Biotechnology News

February 15, 2012

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) announced today that it will present at the Citi 2012 Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The live webcast of Baxter’s...

February 15, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, a microalgae-derived food ingredients company, announced today the company’s exclusive European commercial agency agreement for their food products, with global food...

February 15, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lycera Corp. today announced that Steven Gillis, Ph.D., has been appointed chairman of the board of directors and Michael Steinmetz, Ph.D. has joined the board of directors.

February 15, 2012

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia has received institutional review board (IRB)...

February 15, 2012

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Senesco Technologies, Inc. (“Senesco” or the “Company”) (NYSE Amex: SNT) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 which ended on December 31, 2011. Highlights of the second...

February 15, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) for tafamidis meglumine, the company’s investigational, novel, oral therapy...

February 15, 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrayit Corporation (OTCQB: ARYC) announces today that the shareholder stock dividend in the new spin-off Arrayit Diagnostics, Inc. (AD) will be determined by the number of ARYC shares owned as of the record...

February 15, 2012

GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OpGen Demonstrates Whole Human Chromosome Mapping Capabilities at 2012 AGBT Meeting

February 15, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted U.S. Patent No. 8,114,874 entitled, “Substituted Acetylenic Imidazo[1,2-B] Pyridazine...

February 15, 2012

ARLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fermentöme's patent-pending technology platform enables the cultivation of previously uncultivable microorganisms. The start-up company plans to provide culture services & systems to larger companies

February 15, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AB SCIEX and Phenomenex to steer mobile demo lab across North America to address food safety, clinical research, forensics and the environment.

February 15, 2012

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Biosciences announced the first PacBio® RS compatible products available through its Partner Program. These solutions complement and enhance key aspects of the PacBio RS sequencing workflow.

February 15, 2012

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veeva Systems continues to push the envelope leveraging the power of cloud technology by enhancing Veeva CRM with another high-value capability: sample and promotional item ordering. The new addition enables...

February 15, 2012

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the formation of a new joint venture (JV) with Supera Farma Laboratorios S.A., a Brazilian pharmaceutical company co-...

February 15, 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ:DYAX) will host a webcast and conference call, including an open question and answer session, Wednesday, February 22, 2012. During the call, management will discuss the Company’s financial...

February 15, 2012

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq: INCY) today reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 financial results, including revenue from its first commercial product, JakafiTM, which was approved by the US Food & Drug...

February 15, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced that the Broad Institute has joined the Illumina Genome Network (IGN) to offer its proprietary sample preparation processes for whole human genome sequencing. The Broad’s...

February 15, 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SAFEBRIDGE® CONSULTANTS, INC. ("SafeBridge"), headquartered in Mountain View, California, has announced that Excella GmbH ("Excella") in Feucht, Germany, has met the criteria established under the...

February 15, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) today announced favorable preclinical results for BCX5191, a novel adenine nucleoside analog targeting viral RNA polymerase for the potential treatment...

February 15, 2012

NOKOMIS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RBCC Set to Go Global With n3D

February 15, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With high 2011 growth numbers for its patient flow solution, Medworxx responds to market drivers in the USA with a launch to more than 30,000 attendees at HIMSS 2012.

February 15, 2012

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nanologica's carrier materials play key part in the four-year EU project ORCHID. Led by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the €10 million project aims to discover and develop new medicines against tuberculosis.

February 15, 2012

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) today reported results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Q4 2011 Highlights: Net revenues of $5.7 billion, compared to $4.4 billion in the fourth...

February 15, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, today announced the pricing of an underwritten registered public offering of 7,500,000 shares of its common stock at a public...

February 14, 2012

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(AGBT)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today expanded its SureSelect target-enrichment system with the HaloPlex target enrichment system for desktop sequencers. The product will be unveiled at the Advances...

February 14, 2012

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(AGBT) – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today expanded its target-enrichment platform with the SureSelect XT Human Methyl-Seq system for epigenetic research into DNA methylation sites. It is the first...

February 14, 2012

CARLSBAD, Calif. & SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Korean version of Nordson ASYMTEK website communicates technology developments and information for products, software, and application solutions for fluid dispensing, jetting, and...

February 14, 2012

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of California, Irvine Extension announces that its spring Regulatory Affairs Program courses have been pre-approved by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS).

February 14, 2012

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter has completed its planned acquisition of Synovis Life Technologies, Inc. The acquisition expands Baxter’s regenerative medicine and BioSurgery franchise.

February 14, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s FY 2013 budget proposal released yesterday: “While BIO supports the broad goals...

February 14, 2012

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.

February 14, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XenoPort, Inc. (Nasdaq:XNPT) announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Revenues for the quarter were $5.4 million, compared to $1.9 million for the same...

February 14, 2012

WILLOW GROVE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NMS Labs remains committed to keeping ahead of the designer drug trend.

February 14, 2012

BANGALORE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CosmosID and Avesthagen sign MOU for collaboration on therapeutically managing Tuberculosis, utilizing CosmosID's proprietary bioinformatics software solution, MetaSeq Genomics.

February 14, 2012

WILMINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) - the global CRO delivering excellence in clinical research - is named to the 2012 Training Top 125 list of businesses excelling in employee development.

February 14, 2012

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTCBB: CBIS), a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis products, is pleased to announce that it has signed a major multi-company acquisition agreement that will boost...

February 14, 2012

HORSHAM, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cmed Clinical Services Appoints New Vice President of Global Medical and Regulatory Affairs

February 14, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quintiles and Dayarn Pharma sign agreement to provide commercial services in Middle East North Africa

February 14, 2012

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 23,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $2.60 per share,...

February 14, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich. & ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AlphaCore Pharma is awarded NHLBI SMARTT funding to manufacture rhLCAT. ABL to produce rhLCAT under cGMP as the designated biologics production facility under the SMARTT program.

February 14, 2012

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) announced today that it will present at the RBC Capital Markets Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 2:05 p.m. (ET). The live webcast of Baxter’s...

February 14, 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allergan/Spectrum Pharmaceuticals’ EOquin Will Carve Out a Niche for Itself in the Immediate Postoperative Setting According to Decision Resources Report

February 14, 2012

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that Peter N. Kellogg, Merck's chief financial officer is scheduled to present at the Leerink Swann 2012 Global...

February 14, 2012

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dana-Farber’s Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science Appoints New Head of Research

February 14, 2012

WESTON & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Stromedix, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Biogen Idec will acquire Stromedix Inc., a privately held biotechnology...

February 14, 2012

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InnovoCommerce LLC, the world's leading clinical and investigator portal solution provider, is pleased to announce the First Annual innovoPOINT User Group Meeting in Munich, Germany.