Biotechnology News

September 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alan Auerbach will provide an overview of Puma Biotechnology at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on September 19.

September 12, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO) continues to lead the market with its cloud-based clinical development platform through a new customer commitment from Mesoblast Limited, a world leader in developing biologic products...

September 12, 2012

BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) announced today that for the period of September 12, 2012 to March 11, 2013, its Zero Coupon Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2021 (Zero Coupon...

September 12, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vascular Pharmaceuticals, which is developing drugs to treat patients with complications arising from diabetes, has raised equity financing and signed an agreement with Janssen Biotech.

September 12, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase 2 Data for Eravacycline (TP-434) in Patients with Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections (cIAIs)

September 12, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New study finds that 69% of small companies are experiencing longer regulatory submission timelines, in contrast with Top 50 and Top 20 Pharma companies where only 27% saw longer timelines.

September 12, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When seeking pharmaceutical reimbursement, it is vital that pharmaceutical companies interact with payers whenever possible, says Cutting Edge Information.

September 12, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DR Systems announced that its cloud-based ambulatory EHR for radiologists is now commercially available after successfully completing beta testing.

September 12, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SRS | Shareholder Representative Services, the post-closing expert for private-company mergers and acquisitions, today announced the release of the 2012 SRS Life Sciences M&A Study.

September 12, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Biogen Idec Foundation (NASDAQ: BIIB) has awarded the Museum of Science, Boston a $1 million grant to support interactive science education and outreach programs for middle and high school students across the state....

September 12, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smaller niche manufacturers have been seeking out untapped market segments in this otherwise heavily penetrated market.

September 12, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The medical technology company ProLung today announced the naming of current board member Clark A. Campbell, Ph.D. as its new Chairman, replacing William A. Fresh, who continues as a Director.

September 12, 2012

INGELHEIM, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For Non-US, Non-UK & Non-Canadian Media Only New findings presented at the 2nd Asia Pacific Stroke Conference in Tokyo, Japan, have confirmed that in Asian populations, Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate)...

September 12, 2012

WILMINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPD today announced it has been named to the 2012 InformationWeek 500, an annual recognition of the most innovative users of business technology in the United States.

September 12, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that it will present at the UBS Global Life Sciences conference being held in New York City. Harvey J. Berger, M.D., chairman and chief executive...

September 12, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--China's declared goal is to become a top global power in the biomedical materials industry, with a market share of 10% to 15% by 2050, according to Lux Research.

September 12, 2012

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veeva Systems announces Vault Enterprise – the first cloud-based suite of content management applications ever developed specifically for the global life sciences industry.

September 12, 2012

DANVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Webinar Series to Discuss the Importance of Terminology Management

September 12, 2012

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sucampo announces approval of AMITIZA for chronic idiopathic constipation in the UK.

September 12, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Akonni Biosystems Announces New Family of TruTip® Extraction Products for Hamilton Microlab® STAR Line of Liquid Handling Workstations

September 12, 2012

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New research report “The World Market for Bio-Based Chemicals, 2nd Edition” developed by SBI has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

September 12, 2012

OXFORD & NEWCASTLE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--e-Therapeutics plc (AIM: ETX) announces that it has started a second phase I clinical trial of its anti-cancer drug ETS2101. This trial will enrol up to 45 patients with a variety of solid tumours...

September 12, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PURE Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: PURE), the creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,784,000 shares of its common stock,...

September 11, 2012

LUTZ, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CytoDyn Inc. (the "Company") (CYDY), a biotechnology company focused on the development of new therapies for combating infection with immune deficiency viruses, today announced the appointment of Dr. Nader Pourhassan...

September 11, 2012

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Ron Squarer, will speak at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference in New York City.

September 11, 2012

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xcelience opens a new drug development facility in Tampa that promises to open the door to more highly skilled jobs for the Tampa Bay Area.

September 11, 2012

SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TranScrip Partners to open a new office in Sydney strengthening their global offering of support for biopharmaceutical product development and life cycle management.

September 11, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Santarus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNTS) today announced that its Phase III clinical trial with rifamycin SV MMX met the primary endpoint of the study in treating patients with travelers' diarrhea.

September 11, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KaloBios Pharmaceuticals has begun a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 trial of KB003 in subjects with severe asthma uncontrolled by corticosteroids.

September 11, 2012

NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Inc. today presented new efficacy and safety results from a Phase 2b clinical trial of delafloxacin for the treatment of ABSSSI, including infections caused by MRSA & QRSA.

September 11, 2012

NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that next-generation oxazolidinone, radezolid, was featured in one oral and three poster presentations at ICAAC.

September 11, 2012

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Through a wide-ranging program of expert panels, the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference will help attendees understand the latest developments on Capitol Hill and at the FDA.

September 11, 2012

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: At the Extraordinary General Meeting of Precise Biometrics (STO:PREC), which was held today on Tuesday 11 September, it was resolved to authorize the Board to increase the company’s share capital by a...

September 11, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the 2012 CASSS 9th Symposium on the Practical Applications of Mass Spectrometry in the Biotechnology Industry, Bruker today launches the first software solution to encompass the complete biopharmaceutical...

September 11, 2012

ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AxoGen (OTCBB: AXGN) to participate in Noble Financial Conference

September 11, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GUAVA II will Enable ECG Triaging of CardioComm Solutions Wireless and Internet Based GEMS, GlobalCardio, C4 and SMART Monitoring ECG Management Solutions

September 11, 2012

CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Industry Standard Research (ISR) released "Improving Patient Recruitment in Biosimilar Trials" a novel and comprehensive market research report examining recruitment in Biosimilar clinical trials.

September 11, 2012

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cold Genesys Announces SPA Agreement with FDA on a Phase 2/3 Pivotal Trial of CG0070 as an Intravesical Treatment for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer patients after BCG failure

September 11, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new study finds that although less than half of surveyed companies report using MSLs in payer presentations, the significant percentage that do marks a growing trend among MSL teams.

September 11, 2012

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helix BioMedix, Inc. (OTCQB: HXBM) (the “Company”), a developer of bioactive peptides, today announced that it has filed a Schedule 13E-3 and related preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange...

September 11, 2012

SAN MARINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transition to Commercialization Means BioFuel and Plant Oil Producers Now Able to Purchase Commercial Quantities of Lipid-Enhancing Product

September 11, 2012

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Parkinson's disease lead researcher Dr. Patrizia Fanara presents ground-breaking data at neurodegeneration conference showing how isotopic labeling is advancing earlier diagnosis and treatment

September 11, 2012

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SurModics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SRDX), a leading provider of surface modification and in vitro diagnostic technologies to the healthcare industries, today announced the final results of its modified Dutch auction...

September 11, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata Solutions announced that Chairman and CEO Tarek Sherif, President Glen de Vries, and Chief Financial Office Cory Douglas will participate in three upcoming investor conferences in September.

September 11, 2012

CONCORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cerus has entered into independent partnership agreements with American Red Cross and Blood Systems Incorporated to commercialize INTERCEPT plasma for use in the orphan indication of TTP.

September 11, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At this week’s CAP ’12 annual conference of the College of American Pathologists, DR Systems is demonstrating its Unity™ enterprise imaging solution for pathology.