Biotechnology News

October 12, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genentech, Inc., a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved indication for ACTEMRA® (...

October 12, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SQI Diagnostics Launches SQiDliteTM Multiplexing System at AAPS

SQiDlite improves efficiency of drug development, clinical trials and immunogenicity testing

October 12, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV), a developer of groundbreaking technologies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI) and neurotrauma, today released a letter to Shareholders. To Our Shareholders...

October 12, 2012

SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ABRAXANE® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) for the first-line...

October 12, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genzyme Presents Second Phase III Study of Once-daily Oral AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) Confirming Significant Impact on Disability

October 12, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metabolix, Inc. announced President and CEO, Richard Eno, will be the luncheon keynote speaker at the Biopolymers Symposium 2012 conference in San Antonio, TX on Tuesday, October 16 at 12:00 p.m. CDT.

October 12, 2012

BEDMINSTER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPSP), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics for rare gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug...

October 12, 2012

HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Impax Pharmaceuticals, the branded products division of Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (...

October 12, 2012

WAYNE, Pa. & PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania Bio and Philadelphia Works, the former Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, announced an agreement today under which Pennsylvania Bio will acquire the Life Science Career Alliance (...

October 12, 2012

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fibrocell Science, Inc. (OTCBB: FCSC), a biotechnology company focused on commercializing LAVIV, the first and only FDA-approved personalized cell therapy in aesthetic dermatology, and on developing innovative...

October 12, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that its Analyst & Investor Day for research analysts and institutional investors will take place on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m. (ET) in New...

October 12, 2012

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Preliminary results from a new, prospective study presented today at the first Joint Congress of the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS), Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (ERIC),...

October 12, 2012

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Today BioGaia (STO:BIOG) has signed an agreement with Ferozsons Laboratories Limited, for the exclusive rights to sell BioGaia’s probiotic drops and tablets in Pakistan. The products will be sold under...

October 12, 2012

MAIDENHEAD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society will publish their new Responsibility Deal on World Arthritis Day on 12th October demonstrating that, as well as rights, patients also have responsibilities.

October 12, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust captures the UK’s EHealth Insider (EHI) award for implementing Medworxx Utilisation Management.

October 12, 2012

WESTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced new data from studies evaluating oral BG-12 (dimethyl fumarate), which provide further evidence supporting its strong clinical and radiological effects in people with...

October 11, 2012

BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE:LH) today announced that Thomas P. Mac Mahon has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to retire from the Board at the conclusion of his...

October 11, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keraflex for corneal reshaping in keratoconus is now in physician sponsored clinic trials in the US.

October 11, 2012

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, Inc. Announces an Exclusive Licensing Agreement with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for a molecular diagnostic test

October 11, 2012

RAVENSBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vetter has been awarded first place for the category Most Improved Manufacturing Project or Process at this year’s European Outsourcing Awards.

October 11, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and the University of Houston today announced they are working together to further understanding of the geology and composition of crude oil. The collaboration...

October 11, 2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Users of Carestream's PACS for radiology rated the system #1 above all other systems.

October 11, 2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACM Global Central Lab has expanded its clinical trials services with the introduction of Drug-Induced Organ Toxicity (DIOT) Monitoring

October 11, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two research teams are exploring the use of spider silk in biomedical and optical applications. The teams will present their findings at OSA's Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics 2012.

October 11, 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, in a little more than a year after its launch, a sizeable proportion of surveyed...

October 11, 2012

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CorMedix Inc. (“CorMedix”) (NYSE Amex: CRMD), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of cardiorenal disease, announced today...

October 11, 2012

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celsis In Vitro Technologies will host an industry-supported symposium as well as several poster presentations at the 18th North American ISSX Meeting.

October 11, 2012

BEND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bend Research Inc. (www.bendresearch.com), a leading independent drug-formulation development and manufacturing company, announced that it has...

October 11, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel NNR Therapeutics ™, today announced that its scientists are scheduled to make several poster presentations at...

October 11, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Drug developers to receive total immersion training in drug development.

October 11, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that data from a Phase 2 study of VX-809 combined with ivacaftor in people with the most common mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane...

October 11, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) will issue its third quarter 2012 financial results at 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 18th, 2012. In connection with this announcement, Cubist will host a...

October 11, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since 2009, US pharmaceutical companies have increased their patient adherence budgets by 281%, according to a recent study.

October 11, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acceleron presents data at the Cancer Marker 2012 conference -- that illustrate possible new biomarkers for use in metastatic breast cancer and in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

October 11, 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, announced today a recent...

October 11, 2012

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today on World Sight Day, 25 years after Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) started the MECTIZAN® Donation Program (MDP), the company celebrates with partners important progress in...

October 11, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Data presented today from Cardiovascular Systems’ CONFIRM study series demonstrate that CSI’s minimally invasive orbital atherectomy system is an effective treatment for peripheral arterial...

October 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genesis Biopharma, Inc. (OTC/BB: GNBP), a biotechnology company developing targeted cellular immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced receipt of meeting minutes from the U.S. Food and Drug...

October 11, 2012

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hospital CEOs say that a Medicare ruling making surgical site infections after cardiac implantable electronic device procedures non-reimbursable has significant financial and quality rating impacts.

October 11, 2012

SAN DIEGO & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cytori has treated the first patient at Minnesota Heart Institute Foundation in their U.S. ATHENA trial to study adipose-derived stem & regenerative cells in the treatment of refractory heart...

October 11, 2012

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Precise Biometrics: (STO:PREC) Leading developer of solutions that trace key healthcare processes chooses Precise Match-on-Card™ to trace patient ID and blood testing transmissions, eliminating human ‘...

October 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Initial Public Offering

October 11, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Akonni Biosystems to Present Results of Development on a TruTip Automated Solution for Extracting Cell-free DNA from Maternal Plasma at
American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) conference

October 11, 2012

NOKOMIS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RBCC: Nobel Prize Could Bring Big Investments in Stem Cell Research

October 11, 2012

CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s Life Sciences Consortium has initiated Project Data Sphere, a collaborative data platform making clinical trials data available to researchers to speed cancer research.

October 11, 2012

WESTON, Mass. & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) announced that results from 11 company-sponsored TYSABRI presentations, including 10 posters and one platform, will be available...

October 11, 2012

WESTON, Mass. & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) announced that results from 11 company-sponsored TYSABRI presentations, including 10 posters and one platform, will be available...

October 11, 2012

CHICAGO & JENA, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carl Zeiss advances surgical visualization with new 3D HD video system for the OPMI PENTERO microscope