Biotechnology News

August 20, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer releases newest version of flagship informatics product: ChemBioOffice® Ultra 13.0 suite to accelerate the discovery process through increased productivity and data sharing

August 20, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced the initiation of a multi-center Phase 1/2 clinical trial in Japan of ponatinib, the Company’s investigational BCR-ABL inhibitor. The trial is being...

August 20, 2012

PLEASANTON, Calif. & THE HAGUE, Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntegenX today launched its RapidHIT™ Human DNA Identification System to the European law enforcement and forensic communities at the 6th European Academy of Forensic Science (EAFS...

August 20, 2012

PRINCETON, N.J. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ELIQUIS® (apixaban) Data Analyses To Be Presented At European Society of Cardiology Congress 2012

August 20, 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ: DYAX) today announced the appointment of Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch, Ph.D., J.D., to the new position of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and the appointment of Burt Adelman...

August 18, 2012

MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PhotoMedex, Inc. (NASDAQ and TASE: PHMD) today announced that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $25 million of its common shares in the open market over the next twelve...

August 17, 2012

HENDERSON, Nev. & WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGS: SPPI) (Spectrum) and Allos Therapeutics, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ALTH) (Allos) today announced that Spectrum has provided an additional extension of the...

August 17, 2012

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) announced today the launch of an authorized generic of ACTOplus met® (pioglitazone/metformin tablets)15 mg/500 mg, 15 mg/850 mg. ACTOplus met® is marketed by Takeda...

August 17, 2012

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 20 biotech companies that will present business innovations and growth strategies to an audience of more than 850 investors, scientists at Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference September 27-28, 2012.

August 17, 2012

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2014 CleanMed Conference & Exposition, presented by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm, will be held at Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (CMMCC) in May, 2014.

August 17, 2012

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX) today announced that it has received a commitment from an institutional investor to purchase $3,475,000 of securities in a registered direct offering. BioSante...

August 17, 2012

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna announced today that Ren Elder has been appointed head of Pharmacy for Aetna, Inc.

August 17, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HemaCare Corporation (HEMA) today reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012. For the three month period, revenue rose by 1% to $4.27 million, while the loss from continuing...

August 17, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hospitals, healthcare providers to benefit from new Premier agreements for cellular voice and data services

August 17, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New benchmarking data reveal that medical device companies’ compliance team budgets dropped by an average 24% in 2012.

August 17, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer's electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) can now be seamlessly integrated with Elsevier’s Reaxys® for enhanced productivity and streamlined workflows

August 17, 2012

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A record number of dental professionals gathered in Las Vegas at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino for Sirona’s CEREC 27 and a half year Anniversary Celebration where they witnessed the launch of two major...

August 17, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dow AgroSciences announced the launch of POWERCORE™ in Argentina to control major pests in corn.

August 17, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Biogen Idec Foundation and Teach For America today announced a new collaboration in support of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. A $100,000 grant from The Biogen Idec Foundation will be...

August 17, 2012

LUND, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Probi: (STO:PROB) Both the intensity and the frequency of the key symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) declined significantly following ingestion of Probi’s bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum...

August 17, 2012

UPPSALA, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Biotage AB: (STO:BIOTA) Interim report for the period January – June 2012 Second quarter April – June 2012 · Group net sales in the second quarter 2012 increased by 24 percent to 122.3 MSEK (98.6...

August 16, 2012

BROOMFIELD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARCA biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABIO), today announced that Richard B. Brewer, 61, Chairman of its Board of Directors, has died after a long battle with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. “Dick will be...

August 16, 2012

GETINGE, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Getinge has today signed a definitive agreement with US-based Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) to acquire KCI’s Therapeutic Support Systems (TSS) business. Getinge is currently a major player in pressure ulcer...

August 16, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IMS®, a leader in surgical device and instrument management, has been named sole distributor for RxEnergy’s NeverDie™ Lithium Ion Batteries.

August 16, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO announces that registration is now available for the 11th Annual BIO Investor Forum, an international biotech investor conference, to take place October 9-10, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

August 16, 2012

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: BPTH) (“Bio-Path”), a biotechnology company developing a liposomal delivery technology for nucleic acid cancer drugs, today announced operational and financial results for the quarter...

August 16, 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, through 2021 the uptake of three new market entrants, Roche/Genentech’s Perjeta (...

August 16, 2012

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IRIS International (NASDAQ:IRIS) to power its world-class remote equipment monitoring and support solution with ThingWorx.

August 16, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,660,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $14.25 per share.

August 16, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zephyr Technology, a global leader in physiological status monitoring, has developed a system for monitoring patients wirelessly that will improve health care and reduce costs.

August 16, 2012

NEWTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quotient Biodiagnostics, Inc., dedicated to providing high quality immunohematology products to blood banks and hospitals, today announced that it has entered into a 36 month supply agreement with Premier healthcare...

August 16, 2012

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmalucence has received FDA approval for use of Sulfur Colloid Injection in the localization of lymph nodes in malignant melanoma patients. FDA grants this indication Orphan Drug status.

August 16, 2012

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) and BioTime’s subsidiary OncoCyte Corporation today announced the publication of a scientific report on the gene COL10A1 and its potential as a marker for numerous types of human...

August 16, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DARA BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:DARA) announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Seyer Pharmatec Inc. for the sale and distribution of Soltamox® (tamoxifen citrate).

August 16, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The majority of pharma companies in the North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region use patient reported outcomes (PROs) to supplement outcomes data, according to new study.

August 16, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seth Lederman, M.D., President and CEO of New York City-based Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (“TONIX” or the “Company”) (OTCBB:TNXP) says that a good night’s sleep is a potentially powerful, but currently elusive,...

August 16, 2012

BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This October, EuropaBio’s European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy (EFIB) brings together a panel of multinational CEOs to discuss the evolution of a world leading EU bioeconomy. The...

August 16, 2012

LUND, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Probi (STO:PROB): Second quarter 2012 · Net sales amounted to MSEK 21.9 (24.0). · Operating profit totalled MSEK 2.2 (6.3). · Profit after tax amounted to MSEK 2.0 (4.9). · Profit after tax per...

August 16, 2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC, a biotechnology company focused on innovative cancer treatments, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted it patent numbers 7919527 and 8030350,...

August 15, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Biotechnology Industry Organization urges consideration of the impact on advanced biofuel producers that will occur from a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard

August 15, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS & ADELAIDE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dow AgroSciences and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics have entered into a crop improvement research, option, and license agreement.

August 15, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, announced today that it has priced its previously announced offering of senior notes: $500 million aggregate principal amount of 1....

August 15, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluidigm (NASDAQ: FLDM) today announced that it intends to offer shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering.

August 15, 2012

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navidea Biopharmaceuticals today announced the results of voting at its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) held August 14, 2012.

August 15, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Konky Sotomayor, DVM, developer of the Salmogenics Vaccine, was appointed Chief Scientist of Global Green, Inc.

August 15, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A newly published benchmarking study found that pharmaceutical companies spend upwards of $30 million on their global medical science liaison (MSL) operations.