonstrate positive long-...

October 14, 2014

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck Announces Pricing of Tender Offers for Eight Series of Notes

October 14, 2014

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dicerna presented data from its preclinical program in primary hyperoxaluria type 1 confirming the therapeutic potential of DCR-PH1 at the Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society.

October 14, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Stock Exchange, part of the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) global network of exchanges, today announced that it has enhanced the methodology for the NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index (BTK), a widely...

October 14, 2014

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) announced today that its third quarter 2014 financial results will be released on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 after the markets close. At 5:00 p.m. EST / 2:00 p.m. PST,...

October 14, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will report its third quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call and webcast...

October 14, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) today announced it will host its third quarter 2014 investor update conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Individuals...

October 14, 2014

TRENTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2nd Annual BioNJ CEO Summit on October 20-21 will bring together some of the most influential leaders in the life sciences industry to address the opportunities and challenges facing the sector.

October 14, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bicycle Therapeutics announces £20M ($32M) million financing for oncology drug development.

October 14, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioUtah presents the Utah Life Science Summit, the state's premier annual life science event. The 2014 Summit, "Destination Utah," held Wednesday, November 5 at Salt Lake City's Grand America Hotel.

October 14, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Compugen Achieves Second Preclinical Milestone in Cancer Immunotherapy Collaboration with Bayer

October 14, 2014

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A. - a global leading company in the diagnostic imaging business - today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

October 14, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced it is exiting its Nuclear Magnetic Resonance business. Agilent entered the NMR business in 2010, with the acquisition of Varian. Since then, the business has...

October 14, 2014

BEDMINSTER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cegedim Relationship Management today announced that Veloxis Pharmaceuticals is deploying its cloud-based Mobile Intelligence, the innovative Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, and MI Touch, for...

October 14, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN)(Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) announced today that its business area, QIAGEN Bioinformatics, has been named by Genomics England (GeL) an assessment winner for the UK100K project,...

October 14, 2014

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman and CEO of NantOmics, a member of the Nant family of companies, announced today that the company had been advanced to the next phase of Genomics England’s annotation assessment exercise....

October 14, 2014

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Therapeutic Proteins International, LLC (TPI), a US based biosimilars company, received the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award sponsored by Honeywell at the Global Generics and Biosimilars Awards held in Paris on Oct. 7,...

October 14, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--INC Research Signs Agreement to Perform FDA Due Diligence Audit of Regulatory Documents for Provectus Biopharmaceuticals

October 14, 2014

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exostar & BT team to enable secure collaborative research environments in the cloud for Life Sciences orgs & partners worldwide. Customers get single sign-on access to solutions that speed drug R&D.

October 14, 2014

HUBBARD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ebola virus detection in under 1 hour using NanoLogix N-Assay (V) rapid detection technology