Biotechnology News

July 11, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attached is a press release issued earlier today by GlaxoSmithKline, announcing that data have been received from the Phase 3 Harmony 8 study and from the event-driven meta-analysis for assessment of...

July 11, 2012

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced its decision to retain the Dreux (France)-based industrial facility within the scope of its activity. Considering the perspectives of Ipsen’s primary care...

July 11, 2012

CARLSBAD, Calif. & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This year, EBD Group’s BioPharm America™ will partner with Nature Publishing Group and BioCentury Publications Inc. to host the first SciBX: Science-Business eXchange Innovation in BioPharma Summit...

July 11, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Agriculture Energy Coalition urges the House Agriculture Committee to include strong mandatory funding for energy programs as it marks up its version of the Farm Bill.

July 11, 2012

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that they will work together to expand access to family planning, a critical step in...

July 11, 2012

CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that the Company will report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 before the financial markets...

July 11, 2012

DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Improve Sensitivity and Specificity for the Most Dangerous Types of H pylori with Gold Standard Diagnostics’ FDA Cleared EIA

July 11, 2012

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KineMed's Dr. Marc Hellerstein to present breakthroughs in proteome dynamics leading to new predictive biomarkers of disease at the Kern Lipid Conference in Vail, Colorado, July 12th

July 11, 2012

BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NOXXON Initiates Phase IIa of anti-CXCL12/SDF-1 Spiegelmer NOX A12 for Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

July 11, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. (RCT), of Tucson, has partnered with Isogenica, of Cambridge, U.K., to access Isogenica’s CIS display platform for the screening of proprietary libraries of a new antigen-...

July 11, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research Corporation Technologies (RCT) and the Protein Interactions Group of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have published the first studies in primates that characterize...

July 11, 2012

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galectin Therapeutics has been added to the Russell Microcap Index effective at the close of equity markets on June 22, 2012.

July 11, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BSD Medical expands MicroThermX® ablation market opportunity by introducing a short tip SynchroWave antenna which can be used to more accurately target smaller cancer tumors.

July 11, 2012

CHICAGO & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quintiles & Allscripts have entered a strategic partnership to jointly develop software solutions to enable improvements to the drug development process.

July 11, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XenoPort, Inc. (Nasdaq:XNPT) announced today that it has been awarded a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson’s Research to support preclinical studies to explore XP23829 for its...

July 11, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer introduces Ensemble for QA/QC, an integrated informatics solution tailored to decrease procedural errors, and accelerate data review and results delivery of QAQC

July 11, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata Solutions dramatically expanded its CTMS customer base and is launching a major product enhancement — a seamless integration of Medidata CTMS with Medidata Rave.

July 11, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--S.E.A. Medical Systems, Inc., a health-tech company focused on safety and management of IV medicine, today celebrated its Grand Opening for its new facility located at 61 Daggett Drive in North San Jose. The new...

July 11, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gen9, a pioneer in the development of scalable technologies for synthesizing genes, today announced the appointment of Kevin Munnelly as President and CEO and Martin Goldberg as COO.

July 11, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that it has presented new pre-clinical data with its RNAi therapeutic for the treatment of hemophilia at the...

July 11, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NextBio and Intel announce a collaboration aimed at optimizing and stabilizing the Hadoop stack and advancing the use of Big Data technologies in genomics and improvement of HDFS, Hadoop, and HBase.

July 11, 2012

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTrends and AMR release annual report that provides insight into the treatment of patients with MRSA and other Serious Gram-positive infections in the hospital setting

July 11, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer launches Asset Genius, an informatics-based business intelligence solution. Asset Genius enables laboratories to make effective decisions on how laboratory assets are deployed.

July 11, 2012

WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc., a privately held life sciences company that provides innovative proteomic and genomic products and services to the life sciences industry, today announced the expansion of their...

July 11, 2012

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrowhead Announces Dosing of First Patient with Anti-Obesity Treatment Adipotide® in a Phase 1 Clinical Trial

July 11, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImmunoGen, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGN), a biotechnology company that develops anticancer therapeutics using its antibody expertise and Targeted Antibody Payload (TAP) technology, today announced the start of clinical...

July 11, 2012

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

July 11, 2012

LUND, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioInvent International AB (OMXS:BINV) today announced data from the GLACIER phase IIa study evaluating BI-204 in patients with stable atherosclerotic vascular disease. BioInvent is developing BI-204 in...

July 11, 2012

LUND, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: BioInvent International AB (OMXS:BINV)(STO:BINV) today announced data from the GLACIER phase IIa study evaluating BI-204 in patients with stable atherosclerotic vascular disease. BioInvent is...

July 11, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--University College Dublin (UCD) and Elan Corporation plc, (NYSE: ELN) today announced two scholarships and an annual lecture series at University College Dublin (UCD) in the 'Business of Biotechnology' named in honour of...

July 10, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New patent-pending dense chitosan surgical membrane technology to be commercialized by Magenta Medical Inc. Proprietary membrane technology in press in Journal of Biomedical Science, Polymer Edition.

July 10, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PURE Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today announced the signing of an agreement with Richmont Corporation, Richmont Holdings, Inc., Richmont...

July 10, 2012

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Landec Corporation (NASDAQ:LNDC) announced today that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended May 27, 2012, after market close on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The news release...

July 10, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) today announced it will host its second quarter 2012 investor update conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Individuals...

July 10, 2012

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that Nice University Hospital in Nice, France is equipping the hospital and the local fire brigade...

July 10, 2012

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MiCardia Corporation completed an internal financing, providing $4.4 million to expand commercialization and completed the spin-off of its transcatheter technology to a new company, ValCare, Inc.

July 10, 2012

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Bionics made a big splash at the recent AG Bell 2012 Convention with the launch of its iPad app for the swimmable Neptune sound processor. AB also hosted a “Show Us Your Freestyle” contest.

July 10, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO responds to criticisms of the Navy's Great Green Fleet demonstration by petroleum refiner industry groups

July 10, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leerink Swann today announced that Lance Alstodt has recently joined the Firm’s investment banking group as a Managing Director. Mr. Alstodt will work closely with Jed Cohen in partnering to lead the Firm’s medical...

July 10, 2012

PHILADELPHIA & HATFIELD, Penn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genisphere and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) will continue their partnership on microRNA (miRNA) biomarker development for Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and will expand the...

July 10, 2012

MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waters Corporation (NYSE/WAT) will webcast its Q2 2012 financial results conference call live on Tuesday, July 24th at 8:30 a.m. eastern time. To listen to the conference call connect to Waters’ website,...

July 10, 2012

GÖTEBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Invitation to attend Global Health Partner’s (STO:GHP) conference call in English regarding presentation of the Interim report for the period January-June 2012. Time: Tuesday 17 July 2012 at 9....

July 10, 2012

GÖTEBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Vitrolife (STO:VITR) has submitted an application to the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding market approval of STEEN Solution™, a product used for cleansing and evaluation of...

July 10, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metabolon, Inc., a diagnostics and services company offering the industry’s leading biochemical profiling technology, announced today that the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Research Center for...

July 10, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Great Basin Corporation, a privately-held molecular diagnostics company developing sample-to-result solutions, announced today it has hired Ron Rohrer and Rhonda Saxton as regional business directors to carry out...

July 10, 2012

BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials, today announced that its VitroStealth® non-biofouling coating is used in Afinion®, Axis-Shield’s next generation point-of-care diagnostic system. Physicians can use...

July 10, 2012

SAN BRUNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Numerate, Inc. announced that its drug discovery platform, based on its open-source distributed framework, Numatix, has scaled to 10,000+ cores using spot instances on Amazon's Elastic Cloud Compute.