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Expression Analysis, Illumina launch 2014 grant program

Monday, August 25, 2014 02:13 PM

Expression Analysis (EA), a Quintiles company based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., is co-sponsoring a grant program that provides scientists with leading-edge products and services to advance genomics research.

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Covidien acquires Reverse Medical

Monday, August 25, 2014 02:11 PM

Covidien, a Dublin, Ireland-based global healthcare products company and manufacturer of medical devices and supplies, has acquired California-based Reverse Medical, a privately held medical device company focused on expanding the management of vascular disease. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

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OncoSynergy launches ebola treatment crowdfunding campaign

Monday, August 25, 2014 02:09 PM

OncoSynergy, a University of California San Francisco spinoff focused on addressing unmet needs in oncology, particularly orphan cancers, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund a study testing its experimental cancer drug, OS2966, for ebola infection.

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Cancer Genetics completes acquisition of BioServe India

Monday, August 25, 2014 02:06 PM

Cancer Genetics (CGI), a Rutherford, N.J.-based, DNA-based cancer diagnostics provider, has completed the acquisition of BioServe Biotechnologies, a premier genomics services provider serving the research and clinical markets in India.

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Immune Targeting Systems, WCCT Global partner on influenza

Monday, August 25, 2014 02:04 PM

Immune Targeting Systems (ITS), a U.K. company specializing in the development of novel T cell immune therapies, has developed a new T cell vaccine (Flunisyn) designed to protect humans from all strains of seasonal and pandemic influenza A. ITS has sold the strain to California-based CRO WCCT Global for further development.

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Roche to acquire InterMune for $8.3 billion

Monday, August 25, 2014 02:02 PM

Roche and InterMune have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Roche will fully acquire InterMune for $74 per share in cash, for a total transaction value of $8.3 billion on a fully diluted basis.

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The Pulse on Technology

Monday, August 25, 2014 06:00 AM

Technology advances in clinical trials are changing how we manage patient recruitment.

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Initiative for emergency Ebola research formed by Wellcome Trust, U.K. government

Friday, August 22, 2014 11:59 AM

A $10.8 million emergency funding package for research to contain the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and future outbreaks of infectious disease has been initiated by the U.K-based Wellcome Trust and the U.K. Department for International Development, administered by Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA).

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ViaCyte, Janssen R&D ink agreement

Friday, August 22, 2014 11:54 AM

ViaCyte, a San Diego-based, privately held regenerative medicine company, has entered into a $20 million rights agreement with Janssen R&D, a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The agreement provides Janssen with a future right to evaluate a transaction related to the VC-01 combination product that ViaCyte is developing for type 1 diabetes. This right will continue through the initial evaluation of clinical efficacy of VC-01. 

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Report: Dengue vaccine market to experience rapid growth from 2015 to 2020

Friday, August 22, 2014 11:53 AM

Among the five pharmaceutical markets of Brazil, India, Mexico, Singapore and Thailand, Brazil and Mexico are projected to be the leading contributors to the dengue vaccine marketplace, as it expands rapidly from an estimated $70 million in 2015 to $400 million by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 42%, according to U.K. research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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