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Drug Target for Breast Cancer Identified

May 23, 2011 7:56 am | News | Comments

Researchers at Imperial College London have identified a new protein involved in the development of drug resistance in breast cancer that could be a target for new treatments.

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Cephalon Wins Restraining Order Against Mylan

May 23, 2011 7:52 am | News | Comments

FRAZER, Pa. (AP) - Drugmaker Cephalon Inc. reported on May 20 that a U.S. district court judge granted its request for a restraining order barring Mylan Inc. from launching a generic version of the muscle relaxant Amrix.

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Sutent Approved for Pancreatic Tumors

May 23, 2011 7:48 am | News | Comments

Pfizer Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sutent (sunitinib malate) as the first anti-VEGF therapy to treat progressive pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET) in patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease.

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FDA Expands Pfizer Drug Approval for Rare Cancer

May 23, 2011 7:25 am | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded approval of a Pfizer drug to treat a rare form of pancreatic cancer.

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Auxilium Gets $7.5M Payment from Pfizer for Xiapex

May 23, 2011 7:20 am | News | Comments

MALVERN, Pa. (AP) - Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. received a $7.5 million milestone from Pfizer following the launch of the specialty drug Xiapex in Germany.

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Biomarker Predicts Taxane-Induced Neuropathy

May 23, 2011 7:13 am | News | Comments

Researchers at Indiana University identified a genetic biomarker that causes neuropathy among breast cancer patients using taxanes.

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Motorized Microscope Stage

May 23, 2011 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Prior Scientific’s H117P2NN flat top stage for the Nikon Ti series of inverted microscopes,  can assist researchers conducting prolonged live cell studies.

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Atomic-level Spectroscopy

May 23, 2011 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

FEI has extended its ChemiSTE Technology to enableatomic-level energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy across the periodic table.

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Shire Receives Notice Letter from Sandoz

May 20, 2011 11:56 am | News | Comments

Shire LLC has received a Paragraph IV Notice Letter from Sandoz Inc. advising of the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application for a generic version of all strengths of VYVANSE.

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Logos and Medidata Partner

May 20, 2011 11:51 am | News | Comments

Medidata Solutions, a leading global provider of SaaS-based clinical development solutions, announced London-based Logos Technologies as a Medidata Technology Partner.

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Stem Cell PCR Kit

May 20, 2011 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has announced the launch of the PluriPCR Kit, a new benchmark to revolutionize the definition of stem cell pluripotency. The PluriPCR kit has been designed as a quantitative and reliable assay of five genes strongly specific to pluripotency.

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Roller Bottle

May 20, 2011 11:41 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Greiner Bio-One North America, Inc. now offer the Cellmaster Roller Bottle product portfolio, designed to fulfill different requirements for the production of virus vaccines or recombinant proteins used for therapeutic approaches.

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Regulators OK Extended Patient Treatment

May 20, 2011 11:34 am | News | Comments

TxCell SA announces the approval by AFSSAPS, the French regulatory agency, of its application to extend treatment of patients included in the Crohn’s Disease phase 1/2 study with Ovasave, a type 1 regulatory T cell based immunotherapy.

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TM-400 Granted Orphan Drug Status

May 20, 2011 11:28 am | News | Comments

TikoMed AB announced that TM-400 has been granted orphan drug designation for treatment to mobilize progenitor cells prior to stem cell transplantation by the European Medicines Agency.

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Pfizer's Eliquis Approved in Europe

May 20, 2011 11:24 am | News | Comments

Drugmaker Pfizer said that European regulators have approved its highly-anticipated blood thinner Eliquis to prevent blood clots in patients who have had hip or knee replacement surgery.

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