Biotechnology News

July 10, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share. The dividend will be paid on...

July 10, 2014

DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IMS Health Holdings, Inc. (“IMS Health”) (NYSE:IMS) will issue its financial results for second-quarter 2014 on Thursday, July 24, 2014, before the market opens. The press release and accompanying financial...

July 10, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Actinium Announces Exercise of Greenshoe Option

July 10, 2014

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today reported additional positive interim results from its ongoing Phase 2a study of VT-1161, the Company’s lead novel, oral antifungal compound, in patients with...

July 10, 2014

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Bionics announced today that it received approval by the China State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) for the award-winning, waterproof Neptune™ sound processor

July 10, 2014

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), international confederation of biotechnology trade associations was established today.

July 10, 2014

HEIDELBERG, Germany & THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MolecularHealth and innovation in the area of personalized medicine for cancer patients were high on the agenda at this year's Hauptstadtkongress conference in Berlin. Delivering...

July 10, 2014

CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALXN) today announced that the Company will report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Thursday, July 24, 2014 before the US financial markets...

July 10, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exactech, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXAC), a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products for hip, knee, shoulder, spine and biologic materials, will release its second quarter 2014 financial results on...

July 10, 2014

GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GlycoMimetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLYC) announced today the addition of Mark A. Goldberg, M.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Goldberg is Executive Vice President, Medical and Regulatory Strategy at Synageva...

July 10, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. & BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enzymatics has expanded its line of Archer FusionPlex products with the introduction of a targeted sequencing assay to detect and identify fusions of genes associated with sarcoma.

July 10, 2014

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sorin Group announces the delivery of its 10,000 th heart-lung machine to Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

July 10, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter today announced the appointment of John Orloff, M.D., as vice president and head of global research and development for Baxter BioScience.

July 10, 2014

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Promega 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights reduction in environmental impacts and features focus on responsible corporate citizenship through support of employees and community wellness.

July 10, 2014

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tech Council of Maryland Opens New Office in Baltimore in Maryland BioPark

July 10, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT), a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, today announced data through Week 144 from Study 202, a Phase IIb open-label extension study of eteplirsen in patients...

July 10, 2014

ALACHUA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RTI Surgical Inc. (RTI) (Nasdaq: RTIX), a leading global surgical implant company, is unveiling the new Precision Allograft Cartilage Kit (PACK) at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)...

July 10, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New York State approval received for Xpansion Interpreter® and miRInform® Thyroid Tests

July 10, 2014

HALLE/SAALE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Probiodrug's Alzheimer's disease candidate, PQ912 is subject of an oral presentation at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

July 10, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vertex Announces Retirement of Peter Mueller, Ph.D.

July 10, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Belt Technologies, a robotics-assisted surgical technology company, today announced a world-wide commercial agreement with Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology business, to support their JOURNEY™ UNI...

July 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--bioTheranostics, Inc., the leading genomic solutions provider for cancer diagnosis, has signed a contract with FedMed, Inc., one of the largest preferred provider organization networks in the U.S.

July 10, 2014

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emergent BioSolutions will release 2Q14 financial results Thursday, August 7.

July 10, 2014

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced the release of Inspire™, the first integrated scanning probe microscopy (SPM) infrared system for 10-nanometer spatial resolution in chemical and materials property mapping...

July 10, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jounce Therapeutics Appoints Richard Murray, Ph.D., to Chief Executive Officer

July 10, 2014

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On September 13th, 2014, over 600 attendees will gather at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, CA, for the third annual Tribute to Champions of Hope Gala, hosted by Global Genes™.

July 10, 2014

BOSTON & GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PHT Corp. LogPad System only electronic patient reported outcome (ePRO) diary on Google/LG Electronics Nexus smartphone; scanning tech improves clinical research program medication, supply tracking

July 10, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien plc today announced the launch of its EverFlex™ Self-expanding Peripheral Stent with Entrust™ Delivery System in Australia and New Zealand.

July 9, 2014

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) today announced that the European Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) gave a positive opinion recommending the approval of orphan drug designation for OPKO's long-acting version of...

July 9, 2014

WILMINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced the company has been recognized with awards for excellence in multimedia and digital communications that demonstrate the importance of clinical...

July 9, 2014

PRINCETON, N.J. & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--STENTYS has entered the Latin American coronary stent market, signing agreements to market its Self-Apposing Stent in Argentina, Chile and Colombia.

July 9, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humanetics exploring possible treatment for radiation-induced erectile dysfunction in prostate cancer patients.

July 9, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) has scheduled its quarterly conference call for Wednesday, July 23 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss second quarter and first half 2014 financial results, operational...

July 9, 2014

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The data-rich life sciences industry—plagued with multi-faceted challenges such as stifled R&D efficiency, a changing portfolio mix, and a rise in merger, acquisition and restructuring activity—is increasingly looking...

July 9, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter today announced the acquisition of AesRx, LLC, including the development and commercialization of Aes-103, an investigational treatment for sickle cell disease (SCD).

July 9, 2014

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) will report 2nd quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, July 31, 2014, after the close of financial markets.

July 9, 2014

SALINAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forbes, in partnership with SVG Partners and The Steinbeck Innovation Cluster, will host the “Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit” in Salinas Valley, California, in July 2015.

July 9, 2014

MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OXBT) highlights three recent articles on clinical use of levosimendan to address a wide range of critical care conditions.

July 9, 2014

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--480 Biomedical, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded Phase II funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to continue the development of a bioresorbable, self-expanding scaffold...

July 9, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EcoPesticides signed a licensing agreement with STC.UNM for a green pesticide technology that uses naturally occurring biologic material to target specific insects without harming the environment.

July 9, 2014

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chromatin, Inc., a leading agriculture technology company, today announced it has closed a three-year, $12.5 million credit facility with The PrivateBank. The credit facility represents Chromatin’s first financing with a...

July 9, 2014

VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC) today announced that it plans to release its results for the 2014 Third Fiscal Quarter on Thursday, July 24, 2014 prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock...

July 9, 2014

SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced results of its phase III POSTURE study evaluating OTEZLA, the company’s oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4), in patients with active ankylosing...

July 9, 2014

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RestorGenex Corporation (OTCQB: RESX), a specialty biopharmaceutical company initially focused on developing products for dermatology, ophthalmology and women’s health, announced today several management changes....

July 9, 2014

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alkermes plc (NASDAQ: ALKS) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Notices of Allowance for four of Alkermes’ pipeline candidates for the treatment of central nervous system...

July 9, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced that it will issue results for second quarter 2014 following the close of market on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. On the same day, at 2:00 pm Pacific Time (5:00 pm Eastern Time...

July 9, 2014

NAARDEN, The Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forbion Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering of Portfolio Company arGEN-X