Biotechnology News

June 25, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass. & MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RainDance Technologies and MLL Munich Leukemia Laboratory Collaborate on Sequence-Based Analysis of Myeloid Malignancies

June 25, 2012

GÖTEBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: The Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion regarding marketing authorization of Zyclara (treatment of actinic...

June 24, 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DVS Sciences, Inc., a privately held innovator and manufacturer of novel CyTOF® multi-parameter single-cell analyzers and reagents for biological research, today announced a business...

June 23, 2012

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NERI is in the forefront of providing clinical trial and registry services in the pediatric population for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries

June 22, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (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 Fox &...

June 22, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTCBB: CBIS), a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis products, is pleased to announce Strategic Health Resources LLC, an Arlington, VA-based biomedical...

June 22, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jeffrey M. Wiesen, a Member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and Chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice, has been named a Life Sciences Star in the inaugural edition of LMG Life Sciences. He is...

June 22, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) today announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for ferumoxytol, an intravenous (IV) iron therapy to treat iron deficiency anemia (IDA)...

June 22, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gibson-Horn’s discovery nearly a decade ago of Balance-Based Torso-Weighting (BBTW) led to the creation of BalanceWear, a semi-custom made orthotic that has helped dramatically improve stability.

June 22, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIND Biosciences receives Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of Life Sciences Award

June 22, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/...

June 22, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GTx, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTXI) announced today that it is sponsoring at the MASCC/ISOO 2012 International Symposium, a panel presentation on “Muscle Wasting in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: A New Scientific...

June 22, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) today announced that it has received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the Company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for...

June 22, 2012

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accelr8 Technology Corporation (NYSE MKT: AXK) announced results of two studies that it presented at the 112th annual General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (...

June 22, 2012

GENEVA & ARCHAMPS, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genkyotex's first in class NOX inhibitor GKT137831 is found to be safe and well tolerated in Phase Ia. Phase II studies in diabetic nephropathy are scheduled towards the end of 2012.

June 22, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that people with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC) lived significantly longer (overall survival) when...

June 22, 2012

ATHENS, Greece--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today MSD (NYSE: MRK), known as Merck in the United States and Canada, announced key findings from the I Plan On… international online survey of 4,199 women aged 18–35 living in nine countries1. Among the women...

June 22, 2012

HENDERSON, Nev. and WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGS: SPPI) (Spectrum) and Allos Therapeutics, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ALTH) (Allos) today announced that Spectrum has provided an additional extension of the...

June 21, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biomimedica®, Incorporated (www.biomimedica.com), a medical device start-up company focused on the development and...

June 21, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2012 BIO International Convention, the global event for biotechnology, wrapped up today at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass., hosting a record 25,291 partnering meetings and...

June 21, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO praises Senate version of the Farm Bill energy title. The programs have unlocked private capital for biorefinery construction and created new employment opportunities.

June 21, 2012

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Myeloma Foundation supports FDA progress on pomalidomide and carfilzomib, two new myeloma agents.

June 21, 2012

ARLINGTON, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI), a global orthopaedic medical device company, today announced the launch of its MiToe™ patient outreach program to increase awareness of treatment options for hammertoes...

June 21, 2012

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BMTI lead investigator presented results of a Canadian registration study comparing Augment™ Injectable to autograft. The trial met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority.

June 21, 2012

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cartiva, Inc. today announced it has completed enrollment in the MOTION trial, an international, multi-center study of the Company’s Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI).

June 21, 2012

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The IMF says patients backed by leading medical experts are pressing for access to much-needed new therapies as drug submissions meet with different responses from regulatory bodies this week.

June 21, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on unanimous passage of S. 3187, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives.

June 21, 2012

WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aeris Therapeutics, LLC announced the publication in CHEST of clinical data for its AeriSeal® System which demonstrate improved lung function for up to one year in advanced emphysema patients.

June 21, 2012

ATTLEBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Precision Engineered Products LLC (PEP) has opened a medical and surgical manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic.

June 21, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO released a report on the significant economic impact of university and non-profit institution patent licensing on the U.S. economy.

June 21, 2012

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PharmaVigilant CEO James DeSanti will speak at the DIA 2012 48th Annual Meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center about the benefits of centralized monitoring and medical imaging in eTMF systems.

June 21, 2012

HYANNIS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--William Baker, president of Cape Cod Clinical Research, Inc. (CCCRI), a full-service contract research organization, will lead a panel discussion on remote monitoring in clinical trials during the DIA 2012 48th...

June 21, 2012

TROY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kelly thought leaders will give a presentation on "Free Agency is Here: Exploring Workforce Impact on Clinical Outsourcing."

June 21, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDRA) today announced results from preclinical studies evaluating the mechanism of action of IMO-8400, a selective inhibitor of Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) 7, 8, and 9. The...

June 21, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Shared Hospital Services announced today that it has entered into a contract to supply a Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ system to Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, New York.

June 21, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.P. Pharma announced the appointment of Barry D. Quart, Pharm.D., and Stephen R. Davis, to its board of directors.

June 21, 2012

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien today announced the launch of its Nellcor™ SpO2 single parameter for use with the Philips IntelliVue patient monitoring platform.

June 21, 2012

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTrends has published its first ever report on the use of biologic agents to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in China

June 21, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Codexis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDXS), a developer of industrial enzymes to enable the cost-advantaged production of biofuels, bio-based chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates, today announced that Joe Sarret has...

June 21, 2012

WORCESTER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTCBB: RXII.OB) today announced that Robert Bitterman and Keith Brownlie have been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Bitterman and Mr. Brownlie both bring...

June 21, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Lyrica® (pregabalin) capsules CV for the management of neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury....

June 21, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synageva BioPharma Corp. (“Synageva”) (NASDAQ:GEVA), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, today announced acceptance of data for oral presentation at the...

June 21, 2012

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Representatives from the Skolkovo Foundation, the new Russian high-tech innovation center, visited Boston and California to participate in the 2012 BIO International Convention and meetings.

June 21, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (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 WAWS-TV (...

June 21, 2012

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Makucell unveils 4 revolutionary anti-aging products in the Renewnt brand. Asymmtate, a proprietary technology, optimizes signaling in the Wnt pathway energizing skin stem cells. Skin appears...

June 21, 2012

OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Please find attached the proposal from the nomination committee in DiaGenic ASA (OSE:DIAG) to the Company's General Meeting on 26 June 2012....

June 21, 2012

WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hanna Instruments is pleased to announce it has partnered with Diamed Enterprise as its exclusive distributor in the Philippines for scientific analytical instrumentation. Hanna Instruments, Inc., manufacturer...