Biotechnology News

August 29, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Effie Awards, honoring marketing effectiveness, announced the newly launched North American Health Effie Award, focusing on marketing OTC and Rx healthcare products and services in North America.

August 29, 2012

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aerial BioPharma, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing biologics and small molecules for conditions in the central nervous system, has received orphan drug designation for its narcolepsy drug in...

August 29, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CardioComm Solutions, Inc. Receives Health Canada Clearance to Market the HeartCheck™ ECG Monitor as a Prescription Product.Canadian Approval is the first of three Health Canada Applications.

August 29, 2012

MIAMI & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., today announced that it has submitted to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration a New Drug Application (NDA)...

August 29, 2012

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The NAFTA20 North America Business Summit, will be held at The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio on Nov. 15 and 16, 2012. It will focus on strategic outlooks future of NAFTA.

August 29, 2012

CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that Vikas Sinha, Chief Financial Officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, will present at two upcoming investor conferences: Robert W. Baird & Co. 2012...

August 29, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/...

August 29, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: SNTA) today announced that the Company will present at the Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:10 a.m. (ET) in Boston.

August 29, 2012

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer selects next target in antibody discovery collaboration with Theraclone Sciences. This is the third target chosen in the collaboration that began in January 2011.

August 29, 2012

LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orthofix International N.V., (NASDAQ:OFIX) (the Company) announced today that it will participate in ThinkEquity’s 9th Annual Growth Conference on Thursday, September 13th at 9:00 AM Eastern Time at the Le...

August 29, 2012

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--pSivida CEO to discuss sustained delivery and nanotechnology in ophthalmology at drug delivery technology conference in Switzerland

August 29, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative treatments that address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central nervous system disorders, today announced...

August 29, 2012

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) appoints Dr. Harold H. Shlevin as Chief Operating Officer, succeeding Maureen Foley as of October 1, 2012.

August 29, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel NNR Therapeutics (TM), today announced that Alan A. Musso, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and...

August 29, 2012

CONCORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Laurence Corash, chief medical officer of Cerus, is scheduled to present a corporate update at the Stifel Nicolaus Weisel Healthcare Conference in Boston on Sept 5, 2012.

August 29, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) today announced that company management will discuss Cubist’s business activities and financial outlook at investor conferences during September 2012. Michael Bonney,...

August 29, 2012

SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protalex, Inc. (OTCBB: PRTX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of a class of drugs designed to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA),...

August 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alan Auerbach, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Puma Biotechnology, will provide a company update at the Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Healthcare Conference in Boston on September 5.

August 29, 2012

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clovis Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLVS) today announced that Company management will participate in the following two investor conferences during the month of September: On September 6, Erle T. Mast, the Company’s...

August 29, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Investigator-initiated trial (IIT) proposals are on the rise among pharmaceutical firms over the last three years, averaging 173 per company in 2011, up 23% from 141 in 2009, based on recent data.

August 29, 2012

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affymax, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFFY) today announced the company's participation in the following investor conferences next week. --   Baird 2012 Health Care Conference Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:10 a.m. Eastern...

August 29, 2012

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cenduit has successfully helped sponsors automate the drug accountability and returns process using Interactive Response Technology (IRT).

August 29, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The PrecisionMed ALS Registry is a biological sample bank of DNA and longitudinal CSF, RNA, serum and plasma linked to clinical data.

August 29, 2012

PERKASIE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Effective September 1, 2012, Secant Medical, LLC, and parent company Prodesco, Inc., will merge under one name, Secant Medical, Inc., to further grow the business.

August 29, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The US market for reprocessed medical devices will continue to show strong growth, averaging almost 9 percent per year through 2017. This growth will be driven by budget-conscious hospitals.

August 29, 2012

MORRISTOWN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Data from multiple studies of Durata Therapeutics' investigational drug dalbavancin and of outpatient management of acute bacterial skin and soft tissue infection (abSSTI) will be presented at ICAAC.

August 29, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that it will present at the Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare conference in Boston. Timothy P. Clackson, Ph.D., president of research and development and chief...

August 29, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) today announced that Walter C. Herlihy, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the upcoming Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference in Boston. Dr....

August 29, 2012

HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aradigm Corporation announced that Nancy E. Pecota, Aradigm’s Vice President, Finance and CFO, will present an overview of the Company at the Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Healthcare Conference

August 29, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Santarus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNTS) today announced that Gerald T. Proehl, president and chief executive officer, will make presentations at the following investment conferences: Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference on...

August 29, 2012

ARDSLEY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced that it will present at two upcoming conferences in September. Jane Wasman, Chief, Strategic Development and General Counsel, will present at the Baird 2012...

August 29, 2012

NOKOMIS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RBCC Continues Negotiations with Amarantus

August 29, 2012

MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For Non-US, Non-UK & Non-Canadian Media Only New one-year follow-up results from the global RE-LY AF registry, a multinational primary care registry, have been announced for the first time during the European Society...

August 29, 2012

OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: DiaGenic: (OSE:DIAG) New CEO - progress in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease The interim report for the second quarter 2012 was approved by the Board of Directors on 28 August 2012. Please find...

August 28, 2012

HENDERSON, Nev. & WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Allos Therapeutics announce that FTC clears transaction for acquisition of all outstanding shares of common stock of Allos by Spectrum.

August 28, 2012

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oxygen Biotherapeutics is moving its R&D lab from California to North Carolina. This consolidation has been considered for quite some time, but was slowed by the poor real estate market.

August 28, 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 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare...

August 28, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tech Collective launches first award program in Rhode Island exclusively for individuals and innovators working in the biosciences. Nominations due: September 24th. Applications due: Oct. 1st.

August 28, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OmniGuide Inc. announces the closing of a $35 million non-dilutive financing with an affiliate of OrbiMed Advisors LLC.

August 28, 2012

CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Patent Litigator John Hamann Joins Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

August 28, 2012

ZURICH & TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EBD Group, the leading partnering firm for the life science industry, and Generic Pharma 2.0 today announced Pharma Meetings, a meeting planning platform to facilitate engagement among attendees and...

August 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ClinStar Execs Leon Dzivinsky and Richard Koenig to Examine How Clinical Study Start-Up Timelines Compare in Emerging Markets and How Biopharm Can Mitigate Risks and Reduce Timelines in Russia

August 28, 2012

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anova Cancer Care is one of only three radiosurgery centers in the U.S. chosen to participate in a landmark comparative effectiveness study to determine the best treatments for prostate cancer.

August 28, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Online Tech, the Midwest’s premier data center operator, congratulates Jason Yaeger, Director of Operations, who has received the 2012 Crain’s CIO Award presented by Crain’s Detroit Business. The winners of the...

August 28, 2012

EXTON, Penn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTrends Research Group, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that despite the considerable heterogeneity across different European countries,...

August 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AHF to take a leading role in HIV/AIDS research: Respected AIDS researcher and clinician Dr. Otto O. Yang to serve as the inaugural Scientific Director.

August 28, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. & MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical's EnligHTN renal denervation technology for hypertension demonstrated a safe and rapid 28 point reduction of systolic blood pressure after 1 month that remained stable at 3 months....

August 28, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manhattan Scientifics (OTCBB: MHTX) announced today that its Senior Scientific subsidiary has named Steven C. Miller, Ph.D. to the position of Chief Commercialization Officer. Senior Scientific is developing...

August 28, 2012

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Long-distance runner C.J. Howard lost his lower left leg to cancer, discovered rock climbing, and used additive manufacturing technology to make himself a one-of-a-kind custom prosthetic.