Biotechnology News

June 20, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today launched the RapidTrack Whole Genome Sequencing Service (RapidTrack WGS), a new offering in its FastTrack Sequencing Services operation that delivers a whole human genome in less...

June 20, 2012

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO will release three surveys providing insight into voter attitudes, the opinions of biotech executives and the thoughts of those attending the 2012 BIO International Convention.

June 20, 2012

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aptiv Solutions, a biopharmaceutical and medical device development services company, and the leader in adaptive clinical trial design, simulation and execution, announced today that several of its thought leaders...

June 20, 2012

TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, and Fujitsu Taiwan LTD. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Monday for building a platform of genomics and bioinformatics research to jointly promote...

June 20, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affymetrix Inc., (Nasdaq:AFFX) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell $105 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2019. Affymetrix also has...

June 19, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2012 BIO International Convention Tuesday Keynote address.

June 19, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2 Florida high school students have been named finalists in the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge.

June 19, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the occasion of "BIO International Convention," held in Boston, USA, 19 Rhone-Alpes’ companies attend the world leading Life Sciences convention: Alaxia, Alizé Pharma, Animascope, Cytoo, Erytech Pharma, Eveon, Fab'...

June 19, 2012

NO. BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a global leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative diagnostic imaging agents, today announced the company has been selected to receive a $300,000...

June 19, 2012

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GenMark Diagnostics Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

June 19, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of BIO elected its Executive Committee and added new members to Section Governing Boards in a meeting held in conjunction with the 2012 BIO International Convention.

June 19, 2012

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Furiex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase III Clinical Trials of MuDelta in Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome

June 19, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) today announced that it has received notice from entities affiliated with Carl C. Icahn stating their intention to nominate four individuals to Forest’s ten-member Board of...

June 19, 2012

WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 50% of drug test samples demonstrate drug abuse or diversion

June 19, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Great Basin Corporation, a privately-held molecular diagnostics company developing sample-to-result solutions, today presented initial data of its Candida assay during the Clinical Mycology—Diagnosis, Treatment and...

June 19, 2012

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that Oxford County EMS in Ontario, Canada, is the first emergency service in North America to use a...

June 19, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Winners of the International BioGENEius Challenge will be announced tomorrow at the keynote luncheon at the BIO International Convention.

June 19, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The biotechnology industry in Florida continues to grow, with venture capital investments surging by 200 percent, according to a report released today by BioFlorida.

June 19, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nathan Kondamuri, a junior from Munster High School in Dyer, Ind., won the International BioGENEius Challenge, a biotechnology research competition for high school students.

June 19, 2012

AUDUBON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clinical Financial Services is re-branding as CFS Clinical. The two service areas supporting the business management of clinical trials are Contract & Regulatory Services & Global Payment Services.

June 19, 2012

AUDUBON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clinical Financial Services (CFS), a specialty provider focused on the business and financial management activities for clinical trials, announces its new name and brand image.

June 19, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cryopraxis established in 2001 as the pioneer private umbilical cord blood bank in Brazil will be present at Bio 2012 in Boston. Eduardo Cruz, chairman of the board, will be a speaker at the Brazilian break-out...

June 19, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prolias Technologies, Inc., an emerging molecular diagnostics company focusing on predictive and prognostic genetic cytology and pathology, announced today that it has licensed from Cornell University a portfolio of...

June 19, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Highlights from Day One of the 2012 BIO International Convention and preview of Day Two.

June 19, 2012

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Furiex confirms Takeda received confirmation from the EMA of the acceptance of submissions of Marketing Authorization Applications for Two Fixed-Dose Alogliptin Combination Therapies

June 19, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viamet entered an agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to use NIAID’s preclinical services program to develop broad-spectrum antifungal agents conceived by Viamet...

June 19, 2012

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO will release three surveys providing insight into voter attitudes, the opinions of biotech executives and the thoughts of those attending the 2012 BIO International Convention.

June 19, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oncomatrix, National Jewish Health and Case Western Reserve University join forces to attack invasive tumors

June 19, 2012

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

June 19, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maxim Health Systems (MHS) is now a certified distributor of the Citi Flu CareSM card, an innovative health care payment solution. The Citi Flu Care card can be used in convenient locations for flu vaccinations at more...

June 19, 2012

DENVER & SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corgenix Medical Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, Corgenix, Inc., has entered into a contract agreement with diaDexus, Inc. to manufacture and supply the PLAC® Test ELISA product...

June 19, 2012

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Survey findings released today by Octagon show that global life sciences companies continue to confront major hurdles in their mission-critical enterprise document management

June 19, 2012

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Theorem Clinical Research has launched its new look and tagline, “Think Theorem.”

June 19, 2012

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExecuPharm has recently expanded its locations to include Europe and Latin America.

June 19, 2012

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Angiochem will present at the 2012 Barriers of the CNS Gordon Research Conference, June 20, 2012 in New London, NH

June 19, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--bluebird bio, a leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for severe genetic disorders, announced today that both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA)...

June 19, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Samuel Broder was appointed Senior Scientific and Clinical Strategist for Xcovery. Dr. Broder previously served as Director of the National Cancer Institute.

June 19, 2012

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nearly two-thirds of surveyed physicians have seen an increase in the HCV patients they manage over the past year

June 19, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--bioTheranostics expands its PRÉCIS(SM) Precision Medicine biomarker profiles for non-small cell lung and colorectal cancer.

June 19, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Increases in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening will drive sales in the European gastrointestinal endoscopy market, helping this market reach a value of $1 billion by 2016.

June 19, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zalicus successfully completed a Phase 1 SAD clinical study with Z944, a novel, oral, T-type calcium channel blocker and will advance into a Phase 1 MAD study in 3Q 2012.

June 19, 2012

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX) announced today that it has received notice from The NASDAQ Stock Market indicating that BioSante has regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement...

June 19, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Industry Development report released today at the 2012 BIO International Convention signals significant job growth in the bioscience sector over the past decade, indicating the importance...

June 19, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Asuragen Grants Armored RNA Technology License to BD

June 19, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. (“ImmunoCellular” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: IMUC), a clinical stage biotechnology company that is focused on developing new immune-based products to treat and diagnose cancer,...

June 19, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FDA Policies Erode Minnesota MedTech Industry, Leaders Likely to Move Jobs, Invest Overseas, according to an industry study

June 19, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A global perspective on the latest biotechnology developments shaping nations around the world—and the creation of global collaborations for biotech advancements.

June 19, 2012

WASHINGTON & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 4th Annual Scientific American Worldview Report and Scorecard - the most comprehensive country-by-country analysis of biotechnology - reveals the parameters essential for building a successful...

June 19, 2012

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotechnology Information Organization (BIO): WHAT: “Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Industry Development 2012” demonstrates that the U.S. bioscience industry added jobs from 2001 to 2010, despite losses in both the overall U.S....