Biotechnology News

August 21, 2012

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GenSpera adds VP, Finance

August 21, 2012

SÃO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Systagenix, a global leader in wound management, launches two new advanced wound care products in Brazil - SILVERCEL® NON-ADHERENT and ADAPTIC® DIGIT.

August 21, 2012

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New ways to improve stroke diagnostics are needed. Gordon Conference poster shows benefits of using Oxygen Bio's Oxycyte in conjunction with MRI to identify penumbra.

August 21, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DARA BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARA), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of oncology treatment and supportive care products, announced today the appointment of ...

August 21, 2012

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seattle-based biotech company Kineta, Inc. announced today it has received regulatory clearance in the Netherlands to initiate a first-in-human trial of ShK-186, an autoimmune drug candidate that specifically inhibits...

August 21, 2012

IRVINE, Calif. & ZURICH-SCHLIEREN, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allergan and Molecular Partners announce they have expanded their relationship by entering into two separate agreements in R&D and to commercialize DARPin® products...

August 21, 2012

MILWAUKEE & HERZLIYA & LOD, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE (NYSE: GE), together with OrbiMed Israel and Ornim, Inc., announced today a $20 million investment in Ornim, Inc., a developer of the CerOx™ monitor that non-invasively monitors...

August 21, 2012

CRAIGAVON, Northern Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Almac today announced that it is launching a Next Generation Sequencing service to further expand its range of solutions supporting the development of personalised medicine. The purpose of this...

August 21, 2012

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Ipsen (Paris:IPN) (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced the renegotiation of its 2010 strategic partnership agreement with Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Inspiration) for the development and...

August 21, 2012

HUBBARD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NanoLogix announces it will begin commercialization of its BNP (BioNanoPore) and BNF (BioNanoFilter) diagnostic kits under FDA 510K-exempt status.

August 21, 2012

HYDERABAD, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Inogent Laboratories clears the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan Audit

August 20, 2012

BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) announced today that it has priced its offering of $1 billion in senior notes. The offering consists of two tranches: $500 million aggregate...

August 20, 2012

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX) today announced the closing of the sale of 2,359,932 shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase up to 1,179,966 additional shares of its common stock in a...

August 20, 2012

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Bionics is pleased to announce that the swimmable Neptune™ processor has earned a prestigious product design award from the German-based Red Dot Institute for Advanced Design Studies.

August 20, 2012

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The recently enacted Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 placed “cannabimimetic agents” and certain classes of amphetamine-like stimulants into the Controlled Substance Act. These compounds were placed into...

August 20, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Research's Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology program (DART) offers clients specialized assessments to determine drug and chemical affects on reproductive systems.

August 20, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it was awarded a significant patent for comparative genomic hybridization methods. CGH methods help researchers study genetics and cancer in both basic...

August 20, 2012

BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) announced today that it plans to offer, subject to market and other conditions, senior notes that are expected to be issued in two tranches with...

August 20, 2012

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life sciences companies are finding value in compliance solutions that help them go to market faster, and this award demonstrates our ability to optimize and accelerate their processes

August 20, 2012

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that Scotland’s NHS Lothian has been confirmed as a site for its Phase I/II human clinical...

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...