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Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Transgene and ChronTech Pharma to Collaborate on Heterologous Prime-Boost Therapeutic Vaccination Against Hepatitis C

April 18, 2011 12:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BLUE BELL, Pa., April 18, 2011 /- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO ), a leader in the development of therapeutic and preventive vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today it has signed a collaboration agreement with Transgene S.A. (Euronext Paris:...

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$210M Pfizer Deal Validates Small Firm

April 17, 2011 11:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Robin Jackman, Zacharon's president and CEO, is the first to admit that there aren't too many people outside the biotech world who understand the science at the core of his small company.

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Amarin's AMR101 Phase 3 ANCHOR Trial Meets all Primary and Secondary Endpoints with Statistically Significant Reductions in Triglycerides at Both 4 Gram and 2 Gram Doses and S...

April 17, 2011 10:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MYSTIC, Conn. and DUBLIN, April 18, 2011 /- Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AMRN ), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a focus on cardiovascular disease, today reported positive, statistically significant top-line results from its ANCHOR trial for the Company's lead product...

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Minorities born with heart defects at higher risk of dying in early childhood than whites

April 17, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Non-Hispanic black infants born with heart defects are more likely to die within the first five years of life than their non-Hispanic white and Hispanic peers, reports a new study by researchers at the University of South Florida, Texas...

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High-Speed Evolution Aids Drug Development

April 17, 2011 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A new technique can make tailor-made proteins evolve in days, not years.

La Jolla Institute identifies new therapeutic target for asthma, COPD and other lung disorders

April 17, 2011 10:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) Michael Croft, Ph.D., a researcher at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, has discovered a molecule's previously unknown role as a major trigger for airway remodeling, which impairs lung function, making the molecule a promising...

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Pharmatek Granted Approval by the DEA for Analysis of All Controlled Substances

April 17, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2011 /- Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc., a premier contract development and manufacturing organization supporting the pharmaceutical industry, announced that it has been approved by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the analysis of Schedules I through V...

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New patient guidelines for heart devices

April 16, 2011 6:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Henry Ford Health System) A series of new guidelines for cardiac specialists has been developed to determine when heart failure patients should receive a mechanical heart-pumping device.

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Health care-associated infections are exacerbated by alcohol use disorders(2)

April 15, 2011 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research) Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during their hospitalization and that were not present at the time of admission to the hospital. A new study has found that people with alcohol use disorders...

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MedPAC Vote Could Mean Less Innovation for Imaging Devices

April 15, 2011 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) could curtail use of medical imaging devices.

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eSource Guidance Doesn & #8217;t Reflect Current Practice, Industry Says

April 15, 2011 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Manufacturers commenting on an FDA draft guidance addressing electronic data from clinical trials say the guidance is out of sync with current capabilities and practices for data capture and lacks information about the sponsor’s role in reviewing data.

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Alkermes' diabetes treatment boosted in Europe

April 15, 2011 1:38 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Alkermes Inc. has received a positive opinion from a key European regulatory committee for its experimental diabetes treatment, Bydureon. The recommendation means the drug candidate is very likely to be approved there.

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Health care-associated infections are exacerbated by alcohol use disorders

April 15, 2011 1:37 pm | Comments

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FDA Approves New Medical Device for Form of Brain Cancer

April 15, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the NovoTTF-100A System, a new device to treat adults with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) that recurs or progresses after receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy....

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TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on April 15, 2011.Ishares Us Hi Yld Bnd Indx Fnd(cad-hdg)etf (TSX:XHY): $0.12842. Payable Mar 31. Record Mar 29.Arc Resources Ltd. (TSX:ARX): $0.1. Payable May 16. Record Apr...

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