Biotechnology News

May 22, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Covidien International Finance S.A. (CIFSA), priced an underwritten offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 1.350% senior notes due...

May 22, 2012

HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) held its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders today in San Mateo, California. Impax stockholders elected to a one-year term each of the seven nominees for director named in...

May 22, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apolipoprotein A-IV identified as potential Type 2 diabetes drug target in studies published by Apofore Corporation scientific founder

May 22, 2012

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PLx Pharma Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing a novel aspirin and lipid complex (PL2200 Aspirin 325 mg), reports that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review a new...

May 22, 2012

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At their meeting today, the Board of Directors of Merck & Co., Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share on the company’s common stock for the third quarter of 2012. Payment will be made...

May 22, 2012

INGELHEIM, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Data demonstrates clinical activity of tiotropium, a long-acting bronchodilator, in adolescents with asthma on top of usual care. Comprehensive Phase III UniTinA-asthma™ program ongoing.

May 22, 2012

CLARENCE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greatbatch, Inc. today announced it will establish a new global headquarters in Frisco, Texas, as part of the company’s continued approach to advance its medical device strategy. Over the past several years,...

May 22, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. invites investors and the general public to view and listen to a webcast of a presentation by Pfizer’s oncology leadership team at an analyst and investor meeting on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Central...

May 22, 2012

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 2011, France Biotech, the French association of life science companies, in partnership with Ernst & Young, published for the 10th year running the ‘Life Science Panorama’, describing the industry’s main trends for...

May 22, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Covidien International Finance S.A. (CIFSA), launched an underwritten offering of senior notes (the “Notes”). These notes will be fully and...

May 22, 2012

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AxioMed® Spine Corporation (www.axiomed.com), a spinal orthopedics company focused on the development of products designed to restore spinal...

May 22, 2012

WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ActiViews, Inc, a company pioneering the development of simple, accurate, and cost-effective surgical navigation solutions, announced today that China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has granted...

May 22, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Codexis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDXS), a developer of cost-advantaged processes for the production of biofuels, bio-based chemicals and pharmaceuticals, today announced a three-year extension of its catalyst and...

May 22, 2012

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McCarter & English LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Stevens, Assistant General Counsel, Global IP Litigation, at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and formerly a senior deputy attorney general in Delaware...

May 22, 2012

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galectin Therapeutics will host a conference call to provide an update following the Company's annual meeting of shareholders.

May 22, 2012

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safeguard Scientifics is hosting its annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, May 24th at 8am EDT at the Radnor Hotel in St. Davids, PA. The event will be webcast at...

May 22, 2012

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) today announced that its subsidiary LifeMap Sciences, Inc. has entered into a license agreement with Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd, the technology transfer arm of the...

May 22, 2012

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunshine Biopharma Inc. (OTCBB: SBFM) a development stage pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, today announced that it...

May 22, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Platelet Reactivity Testing Can Benefit Patients, Providers and Payers

May 22, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Each year, The New Health Report examines stakeholder opinions and perceptions on a pressing industry topic -- this year the focus is risk.

May 22, 2012

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EnVivo Pharmaceuticals, a company dedicated to developing a broad range of novel central nervous system (CNS) therapies, today announced the appointment of Alfred Sandrock, M.D., Ph.D., to the company’s board of...

May 22, 2012

SAN CARLOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alvine Presents Phase 2A Trial Data at 2012 DDW Meeting.

May 22, 2012

NEW YORK, LONDON & HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celtic Pharma Announces Successful Completion of Phase I/II study of Xerecept® in Pediatric Patients with Cerebral Tumors

May 22, 2012

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SurModics' two core businesses--Medical Device Coatings and In Vitro Diagnostics--are now fully represented on its new website.

May 22, 2012

GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wellstat Therapeutics Corporation announced today that it has granted Named Patient supply rights and an option to obtain marketing rights in the European Union for the company’s investigational drug

May 22, 2012

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Multiple myeloma is perceived by surveyed hematologist-oncologists to have the third greatest need for new/ improved therapies across seven profiled hematology-oncology indications.

May 22, 2012

CINCINNATI, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Camargo Pharmaceutical Services has appointed K. Gary Barnette as Vice President of drug development, a key appointment as the company continues to expand.

May 22, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York Genome Center (NYGC) today announced the formal commencement of their collaborative relationship with Illumina, initiated in November 2011, when Illumina was selected as the Center’s lead sequencing technology...

May 22, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended April 27, 2012. The company reported worldwide fourth quarter revenue of $4.297 billion, compared to the $4....

May 22, 2012

WEST HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NanoViricides, Inc (OTC: NNVC) filed quarterly report. The Company has $13M+ cash in hand and no debt. Cash is believed to be sufficient for next two years of operations.

May 22, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) announced today that the company will be webcasting its presentation at the Jefferies 2012 Global Healthcare Conference in New York on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM...

May 22, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) today announced that executives from BioCryst are scheduled to present and provide a corporate summary and update regarding the Company’s clinical...

May 22, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Isogenica partners with CTC Laboratory Systems to secure business development and customer support operations in Japan.

May 22, 2012

STOCKHOLM & CHALFONT ST GILES, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Karolinska University Hospital Sweden and GE Healthcare Life Sciences today announced a joint research collaboration to drive advances in technologies and workflows for use in the...

May 22, 2012

MANCHESTER, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phagenesis Ltd, the global leader in the treatment of dysphagia (inability to swallow safely), has been awarded c. £1 million from the Wellcome Trust to extend the scope of its dysphagia treatment device,...

May 22, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mirna Therapeutics presents updates on formulated mimic of miR-34 at 2012 TIDES Conference in Las Vegas and the 2012 European Microsymposium on Small RNAs in Basel, Switzerland

May 22, 2012

LINKÖPING, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: IT and medical technology company Sectra (STO:SECTB) reported a strong close of the 2011/2012 fiscal year. Consolidated operating profit for the fourth quarter rose 111.3% to SEK 46.8 million (...

May 21, 2012

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sucampo reported details from a phase 3 trial of AMITIZA for OBD in patients with chronic non-cancer pain, excluding those taking methadone, at DDW 2012.

May 21, 2012

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Early and late stage innovators, investors and pharma partners come together at C21 BioVentures™ (C21). Held at The Meritage Resort on May 22-24, 2012

May 21, 2012

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) announced today that in addition to broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection, the pressure-injectable ARROW® PICC with Chlorag+ard® Technology provides antithrombogenic protection...

May 21, 2012

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IVAX Diagnostics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: IVD), a fully integrated in vitro diagnostics company, reports its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Kevin D. Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer...

May 21, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verastem to ring NASDAQ Opening Bell Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

May 21, 2012

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virginia Bio has hired Jeffrey M. Gallagher as interim executive director effective immediately. The job posting for the permanent new president and CEO can be found at...

May 21, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adayana, Inc., a global organization performance improvement provider, announces Raymond R. Richie as its new Industry Group President effective immediately. Raymond Richie became Adayana’s CFO in April 2011 and...

May 21, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AB SCIEX Expands its iChemistry Solutions Portfolio with Sensitivity-enhancing Reagents for Mass Spectrometry

May 21, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AB SCIEX Launches Next-generation TripleTOF 5600 System.

May 21, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AB SCIEX launches most sensitive mass spectrometer ever developed.

May 21, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifteen U.S. high school students won the At-Large BioGENEius Challenge, a biotechnology research competition for high school students that promotes a biotechnology career.

May 21, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pulmatrix announced the results of a clinical study showing that an iCALM™ attenuated allergen-induced bronchitis in susceptible asthmatic patients at ATS.