Biotechnology News

June 13, 2012

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTrends Research Group and Arlington Medical Resources Release TreatmentTrends®: Gram-Negative Infections (EU) Report

June 13, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ABL to manufacture the enzyme therapy candidate scuPA for UTHSCT funded through NHLBI's SMARTT program.

June 13, 2012

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Azaya Therapeutics Reports Results of Phase I Clinical Trial

June 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTR), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in oncology, today announced that it is expected to join the Russell Microcap® Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its family of U.S...

June 13, 2012

SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced that during its June meeting the Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $2.5 billion of the Company's common stock. This open...

June 13, 2012

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advaxis immunotherapy causes tumor regression in preclinical prostate study

June 13, 2012

LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ERYTECH Pharma, a late stage biopharmaceuticals company focused on orphan oncology and rare diseases, announces that the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted...

June 13, 2012

MAPLE GROVE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Upsher-Smith to buy Proximagen

June 13, 2012

LANCASTER, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), a leading provider of simulation and modeling software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, announced today that it has signed a collaboration agreement with a top...

June 13, 2012

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RF Surgical Systems, Inc., the market leader in prevention and detection of retained surgical items (RSI), today announced an agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P., (HealthTrust), one of the largest...

June 13, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Myriant Corporation today announced that members of its management team will participate in the 2012 BIO International Convention in Boston, MA. Myriant Chairman and CEO, Stephen J. Gatto will participate at BIO’s Press...

June 13, 2012

WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aeris Therapeutics, LLC announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent covering the use of cross-linked polymers administered into the lung to reduce lung volume for the treatment of...

June 13, 2012

BOZEMAN, Mont.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Golden Helix has established a representative office in Japan and has selected Filgen Inc. as its exclusive distributor for the territory.

June 13, 2012

DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gold Standard Diagnostics partners with Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. to provide HE4 testing, enabling healthcare professionals to detect ovarian cancer much earlier increasing the probability of a cure

June 13, 2012

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ophthotech’s Novel Anti-PDGF Combination Agent Fovista (TM) Demonstrated Superior Efficacy over Lucentis® Monotherapy in Large Controlled Wet AMD Trial

June 13, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & YOKOHAMA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluidigm today unveiled the details of its new C1™ Single-Cell AutoPrep System to attendees at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) meeting in Yokohama, Japan...

June 13, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The World Preview 2018 assesses forecast trends in prescription drug sales and R&D spending and also looks at therapy area growth and the performance of marketed and pipeline products.

June 13, 2012

CRAIGAVON, Northern Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Almac is pleased to announce the Qualified Person (QP) Facilitation Programme; a value-add enhancement to Almac’s current suite of QP services. Offered to global clients importing investigational...

June 13, 2012

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mazor Robotics Ltd. (TASE:MZOR), a developer of innovative surgical robots and complementary products, today announced that its Korean distributor, BR Holdings, received marketing clearance from the Korean Food...

June 13, 2012

NICE, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Launch in several European countries of SMARTVIEW a remote monitoring solution for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices developed by Sorin Group and Orange Business Services

June 13, 2012

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Karolinska Development AB (STO:KDEV) announces today that it will exchange its holding of shares in Oncopeptides AB for Industrifonden’s holding of shares in Aprea AB, giving Karolinska Development...

June 12, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO and 8 biofuel, environmental and agriculture organizations wrote House and Senate leaders in support of stable policy for biofuels, including maintaining the RFS and renewing tax credits

June 12, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDRA) today announced that it has received notice from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications staff of the Nasdaq Stock Market that Idera is not in compliance with the minimum...

June 12, 2012

FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) has elected Marijn E. Dekkers, chairman of the board of management of Bayer, AG, as a GE director. He was elected by the GE Board at its meeting on...

June 12, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO presented New Jersey Governor Chris Christie with its 2012 Governor of the Year award in recognition of his leadership and commitment to advancing biotechnology and promoting public health.

June 12, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will host a special China Day program the 2012 BIO International Convention.

June 12, 2012

SAN MARINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2012 Monthly Letter to Shareholders Highlights Progress in Three Clinical Development Programs

June 12, 2012

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iWalk today announced the availability of its BiOM bionic lower limb system for above-knee amputees (BiOM AK). The device normalizes gait for above-knee amputees.

June 12, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Immunetics, Inc., has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its BacTx® rapid test for bacterial contamination in platelet units.

June 12, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--mobile BSL-2 & BSL-3 laboratories
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June 12, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Biotechnology Industry Organization is pleased to announce the 2012 BIO International Leadership Award winner is the Rt Honourable David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, UK.

June 12, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Martin Latterich named BioScale CSO. Formerly with Proteogenomics Res Inst. and Illumina, he has commercial and development experience and a focus on proteomics discovery of biomarkers in oncology.

June 12, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Norwest Equity Partners (“NEP”), a leading middle market investment firm, announced today that it has acquired Pentech Holdings, Inc. (“Pentec” or the “Company”) from DW Healthcare Partners, Frazier Healthcare and...

June 12, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BiologicsMD, Inc. of Fayetteville, Arkansas awards manufacturing contract to Cytovance Biologics, Inc. to expand development of its breakthrough osteoporosis medication, PTH-CBD™.

June 12, 2012

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GenMark Diagnostics Increases 2012 Revenue Guidance; Reagents Revenue Accelerates

June 12, 2012

CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VaxInnate begins clinical testing of a novel vaccine candidate for avian or bird flu.

June 12, 2012

HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Hamburg will join Guido Rasi, executive director of the EMA, and Paul Glover, assistant deputy minister of health products and food branch at Health Canada during the DIA 2012 Annual Meeting.

June 12, 2012

WESTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) today will be hosting an Analyst Day to provide an update for the investment community on the company’s commercial strategy, select late and early-stage clinical development programs, as...

June 12, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FDA Fast Track designation granted for Edimer's EDI200, first potential treatment for orphan disease XLHED.

June 12, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Donna Housley Promoted as Identigene's Laboratory Director

June 12, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced the publication of new pre-clinical results in the journal Blood (doi: 10.1182/blood-2012-04-423715) that describe...

June 12, 2012

OWINGS MILLS, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GoIndustry DoveBid, the global leaders in surplus asset management, was selected by Bionovo, Inc. to provide a disposition channel for their surplus assets via the BioPharma Exchange Program.

June 12, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United States electrophysiology (EP) mapping and ablation device market will grow strongly through 2016.

June 12, 2012

LAFAYETTE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aegis Analytical Teams up with Sequence. Partner helps Life Sciences Manufacturers Validate Discoverant Software.

June 12, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week the Games for Health Project kicks off its eighth annual Games for Health Conference, the nation’s largest conference dedicated to videogames, health, and health care, from June 12-14 in Boston. The conference,...

June 12, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new treatments for prostate cancer, today announced that its lead candidate, galeterone (TOK-001), has received Fast Track...