Biotechnology News

September 17, 2012

PALO ALTO & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fujitsu Laboratories of America announced a collaboration with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System employing technology to monitor the rehabilitation of veterans suffering from PTSD during...

September 17, 2012

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Strengthens Merck Millipore’s opportunity to offer STEMCCA reprogramming kits for stem cell research

September 17, 2012

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--STTR grant to explore functional enhancement of amniotic fluid-derived stem cells thru fucosylation with ASC-101

September 17, 2012

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Confluence Life Sciences, a biotech company focused on the discovery and development of kinase inhibitors to treat cancer and inflammatory disease, announced a $4M Series A venture capital financing.

September 17, 2012

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: BioGaia AB (STO:BIOG) A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 80 colicky infants showed that the crying time was significantly reduced among the infants supplemented by drops with the probiotic...

September 17, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT) today announced top-line results from a Phase 2 trial of TC-5619 as a treatment for inattentive-predominant attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHDi). In the trial, TC-...

September 17, 2012

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BrainScope® Company, Inc. has been awarded a contract by the United States Army for development of a “Miniature Field Deployable System For Rapid TBI Assessment," valued at $2.67 million over 2 years.

September 17, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LipoScience today announced the publication of results from a clinical study in the AJC suggesting patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus are at increased risk for CVD-related events.

September 17, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Victor Vinci, Ph.D., has joined Cook Pharmica’s leadership team as vice president and chief scientific officer

September 17, 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, has won two Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine “Innovations 2012” awards. aspenONE Supply Chain...

September 17, 2012

HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) today announced that the Company will present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Thursday, September 20, at 4:30 p.m. ET. The conference will be held at the...

September 17, 2012

LINCOLN, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celerion is pleased to announce that it has been awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).

September 17, 2012

NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rib-X Pharmaceuticals received Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation from the FDA for delafloxacin, provided under the new Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) program.

September 17, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AB SCIEX announces biologics initiative

September 17, 2012

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Immune Targeting Systems Limited (“ITS”), an emerging leader in the development of vaccines that promote T-cell responses against viruses and cancers, today announces compelling data from two Phase I clinical trials of...

September 17, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Oncology today announced that important data from its lung cancer and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) portfolios will be presented at the upcoming European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Vienna,...

September 17, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GTx, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTXI) announced today that it is sponsoring a symposium on Muscle Wasting in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients at 12:00 pm eastern daylight time on September 22, 2012, at the Hilton Back Bay...

September 17, 2012

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sucampo Pharmaceuticals to Host Analyst Meeting September 28th

September 17, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) today announced that its lead compound, cabozantinib, will be the subject of three clinical data presentations at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2012...

September 17, 2012

NETANYA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Lotz will bring tremendous experience to the CAB as we continue the development of the Octopus Spinal Annular Repair System.

September 17, 2012

NOKOMIS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RBCC Expands Cell Culturing Focus to Include Adult Stem Cells

September 17, 2012

MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Progenra, Inc. announce the publication of a research article entitled “A Small Molecule Inhibitor of Ubiquitin-Specific Protease-7 Induces Apoptosis in Multiple...

September 14, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--mRNA reprogramming process is accelerated through optimization of the factors to establish a feeder-free, xeno-free protocol which slashes the time, cost and effort involved in iPSC derivation.

September 14, 2012

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xenex Co-Founder Dr. Mark Stibich will present “No-Touch Disinfection Systems: Choosing and Using New Technologies for Room Disinfection” at AHE EXCHANGE 2012

September 14, 2012

CARLSBAD, Calif. & NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotech Showcase™ 2013 investor and partnering conference, to be held January 7–9, 2013 in San Francisco, CA at Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square, is an innovation...

September 14, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PURE Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: PURE), the creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today announced the exercise of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters to purchase 557,615...

September 14, 2012

PARAMUS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Proteonomix announces agreement with UMDNJ to conduct a Phase 1 clinical trial with UMK-121 in end-stage liver disease

September 14, 2012

HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) today announced that it and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. have reached agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ALZA Corporation (together, “ALZA”) to settle...

September 14, 2012

WESTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 1,500 Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) employees around the globe will participate in the company's second annual “Care Deeply Volunteer Day,” which kicks off today. The day of service is part of Biogen Idec's...

September 14, 2012

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xcelience opens a purpose-built facility for clinical supplies with services that include primary and secondary packaging, storage and distribution.

September 14, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pulmatrix announced today that it has initiated a collaboration with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. to accelerate the clinical development of lead candidate PUR118 in cystic fibrosis.

September 14, 2012

MUNICH & STRASBOURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diaverum, one of the world’s leading renal care providers, is hosting a session at the EDTNA/ERCA Conference 2012 where medical experts will present dialysis patients’ experiences of having an...

September 14, 2012

SHAWNEE, Kan. & JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bayer HealthCare LLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) announced today that they have signed an agreement in which Bayer will acquire the U.S. based animal health business of Teva...

September 13, 2012

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Judge Barbara Crabb entered a judgment overruling a February 2012 jury verdict in favor of Promega. The ruling leaves intact the...

September 13, 2012

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After the massive fish deaths in Pigeon Lake, Blue Water Satellite used its patented satellite imagery to shed new light on what was happening in the lake. They help prevent contamination outbreaks.

September 13, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Codexis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDXS), a developer of cost-advantaged processes for the production of biofuels, bio-based chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, today announced participation at the following upcoming...

September 13, 2012

BEDMINSTER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPSP) will present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference in New York on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. ET. The presentation will be available as a live webcast...

September 13, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass. & SOMERVILLE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer and TIBCO Software Announce Strategic Alliance for TIBCO Spotfire Data Visualization and Discovery in Certain Scientific Research & Development Markets

September 13, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, today announced that management will present a company overview at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Thursday,...

September 13, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien held its annual investor meeting today and announced 2013 guidance.

September 13, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NextBio Clinical’s ability to rapidly identify biomarkers and possible disease targets in an aggressive form of breast cancer was highlighted at the ASCO 2012 Breast Cancer Symposium.

September 13, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RGRX) (“the Company” or “RegeneRx”) today announced that it has received a patent in Mexico for the treatment of dry eye syndrome and glaucoma, among other...

September 13, 2012

CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PBS Biotech Inc. has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with DYNC B.V. to market and sell its Single Use Bioreactor technology into Europe.

September 13, 2012

BOSTON & MINNEAPOLIS & ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HealthEast Care System, the largest locally-owned heath care organization in the Minneapolis-St. Paul East metro area, awarded a contract to Humedica to support their Accountable...

September 13, 2012

CRANFORD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paragon Solutions, Inc., an advisory consulting and systems integration firm, announced today the appointment of John Wes Green to lead the development of Paragon’s Integrated Marketing Innovation consulting...

September 13, 2012

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GA Life Sciences Summit, Oct. 3 to feature 2 global leaders as keynote speakers. Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Baxter Healthcare's Brien Johnson, VP, Program Manager, Plasma Bioscience.

September 13, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to view and listen to a webcast of a presentation by Mikael Dolsten, President, Worldwide Research and Development, at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on...

September 13, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, England & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Linguamatics is pleased to announce the launch of its new service for mining the world’s patents. This service builds on the core capabilities of its market leading text mining engine, I2E....