Biotechnology News

February 20, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International Inc., Deltex Medical and Nihon Kohden America Inc. have been selected to participate in the second phase of a voluntary program evaluating products and clinical interventions in real-world...

February 20, 2012

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) announced today that it will present at the Cowen and Company 32nd Annual Healthcare Conference on Monday, March 5, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. ET. The live webcast of Baxter’s...

February 20, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) announced today that the company will be webcasting its corporate overview presentation at the 32nd Annual Cowen and Company Health Care Conference in Boston on Monday, March...

February 20, 2012

GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--outGRID, an online infrastructure that analyses 3D brain scans, is now expanding its scope globally to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s and calling for additional support at the UN on 20-21 February.

February 20, 2012

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ASI’s GenASIs automated scanning and image analysis system for detection and quantifying chromosome 17 and the HER-2/neu gene has been cleared by FDA for marketing in the US.

February 20, 2012

BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plexxikon Inc., a member of Daiichi Sankyo Group, today announced that the European Commission has approved Zelboraf® (vemurafenib) for the monotherapy treatment of adult patients with BRAFV600 mutation-positive...

February 19, 2012

CHALFONT ST GILES, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that it is to begin offering Fast Trak training in a state-of-the-art facility at the School of Life Sciences and Chemical...

February 19, 2012

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) will launch PCF China, an in-country research initiative, with the First Annual PCF China Scientific Symposium. It will be held Friday, March 9 at the Peking University...

February 18, 2012

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Announces Grants Focused on Prevention, Diagnosis and Care of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Asia

February 17, 2012

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) announced today that it plans to release its fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 before the market opens. Bruker will then host...

February 17, 2012

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PURE Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial and SDC-based products, today announced that it will hold its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders on July 25,...

February 17, 2012

SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Catalent Pharma Solutions today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Clinical Trial Supplies business of Aptuit LLC. The acquisition substantially expands Catalent’s Development & Clinical...

February 17, 2012

FORT LEE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New publication explains how standards-based interoperable digital identities are needed to transform healthcare to a paperless and fully electronic business environment.

February 17, 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...

February 17, 2012

CLARENCE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greatbatch, Inc., (NYSE:GB) today announced the acquisition of NeuroNexus Technologies (“NeuroNexus”) for approximately $12 million in cash, including the assumption of debt and future considerations. NeuroNexus,...

February 17, 2012

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. today presented for the first time DNA sequence data using its novel nanopore 'strand sequencing' technique and proprietary high performance electronic devices GridION and...

February 17, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDRA) today announced that Dr. James B. Wyngaarden has chosen to retire from the Company’s Board of Directors after 21 years of dedicated service. Dr Wyngaarden was a...

February 17, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTR), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in oncology, today announced that, as anticipated, on February 15, 2012, the Company was notified by The NASDAQ Stock Market that because the...

February 17, 2012

GALWAY, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aerogen, the innovative medical device and drug delivery company, has announced receipt of authorisation to market its Aeroneb Pro and Aeroneb Go products in China.

February 17, 2012

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

February 17, 2012

GETINGE, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Getinge (STO:GETIB): Heinz Jacqui has been appointed the new Executive Vice President of the Medical Systems business area and will assume the position on 1 April 2012. In addition to his...

February 17, 2012

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) announced today that the majority of hepatitis C genotype 1 patients with a prior “null” response to an interferon (IFN)-containing regimen enrolled in the ongoing ELECTRON...

February 17, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (OTC/BB: NVIV), a developer of groundbreaking technologies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI), today announced that CEO Frank Reynolds is scheduled to appear on...

February 17, 2012

NOKOMIS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RBCC Sets Sights on Top Emerging Biotech Innovations

February 17, 2012

GÖTEBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: MEDA (STO:MEDAA): · Group net sales reached SEK 12,856 million (11,571). At fixed currency rates, sales increased 18%. · EBITDA rose to SEK 4,683 million (4,306), corresponding to a 36.4% margin...

February 17, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (OTC/BB: NVIV), a developer of groundbreaking technologies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 8,281,...

February 16, 2012

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have found that amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSC) can slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.

February 16, 2012

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exact Sciences Corp. has promoted Maneesh K. Arora to the position of chief operating officer. He will continue in his role as chief financial officer.

February 16, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alkermes plc (NASDAQ: ALKS) today filed a resale shelf Registration Statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to the potential future sales by a subsidiary of Elan Corporation, plc...

February 16, 2012

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCCN recently received a research grant from AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Astellas Pharma Inc. to evaluate the role of tivozanib in the treatment of solid tumors.

February 16, 2012

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTCBB:CBIS.OB) a pioneering U.S. biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, is pleased to announce Dr. Moe Afaneh, Pharm D., MBA, NRCC, RNC has just been appointed as...

February 16, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO opposes a petition submitted by petroleum refiners to EPA designed to destabilize the Renewable Fuel Standard and halt progress by advanced biofuel companies.

February 16, 2012

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Company executives, scientists and government officials will bring a global perspective as featured presenters at BIO’s 9th annual World Congress on Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. The world’s largest industrial...

February 16, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ChartLogic today launched Stella, a voice recognition overlay compatible with all leading EHR systems. Stella enables physicians to use their iPhones and iPads to access their hospital's EHR system.

February 16, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MicroCHIPS announces results: the first successful human clinical trial with an implantable, wirelessly controlled and programmable microchip-based drug delivery device, in Science Translational Med.

February 16, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Histogenics Corporation VP of R&D Dr. Kirk Andriano will present at the 7th Annual New York Stem Cell Summit on February 21st at Bridgewaters New York City.

February 16, 2012

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capsalus Corp. has completed the 100 percent stock purchase of GeneWize Life Sciences, Inc., the wholly-owned direct-selling subsidiary of GeneLink Biosciences, Inc., a leader in consumer genomics.

February 16, 2012

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDIAN Technologies Joins Forces with Quintiles to Provide World-Class Clinical Trial Imaging Services

February 16, 2012

DUBLIN & ESPOO, Finland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Venn Life Sciences Holdings Limited (“Venn”), a leading provider of development consulting and resourcing services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries, and Encorium...

February 16, 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fourth graph, last sentence should read: ... but immunomodulatory agents—specifically Celgene’s Revlimid—and PCI-32765 will also capture significant patient share and sales. The corrected release reads:...

February 16, 2012

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced its first-ever direct-to-patient program offering patients with a valid prescription for ARIMIDEX or anastrozole the opportunity to have the brand ARIMIDEX delivered...

February 16, 2012

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BARDA Awards Contract Worth up to $67 Million for the Development of a Novel Tetraphase Antibiotic

February 16, 2012

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Expression Analysis offering three fully-funded grants for RNA-Seq studies.

February 16, 2012

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The global market for spinal nonfusion technology devices will show significant growth to $814 million by 2016.

February 16, 2012

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) today announced the appointment of Alison Lawton to its Board of Directors. Ms. Lawton is currently Senior Vice President, General Manager Biosurgery, at Genzyme...

February 16, 2012

DAVIS, Calif. & CLEWISTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, and the U.S. Sugar Corporation, one...

February 16, 2012

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX), announced today that the company has entered into a privately-negotiated securities exchange agreement with a holder of BioSante’s 3.125% convertible senior notes...

February 16, 2012

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bioline, The PCR Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO), is proud to announce the latest addition to its SensiFAST family real-time PCR products. SensiFAST HRM Kit facilitates...

February 16, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICON (NASDAQ:ICLR) (ISIN:IE0005711209), a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today reported its financial results for the full year and...