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Hedge Fund Under SEC Microscope Over Cougar Deal

October 21, 2011 7:20 am | News | Comments

Hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors LP is being investigated by federal regulators for using inside information to profit from a health care takeover in 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported.


Amgen Likely to Highlight Sales Prospects

October 21, 2011 7:16 am | News | Comments

Amgen Inc., the world's largest biotech company by revenue, likely will focus on sales prospects for its top drugs and progress on its experimental drugs when it reports third-quarter results.


EU Opens Antitrust Probe into Novartis, J & J

October 21, 2011 7:12 am | News | Comments

The European Union is investigating whether drug companies Novartis and Johnson & Johnson colluded to keep a generic painkiller out of the Dutch market, the bloc's antitrust watchdog said.


Early HIV Treatment Increases Tuberculosis Patients Survival

October 20, 2011 12:38 pm | News | Comments

Starting HIV therapy in patients with both HIV and tuberculosis within two weeks of TB treatment increases survival by 33%.


Byetta Approved for Insulin Glargine Use

October 20, 2011 12:35 pm | News | Comments

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for Byetta (exenatide) injection.


Bristol-Myers Squibb Senior VP Departs

October 20, 2011 12:32 pm | News | Comments

Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said that its commercial operations senior vice president, Anthony C. Hooper, has left the company.


Common Link Between Autism, Diabetes

October 20, 2011 12:28 pm | News | Comments

A review of the genetic and biochemical abnormalities associated with autism reveals a possible link between the widely diagnosed neurological disorder and Type 2 diabetes.


Syntaxin, Ipsen Enter Agreement

October 20, 2011 12:24 pm | News | Comments

Ipsen and Syntaxin announced a global strategic collaboration to explore the discovery and development of new compounds in the field of botulinum toxins.


Synergy Health Hires Business Development Manager

October 20, 2011 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Synergy Health announced the appointment of Steve Poynter as business development manager.


Changes in Bristol-Myers Squibb Management Team

October 20, 2011 12:12 pm | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced a series of changes within its senior management team.


LIMS System

October 20, 2011 6:12 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

LabLogic Systems is launching Version 6 of its Debra LIMS for drug metabolism studies. This version makes provision for new ways of working in pharmaceutical research and rationalizes complexities.


Magnetic Mixer

October 20, 2011 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech has expanded its range of Flexel products and now offers 1,500 L and 2,000 L volumes, as well as scalable, ready-to-use mixing technology to enhance process flexibility in biomanufacturing and optimize manufacturing costs.


Ricerca Partners with Jeanne Stadler

October 20, 2011 5:56 am | News | Comments

Ricerca Biosciences has announced a partnership agreement with Dr. Jeanne Stadler, a well-known consultant who specializes in reproductive and developmental toxicology.


Non-natural Flavanones Developed As Antimicrobials

October 20, 2011 5:43 am | News | Comments

A new paper reports the synthesis and testing of a family of potential antimicrobial molecules and finds that their therapeutic effect is comparable to that of many currently used antimicrobial agents.


Regulus Releases New miR-33 Data

October 20, 2011 5:37 am | News | Comments

Regulus Therapeutics Inc. and collaborators announced the publication of new data showing the first demonstration of marked increases in high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and suppression of plasma triglyceride levels.



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