Biotechnology News

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....

September 13, 2012

HOD HASHARON, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Haldor Advanced Technologies Ltd., the leading provider of RFID-enabled, surgical instrument tracking and asset management solutions for hospitals and sterilization centers, and Intelligent InSites, the...

September 13, 2012

HORSHAM, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cmed Clinical Services has today announced three new appointments to its management team to drive the company's future growth.

September 13, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb to Present at UBS Global Life Sciences Conference

September 13, 2012

WILMINGTON, N.C., & BERLIN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPD and Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA2LEN) Announce Strategic Alliance in Allergic Diseases.

September 13, 2012

MT. OLIVE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Sixth Annual Pinsonault Managed Markets Summit kicks off Wednesday, September 19th at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The three-day conference brings together executives in the managed markets industry to...

September 13, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluxion Biosciences, a privately held drug discovery tools and services company, announced today that it has launched the BioFlux EZ system. The BioFlux EZ addition completes the BioFlux family of...

September 13, 2012

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTrends Research Group and Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) in their LaunchTrends: Dificid Wave 4 (US) report finds that physician familiarity with Optimer/Cubist/Astellas’ Dificid continues to improve among...

September 13, 2012

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a global leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative diagnostic imaging agents, today announced that Don Kiepert, President and Chief Executive Officer,...

September 13, 2012

LUGANO, Switzerland & RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helsinn Grants to DARA Exclusive U.S. Commercial Rights to Gelclair®, an FDA-Cleared Oral Gel for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis

September 13, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ABT Molecular Imaging, a medical imaging company selling a production platform to generate unit doses of molecular imaging drugs, announced today it has secured a $6 million round of financing. River Cities...

September 13, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), the world leader in serving science, has completed its previously announced acquisition of One Lambda, Inc., the leader in transplant diagnostics. Based in Canoga Park,...

September 13, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--bluebird bio, a leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for severe genetic disorders, announced today that Nick Leschly, CEO of bluebird bio, is scheduled to present at the UBS Global Life...

September 13, 2012

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Senesco Technologies, Inc. (“Senesco” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: SNT) reported today that the first patient has been enrolled and dosing has been initiated in cohort 2 of its clinical trial with SNS01-T in...

September 13, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agios Pharmaceuticals, the leading biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel drugs in the fields of cancer metabolism and rare metabolic genetic diseases, today announced that David...

September 13, 2012

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tetraphase to present at UBS Global Life Sciences Conference, BioPharm America 2012, and 11th Annual BIO Investor Forum

September 13, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New study finds the regulatory restrictions that US MSL teams operate within train liaisons to focus on scientific discourse with key opinion leaders and avoid overly promotional communication.

September 13, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new Economist Intelligence Unit report sponsored by Quintiles concludes that “China is a complex market that can yield profits to those companies that jump in with both feet, adapt to the realities...

September 13, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A 40-patient, multi-center study in peripheral artery disease at Nagoya University in Japan using cells from Cytori's Celution® System has been approved by the MHLW.

September 13, 2012

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transgenomic, Inc. (OTCBB: TBIO) today announced the appointment of Mark P. Colonnese as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. In this role, Mr. Colonnese will lead the Company’s...

September 13, 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ: DYAX) announced today that executive management will participate in the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference, being held September 19-20, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Gustav...

September 13, 2012

LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cryoport, Inc. (OTCBB: CYRX) today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Kryosphere, a leading biorepository serving clients throughout North America and internationally. Cryoport and...

September 13, 2012

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NasdaqGS: SPPI), a biotechnology company with fully integrated commercial and drug development operations with a primary focus in hematology and oncology, today announced that an...

September 13, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ: AVEO) today announced that David Johnston, chief financial officer, is scheduled to present at the UBS Annual Global Life Sciences Conference on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. (...

September 13, 2012

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New research report “Central Nervous System Partnering Terms and Agreements” developed by CurrentPartnering has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

September 13, 2012

ARDSLEY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced that Ron Cohen, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer will present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Thursday, September 20 at 1:30 pm ET...

September 13, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quintiles and Sinclair IS Pharma sign long-term strategic deal to commercialise portfolio in Mexico.

September 13, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genzyme, a Sanofi company, announced today that the U.S. FDA has approved AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) as a new once-daily, oral treatment indicated for relapsing forms of MS

September 12, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that the Company will present at the 4th Annual Personalized Medicine...