Biotechnology News

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...

April 16, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer, Inc., (NYSE:PKI) a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that on Thursday, April 26, 2012, after market close, the Company will...

April 16, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verastem to present at BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry April 20, 2012.

April 16, 2012

GLEN ALLEN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGX), announced that Anatabloc® Unflavored is now available for purchase.

April 16, 2012

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVO) has scheduled the release of its 2012 second quarter financial results for Thursday, April 26 at approximately 7:45 a.m. (Eastern). ABOUT MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE, INC. Meridian is...

April 16, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Last night, Quintiles won the award for Best Contract Research Organization at the 5th Vaccine Industry Excellence awards ceremony at the World Vaccine Congress in Washington DC.

April 16, 2012

DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NeuroLogica Corporation and Stryker Navigation, a business unit of Stryker Corporation, announced today the development of an integrated surgical navigation unit for NeuroLogica’s portable BodyTomTM 32-slice CT...

April 16, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced the industrial biotechnology companies selected to present their technology development and business models to an elite audience of investors and analysts...

April 16, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTCBB: CBIS), a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis products, is thrilled to provide an update on the premiere of Chronic Future: Killing Cancer, a...

April 16, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AACP will honor South Carolina College of Pharmacy professor Jean M. Nappi with the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award at the 2012 Annual Meeting.

April 16, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmaceutical and biotech companies using direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising, such as television and magazine ads, report generating 14% more revenue than they would if they discontinued DTC