Friday, September 28, 2007

Blood Test To Screen for Lung Cancer

Researchers have identified a blood protein linked to lung cancer which may
be used as a basis for a diagnostic blood test to screen high-risk
individuals for lung cancer. The protein targeted in the blood test is Human
Aspartyl...

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Missing pharmaceutical representative sought

"She was in great spirits and has a very good frame of mind, her friend tells us. So it doesn't appear to be anything she's done herself". Police have launched a missing persons investigation for a 28-year-old Chicago woman last heard ...

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Arizona expands biotech hub plans

By admin
The ambitious plan is all part of Arizona's drive to create a biotech hub in
Arizona, as leaders recognize the need to draw high-paying jobs to the
country's fast-growing state. But Pheonix may have an up-hill battle, due to
shortfalls ...

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9-21?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss

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Phoenix has bulked up its vision for a sprawling new biotech campus. A
string of high-rise buildings, triple the size of the city's earlier plans,
would stretch across the heart of downtown over the next 25 years...

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Biotech veteran Henney

Biotech veteran Henney gets key role in startup Seattle Post Intelligencer -
USA Christopher Henney -- who co-founded three of Seattle's biggest biotech
companies, Immunex, Icos Corp. and Dendreon -- is now tossing his weight
behind a ...

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

$470M biotech campus faces tough haul

Tucson Citizen - Tucson,AZ,USA
Plans for a sprawling $470 million biotech campus in Phoenix that would be
shared by the state's three universities could get squeezed by a state
budget ...

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Now, make way for the biotech copycats

Economic Times - India
For over three decades, biotech companies have enjoyed exclusivity in the
market and continue to lobby against biosimilars. Unlike their pharma peers,
...
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Science Lab:

Glenn students get a new look at possibilities in ...
Winston-Salem Journal - Winston-Salem,NC,USA Gage said that the biology
classes at Glenn have a heavy focus on biotechnology, and that the Destiny
bus gives students a chance to use equipment that ...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Feuerstein's Biotech-Stock Mailbag

TheStreet.com - USA
This sets up a classic biotech investing guessing game: Will results from
the two Alzheimer's drug studies return Memory's stock to its recent high,
...

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Looks like another biotech miss

Online Athens (subscription) - Athens,GA,USA The Athens area apparently has
lost another major biotech facility to out-of-state competition. Solvay
Pharmaceuticals is almost certain to build a $300 ...

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Congress Considers Tackling Biotech Prices CBS News

New York City,NY,USA
(CBS) Caryn Allen is a living example of what's good - and what's troubling
- about the biotech drug revolution. The drug she takes for multiple sclerosis, ...

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Vision for biotech poised to expand

Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
A string of high-rise buildings, triple the size of the city's earlier
plans, would stretch across the heart of downtown over the next 25 years.

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New Data Lift Shares Of Biotech

CNNMoney.com - USA
When an unprofitable biotech's shares rise sharply, it usually means a
developmental drug has done well in clinical trials. Pharmion's PHRM shares
recently ...

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Citric acid production

Source: Biotechnology Annual Review, Volume 13, 2007, Pages 303-343 Berovic,
Marin , Legisa, Matic Citric acid is a commodity chemical produced and
consumed throughout The World. It is used mainly in the food and beverage
industry, ...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology / Biotechnology, PC # 9268 ...

RANK: Visiting Assistant Professor PC # 9268 IRC# 11054 Department:
Biological Sciences Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track Starting Date:
December 1, 2007 Description: The position is a 7-month, non-tenure track...

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Patent Law reform struggles shows disunity and ignorance of start ...

By Srihari Yamanoor(Srihari Yamanoor)
This is especially so for companies in the biotechnology and medical device
realm. Otherwise, before they realize it, making their companies barely
functional itself might seem so much harder.... Add to Onlywire.

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BIO Celebrates Senate Passage of PDUFA Reauthorization Package

By Biotechnology Industry Organization PDUFA Package Will Provide Needed
Resources to FDA WASHINGTON--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Biotechnology Industry
Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following
statement regarding Senate passage of the reauthorization ...

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3rd Year of Biotechnology...

By Sin Ling(Sin Ling)
Throughout the second year of Biotechnology, I was trying my very best to
study, maintain my CGPA results, make new friends, cope with the new
environment as well as the stresses which given by the lecturers...

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Europe's Biotechnology Fair

By Isnaini
From 9 to 11 October 2007 BIOTECHNICA - Europe's largest biotechnology fair
- will be back with a host of bright ideas and once again put the spotlight
on every aspect of the biotech universe: foundation research, equipment, ...

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Actis Biologics sets up Bio Technology hub in Malaysia Moneycontrol.com

(press release) - Mumbai,Maharashtra,India A massive project costing RM 1.36
billion will soon make Malaysia the next biotechnology hub of the world.
Undertaking this mammoth project at the 113ha ...

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BIOTECH STOCKS

Drug stocks trend positive but Maxygen hammered MarketWatch -
USA The Amex Pharmaceutical Index was up a bit under 1% at 347.69 while the
Biotechnology Index added half a percent to 819.65. , , ) , however, was not
among ...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

The EU§Malaysia biotechnology business partnership 2007

EU§Malaysia biotechnology business partnership event The EU§Malaysia
biotechnology business partnership 2007 (EUM§BIO) will be held in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia, from 24 to 26 October. The main objective of the event is
to establish long§term business and technology cooperation by ...

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Lexington Chiropractor

Adds ZYTO Biotechnology To Improve Patient ...
Dr. Tamara Santa Ana has announced the addition of ZYTO biotechnology to her
chiropractic office, which uses the latest bio-communications technology
that enables healthcare workers to make better recommendations for health.

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Most Powerful Women in Biotechnology and Healthcare

By Hsien-Hsien Lei, PhD
Out of these, here are the women who have power in biotechnology and
healthcare, not including government leaders who are obviously involved in
peripheral ways. 17. Angela Braly - Chief executive, WellPoint. At the
youthful age of 46, ...

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Posted to the web 22 September 2007

AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
... Havana, the country's interest in cooperation with the Centre of
Genetics Engineering and Biotechnology of Cuba for the benefit of both
peoples. ...

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National Biotechnology Week

Saskatoonhomepage.ca - Saskatoon,Saskatchewan,Canada When it comes to
agriculture biotechnology, Saskatchewan has about 30 percent of Canadian
activity. Saskatchewan researchers and companies are using ...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

ASU RESEARCH GROWS TO MORE THAN $218 MILLION PER YEAR

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University's research expenditures grew to
$218.5 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. This represents a
growth of $15 million or 7.4 percent over last year's total of $203.5
million.

"We experienced decent growth in our research expenditures this year,
considering that there was a change in leadership in Congress that resulted
in some delays in finalizing the Federal budget," said R.F. "Rick" Shangraw,
ASU's vice president for research and economic affairs. "Right now, our
proposal activity is up so I am optimistic about continued growth in our
research portfolio."

Shangraw added that at these levels of research expenditures, ASU ranks in
the top tier of universities without a medical school and without an
agricultural school.

The $218.5 million total research dollars for FY07 comes from a variety of
sources. ASU spent $173.3 million in funds received from the federal
government and industry, $39.1 million in state funds (including Technology
& Research Initiative Funds from state sales tax revenue), $4.3 million in
funds received by the ASU Foundation specifically for research projects and
$1.8 million from local governments.

There was a wide variety of projects that brought in major funds in FY07,
said Stephen Goodnick, ASU associate vice president for research. Those
projects included the Flexible Display Initiative Center, which was funded
at more than $9 million by the U.S. Army; the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Camera project got $3.85 million from NASA; a Department of Education grant
of $2.35 million went to a program at ASU's Speech and Hearing Science
Department to maximize learning opportunities for young children with
disabilities, and $2.35 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
was provided to the Center for Research on Education in Science,
Mathematics, Engineering and Technology for a project on "opening routes to
math and science success for all students."

The National Institutes of Health awarded $1.44 million for a project to
explore plant-made microbiocides and mucosal vaccines; ASU's Decision Center
for a Desert City received $1.4 million from the NSF; and ASU's
Nanotechnology in Society Center received $1.4 million from NSF.

Fiscal year 2006 was the first time research expenditures at ASU topped the
$200 million level, and it marked a doubling of research expenditures in a
period of six years. This is a remarkable growth rate for a relatively young
major research university, Shangraw said.

He adds that ASU is poised to earn more in research as it continues to bring
on line new world class research facilities and ramps up its science
expertise. Shangraw sees a maturing of ASU research efforts, which should
result in securing larger grants for the university in the future.

"We have reached a point where a number of investigators are interested in
and able to compete for much larger research projects," he explained. "Our
ability to match up against the more mature and better funded research
institutions is a sign that we are moving into an elite tier of U.S.
research universities. This is an exciting time for ASU research."



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Thursday, September 20, 2007

ETFs in the Biotech Environment

By Tom Lydon
There has been mixed news on biotech stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs)
this year. Large-cap biotech has been hurt by concerns on drug safety,
tightened Medicare reimbursement and new competition from generics, reports
Karen...

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EU Court Rejects Austrian Biotech Ban

By Media Master(Media Master)
"This is great news for farmers, for the scientific based risk assessment of
the EFSA and for the EU biotech regulatory framework which the Member States
put in place. Industry now calls on the region of Upper Austria to drop its
...

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Business Development in Pharma/Biotech

I am looking to broaden my knowledge in this area, with particular focus on
the Pharma/Biotech arena. Does anyone out there have specific
advice/information that would help me reach my objective? Of course, email
is an option, ...

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Drug firms cooperate in diabetes treatment

Drug firms cooperate in diabetes treatment "These three drugs could replace
Plavix, and then some". MEYERS Squibb Co, the maker of the most prescribed
diabetes pill, is developing three new drugs to target the world's fastest
growing disease, each of which carry a ...

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Poverty alleviation features in report on Agricultural ...

By GMO Pundit(GMO Pundit)
As 10 million farmers around the world grew 100 million hectares of
biotech-improved crops in 2006, they proved their desire to raise incomes
and send their children to school. These findings are quantified in the
latest report of Clive...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Prana to Raise A$7.0 million from Institutional and Professional ...

By Media Master(Media Master)
Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN / ASX: PBT), a biopharmaceutical
company focused on the research and development of treatments for
neurodegenerative disorders, today announced, subject to shareholder
approval, ...

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Biotechnology and foresight

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Last Modified: September 16, 2007, 7:34 am.

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Dutch masterstroke from Aquapharm

The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
The European Centre for Marine Biotechnology, near Oban, Argyll What does it
produce/ what services does it offer? Aquapharm Biodiscovery capitalises on
the ...

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Return of GM:

Ministers back moves to grow crops in UK Guardian Unlimited -
UK "We have absolutely every confidence that GM will be used in the UK,"
said Julian Little, chairman of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, ...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Biotech gets down and dirty with cancer

San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
By Steve Johnson Kosan Biosciences has uncovered a dirty little secret it
hopes will one day yield treatments for cancer and other ailments. ...

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Biotech Week in Review

Biotech Week in Review: US Companies Increase Presence in China Seeking
Alpha - New York,NY,USA The news about Sigma-Aldrich reiterated a theme that
ran through many stories in China biotech last week. Siemens (SI), for
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Opinion: Biotech, an instrument of wealth creation

Opinion: Biotech, an instrument of wealth creation New Straits Times -
Persekutuan,Malaysia Nearly RM300 million has been set aside to fund various
biotech activities.
There will be money for research and development, funding to buy technology,...

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Biotech grads outpacing demand:

Biotech grads outpacing demand: Study shows slight oversupply at ...
Winston-Salem Journal - Winston-Salem,NC,USA Biotech is a little different,"
he said. There are indications of a slight biotechnology workforce
oversupply in North Carolina right now, Johnson wrote. ...

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OECD Report Blames Biofuel Subsidies

OECD Report Blames Biofuel Subsidies for Rising Food Prices The Organisation
for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) round table on economic
development was held this week, September 11 and 12, 2007, in Paris. Among
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Japanese Beer Brewers Voice Concerns

Japanese Beer Brewers Voice Concerns About Ethanol and Biotech's ...

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Lilly's Evista gets Fda Ok for breast cancer

Lilly's Evista gets Fda Ok for breast cancer "Further, postmenopausal women
at high risk for invasive breast cancer will have an alternative therapy for
invasive breast cancer risk reduction". FDA says Eli Lilly and Co.
osteoporosis drug reduces risk of invasive breast cancer in ...

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Thursday's Top Biotech & Medical Stocks

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Axcan Pharma to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical ...

Axcan Pharma to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical ...
CNNMoney.com - USA
... Frank Verwiel, MD, will present an overview of the Company at the
Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotech & Medtech Conference to be held
in London ...

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Sector Snap: Biotech Rises

Houston Chronicle - United States
(c) 2007 AP NEW YORK -- Shares of several biotechnology companies focused on
developing cancer treatments traded higher Friday after Lazard Capital
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Biotech Roundup: ZymoGenetics, GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen...

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EU Court rejects Austrian biotech ban

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IDL Biotech: IDL Biotech AB (publ) renews and expands worldwide ...

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Biotech Battle Scars

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Biotech industry group honors governor

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Biotech Firm Enjoys Exploding Sales Of Blood Cancer Treatment

Biotech Firm Enjoys Exploding Sales Of Blood Cancer Treatment CNNMoney.com -
USA Cancers of the blood and bone marrow are difficult to treat. But Celgene
(NASDAQ:CELG) says its research and development team is making progress.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Amgen and Ortho Biotech breathe collective sigh of relief after ...

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SA opens international biotechnology centre

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) was officially opened in Cape Town yesterday by President Thabo Mbeki. The centre is expected to make an important contribution to biotechnology research and ...

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Yulex Corporation Partners

Yulex Corporation Partners With USDA And Mendel Biotechnology To ...
Yulex Corporation, the United States Department of Agriculture's
Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and Mendel Biotechnology have
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Record numbers enter Biotechnology YES competition

A record number of biotechnology entrepreneurs have entered this year's Biotechnology YES (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) competition in the hope of having their bright idea turned into a business.

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Amgen founder gives $20M

Amgen founder gives $20M for CU biotech center Bizjournals.com -
Charlotte,NC,USA A University of Colorado professor has donated $20 million
toward construction of a biotechnology center near the Boulder campus -- one
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Friday, September 14, 2007

Agronomist Looks for Partners to Make Brazil a Producer of Dates FreshPlaza
- Netherlands This is the proposal of Egyptian agronomist Magdi Ahmed
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Charlotte biotech conference

Charlotte biotech conference slated for October Bizjournals.com -
Charlotte,NC,USA UNC Charlotte, the Charlotte Research Institute and the NC
Research Campus will host the sixth Annual Charlotte Biotechnology
Conference on Oct. 12.

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Biotech After Hours

December 07
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Yulex Corp. partners with USDA and Mendel Biotechnology to double ...

By Biopact team(Biopact team)
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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Italian start-up to produce biopolymers

Italian start-up to produce biopolymers from sugar beet and cane ...
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... leading bioplastics producer Metabolix announced a collaboration with
the Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar Industry Innovation through
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Some things to be getting on with

By totallymedicinal
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ForteBio Expands International Distribution Network

Biotechnology: ForteBio Expands International Distribution Network ForteBio,
Inc., a leading developer of label-free, real-time systems for biomolecular
interaction analysis, announced that it has signed two new distributors to
sell and distribute...

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For someone who wants to work in the biotechnology industry, in CA, and
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African Biotechnology

Plant breeders urged to develop drought-tolerant GM crops By Africa News
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African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum believes that pest damage is a
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Biotechnology forum

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medicine will gather in St. Louis this week for the TransMed Partnership
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Japanese Group Visit US

Japanese Group Visit US to Learn Farming Biotechnology and Biofuels By
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Business Wire: InNexus Biotechnology Releases CEO Letter to ..

InNexus Biotechnology Inc. (OTCBB: IXSBF - News; TSX VENTURE: IXS - News), a
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New Dawn Of Biotechnology

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System Biology:

System Biology: an innovative agenda for combating disease; a new ...
innovations report - Bad Homburg,Germany Similarly, in biotechnology,
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Factories adapt in North Carolina town

Seattle Times - United States
By Peter S. Goodman Regina Whitaker earned an associate degree in
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Avitech LifeSciences Inc

Avitech LifeSciences Inc. Signs Joint Venture Agreement With North ...
Market Wire (press release) - USA
... Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : AVLF) has signed an indenture to enter into a Joint
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Africa: Genetics Centre to Attract Scientists

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Public Perception Of Biotechnology

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Sector Glance: Biotech Stocks Trade Flat Forbes

Sector Glance: Biotech Stocks Trade Flat Forbes - NY,USA AP 09.10.07, 4:23
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SECTOR WATCH: Time to Bet on Biotech

By Frederic Ruffy, Optionetics.com
Amgen (AMGN) helped lift the biotech index on Wednesday. Shares rose after the Senate and House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday night requesting that the Centers for Medicaire & Medicaid Services reconsider a National ...

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Biotech Market Tumbles in July - ...Summer Doldrums Arrive Early ...

Why the biotech party is winding down
(Fortune) -- For three decades, biotech drugmakers have led a charmed existence. Unlike their Big Pharma peers, biotechs - companies such as Amgen (Charts, Fortune 500), Genentech (Charts), Gilead Sciences (Charts) and Genzyme (Charts) ...

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German research institute eyes Florida for future site WEST PALM BEACH, Florida

A German biomedical research group is eyeing an expansion to Palm Beach County in Florida as area leaders work to create an extensive biotech hub in the region, officials said ... via International Herald ...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Virginia Business Magazine on Biotech

By Mark Herzog(Mark Herzog)
In fact, some say it's the model for the future if Virginia wants to compete as a biotech state. Early-stage investment and support from a research university are key in moving technology from the lab into the marketplace. ...

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Biotech Stocks Trade Flat in Down Market Forbes

NY,USA While the majority of biotech stocks traded evenly, shares of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (nasdaq: SLXP - news - people ) jumped after the company said two ...

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Ventana Medical buys Calif. biotech company AZ Central.com

Ventana Medical buys Calif. biotech company AZ Central.com - AZ,USA Ventana Medical Systems acquired a California biotech company for $28.9 million in cash in a deal expected to improve the Tucson company's earnings over the ...


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Why the biotech party is winding down

To date, biotech firms have enjoyed patent protection because their products are so difficult to make into generics. But that's about to change, ...


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Touchstone Is Ready as Biotech Season Kicks Off TheStreet.com

Touchstone Is Ready as Biotech Season Kicks Off TheStreet.com - USA By Gregg Greenberg Football season is here, but Wall Street players really want to know: Are you ready for some biotech? September kicks off biotech ...


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Friday, September 07, 2007

New Patent Rules May Hurt Biotech Industry; Limits Set On Certain ...

New Patent Rules May Hurt Biotech Industry; Limits Set On Certain ...
By Sean
Since biotech companies file the largest number of these applications, which
add new claims or disclosures to an original application, they will be among
those most affected by the new policy. The rules are "very burdensome and
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The Coughlin Incident

The Coughlin Incident: New Mass Biotech Chief Off to a Rocky Start By Scott
Kirsner(Scott Kirsner) The new head of the Massachusetts Biotech Council,
Robert Coughlin, is already in some pretty warm water, facing an ethics
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Tiny biotech prays for FDA's OK on growth drug

Tiny biotech prays for FDA's OK on growth drug CNNMoney.com - USA Tercica
also sells Increlex, a drug for children with stunted growth, and has inked
a deal to combine the drug with the biotech giant Genentech's (up
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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

TGen researchers investigate saliva for use as a possible lung cancer screening test

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TGen researchers investigate saliva for use as a possible lung cancer screening test



09-04-2007

Phoenix, AZ, September 4, 2007--Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have begun collecting saliva samples as part of a pilot study aimed at determining whether saliva contains information that may one day help physicians identify lung cancer earlier. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in both men and women.
The study was launched in November 2006 in collaboration with researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and the University of Kansas. In this study, which is funded by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, saliva samples are collected from healthy people who are current, former smokers or never smokers. Separately, a saliva sample is collected from people who have a suspicious chest mass seen on CT scan or have been diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer, who are current, former smokers or never smokers. Never smokers account for roughly 10 percent of all lung cancer cases--up to 21,000 cases per year in the U.S.

The samples from healthy participants will be compared to the samples from people with lung cancer to identify gene expression alterations that may indicate lung cancer. If differences are identified, researchers will work to develop consistent genetic markers that could lead to routine saliva screening for lung cancer.

Glen J. Weiss, MD, Director of Thoracic Oncology at TGen Clinical Research Services, is a newly appointed investigator at TGen, and initiated this study at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

"Because there is currently not a standard screening test in place, lung cancer sadly tends to be diagnosed in the late stages," said Dr. Weiss. "A saliva screen would be a useful tool in identifying which patients should receive certain testing such as CT or X-ray, for instance. A saliva screen is also easier on patients than say a sputum screening, in which the sputum, or phlegm, needs to be coughed up from deep in the lungs."

The study is currently enrolling at Scottsdale Healthcare. The trial will enroll a total of 48 participants who will be asked to provide one saliva sample. Individuals between the ages of 40 and 79, with varied smoking histories or undergoing a work-up for possible early-stage lung cancer, are invited to apply to participate in the study.

Preliminary results are expected later this year.

Call Wendy Robertson, clinical research associate, at 480-323-1367 or 480-323-1350 for more information.


About TGen
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is focused on developing earlier diagnoses and smarter treatments. Translational genomics research is a relatively new field employing innovative advances arising from the Human Genome Project and applying them to the development of diagnostics, prognostics and therapies for cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other complex diseases. TGen's research is based on personalized medicine and the institute plans to accomplish its goals through robust and disease-focused research.

About Scottsdale Healthcare
Serving Arizona since 1962, Scottsdale Healthcare is a leader in partnering for research, medical and wellness initiatives. An independent, locally-based nonprofit health system, Scottsdale Healthcare's vision is "Setting the standard for excellence in personalized healthcare." Scottsdale Healthcare includes the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak hospitals, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, TGen Clinical Research Services and Scottsdale Clinical Research Institute. In 2005 it became a primary clinical research site for the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).


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Separate biotech, Mecca

Separate biotech, Mecca
Palm Beach Post - FL, United States
The potential for money from selling Mecca does not offset the need to
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Neurocrine Biosciences to Present at the BioCentury

Neurocrine Biosciences to Present at the BioCentury: Newsmakers in ...
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... Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. announced today that Neurocrine Biosciences
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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The fast-growing, Canton-based biotech said it abandoned plans to relocate to Rhode Island

Drug co.: Pass biotech $$ plan or else
Boston Herald - United States
Shire's concerns were seconded by Organogenesis Inc. The fast-growing,
Canton-based biotech said it abandoned plans to relocate to Rhode Island on
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The Institute for Systems Biology -- has won a $1 million grant

Insilicos works with Amazon, ISB on biotech service Seattle Post
Intelligencer - USA Insilicos -- working in conjunction with Amazon.com and
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Sunday, September 02, 2007

FDA Approves New Smallpox Vaccine

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FDA Approves New Smallpox Vaccine
"The licensure of ACAM2000 supplements our current supply of smallpox vaccine, meaning we are more prepared to protect the population should the virus ever be used as a weapon". The approval of a new vaccine against smallpox was ...
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