Biotechnology News

July 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Precision Therapeutics is proud to be a national sponsor of the NOCC 2014 Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. In addition to sponsoring their local Pittsburgh Chapter event, Precision will be present at...

July 17, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synergy Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Enrollment for its SP-333 Phase 2 Trial in Patients with Opioid-Induced Constipation

July 17, 2014

MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GVK BIO launches a new ‘Brand’ for a renewed customer focus in the Clinical development service offering

July 17, 2014

LUND, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: A recently announced mealtime study shows that intake of one of Probi’s bacterial strains, Lactobacillus plantarum DSM 9843, can increase the absorption of iron, which can reduce the risk of iron...

July 17, 2014

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced that the New England Journal of Medicine has published clinical trial results showing that Somatuline® Autogel® / Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection...

July 17, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. & LEIDEN, The Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP) and Pharming Group NV ( EURONEXT: PHARM) today announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved RUCONEST® (C1 Esterase Inhibitor [...

July 17, 2014

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PeptiDream Inc., a public Tokyo-based biopharmaceutical company (PeptiDream) (TOKYO:4587) announced today, the appointment of Dr. Keiichi Masuya as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Dr. Masuya has had a distinguished...

July 16, 2014

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. affiliate of Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced that the New England Journal of Medicine has published clinical trial results showing that Somatuline® Autogel® / Somatuline® Depot® (...

July 16, 2014

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) announced today that its second quarter 2014 financial results will be released on Wednesday, July 23, at 4:05 p.m. Eastern Time. At 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Gilead’s...

July 16, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESPR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing first-in-class, oral, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering...

July 16, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--bluebird bio (Nasdaq: BLUE), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on transforming the lives of patients with severe genetic and orphan diseases using gene therapy, today announced that Mark Vachon has...

July 16, 2014

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) announced today that its second quarter 2014 financial results will be released on Thursday, July 31, 2014 after the markets close. At 5:00 p.m. EDT / 2:00 p.m. PDT,...

July 16, 2014

WEST CHESTER, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AtriCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC), a leading innovator in surgical treatments for atrial fibrillation (Afib), today announced that it has sold more than 34,000 AtriClip® Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System...

July 16, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merz North America will establish its headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, officials announced today at a press conference with Gov. Pat McCrory. The global pharmaceutical company – part of the Merz Pharma...

July 16, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioUtah, the industry association for Utah's life science community, today announced the election of Richard J. Linder as chair of its executive board of directors, and George Hamilton as vice chair. Linder...

July 16, 2014

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: CARMAT (Paris:ALCAR) (FR0010907956, ALCAR), the designer and developer of the world’s most advanced total artificial heart project, providing a therapeutic alternative for people suffering from end-stage...

July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starkey Hearing Foundation and Major League Baseball hosted the 2014 MLB All-Star Hearing Mission. MLB legends volunteered at the at the event, giving the gift of hearing to more than 80 people.

July 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO & BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--European Centre for Clinical Research Training (ECCRT), a SynteractHCR company, garners recognition and partners for its clinical research training program, including Swissethics and ACRP.

July 16, 2014

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bioventus, a leader in active orthopaedic healing, today announced that Jeffery A. Acuff will join the company on July 15, 2014 as its new Vice President, US Sales.

July 16, 2014

BELOIT, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC broke ground today for a new facility that will house its headquarters and activities related to the production of the medical radioisotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99).

July 16, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genocea elects not to pursue public offering due to market conditions.

July 16, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medmeme LLC., a global leader in providing comprehensive, integrated medical and scientific information database platforms to the top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, today launched its new Conferencememe...

July 16, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today introduced the SureSelect Clinical Research Exome. The performance-optimized exome design was developed in collaboration with researchers from Emory University and the...

July 16, 2014

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCDSER Purchases Instem’s Provantis Preclinical Software Suite

July 16, 2014

NEW YORK and PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and InnoPharma, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical development company, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Pfizer will acquire InnoPharma...

July 16, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InSite Vision Incorporated (OTCBB:INSV) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a U.S. Patent No. 8,778,999 covering Bromfenac Non-Steroidal Ophthalmic Compositions...

July 16, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. & AMSTERDAM & RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agendia, a leading molecular diagnostics company, and CBLPath, Inc., a leading pathology services provider, today announced they have agreed to collaborate in providing...

July 16, 2014

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MedtechWomen today announced that registration is now open for MedtechVision 2014, the fourth annual conference designed by and for women on the forefront of medical innovation. The conference will be held...

July 16, 2014

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RainDance Technologies, Inc., a genomics tools company simplifying the analysis of complex genetic diseases, appoints life science industry executive Kathy Ordoñez to its Board of Directors

July 16, 2014

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Announces Direct US Marketing-Sales Campaign For New i-Lid Cleanser Product

July 16, 2014

CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced the appointments of David R. Brennan, M. Michele Burns and Christopher J. Coughlin to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

July 16, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) announced today a new program with Yahoo Health to raise awareness of innovative efforts to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) across the country. The MS Visionaries™ program...

July 16, 2014

KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ProteoTech to Present at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), Copenhagen, Denmark, July 12-17, 2014

July 16, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that it will report its second quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, before the market opens. Following the announcement, at 8:30...

July 16, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) today reported sales and net earnings for the second quarter ended June 28, 2014. Second quarter highlights: Net sales increased 3 percent and adjusted net earnings per share...

July 16, 2014

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navidea formed a joint enterprise with Essex Woodlands-backed Rheumco, LLC, to develop and commercialize radiolabeled diagnostics and therapeutics for rheumatologic and arthritic diseases.

July 16, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien launched Emprint Ablation System, which is designed to precisely heat and destroy diseased soft tissue (including liver, lung and kidney), and non-resectable liver tumors.

July 16, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced the positive results of a Phase 3 study comparing a prophylaxis regimen of BeneFIX® Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant) 100 IU/kg once-weekly to on-demand treatment in people with...

July 16, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Best of ASCO Clinical Oncology Symposium; July 29, 2014 Hotel Deadline & Early Registration; summary provided by BiomedicalNews.org.

July 16, 2014

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phase 1/2 Study for Celiac Treatment. BL-7010 well tolerated in both single- and repeated-dose administrations. Supports classification as medical device in Europe due to lack of systemic absorption

July 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced that it has acquired Myraqa, a regulatory and quality consulting firm specializing in IVDs, particularly companion diagnostics. Led by founder and CEO Mya Thomae, Myraqa...

July 15, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InSite Vision Incorporated (OTCBB: INSV) will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the company's headquarters at 965 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda,...

July 15, 2014

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIK) today announced that it plans to issue its second-quarter 2014 financial results after the close of the market on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The company plans to hold a...

July 15, 2014

MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Water, agriculture and energy: Society relies on each of these in daily life, yet as the population grows, these vital resources must be used more efficiently. Highlighting the company’s focus on providing answers...

July 15, 2014

BEDMINSTER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cegedim Relationship Management Announces Integrated Advanced Analytics for AggregateSpend360: Transparency Insights Dashboard Enhances Aggregate Spend and Transparency Data to Gain Advanced Business.

July 15, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (EPIRUS, NASDAQ: EPRS), a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the global development and commercialization of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies, announced that Mark H.N....