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Friday 31st October 2014

Biogen Idec and Sobi announce European Medicines Agency validates Elocta(TM) (rFVIIIFc) Marketing Authorisation Application for review

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) (STO: SOBI) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has validated the Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) of Elocta(TM) (rFVIIIFc), a recombinant factor VIII Fc fusion protein product candidate for the treatment of haemophilia A. The validation of the MAA initiates the EMA's review proc...

Biogen Idec and Sobi Announce European Medicines Agency Validates ELOCTA™ (rFVIIIFc) Marketing Authorization Application for Review

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) (STO: SOBI) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has validated the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) of ELOCTA™ (rFVIIIFc), a recombinant factor VIII Fc fusion

Sarepta Therapeutics to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Corporate Update on November 6, 2014

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT), a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, will report third quarter 2014 financial results before the NASDAQ Global Market opens on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Subsequently, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Chris Garabedian, Sarepta’s president and chief executive officer, and Sandy Mahatme, Sarepta’s ...

Independent Study Highlights the Importance of Molecular Testing in Predicting Biologic Behavior of Pancreatic Cysts

Study supports use of mutational profiling as useful tool for improved patient management RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc., a leader in molecular diagnostics, announced today the publication of a peer-reviewed, independent study supporting the importance of mutational profiling in predicting the biologic behavior of pancreatic cysts. ...

Human Longevity, Inc. Hires Industry Experts Barry Merriman, Ph.D., and Paul Mola, M.S. to Lead New Global Solutions Initiative

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), a biological data-driven human health technology and cell therapy company, today announced the addition of Barry Merriman, Ph.D., as Vice President of Global Technology Assessment and Paul Mola, M.S. as Head of Global Solutions. The two will work together in HLI's new Global Solutions Initiative to seek strategic bus...

Fairfield University School of Engineering project reduces illness in rural community

South Dakota State University students helping with endeavor. Chlorinators were implemented to provide safer drinking water treated to World Health Organization (WHO) standards. FAIRFIELD, Connecticut (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Having access to safe drinking water and ensuring it remains sanitary is an uphill battle in many corners of the globe. It’s a major priority right now for a rural farming...

Seattle Genetics jumps on upbeat Q3 results; target set at $65 at H.C.Wainwright

Seattle Genetics (NASDAQ:SGEN) advanced to a one-month high after the biotechnology company that focuses on developing cancer treatment drugs reported third-quarter results that beat analysts’ expectations. Shares of the Bothell, Washington-bas...

Office Practicum Achieves Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification as Complete Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology

The Office Practicum Electronic Health Record Version 14 is certified by InfoGard as a Complete EHR Technology (CEHRT) solution for use in ambulatory care settings and is compliant with Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements. (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Office Practicum, a leading provider of Electronic Health Records (EHR) software for pediatric medicine, is pleased to announce that InfoGard has certi...

Office Practicum Achieves Meaningful Use 2014 Certification as Complete Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology

The Office Practicum Electronic Health Record Version 14 is certified by InfoGard as a Complete EHR Technology (CEHRT) solution for use in ambulatory care settings and is compliant with Meaningful Use 2014 requirements. (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Office Practicum, a leading provider of Electronic Health Records (EHR) software for pediatric medicine, is pleased to announce that InfoGard has certifie...

Researchers develop mouse model to improve basic research on Ebola treatments, vaccines

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues have developed the first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola and display symptoms similar to those that humans experience.

Rice-led research shows how migratory cancer cells acquire 'stem-like' properties

In the first study of its kind, Rice University researchers have mapped how information flows through the genetic circuits that cause cancer cells to become metastatic. The research reveals a common pattern in the decision-making that allows cancer c...

Scientists develop new system to treat a host of genetic conditions

As potential next-generation therapeutics and research tools, few life sciences technologies hold more promise than genome-editing proteins – molecules that can be programmed to alter specific genes in order to treat or even cure genetic diseases.

Media Advisory / Coverage Request: Saturday, November 1: 11am-4pm, Discovery Day at AT&T Park

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  WHAT: 4th Annual Bay Area Science Festival — Science Discovery Day at AT&T Park This fourth annual event, founded and led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) alongside a core group of other institutions, provides a wide range of science & technology activities for the young and old alike. 

Broad Institute And University Of California Team Awarded NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot Contract

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team from the Broad Institute, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Cruz, was awarded one of three National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contracts with the goal of building a system that will enable large-scale analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and other datasets by...

Licensing agreement for ISPRI and Optimatrix platform for de-risking biologics

Chugai Pharmaceutical signed an agreement with EpiVax to incorporate EpiVax’s ISPRI immunogenicity screening and deimmunization technology into Chugai’s drug development toolbox. EpiVax has developed a web-based secure, interactive work environment for immunogenicity screening, the “interactive screening and protein re-engineering website”. ISPRI can be used for high throughput screening o...

Lecia Sequist, MD, MPH, Is Named November LUNGevity Hero to Kick Off Lung Cancer Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month, LUNGevity Foundation announces Lecia Sequist, MD, MPH, as the November LUNGevity Hero for her extraordinary work in the field of lung cancer, making significant discoveries in genetic mutations and drug resistance.  Dr. Sequist is not only a world-renowned lung cancer oncologist, she also actively re...

Genes may play a role in Ebola survival chances

"Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive the Ebola virus," BBC News reports. Researchers found around one in five mice remained unaffected by the infection. Researchers investigated how mice with a different genetic make-up responded to Ebola infection. The research involved eight research strains of mice said to represent the majority of genetic variation ...

Disabled Veterans National Foundation to Award $50,000 Grant to Human Engineering Research Laboratories

A grant to the Human Engineering Research Laboratories for the purchase of new equipment will be made on Tuesday, November 4th in Pittsburgh, PA. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 The Disabled Veterans National Foundation(http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—p...

Atlanta-Based Intellimedix May Help Solve Ebola With Computer Algorithms

ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta-based Intellimedix could make a positive contribution to the research efforts accompanying the onset of Ebola by suggesting a new, computational approach for investigating treatment options. Scientists at Georgia Tech's Center for Computational Systems Biology have spent years developing computer programs and algorithms to find alternative uses f...

Efficient genetic editing: Scientists develop new system that could be used to treat a host of genetic conditions

As potential next-generation therapeutics and research tools, few life sciences technologies hold more promise than genome-editing proteins – molecules that can be programmed to alter specific genes in order to treat or even cure genetic diseases.

Imago BioSciences Announces $26.5 Million Financing Led by Clarus Ventures

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imago BioSciences, Inc., a biotech company developing innovative therapeutics, today announced a $26.5 million Series A financing led by Clarus Ventures LLC, a global investment firm founded by a team of accomplished investment and operating professionals dedicated to life sciences.  Other investors participating in the round include Frazier Health...

New Genetic Map Of Autoimmune Variants

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Genetic mutations are thought to drive many autoimmune diseases in humans and a large international team of researchers has just identified 21 genetic variants that directly connect to different autoimmune diseases, according to a newly-published report in the journal Nature. In the study, researchers used a complex mathematical tool to generat...

Biomedical Big Data Company GENALICE Releases the First All-In-One DNA Data Processing Solution with True Population Power at ASHG 2014

Today, Dutch biomedical big data company GENALICE officially launched its all-in-one appliance for Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS) data processing, the GENALICE VAULT, at the annual conference of the American Society of Human Genetics. The VAULT is designed to optimally serve genomics teams to perform large-scale DNA studies, including population calling.  GENALICE MAP offers processing speed incr...

Two major studies newly implicate dozens of genes in autism

Two major genetic studies of autism, led in part by UC San Francisco scientists and involving more than 50 laboratories worldwide, have newly implicated dozens of genes in the disorder. The research shows that rare mutations in these genes affect com...

Quinterol Mallette Appointed to GenVec Board Of Directors

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNVC) today announced that the Board of Directors of GenVec, Inc. appointed Quinterol J. Mallette, M.D. as a director of the company. In addition, Dr. Mallette was appointed to the board's audit committee. Dr. Mallette is currently a Senior Analyst at SWK Holdings, Inc., a publically-traded health care-focused specialty financ...


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