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08:40 EDT 23rd April 2014 | BioPortfolio

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Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Cubist and Cambridge Science Festival Announce 2014 Germ Challenge Science Contest Winners

Teens Submit More than 20 Video Entries Describing Germs Cambridge Science Festival and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) today announced the winners of the

Tolero Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Alvocidib for the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing treatments for serious hematological diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation for Alvocidib for the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Alvocidib is being tested in patients with intermediate or high-r...

Amgen's 1st-qtr 2014 disappoints, as net income falls 25%

Amgen, the world’s largest independent biotech firm by revenues, yesterday announced financial results for the first quarter of 2014 showing that, while group sales increased 7% to $4.52 billion, below analysts’ expectations of $4.8 billion, ear...

Steve Gex Named CEO at Focal Therapeutics

Well Known Leader of Medical Device Companies Brings His Expertise to Maker of BioZorb Surgical Marker Steve Gex, an accomplished leader of several medical-device companies in women's healthcare, has been named chief executive officer of Focal Therapeutics, the company said today. Gex has previously been CEO of a number of highly successful st...

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Samsung BioLogics expand manufacturing deal

US drug major Bristol-Myers Squibb and South Korea’s Samsung BioLogics revealed that they will increase the scope of their existing manufacturing agreement in which Samsung will manufacture commercial drug substances and drug product for several B-...

Pharmaceutical CPI growth due to Australian government policy

The Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the March quarter has shown growth in pharmaceutical prices due to the normal mechanics of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) safety net.

Catalyst Announces Initiation of an Expanded Access Program to Provide Firdapse at No Cost to U.S. Patients with Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. announced today it has begun the process required to establish an expanded access program (EAP) to make available in the United States its investigational potassium channel inhibitor, Firdapse™ (amifampridine phosphate or 3,4-DAP phosphate), to patients diagnosed with Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS) through...

Health care M&A activity in 1st-qtr 2014 softens compared with 4th-qtr 2013; report

Health care merger and acquisition activity was a little soft in the first quarter of 2014. Deal volume was down 14% versus the previous quarter, with 239 deals announced.

Cook Medical Launches Instinct™ Endoscopic Hemoclip

The Instinct™ Endoscopic Hemoclip is now available to gastroenterologists in major global markets. The clip is used to stop gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding, which is a condition that can be challenging to treat because of the variations among bleeds. The Instinct clip has two specific features that can help a physician achieve hemostasis more quickl...

Congressman Blackburn visits Results Physiotherapy Clinic to Discuss Proposed Healthcare Bills that would Affect Medicare Patient Access to a Physical Therapist

On April 14, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) visited Results Physiotherapy’s Franklin, Tennessee clinic to tour the facility and discuss several health care related bills currently being considered with federal lawmakers. Jason Richardson, PT, DPT, OCS, Sr. VP of Clinical Operations with Results Physiotherapy, coordinated the visit on behalf...

Kaufman Hall Announces Acquisition of Axiom EPM, Extending Industry Leading Consulting and Software Capabilities for Financial Performance Management

Transaction Combines Industry Expertise and Innovative Cloud Software Capabilities for Advanced Planning, Modeling, Analysis and Reporting in Healthcare, Banking and Higher Education Kaufman Hall, the leading provider of strategic financial consulting services and software tools to healthcare organizations, today announced that it has completed the acq...

Number of clinical trials in Russia declined in 2013

The number of clinical trials taking place in Russia in 2013 amounted 791, which is 13.6% lower than the year earlier, according to data of the Russian Ministry of Health.

Huron Consulting Group Expands Huron Healthcare with Managing Director

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Kathleen T. O’Connell has joined its Huron Healthcare practice as a managing director focu

Engineering Students Create Prototype to Treat Jaundice in Infants – among 150 Projects Showcased at Michigan State University College of Engineering Design Day on April 25

Around 60 percent of infants are born jaundiced and many spend their first days of life isolated underneath special lights that help them eliminate the excess bilirubin in their bloodstreams. Three College of Engineering students at Michigan State University have created a wearable treatment for infant jaundice. The prototype device uses fiber opt...

American Health Network Live with eClinicalWorks for Population Health

Organization Successfully Utilizing eClinicalWorks CCMR in Three Ohio and Indiana Accountable Care Organizations that Represent 51,663 Members eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced

Derma Sciences Products to Be Featured in 10 Posters and Two Educational Programs at the SAWC Conference; Company Launches New Corporate Branding Campaign

Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSCI), a tissue regeneration company focused on advanced wound care, announces that its products are the subject of 10 poster presentations and abstracts to be featured at the Spring Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC). Derma Sciences also announces a new corporate branding campaign focused on driving awareness of the compa...

Bacterin Announces Preclinical Results on the use of OsteoSelect® DBM Putty Published in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BONE), a leader in the development of revolutionary bone graft materials and bioactive coatings for medical applications, announced today that positive results utilizing OsteoSelect® Demineralized Bone Matrix Putty bone graft for cranial defect repair has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Crani...

Natus Medical Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Reports 73% increase in non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.26 Reports non-GAAP gross profit margin of 59.5% Increases annual non-GAAP EPS guidance Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ: BABY) today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. For the first quarter ended March...

Spectrum Pharma's cancer drug meets main goal in trial

April 23 (Reuters) - Spectrum Pharmaceuticals said its experimental cancer drug was shown to be safe and effective in a mid-stage trial.

First Edition: April 23, 2014

Today's headlines include a range of health policy news reports, including developments related to the health law, to the marketplace and at the state level. Kaiser Health News: Is Bigger Better? Idaho Hospital Battle A Microcosm Of Debate Over Industry Consolidation Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz, working in collaboration with The Washington Post, reports: “When Idaho's...

Biogen posts higher profit as new MS drug again tops forecasts

April 23 (Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc on Wednesday reported a higher first-quarter profit as sales of its new Tecfidera multiple sclerosis drug extended its run of eclipsing Wall Street sales forecasts.

New 150 Page Rare Diseases Ebook Now Available at No Cost from Rare Genomics Institute –Interviews with Genomics Experts, Inspiring Family Stories and a Parent’s Toolkit

Combining inspiring stories from families, advice from top scientists and industry experts, the latest scientific developments in genomics and a parent’s toolkit with best practices, this book is an invaluable resource for rare disease families. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 To celebrate Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day, the Rare Genomics Institute (RGI) announces a new resource to...

Gelatin Market By Raw Material (Pig Skin, Bovine Hides), By Application (Food & Beverage, Nutraceuticals, Pharmaceuticals) Expected to Reach USD 3.18 Billion by 2020

Market Size - $2.01 bn in 2013, Market Growth - CAGR of 6.72%, Market Trends – Growing application scope of gelatin to drive demand. View Complete Report - San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The global market for gelatin is expected to reach USD 3.18 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View...

Ligand’s Partner Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Reports Captisol-Enabled Melphalan Meets Primary Endpoint in Pivotal Trial

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announces that its Captisol-enabled™ (propylene glycol-free) Melphalan (CE Melphalan) development and commercial partner Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SPPI) has reported that their pivotal trial of CE Melphalan met its primary endpoint. According to Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, CE Melphalan is...

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Applications in Rodents, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

Live webinar to focus on the development of a novel telemetry device for continuous monitoring of glucose in rodents. The broadcast takes place on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00am EDT (16:00 UK BST/ GMT +1). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Glucose monitoring options for preclinical research have historically been limited when compared to the options available for human monitoring. As an ex...

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