Biotechnology News

March 28, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Strand Diagnostics, LLC, maker of the know error® system, and NantWorks, LLC announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Strand will receive up to $30 million in funding from...

March 28, 2012

PRINCETON, N.J. & GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and Meso Scale Discovery today announced they have entered an agreement to develop diagnostic assays that will measure cerebrospinal fluid...

March 28, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ember Therapeutics, Inc., a company harnessing breakthroughs in brown fat biology and insulin sensitization to revolutionize the treatment of metabolic disease, today announced the completion of an agreement with the...

March 28, 2012

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntegenX announced that Louis E. Grever, former Executive Assistant Director, Science and Technology Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

March 28, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HTLV-I/II

March 28, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich. & WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Interleukin Genetics, Inc. announced the completion of patient enrollment for a landmark clinical study using Interleukin’s PST® genetic...

March 28, 2012

TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Compugen announced the establishment of operations in, California for the development of oncology and immunology monoclonal antibody (mAb) drug candidates against Compugen-discovered targets

March 28, 2012

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioLineRx announced that they will be presenting at the 2012 Annual Needham Healthcare Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in New York.

March 28, 2012

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NYSE Amex: NAVB) Announces Presentation of Lymphoseek® Phase 3 Data at Society of Surgical Oncology Meeting

March 28, 2012

EWING, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Antares Pharma, Inc. (NYSE Amex: AIS) today announced that Robert F. Apple, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and President of the Parenteral Products Division, will present at the 11th Annual...

March 28, 2012

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The combination of Douglas Scientific’s Array Tape™ with Applied BioCode's Barcoded Magnetic Beads will provide a powerful nucleic acid testing platform for high volume agriculture companies.

March 28, 2012

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clovis Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLVS) announced today that the first clinical study of CO-1686 has commenced with the dosing of the first patient at a U.S. study site. CO-1686 is a novel, oral, targeted covalent...

March 28, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Santarus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNTS) today announced that Gerald T. Proehl, president and chief executive officer, will make a presentation at the 11th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 10:...

March 27, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Natera, formerly known as Gene Security Network, today announced that data from studies of the company’s bioinformatics Parental Support technology will be presented during the American College of Medical...

March 27, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Tech Collective was recently awarded $ 94,000 from the Governor’s Workforce Board of RI to develop and deliver two new pilot programs that will provide funds to local RI IT and Bioscience employers. These...

March 27, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDXS), a developer of industrial enzymes to enable the production of biofuels, biobased chemicals, and pharmaceutical intermediates, today announced it has been awarded a key patent...

March 27, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) praises the House and Senate for passage of H.R. 3606, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. The JOBS Act, which is now headed to the White House for President...

March 27, 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 11th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday,...

March 27, 2012

ZURICH & AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EBD Group, the leading partnering firm for the life science industry, today announced that the sixth annual BIO-Europe Spring® international partnering conference was attended by 2,157 delegates from 1,304...

March 27, 2012

PALO ALTO, Calif. & OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affymax, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFFY) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injection...

March 27, 2012

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, New Orleans based biotech startup MiniVax, Inc. (MiniVax), a company focused on preventing and treating opportunistic infections, announced Gordon Brown, Ph.D. as the newest addition to its Scientific Advisory...

March 27, 2012

WARSAW, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biomet, Inc. announced today that in conjunction with its Fiscal 2012 Third Quarter release, you are invited to participate in the third quarter conference call on Wednesday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern....

March 27, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO announces the One-on-One Partnering™ System will open in early April. Hosted by BIO, this year’s global event for biotechnology will take place June 18-21 in Boston, MA.

March 27, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE:ENZ) announced today that Barry Weiner, President, and David Goldberg, Vice President, Corporate Development, and Interim President Enzo Clinical Labs, will be presenting at the 11th Annual...

March 27, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biofuel trade organizations today released a letter to Congressional leaders, noting that biofuels have provided a check on gasoline prices and can contribute to energy security with policy stability.

March 27, 2012

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LabConnect, LLC has released its proprietary clinical trial sample tracking and management service, SampleGISTICS™.

March 27, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today released GeneSpring 12.0, a major expansion of its popular bioinformatics software designed to enable a new level of medical science breakthroughs. With the new...

March 27, 2012

GÖTEBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stockholm County Council’s has today decided to renew Capio’s contract to run St Göran’s Hospital in central Stockholm, Sweden. The new contract covers the period 2013-2021 with a right for the council to extend...

March 27, 2012

ST. LOUIS & FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Partek Incorporated and Life Technologies announce partnership to allow users of Partek® software streamlined selection of TaqMan® assays directly from the software user interface.

March 27, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LES Meeting, May 15-17 in Boston, will examine the innovation gap that is plaguing the life sciences and new strategies for spurring science and tech advancements.

March 27, 2012

MILL VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CoolCell cryopreservation products outperform traditional methods – demonstrated 33 percent increase in viable human embryonic stem cell
yields.

March 27, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metabolon, Inc., a diagnostics and services company offering the industry’s leading biochemical profiling technology, announces the grant of US Patent 8,131,473 “Data Analysis Methods for Locating...

March 27, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to view and listen to a webcast of a conference call with investment analysts at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The purpose of the call is to provide an update...

March 27, 2012

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Japanese academia is rich in bio/pharma-related seeds. To find seeds/partners in Japan, a large number of pharmaceutical companies gather at BIO tech 2012 and Academic Forum inside it.

March 27, 2012

RAVENSBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vetter will present on best practices in sterile manufacturing and packaging at Pharma Congress 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany, April 24 and 25. Company experts will address four topic areas.

March 27, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmaceutical consulting firm Cutting Edge Information has launched the “MSL Data Suite.” The new customizable service builds upon the company’s decade of service to medical affairs teams.

March 27, 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...

March 27, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIND Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of highly selective targeted and programmable therapeutics called AccurinsTM, that are capable of up to a ten-fold increase in...

March 27, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata Solutions worked with RTI International to upgrade the technology it uses to provide statistical and data coordinating services for National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research.

March 27, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CytRx Corporation (Nasdaq:CYTR), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in oncology, today announced the upcoming presentation of research demonstrating that INNO-206 in combination with either doxorubicin or a...

March 27, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biovest announced its Scientific Advisory Board with membership representing the fields of cancer immunotherapy, immunology, bioinformatics, regulatory affairs and cell culture bio-manufacturing.

March 27, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel NNR Therapeutics™, today announced top-line results from two separate exploratory Phase 2 studies of its product...

March 27, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RGRX) (“the Company” or “RegeneRx”) today announced that it has signed a term sheet with Lee’s Pharmaceutical (HK) Limited, headquartered in Hong Kong, for...

March 27, 2012

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, will hold its first-quarter 2012 sales and earnings conference call with institutional investors and analysts at 8 a.m. EDT on Friday...

March 27, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synta (NASDAQ: SNTA) today announced the appointment of Dr. George Farmer as VP Corporate Development, where he will lead the communications, competitive intelligence and strategy functions.

March 27, 2012

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fujitsu and Medi+Sphere Development Planning Strategic Alliance to Deliver Customized NuVola Private Cloud Appliances to the Global Healthcare Market

March 27, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. (“ImmunoCellular” or the “Company”) (OTCBB: IMUC), a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel immune-based cancer therapies, announced today that the Company will...

March 27, 2012

CHICAGO & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AliveCor announced results from a study that demonstrated how the company’s ECG monitoring device allows users to learn and characterize their heart rates by using the hand-held device.

March 27, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: RNN), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company commercializing potential best in class oncology and CNS therapeutics, today announced that it will present new pre-clinical...