Biotechnology News

May 21, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cook Medical has added a 25 gage needle to its EchoTip® ProCore™ line of fine needle biopsy (FNB) histology needles.

May 21, 2012

HERCULES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eureka Genomics lands a multi year contract with US military for DNA forensic services to identify remains of US servicemen from the Korean war

May 21, 2012

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) and its subsidiary LifeMap Sciences, Inc. today announced that they have completed the acquisition of XenneX, Inc. through a merger of XenneX into LifeMap Sciences. The definitive...

May 21, 2012

MALVERN, Penn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AltheRx Presents Positive Phase II Results of Solabegron in Overactive Bladder at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting

May 21, 2012

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. announces the rebranding of its leading multiple sclerosis drug therapy with the new name Tcelna(TM).

May 21, 2012

BEDMINSTER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPSP), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics for rare gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders, today reported the presentation of data at the...

May 21, 2012

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a labeling update for ISENTRESS® (raltegravir) Film-coated...

May 21, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, despite downward pricing pressures from poor economies and tight healthcare reimbursement, rising procedure...

May 21, 2012

BUELACH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIOTRONIK Announces Positive Results for the Passeo-18 Lux Peripheral Vascular Paclitaxel Releasing Balloon (BIOLUX P-I study) at the EuroPCR 2012 congress.

May 21, 2012

MANAMA, Bahrain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Distributed Smart Solar Energy Project in Awali breaks new ground by bringing both solar power and smart grid technology as a first step towards building a smart city in the Gulf

May 21, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At ASMS 2012, Bruker announces the launch of the new ultrafleXtreme™ MALDI TOF/TOF system. Bruker’s market leading, top of the range product has been significantly enhanced to offer both increased...

May 21, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $35 million of the company’s common stock from time to time on the open market or in...

May 21, 2012

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Makucell, a biotechnology start-up that manufactures and sells the Renewnt anti-aging skin care line, appointed Kevin Scanlon, Ph.D., Chairman of the Pasadena Angels, to its Board of Advisors...

May 21, 2012

LUND, Sweden & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX NORDIC: ACTI) and Ipsen (Paris:IPN) (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced that recruitment to the global, pivotal, randomized, double-blind, placebo-...

May 21, 2012

GOTHENBURG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Cellectis stem cells, a Business Unit of Cellectis Group (Alternext: ALCLS), a premier provider of stem cell derived products and technologies, today announces the launch of a human iPS...

May 21, 2012

HYDERABAD, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE: RDY) announced today that it has launched over-the-counter (OTC) Lansoprazole delayed-release capsules in the U.S. market on May 18, 2012, following Dr. Reddy’s ANDA approval by...

May 20, 2012

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sucampo reported post-hoc analysis results from AMITIZA in IBS-C phase 3 trials showing a significantly higher proportion of treated patients vs. placebo received consistent relief of symptoms at DDW

May 20, 2012

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sucampo reported data demonstrating the protective effect of cobiprostone against epithelial barrier dysfunction in models of NSAID-induced gastric mucosal injury, at DDW 2012.

May 20, 2012

TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Official delegations from 15 countries have arrived to Israel to take part in the ILSI-BioMed Israel 2012 conference and trade show, which will be held on May the 21st to 23rd in Tel–Aviv.

May 20, 2012

SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Welch Allyn will showcase its latest generation of connected solutions designed to address the needs of new medical practices this week at HIMSS Middle East in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

May 19, 2012

TAKOMA PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USPI acquires cold plasma therapy for development of cancer eradication therapy

May 18, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ohio Biomedical & Pharma Career Fair to be held May 23 in Columbus

May 18, 2012

BRIGHTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yesterday, Ingolf Tuerk, MD, and his team completed their 1,000th robotic-assisted prostatectomy at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Tuerk, chief of Urology, director of the Robotic-assisted Surgery Program at St...

May 18, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cutting Edge Information’s recent study, finds that many companies still do not engage HOLs with payers until after large-scale clinical trial results have been submitted for regulatory approval.

May 18, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood testified to a House Agriculture Subcommittee saying Farm Bill energy programs are working and biorefineries are beginning to put steel in the ground

May 18, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTCBB:CBIS) a pioneering U.S. biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, is pleased to voice our support for Gustin L. Reichbach, a justice of the...

May 18, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) has released a new video exhorting the FDA to demonstrate “bold leadership” to help make the drug development process less expensive.

May 18, 2012

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Precision Therapeutics, a leading life-science company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is dedicated to personalized cancer care. Precision offers a portfolio of products developed to help guide physicians and patients with...

May 18, 2012

NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLDX) will host a conference call at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 to announce interim, topline results of the Phase 2b EMERGE study of CDX-011 in patients...

May 18, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biovest Announces BiovaxID® ASCO Abstract Available On-line. NCI to Present Cancer Vaccine Data from Phase II Mantle Cell Lymphoma Study.

May 18, 2012

MISGAV, Israel & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MDGN and AIM: MEDU, MEDG) (the “Company”), the developer of the novel Biopump™ technology for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins in...

May 18, 2012

SEAL BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransBioTec, Inc. (OTCBB: IMLE) is pleased to announced the appointment of Scott Painter to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Scott is an experienced Chief Executive with expertise in growing businesses...

May 18, 2012

VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The following letter was provided to shareholders by CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE MKT: CVM) for today’s annual shareholder meeting: Dear Fellow Shareholders: Last year, 2011, was an exciting year for us because we were...

May 18, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York Biotechnology Association (NYBA), the voice of New York State’s bioscience industry, today announced that the 2012 honorees of the Association’s annual leadership awards will be the leaders of Regeneron...

May 18, 2012

NEW YORK & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bionest Partners announces the recent publication of a Nature Reviews article on personalized medicine strategy

May 18, 2012

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) announced today that it will host its Inaugural Analyst Day on Friday, June 1st, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, at the InterContinental New York Barclay...

May 18, 2012

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotechnology Information Organization (BIO):   WHAT: The Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry is holding a public hearing regarding Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Energy and Forestry Programs. This continues a...

May 18, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) and Almirall, S.A. (ALM.MC) today announced that they will present aclidinium-related data in 1 poster discussion session and 3 poster presentations at the American Thoracic Society...

May 18, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (OTC/BB: NVIV), a developer of groundbreaking technologies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI), today announced that CEO Frank Reynolds is scheduled to appear on...

May 18, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Santarus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNTS) today announced that safety and efficacy data from a Phase III, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled 12 month extended use study with the investigational drug UCERIS™ (budesonide...

May 18, 2012

LUND, Sweden & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX NORDIC: ACTI) and Ipsen (Paris:IPN) (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) will present tasquinimod (TASQ), their prostate cancer drug candidate, at the scientific...

May 18, 2012

HYDERABAD, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE: RDY) announced today that it has launched CLOPIDOGREL TABLETS, USP 75 mg & 300 mg, a bioequivalent generic version of PLAVIX®, in the U.S. market on May 18, 2012. The ANDAs...

May 17, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to change the administration schedule of...

May 17, 2012

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. (“Lantheus”) today announced that it will host a conference call at 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, to discuss its financial and operating results for the first...

May 17, 2012

COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Osiris Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIR) announced today it has received market authorization from Health Canada to market its stem cell therapy Prochymal® (remestemcel-L), for the treatment of acute graft-vs-host...

May 17, 2012

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously voted to re-elect Dr. Phillip Frost as Chairman of the Board for a term of three years. Dr. Frost’s re-...

May 17, 2012

WESTON, Mass. & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) today announced that the New England Journal of Medicine published research from the companies’ global risk management program that...