Biotechnology News

May 9, 2012

SEOUL, Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hanmi Pharmaceutical licenses diazepam nasal spray technology from SK Biopharmaceuticals for marketing in China and Korea.

May 9, 2012

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Counter to reports of a drug shortage, BioRx, a national specialty pharmacy, can immediately serve the needs of patients in need of c1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) treatment for hereditary angioedem

May 9, 2012

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpinalCyte, LLC, a spinal technology company focused on autologous regrowth of the spinal disc nucleus using human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs), today announced encouraging results from in vivo animal studies completed at...

May 9, 2012

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunovion announced results from a 6-week open-label study demonstrating that patients can effectively be switched to LATUDA (lurasidone HCl) from other antipsychotic agents.

May 9, 2012

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navidea Biopharmaceuticals today announced that data from clinical studies investigating Lymphoseek® and AZD469 were accepted for presentation at several upcoming scientific and medical meetings.

May 9, 2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the release of its Thermo Scientific Laboratory Consumables Catalog, an interactive, online resource that provides customers...

May 9, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2012 BIO International Convention will tackle the most pressing regulatory issues facing the industry - PDUFA V reauthorization, new biosimilars pathway and drug development.

May 9, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) today confirmed that GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) has announced its intention to commence an unsolicited tender offer to acquire all the outstanding common shares of HGS at...

May 9, 2012

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$7.1 Million Award to Pulmotect to Develop Lead Immune Stimulant

May 9, 2012

MISGAV, Israel & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MDGN and AIM: MEDU, MEDG), the developer of a novel technology for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins in patients using their own tissue,...

May 9, 2012

EXTON, Penn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Abilify has the second-highest first-line patient share of newly diagnosed schizophrenia patients among atypical antipsychotics

May 9, 2012

BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PROFECTUS BIOSCIENCES, INC. RECEIVES $5.6M GRANT TO DEVELOP A VACCINE TO PROTECT HUMANS AGAINST INFECTION WITH NIPAH/HENDRA VIRUSES

May 9, 2012

BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary American Renal Holdings Inc. announced today they will host a first quarter 2012 earnings call on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The live call...

May 9, 2012

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Selecta Biosciences, developing a new class of synthetic vaccines and immunotherapies, has received the prestigious Edison Award for 2012 with the Gold Medal for Best Pharmaceutical Product Innovation

May 9, 2012

WAUKESHA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare announced today, during the Heart Rhythm Society’s (HRS) 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions, a continued commitment to electrophysiology (EP) by delivering new technologies.

May 9, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, announced that it will host its 2012 Analyst Meeting on Wednesday, May 23, from 9:00 a.m. to noon (EDT), at the Mandarin Oriental New...

May 9, 2012

NEW YORK & GAITHERSBURG, Md. & ATHENS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), GlycoMimetics, Inc. (GMI), and Glycosensors and Diagnostics, LLC (G&D) today announced a collaboration to develop an AIDS...

May 9, 2012

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cook Medical is the major sponsor of the opening session “Zero Tolerance: Vascular Catheter Related Infections” at the 37th CVAA

May 9, 2012

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Award-winning Contract Research Organization (CRO) DSP Clinical was named one of the 50 fastest growing North American companies owned or led women by the WPO and American Express OPEN .

May 9, 2012

WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc., a privately held life sciences company that provides innovative proteomic and genomic products and services to the life sciences industry, today announced that the company has...

May 9, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--INC Research, LLC has broadened its services around Medidata Solutions’ (NASDAQ: MDSO) clinical cloud platform by offering Medidata Balance™, Medidata Rave® Targeted SDV and Medidata Coder.

May 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Puma Biotechnology will provide an overview of its drug development program, which includes PB272 (neratinib) for the treatment of breast cancer.

May 9, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zalicus Inc. (NASDAQ: ZLCS) a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops novel treatments for patients suffering from pain and immuno-inflammatory diseases announced that Zalicus management will...

May 9, 2012

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Myeloma Foundation reviews positive data from 3 myeloma studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the drug REVLIMID.

May 9, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Newly published clinical study results with Hygieia, Inc.’s automated Diabetes Insulin Guidance System (DIGS™) demonstrate DIGS’ potential to improve blood glucose control for insulin-using patients.

May 9, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, introduced the Supra-dTM QuEChERS Dispersive Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) solution for sample...

May 9, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 and provided an update on corporate developments. “We had a very productive start to the...

May 9, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Idera reports First quarter earnings

May 9, 2012

ELMSFORD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioScrip, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOS) today announced 2012 first quarter financial results. First quarter revenue was $155.6 million and net loss was $2.7 million, or $0.05 per share. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the...

May 9, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO) www.neurometrix.com, a medical device company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the neurological...

May 9, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synageva BioPharma Corp. (“Synageva”) (NASDAQ:GEVA), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, today reported first quarter 2012 financial results, and...

May 9, 2012

MANSFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference in Las Vegas, NV, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Bryan Hanson,...

May 9, 2012

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) today issued updated dial-in information regarding the conference call to be held today, May 9, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its first quarter 2012 results. The...

May 9, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phase 2 final data on PV-10 for metastatic melanoma will be presented at the 2nd European PostASCO Melanoma Meeting 2012, according to Provectus Pharmaceuticals.

May 9, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scientists from Nelson Laboratories will highlight the latest FDA trends in biocompatibility for medical device manufacturers attending the Medical Design and Manufacturing East Show.

May 9, 2012

NEWTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioClinica's first quarter 2012 financial results included a 14.9% increase in service revenues, 17.1% increase in non-GAAP operating income and 17.8% increase in non-GAAP net income over 1Q 2011.

May 9, 2012

ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Banyan Biomarkers, Inc. today announced that Andrew von Eschenbach, MD, former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and former Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), was elected to its...

May 9, 2012

OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: GE Healthcare and DiaGenic (OSL:DIAG) collaboration in PET imaging and gene signatures The interim report for the first quarter 2012 was approved by the Board of Directors on 8 May 2012. Please find...

May 9, 2012

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cegedim Relationship Management today announced that Laboratorios Casen Fleet has implemented and deployed Mobile Intelligence for iPad™ as their centralized Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform in Spain and...

May 9, 2012

GÖTEBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Meda AB(STO:MEDAA): Group net sales reached SEK 3,375 million (2,944). At fixed currency rates, sales increased 14%. EBITDA rose to SEK 1,151 million (1,119), corresponding to a 34.1% margin (38...

May 9, 2012

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Highlights: Net revenues of $5.1 billion, compared to $4.1 billion in the first quarter of 2011, an...

May 8, 2012

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today first quarter financial results for the period ended March 31, 2012. The Company reported a...

May 8, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Sunday May 6, 2012, CBS Sunday Morning presented a story titled “A new hope for back pain sufferers?” that featured Dr. Kevin Pauza, a member of Spinal Restoration’s clinical advisory board, who discussed his...

May 8, 2012

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that its corporate presentation will be webcast from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference in Las Vegas. Kevin Young CBE, Gilead’s...

May 8, 2012

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clovis Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLVS) today announced that Company management will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time. The...

May 8, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Santarus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNTS), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Key financial results for the 2012 first quarter include: Total...

May 8, 2012

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX) today reported on its financial results for the first quarter of 2012 and cash balance as of March 31, 2012. BioSante’s cash balance as of March 31, 2012 was...

May 8, 2012

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) today announced that Dr. Michael R. Hayden, will join the company as the President of Global Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer, based in Israel. In...

May 8, 2012

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a nanomedicine company with development programs in RNA therapeutics and obesity, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended March...