Biotechnology News

July 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO & BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--European Centre for Clinical Research Training (ECCRT), a SynteractHCR company, garners recognition and partners for its clinical research training program, including Swissethics and ACRP.

July 16, 2014

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bioventus, a leader in active orthopaedic healing, today announced that Jeffery A. Acuff will join the company on July 15, 2014 as its new Vice President, US Sales.

July 16, 2014

BELOIT, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC broke ground today for a new facility that will house its headquarters and activities related to the production of the medical radioisotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99).

July 16, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genocea elects not to pursue public offering due to market conditions.

July 16, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medmeme LLC., a global leader in providing comprehensive, integrated medical and scientific information database platforms to the top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, today launched its new Conferencememe...

July 16, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today introduced the SureSelect Clinical Research Exome. The performance-optimized exome design was developed in collaboration with researchers from Emory University and the...

July 16, 2014

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCDSER Purchases Instem’s Provantis Preclinical Software Suite

July 16, 2014

NEW YORK and PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and InnoPharma, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical development company, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Pfizer will acquire InnoPharma...

July 16, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InSite Vision Incorporated (OTCBB:INSV) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a U.S. Patent No. 8,778,999 covering Bromfenac Non-Steroidal Ophthalmic Compositions...

July 16, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. & AMSTERDAM & RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agendia, a leading molecular diagnostics company, and CBLPath, Inc., a leading pathology services provider, today announced they have agreed to collaborate in providing...

July 16, 2014

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MedtechWomen today announced that registration is now open for MedtechVision 2014, the fourth annual conference designed by and for women on the forefront of medical innovation. The conference will be held...

July 16, 2014

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RainDance Technologies, Inc., a genomics tools company simplifying the analysis of complex genetic diseases, appoints life science industry executive Kathy Ordoñez to its Board of Directors

July 16, 2014

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Announces Direct US Marketing-Sales Campaign For New i-Lid Cleanser Product

July 16, 2014

CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced the appointments of David R. Brennan, M. Michele Burns and Christopher J. Coughlin to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

July 16, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) announced today a new program with Yahoo Health to raise awareness of innovative efforts to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) across the country. The MS Visionaries™ program...

July 16, 2014

KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ProteoTech to Present at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), Copenhagen, Denmark, July 12-17, 2014

July 16, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that it will report its second quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, before the market opens. Following the announcement, at 8:30...

July 16, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) today reported sales and net earnings for the second quarter ended June 28, 2014. Second quarter highlights: Net sales increased 3 percent and adjusted net earnings per share...

July 16, 2014

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navidea formed a joint enterprise with Essex Woodlands-backed Rheumco, LLC, to develop and commercialize radiolabeled diagnostics and therapeutics for rheumatologic and arthritic diseases.

July 16, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien launched Emprint Ablation System, which is designed to precisely heat and destroy diseased soft tissue (including liver, lung and kidney), and non-resectable liver tumors.

July 16, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced the positive results of a Phase 3 study comparing a prophylaxis regimen of BeneFIX® Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant) 100 IU/kg once-weekly to on-demand treatment in people with...

July 16, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Best of ASCO Clinical Oncology Symposium; July 29, 2014 Hotel Deadline & Early Registration; summary provided by BiomedicalNews.org.

July 16, 2014

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phase 1/2 Study for Celiac Treatment. BL-7010 well tolerated in both single- and repeated-dose administrations. Supports classification as medical device in Europe due to lack of systemic absorption

July 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced that it has acquired Myraqa, a regulatory and quality consulting firm specializing in IVDs, particularly companion diagnostics. Led by founder and CEO Mya Thomae, Myraqa...

July 15, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InSite Vision Incorporated (OTCBB: INSV) will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the company's headquarters at 965 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda,...

July 15, 2014

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIK) today announced that it plans to issue its second-quarter 2014 financial results after the close of the market on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The company plans to hold a...

July 15, 2014

MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Water, agriculture and energy: Society relies on each of these in daily life, yet as the population grows, these vital resources must be used more efficiently. Highlighting the company’s focus on providing answers...

July 15, 2014

BEDMINSTER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cegedim Relationship Management Announces Integrated Advanced Analytics for AggregateSpend360: Transparency Insights Dashboard Enhances Aggregate Spend and Transparency Data to Gain Advanced Business.

July 15, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (EPIRUS, NASDAQ: EPRS), a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the global development and commercialization of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies, announced that Mark H.N....

July 15, 2014

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (EPIRUS, NASDAQ: EPRS), a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the global development and commercialization of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies, announced today the completion...

July 15, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today introduced a molecular solution that combines its Oligo Library Synthesis capability for FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) with its SureDesign online...

July 15, 2014

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“The stage is set for a greater percentage of the $6.5 trillion in IRA assets to move into private equity deals,” says Scott Jordan, Founder, HealthiosXchange (“H/X”).

July 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Medica Research Institute announces the creation of the Distinguished Chair in Health Policy. The position will be held by a nationally recognized research expert in health policy.

July 15, 2014

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) will issue its second quarter 2014 financial results at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. In connection with this announcement, Cubist will host a conference...

July 15, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines that address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central...

July 15, 2014

BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RAN Biotechnologies, http://www.ranbiotechnologies.com, has entered into an agreement with Fluigent in Paris for...

July 15, 2014

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC: RGRX) (“the Company” or “RegeneRx”) today announced that a new paper entitled, Thymosin β4 Prevents Cardiac Rupture and Improves Cardiac Function in Mice with Myocardial...

July 15, 2014

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ: DYAX) will host a webcast and conference call, including an open question and answer session, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. During the call, management will discuss the Company’s financial results...

July 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BG Medical Technologies, Inc. (OTC: RIGH) will be creating a new subsidiary, Genius Biotech Corporation, to specialize in the healthcare aspects of medical marijuana.

July 15, 2014

ITINGEN, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harlan Laboratories, Ltd. and Fluofarma have announced a strategic partnership that will strengthen the companies’ drug discovery and translational medicine services.

July 15, 2014

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Theorem Clinical Research and Excel Life Sciences (ELS) have formed a strategic relationship to bolster Theorem’s clinical development offerings in India, including local site management expertise.

July 15, 2014

VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CEL-SCI receives $225,000 NIH research grant to develop Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment.

July 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transcriptic, a cloud-based research services provider, today announced the launch of Transcriptic Platform, a programmable system for defining and executing experimental protocols that have proven to create a 10-...

July 15, 2014

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--La Jolla Pharmaceutical Announces Positive Pre-Clinical Data for Oral Galectin-3 Inhibitor in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

July 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, today announced that its affiliate, Iroko Pharmaceuticals Inc., has signed a licensing agreement...