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b3c newswire
Sol-Gel Signs $ 27 M Deal for Dermatology Drug Delivery

Critical Pharmaceuticals and The University of Nottingham to Develop Nano-Enabled Nasal Spray ...

TGA Registration for Cellmid's Évolis(TM) Hair Products

AiCuris Drug Letermovir (AIC246) Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoints in Phase 2 For Human ...

Vectron Biosolutions Obtains Strong Results for Biosimilar Production

BioSpace
GlaxoSmithKline Trying for Culture Shift ... and More Profit

Actelion Ltd. CEO Says 120 Patients Died in Lung Drug Study

Celladon Corporation Raises $43 Million to Advance MYDICAR for the Treatment of Heart Failure

Cold Baths May Help Ease Muscle Soreness After Workouts, Study

Nestle SA Invests 50 Million in 5-year Probiotic Licensing Deal With

BioSpace - Breaking News
Gilead Sciences, Inc. Drops as Patients Relapse on Hepatitis C Drug

Acorda Therapeutics Buying Morrisville-based Neuronex Inc. for Up to $35 Million

Roche to Move 90,000 Employees to Roche Apps

GeneLink BioSciences, Inc. Completes Sale of GeneWize Life Sciences, Inc.

Children's Hospital Boston Release: To Understand Chromosome Reshuffling, Look to the Genome's 3D Structure

Biotech News - Business Wire
BIO Applauds Sen. Stabenow's Grow It Here, Make It Here Initiative

Suppliers Participating in Comparative Effectiveness Research Program to Determine Safest, Most Efficient Care

Emergent BioSolutions to Present at Cowen and Company Health Care Conference

neuGRID, the European Online Diagnosis Tool for Alzheimer's, Goes Global with outGRID and the ITU

neuGRID, het Europese online diagnosehulpmiddel voor de ziekte van Alzheimer, gaat wereldwijd met outGRID en de ITU

Biotech News - PR Newswire
Henry Ford Physician Appointed to Presidential Advisory Group

LifeNet Health is Presenting at the 7th Annual Stem Cell Summit in New York on February 21, 2012

PAREXEL International to Present at Citi Global Healthcare Conference

En Turquie, le TheraSphere® redonne espoir aux patients atteints de cancer du foie

ChromaDex® Announces Management Changes

Biotechnology - Moreover
Analysis of Relative Performance in the Biotechnology Industry for Shares of Incyte (INCY, ONXX, ALKS, SPPI, MITI)

Top 5 Companies in the Biotechnology Industry with the Best Relative Performance (CPHD, IMGN, HGSI, SGEN, RIGL)

NIH Translational Center Should Raise All Boats, BIO Says

Immunogen, inc. reports second quarter fiscal year 2012 financial results and provides quarterly update

Biotechnology to be 21st-century industry: Life Tech CEO

Burrill Report
Proposed FDA Budget Leans on Industry

Gilead Drops on Poor Clinical Trials Results of Pharmasset Drug

Rusnano Invests in Novel Diagnostics

Despite Cuts, Big Pharma Says It's Still Overstaffed

Amyris Scales Back

CenterWatch - Clinical Trials
Sanofi's $20 billion Genzyme buy could fuel a big pharma-biotechnology acquisition trend

New Quintiles initiative saves investigative sites the time, and cost, of patient recruitment advertising

Technology companies adapt interactive video concepts for clinical trial informed consent

CRI buys Lifetree, combining investigative sites on both coasts and across all trial phases

New $1b NIH center will tackle early-stage drug development to ease industry risk of failure

Clinical Trials - Business Wire
ReCor Medical Announces CE Mark Approval for Its Novel PARADISE Ultrasound Transcatheter Renal Denervation System

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from a New Premier Supplier Diversity Agreement for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from a New Premier Agreement for Continuous Diffusion of Oxygen

Research and Markets: Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2012

Research and Markets: Iliac Aneurysms Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2012

Clinical Trials - PR Newswire
FDA Approves Korlym for Patients With Endogenous Cushing's Syndrome

OICR Funds Prostate Cancer Study to Identify Aggressive Vs. Non-Aggressive Disease

Study Finds ADD Medication Improves Memory & Attention in Menopausal Women

New Autism Research Reveals Brain Differences at 6 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism

Study: Weight Training Improves Parkinson's Symptoms

CNN Top Stories
Iraq Sunni VP denies terror allegations

GOP's nightmare

Red Cross wants cease-fire to deliver aid in Syria

Next debate crucial for GOP's final 4

Egypt NGO standoff may be ending

Contract Pharma
PSI Appoints Oral Formulation Director

Catalent, NewMarket in Animal Product Pact

Pfizer Selects Preclinical Candidate from TCGLS

Evotec, IR Pharma in Respiratory Discovery Alliance

Tetraphase Wins BARDA Antibiotic Contract

FDA Drugs- What's New
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Planned return of CardioGen-82 to market with new Boxed Warning

Comunicado de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos: Nuevo factor de riesgo para la leucoencefalopatía multifocal progresiva (PML por sus siglas en inglés) relacionado con Tysabri (natalizumab)

Comunicado de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos: Nuevo factor de riesgo para la leucoencefalopatía multifocal progresiva (PML por sus siglas en inglés) relacionado con Tysabri (natalizumab)

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Important drug interactions between Victrelis (boceprevir) and ritonavir-boosted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease inhibitor drugs

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea can be associated with stomach acid drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)

FDA News - Business Wire
Academic Detailing Impact on Pharma Industry Discussed in New Study Published at MarketPublishers.com

Medtronic Resolute Integrity Drug-Eluting Stent Obtains FDA Approval for Treating Coronary Artery Disease

ACRO Implores CMS To Limit Research Definition For Sunshine Reporting

InVivo Therapeutics CEO Frank Reynolds Scheduled to Appear on Fox News First and San Antonio Living

AHF Asks What's rotten at FDA in New Politico Ad

FDA Press Releases
FDA approves Korlym for patients with endogenous Cushing's syndrome

FDA approves Korlym for patients with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome

FDA approves Zioptan to treat elevated eye pressure

FDA seeks $4.5 billion to support medical product development, protect patients and ensure safety of the food supply

New Jersey company agrees to halt production of unapproved dental devices

FDA Vaccines, Blood and Biologics - What's New
Cord Blood Banking Information for Consumers

Cord Blood Banking – Information for Consumers

Cord Blood Banking ââ¬â Information for Consumers

Influenza Virus Vaccine for the 2011 - 2012 Season

Fluzone, Fluzone High-Dose and Fluzone Intradermal

FierceBiotech
Corcept skyrockets on FDA nod for rare disease drug

UPDATED: Gilead disappoints with relapse data in oral Hep C study

Vivo Ventures boosting biopharma bets in China with $375M fund

Observing Presidents Day

Pfizer grabs leg up in pursuit of rare disease drug win

FierceBiotech IT
Eisai's H3 Biomedicine taps cancer genomics software for drug discovery effort

Google Ventures-backed DNAnexus forms alliance to provide genomics software to docs

Belgian researchers access CLC bio's sequence analysis software

BioClinica sheds light on 2012 outlook, eyes ePRO tech for trials

German drug data outfit slammed for potential privacy breach

FierceBiotech Research
Tobacco-chewing may damage crucial gene

Humans to test T-cell treatment that subdued canine lymphoma

Drug reversed Huntington's motor skills damage

Nanotubes jarred by lasers could wipe out stubborn breast cancer cells

Drug reversed Huntington's motor function damage

FiercePharma
Novartis to revamp Rasilez label with safety risks

Jury says J&J's Risperdal didn't cause plaintiff's diabetes

FiercePharma learns there's no such thing as Presidents Day

NICE asks for more info on first-line Tarceva use

Finding study flaws, EMA backpedals on Trasylol suspension

FiercePharma Manufacturing
UPDATED: FDA inspects three Merck KGaA plants along EU supply chain

West-Ward hit with FDA warning letter over manufacturing, testing problems

UPDATED: FDA inspects three Merck plants along EU supply chain

Integra collagen plant fights mold

West-Ward hit with warning letter over manufacturing, testing problems

FierceVaccines
UPDATED: Research paving way to salmonella vaccine

Research paving way to salmonella vaccine

FDA says no to Novartis' Menveo vax for babies

IIL developing firsts for vaccines in India

FDA says no to Novartis' Menveo for babies

Health News - BizJournals.com
Children's Hospital in Madison plans $32 million expansion

Angel tax credit program helped 113 MN startups last year

Partners posts 24 percent drop in Q1 financial gain

Nutrition Center to close Great Barrington site

Uniontown Hospital seeks enhanced affiliation with UPMC

Health News - CNBC
Thai GDP Isnt Dire; Stocks Will Rise Further: Expert

Corcept Therapeutics drug Korlym gets FDA approval

Government issues Medicare Advantage guidelines

General Mills, Heinz, Gilead are market movers

FDA approves Corcept's hormonal disorder drug

Health News - Fox Business
Employers Grateful for Proposed Tax Breaks, But Still Scared

Employers Grateful for Proposed Tax Breaks, Still Scared

Insmed Shares Drop as FDA Halts Study After Rat Test Results

Week Ahead: A Flood Of 2Q Earnings

Pfizer Drug Raises Heart Attack Risk: Study

Inside Industry - Gen
MPEG LA's Librassay® Featured in Genetic Diagnostic Testing Testimony at USPTO

BioSante, Teva Win FDA Nod for Male Hypogonadism Therapy

Valent BioSciences Files Patent Applications Claiming Benefits of Abscisic Acid in Animal Feed

Illumina Announces Favorable Patent Claim Construction Ruling in Litigation Against Complete Genomics, Inc.

NIH's TRND Program Will Boost Rare and Neglected Disease Drug Development, GEN Voters Say

Marketwire - Pharma and Biotech
Somansa Brings Comprehensive Electronic Security and Compliance to Healthcare Organizations

Tecella's Triton Duo, a 16-Channel Patch Clamp With Both Current and Voltage Clamp Modes

Medistem Initiates Collaboration With Chinese Conglomerate Aimed at Clinical Development of Endometrial Regenerative Cells for Critical Limb Ischemia

Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated Announces FDA Approval of Korlym(TM) (Mifepristone): First and Only Approved Medication for Cushing's Syndrome Patients

HearAtLast Holdings (HRAL) Announces a League of Extraordinary Business Executives to the Advisory Board, Including Ex-President of McDonald's Canada

MassBio News
MassBio's Peter Abair discusses growth in the cluster with US Building Digest

MassBio Purchasing Consortium Augments Four Major Agreements

Policy Update: FDA Releases Three Draft Guidances on Biosimilars

STEM Update from the White House: Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with STEM Degrees

MassBio Leading Edge Award Nominations due February 24th

Medical Pharma - PR Newswire
Cogdell Spencer Inc. Announces Characteristics of 2011 Preferred Stock Dividend

AARP Idaho Commends Senate Passage of Plan to Tackle State's Alzheimer's Issues

Elsevier Builds Upon Solution Suite That Provides Greater Insight Into the Quality of Care Delivery and the Business of Healthcare

Health Fidelity Introduces Solution Partner Program

HealthSpot and 3M Littmann Team Up to Advance Remote Care Delivery

National Center for Biotechnology Information
GEO Series Releases

ClinVar News and Announcements

Behind The Headlines - Health News from NHS Choices

PubMed Health Featured Reviews

SRA News

Nature Biotechnology
OpenVigilfree eyeballs on AERS pharmacovigilance data

The blinded buyer

Planning for the exit

PRIDE Inspector: a tool to visualize and validate MS proteomics data

2011Big biotechs gorge on debt

New York Times- Biotechnology
Cancer Center, in Suit, Claims Ex-Official Took Research

Life Sciences Development Rebounds in Central New Jersey

Amgen and Watson to Work Together on Generic Drugs

A Genome Deluge

Drew Endy: Better Computing for the Things We Care About Most

New York Times- Pharmaceuticals
A Frightening Shortage of Vital Drugs

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Infants’ Tylenol

Microchip Implanted to Deliver Drug Shows Promise in Trial

F.D.A. Still Wary of Diet Pill’s Side Effects

Diet Treatment, Already in Use, to Get F.D.A. Review

OnBioVC
OnBioVC 4Q11 & 2011 | Trend Analysis Now Available

Arteaus Therapeutics, LLC: Series A $18M

100Plus, Inc.: Series A $1.3M

EndoEvolution, LLC: Series B $3.3M

Cleave Biosciences, Inc.: Series A $44M

Outsourcing-Pharma
An experienced CMO is key to successful biologics development says Cobra Biologics

Parexel discusses transdermal drug delivery techs

Sponsors and CROs differ on perception of service quality, says the Avoca Group

Recipharm CEO talks CMO sector recovery and Asian plans

Covance adding mass spec for biosimilars

Pharma News - Business Wire
Outcomes Announces Early Adoption of 2013 Medicare Requirements

Samenvatting: Catalent rond overname af van Aptuit LLC

C-suite Studies Show Data Convergence, Analytics Critical for Health Care Providers

Resumen: Catalent completa la adquisición de la actividad de Materiales para Ensayos Clínicos de Aptuit LLC

Xerox Helps Healthcare Providers, Payers and States Prioritize Patient Safety

Pharma News - PharmiWeb
PRECOS Appoints Dr Martin Page as Scientific Consultant

Medilink EM makes Senior Management Appointment.

Dinner Party Dread

MOBILE TO PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN HEALTHCARE AS GSMA RESEARCH PREDICTS mHEALTH MARKET TO BE WORTH US$23 BILLION BY 2017

ETView Medical, Ltd., Announces Exclusive Patent License Agreement 2/2/2012

Pharma News - PR Newswire
New White Paper Exposes Flaws in ESI/Medco Efficiency Claims

Star's Death Places Spotlight on Xanax

Study: New Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury Shows Promise in Animals

CAS et Taylor & Francis collaborent afin d'améliorer l'accès des scientifiques aux recherches publiées

CAS und Taylor & Francis kooperieren, um den Zugang zu Forschungspublikationen für Wissenschaftler zu verbessern

Pharmaceutical - Moreover
: Pharmaceuticals look to cure pipeline concerns

Drug firms sign up to new tropical disease fight

Cannabis Science Presents Newest Photographs From 3rd Cancer Patient That Show Cancer Tumors Dying and Areas That Are No

Micro Labs attracts private equity and pharma interest: VCCircle

Novartis net dips by 5.3% to Rs.38 crore in Q3

PR Leap - Biotech
Abcam Biochemicals is launched; the new name for Ascent Scientific products

AL-TAR Services, Inc. Adds Thermo-Scientific Product Line to its Online Lab Equipment Store

Ascent Scientific Launch Novel Dynamin Inhibitor Dyngo-4a™ with Children's Medical Research Institute and University of Newcastle

AL-TAR Services, Inc. Names Robert Nugent Director of Business Development

Ascent Scientific licenses novel clathrin inhibitors from Freie Universität Berlin, University of Newcastle and Children's Medical Research Institute

PRWeb - Biotechnology
2012 Alltech Symposium to Envisage the World of 2050

Mobile App Minds Procedure Details Anywhere

Novel "Codon Zero" Portends New Reality: A Designer Plague

Patriot Foundry & Castings Takes Energy Pledge

Six-Time National Champions Butler Grizzlies Select Hellas Sports...

PRWeb - Pharmaceuticals
Federal Funding Announced for Alzheimer's Disease, News for Those...

Healthcare Solutions' Concierge Care Program Selected as Finalist...

Big Mountain Drugs Honors Heart Health Awareness Month by Offering a...

Texas A&M and Cornell Colleges of Veterinary Medicine Join Forces...

Gravity 2.0 ES Society Conducts Round Table Discussion on Leveraging...

Scientific American
Autism Signs Appear in Brains of 6-Month-Old Infants

California Seismologist Testifies Against Scientists in Italy Quake Manslaughter Trial

How the First Plant Came to Be

Microchip Implant Gives Medication On Command

Deadly Alcohol Needs Global Regulation, Health Expert Says

Sports - ESPN Basketball
Wildcats lead unchanged top 5 in coaches' poll

Gatens scores 30 to help Iowa shock Hoosiers

Curry, No. 4 Duke cruise past Boston College

Badgers spread out scoring to outlast Penn St.

W. Kentucky removes interim tag from Harper

Sports News - ESPN
Former Fiesta chief set to plead guilty to felony

Report: Ex-Fiesta chief to plead guilty to felony

Iowa's Ferentz hires son away from Patriots

Florida lands much-heralded RB recruit Taylor

Dance marathon held for 1st time sans Paterno

Xconomy Life Sciences
Cell Therapeutics Stock Rises on EU Recommendation for Lymphoma Drug

MicroCHIPS Shows Promise of Bone Drug Implant in First Human Trial

Signs of Resurgence in SD as EvoNexus Opens Tech Incubator

Mnemosyne, Hydra, On-Q-ity, & More New England Life Sciences News

Mnemosyne, Hydra, On-Q-ity, & More New England Life Sciences News

Yahoo Biotech News
Gene Might Boost Risk for Obesity (HealthDay)

Study finds one percent of human genes switched off (Reuters)

Humans Have About 100 Broken Genes Each (LiveScience.com)

Counterfeits of cancer drug Avastin found in U.S. (Reuters)

University of Michigan Stem Cell Line Gets Federal Backing (ContributorNetwork)