Biotechnology News

October 9, 2014

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) announced that its investee, Neovasc, has received conditional Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate the U.S. arm of its...

October 9, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ClinTec International and Edinburgh Napier University are delighted to announce that the Asia Training Consortium has endorsed the Masters in International Clinical Research and Technology for clinical research...

October 9, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture has announced the launch of Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D.

October 9, 2014

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vertex Reviews Recent Progress and Announces Upcoming Milestones in the Development of Multiple Combinations of Medicines that Target the Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis

October 9, 2014

JUPITER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. ("BRT" or the "Company") (OTCBB: BRTX), a life sciences company focused on adult stem cell-based therapies for various personal medical applications, announces the engagement of...

October 9, 2014

ROCHESTER, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Medica Foundation licensed to BravoVax Co. the worldwide rights (excl. US, EU and Japan) to a rotavirus vaccine that can protect infants earlier in life from life-threatening diarrhea.

October 9, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) today announced that it has closed the equity financing it disclosed on October 3, 2014, through which BioTime received $29,425,961 and certain subsidiaries received approximately $1...

October 9, 2014

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teleflex Unites its World-Class Arrow, Hudson RCI, LMA and Rusch Brands at Anesthesiology 2014

October 9, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZGSI establishes two operating subsidiaries as the Company enters revenue generation and BAM-FX commercialization.

October 9, 2014

MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Immunotech Laboratories, Inc. (OTCMARKETS: IMMB) Immunotech Laboratories, Inc.(the “Company”) and Immunotech Laboratories, BG (IMMB-BG”) the Company announced today that they have entered into negotiations with...

October 9, 2014

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrowhead Research issues an open letter to shareholders addressing the market reaction to data contained in the ARC-520 AASLD abstract

October 9, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. & AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New data from an ongoing study indicates the BluePrint genomic test provides information about the molecular subtype of breast cancer that adds value beyond IHC-FISH pathology testing.

October 9, 2014

OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: The extraordinary general meeting of DiaGenic ASA (OSE:DIAG) was held on 9 October 2014. All proposals set out in the notice to the general meeting were approved. Please find minutes from the ...

October 9, 2014

PERKASIE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Secant Medical will exhibit at the 2014 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, October 22–25.

October 9, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) and Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) announced today that the following linaclotide-related data will be presented during the American College of...

October 9, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aduro BioTech, Inc., a leader in the development of therapies for immuno-oncology, announced today that Thomas W. Dubensky, Jr., Ph.D., chief scientific officer at the company, was a featured speaker at the...

October 9, 2014

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Retrophin, Inc. (NASDAQ:RTRX) today announced the appointment of Gary Lyons to the Board of Directors as a third independent director. This addition brings the Company into compliance with the independent director and...

October 9, 2014

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vaxart Inc., a privately held, clinical-stage company developing recombinant vaccines that are administered by tablet rather than by injection, today announced that Wouter Latour, MD, chief executive...

October 9, 2014

WESTPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intensity Therapeutics presented data at today's NCI Immunotherapy meeting. Intensity’s lead product eliminated large tumors and caused a protective immune response in mice with colon cancer.

October 9, 2014

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emergent BioSolutions will hold its 3rd quarter 2014 financial results conference call at 5:00PM Eastern on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

October 9, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gynesonics, Inc., a women’s healthcare company focused on the development of minimally invasive solutions for symptomatic uterine fibroids, today announced it has been named by FierceMedicalDevices to its...

October 9, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Great Basin Scientific, Inc., DBA Great Basin Corporation, a commercial-stage molecular diagnostics company, today announced the pricing of its firm commitment, underwritten initial public offering of 1,150,000...

October 9, 2014

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NovaBay® Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NBY), a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development and commercialization of its non-antibiotic anti-infective products, announced today that NovaBay’s i-Lid...

October 9, 2014

CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) today announced that Leonard Bell, M.D. has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors.

October 9, 2014

WARSAW, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biomet, Inc. (“the Company”) announced today financial results for its first quarter ended August 31, 2014. First Quarter Financial Results Consolidated net sales increased 6.0% (5.6% constant currency) worldwide to...

October 9, 2014

GÖTEBORG, Sweden & RADNOR, Penn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Cortendo AB [ticker: CORT on NOTC-A], a global biopharmaceutical company focused on orphan endocrine disorders, announced the appointment of Robert Lutz as Chief Business...

October 9, 2014

LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: ERYTECH (Paris:ERYP)(Euronext Paris: FR0011471135 - ERYP), the French biopharmaceutical company that develops innovative ‘tumor starvation’ treatments for acute leukemia and other oncology...

October 8, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) has scheduled its quarterly conference call for Wednesday, October 22 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss third quarter financial results, guidance and operational...

October 8, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Netsmart and CareFusion today announced an agreement to bring enhanced medication dispensing and management capabilities to behavioral health care provider organizations nationwide.

October 8, 2014

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles River Laboratories will issue its third-quarter 2014 earnings release on October 29 after the market closes and will hold its conference call on October 30 at 9:00am ET

October 8, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAC) announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other considerations, $70,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2021 (the...

October 8, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Model-specific documentation for Multisystemic Therapy® for youth offenders available in electronic form to Netsmart clients, to further improve implementation and outcomes.

October 8, 2014

WOODBRIDGE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AuthAir, Inc., debuts latest release of AuthAir Dental today at the ADA's annual conference in San Antonio, TX. This announced in conjunction with availability through dental integrators nationwide.

October 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Governing Board of the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) has passed a unanimous resolution endorsing the recent Battelle Technology Partnership Study and its proposed Master Plan for Growing the...

October 8, 2014

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LouisianaBio launches a statewide drive to recruit new members for the state's non-profit biotechnology industry trade association.

October 8, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FORM 8.1(a)&(b)(i) IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.1(a) AND (b)(i) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY OFFERORS, OFFEREES OR PARTIES ACTING IN CONCERT WITH...

October 8, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien plc: FORM 8.1(a)&(b)(i) IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.1(a) AND (b)(i) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY OFFERORS, OFFEREES OR PARTIES ACTING IN...

October 8, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FORM 8.1(a)&(b)(i) IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.1(a) AND (b)(i) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 DEALINGS BY OFFERORS, OFFEREES OR PARTIES ACTING IN CONCERT WITH...

October 8, 2014

AURORA, Colo. & BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Children’s Hospital Colorado and SomaLogic enter into agreement to discover and develop laboratory tlaboratory tests to improve the diagnosis and management of childhood diseases.

October 8, 2014

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted to file the company's supplemental Biologics License...

October 8, 2014

ZUG, Switzerland & FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO-Europe® 2014 partnering meetings are expected to surpass all previous events. The event is reputed as a “must-attend” event within the industry.

October 8, 2014

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Data from Clinical Studies Evaluating Investigational Hepatitis C Treatment Grazoprevir/Elbasvir (MK-5172/MK-8742) at the 65th American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

October 8, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioFlorida, Florida’s life sciences association, will host the state’s life science industry during its 17th Annual Life Sciences Conference, October 12–14, 2014 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft....

October 8, 2014

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrowhead Research will present data from its Phase 2a study of ARC-520 against chronic hepatitis B infection and preclinical data on ARC-AAT at the AASLD Liver Meeting.

October 8, 2014

CHANDLER, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arizona BioIndustry Association (AZBio) will honor 11 Arizona Legislators for service to the community and for championing research, education, innovation, the growth of Arizona's Bioscience Sector.

October 8, 2014

ACTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cognoptix elects its President and CEO, Paul D. Hartung, as Chairman of the Board, and welcomes new director, Dr. Christine de los Reyes, Alopexx Enterprises

October 8, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) has been recognized for its sustainability leadership by several external organizations, including the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s 2014 ACE Award for commitment...