Biotechnology News

April 16, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. & ANNAPOLIS, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M New Ventures, the corporate venture organization of 3M, announced today that it has invested in Zephyr Technology, a developer of real-time physiological monitoring solutions for well-...

April 16, 2012

KINDERHOOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Bio Medica Corporation (ABMC.PK) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2011. Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2011 were $2,374,000, an increase of 1....

April 16, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helicos BioSciences Corporation (OTCQB: HLCS.PK) announced today that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Sequenom, Inc. pursuant to which Sequenom purchased all rights, title and interest in...

April 16, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmaceutical companies now use a wider variety of tools to support healthy portfolios and extend product life, according to a new study from consulting firm Cutting Edge Information

April 16, 2012

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SGI (NASDAQ:SGI): Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA. — April 24, 2012 through April 26, 2012 Who: SGI (NASDAQ:SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing When: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Where: Seaport...

April 16, 2012

SOMERSET, N.J., & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nascent Biologics, Inc. and Catalent Pharma Solutions today announced the signing of a product development agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Catalent will engineer a cell line...

April 16, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genzyme and Veracyte announce Afirma® Thyroid FNA Analysis, an innovative approach for improved thyroid nodule diagnosis, is now available to patients across the United States...

April 16, 2012

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life Sciences will be a strong feature of this week’s Advanced Process Modelling Forum in London, with presentations from Pfizer, Eli Lilly, GSK, TNO and the Rutgers University ERC-SOPS consortium.

April 16, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and Serametrix will collaborate on developing a diagnostic test for predicting individual clinical response to a novel immune therapy for brain cancer, it was announced today. The...

April 16, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sales Performance International will be conducting a unique Life Sciences webinar focused on Evidence-Based Solution Selling® on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 (11:00 AM EST)

April 16, 2012

YARDLEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MediMedia Health, one of the most respected Medical Marketing providers of advanced multi-channel communications and marketing strategies for global medicines companies, has appointed Phil Deschamps as President and...

April 16, 2012

EXTON, Penn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over half of Medical Oncologists have currently adopted the ALK test which identifies the ALK and EML4 gene fusion.

April 16, 2012

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galectin Therapeutics will present promising preclinical data at DDW 2012 for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, NASH, also known as fatty liver disease.

April 16, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BSD Medical announces purchase of BSD-500 Hyperthermia System by John Stoddard Cancer Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

April 16, 2012

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Annual Meeting of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today introduced a new line of high-...

April 16, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced the initiation of its launch of the POWEREASE™ System, an innovative system of electronic instruments designed specifically for use in instrumented, or reconstructive,...

April 16, 2012

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BTX), a biotechnology company that develops and markets products in the field of regenerative medicine, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Michael D. West, Ph.D. will present...

April 16, 2012

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that the second patient was dosed in the Company’s Phase I/II trial for dry age-related...

April 16, 2012

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) today announced that Howard Holden, Ph.D., has joined the Company as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. With over 25 years of experience in regulatory...

April 16, 2012

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectrum Pharmaceuticals begins tender offer for all outstanding shares of Allos Therapeutics.

April 16, 2012

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NeurOp appoints Dr. Robert Zaczek as chief scientific officer to advance its drug research for central nervous system disorders.

April 16, 2012

DEERFIELD, Ill. & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter and Halozyme today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting additional information to complete its review of the HyQ Biologics License Application (BLA).

April 16, 2012

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--480 Biomedical has initiated the first human trial of its groundbreaking Stanza self-expanding bioresorbable scaffold for the treatment of PAD in the superficial femoral artery

April 16, 2012

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SurModics IVD Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SurModics, Inc., is pleased to announce SurModics' newest offering of its Stabil™ line of quality, market-proven immunodiagnostic reagent products.

April 16, 2012

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Several eClinicalWorks customers have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for achieving Level 3 Physician Practice Connections®-Patient-Centered Medical Home™ status.

April 16, 2012

WHITEHOUSE STATION N.J. & WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, (NYSE: MRK) and Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT), today announced that they have entered into an agreement to develop and...

April 16, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bolstering confidence in endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) announced yesterday the two-year results from its U.S. clinical study of the Endurant AAA Stent...

April 16, 2012

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference (ENC) 2012, Bruker introduces the novel AVANCE III HD NMR spectrometer. Thanks to its new digital RF synthesizer, further enhanced receiver electronics, redesigned...

April 16, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biosensia will be presentingat this year’s AACC Oak Ridge Conference, showing a series of developments for its RapiPlex platform.

April 16, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leveraging 40 years of management and consulting experience in the health industry, Peter Ellis takes on the newly formed role of Managing Director of the Medworxx UK patient flow practice.

April 16, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluidigm has begun direct service to customers in China through the establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary known as Fluidigm (Shanghai) Instrument Technology Co., Ltd. or 富鲁达(上海)仪器科技有限公司.

April 16, 2012

DUBLIN, Calif. & JENA, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--red dot "best of the best" award-winning surgical microscope to be featured at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting in Miami, FL, April 14-18, 2012.

April 16, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer Presents Latest Analytical Innovations at Analytica 2012

April 16, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, today announced that management will present a company overview at the Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference on...

April 16, 2012

BRACKNELL, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Indication Acute Ischaemic Stroke Product Actilyse® (alteplase, rt-PA) More ischaemic stroke patients in the UK will be eligible for the potentially life-saving treatment ‘thrombolytic’, thanks to the new...

April 16, 2012

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lundbeck announced today the release of a new book called Journeys of Hope: Rising Above Challenging Seizure Disorders. The book can be ordered free of charge by visiting...

April 16, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The...

April 16, 2012

DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NeuroLogica Corporation announced today the joint development of a software- driven system for targeted, less-invasive medical treatments. Brainlab's surgical navigation system will be integrated with NeuroLogica’...

April 16, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Expanding its commitment to developing innovative treatments for cardiovascular disease and the evidence to support their adoption, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today the start of the Medtronic IN.PACT SFA...

April 16, 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...

April 16, 2012

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that it will webcast its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 26th at...

April 16, 2012

PALO ALTO, Calif. & DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affymax, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFFY) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. (TPUSA) today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted a unique product reimbursement...

April 16, 2012

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Delaware Bio will honor Incyte Corporation and three individuals who have made significant contributions to Delaware's bioscience community on April 16 at the DuPont Country Club, Wilmington, DE.

April 16, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI) will be presenting at the BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. ET in New York City. In addition,...

April 16, 2012

NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rib-X appoints infectious disease expert Matthew Wikler, MD as Chief Development Officer to implement Phase 3 program for delafloxacin and further development of other product candidates in pipeline.

April 16, 2012

NOKOMIS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RBCC and N3D Forge Ahead with Bold Growth Strategy

April 16, 2012

CHALFONT ST GILES, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare strengthens R&D efforts in Alzheimer’s Disease

April 16, 2012

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVO) today announced it has signed a new group purchasing agreement with the Premier healthcare alliance to offer illumigene® C. difficile and illumigene Group B Streptococcus to...

April 16, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) announced today that it will host a conference call on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), 1:30 p.m. British Summer Time (BST) with the investment community to...