Friday, November 30, 2007

Biotech innovation centre opens in Manchester England's Northwest - UK

Biotech giant Syngenta and the University of Manchester have launched an
innovation centre that will bring together chemists, engineers and
physicists. ...

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Research Breakthrough Uses Nanotechnology to Target Cancer Tumors

Research Breakthrough Uses Nanotechnology to Target Cancer Tumors
November 27 , 2007 by Editor


CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University-led research team has successfully used nanotechnology to deliver diagnostic imaging agents to cancerous tumors. The specially designed “peptide” – or compound comprised of amino acids – attaches directly to cancer cells in animals by targeting the tumors’ low pH levels.

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Indo-US conference on healthcare to begin from Monday Economic Times

Gurgaon,Haryana,India The conference will have presentations on important
topics such as partnering in drug discovery, generic production and
marketing, biotech and regulation, ...

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care_to_begin_from_Monday/articleshow/2550906.cms

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

TGen and the Arizona Department of Health Services Receive Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Grant to Study Valley Fever Genome

TGen and the Arizona Department of Health Services Receive Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Grant to Study Valley Fever Genome


Researchers will apply state-of-the-art molecular technology to develop new analytical tools and public heath interventions

11-26-2007

Phoenix, AZ, November 26, 2007--The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Arizona Department of Health Services have been awarded a highly competitive Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC) grant to study the genome of the fungus that causes Valley Fever, a respiratory illness caused by the inhalation of fungal spores that live in the soils of the desert southwest. This research will result in new analytical tools that will help determine where Valley Fever comes from, how transmission occurs, and a way to link cases to sites of exposure. This information may lead to important public health interventions to potentially limit the spread of disease.

Valley Fever, also known as Coccidioides, is estimated to result in over 100,000 infections every year, mostly in Arizona. Over the last two years, Arizona has experienced a dramatic surge in the number of cases. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the number of reported Valley Fever cases hit a record high last year, with 5,535 cases in Arizona - up 57 percent from 2005. The cause for this surge is not well understood, but may be related to a combination of increased construction in virgin desert, an increase in new residents from other places in the country that don't have Valley Fever, and changing climate patterns.

"Valley Fever may be the most important infectious disease in Arizona, in terms of sheer numbers of infections," said David Engelthaler, the Director of Programs for TGen North, and the former State Epidemiologist for Arizona. "This grant will allow for our researchers to explore the Valley Fever genome in a way that has never been done before."

TGen North, the Pathogen Genomics Division of TGen, is located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Keim, a national expert on pathogen genomics, the TGen North team is working to develop new clinical diagnostic tools to rapidly identify Valley Fever cases.

"This important Valley Fever grant is a step in the right direction," said Dr. Keim. "However, the need for research on this disease far outweighs the funding available. Because Valley Fever is mostly contained to the southwest, it does not show up on the federal radar screen. This is an Arizona problem and it will take and Arizona solution. The ABRC is to be commended for helping to take this issue head on." The total funding from ABRC will be $300,000 over the next two years. TGen and the Arizona Department of Health Services will collaborate on both the Coccidioides genome exploration project and new diagnostic development.

"This is an important step in combating Arizona's epidemic," said Susan Gerard, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. "Today's announcement shows Arizona is serious about addressing this health problem. Much more work is ahead of us, but this is a great start."

The Valley Fever Center for Excellence (VFCE) in Tucson, Arizona, has also promised its support for these studies. The VFCE is the site of ongoing studies for new drugs and vaccines for Valley Fever.

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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 the Arizona Department of Health Services
The Arizona Department of Health Services is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Arizonans. The department operates programs in behavioral health, disease prevention and control, health promotion, community public health, environmental health, maternal and child health, emergency preparedness, and regulation of child care and assisted living centers, nursing homes, hospitals, and other health care providers.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

JHU taking biotech studies to Web

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
Johns Hopkins University unveiled new online degree offerings Monday,
including advanced study in biotechnology programs. Students seeking a
master of ...

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Monday, November 26, 2007

GTx Announces Webcast of Corporate Presentation at the Citi ...

Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA (BUSINESS WIRE)--GTx,
Inc. (Nasdaq: GTXI) announced the webcast of its presentation this morning
at the Citi Biotech Day investor conference. ...

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Friday, November 23, 2007

BIOTECH STOCKS Drug stocks rise

BIOTECH STOCKS Drug stocks rise; Atherogenics slides on testing woes
MarketWatch - USA Late Friday, the biotech group said that after consulting
with regulators, it was ceasing testing of AGI-1067 in 300 mg doses due to
concerns over liver ...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cypress Bioscience, Inc.

Cypress Bioscience, Inc. to Present at Citi's Biotech Day CNNMoney.com - USA
... that Sabrina Martucci Johnson, its Chief Business Officer and Chief
Financial Officer, will present at Citi's Biotech Day today, November 12,
2007. ...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

HK-listed Vital BioTech

HK-listed Vital BioTech buys 100 pct of Sichuan Hengtai Pharma for ...
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA Vital BioTech said the
acquisition will boost expansion of the group's business and bolster its
market position in the face of stiff competition in the ...

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Crucell sells stake in Switzerland's Pevion Biotech

Crucell sells stake in Switzerland's Pevion Biotech; net proceeds ...
Forbes - NY,USA
AMSTERDAM (Thomson Financial) - Crucell NV said its wholly owned subsidiary
Berna Biotech AG has sold its entire stake in Switzerland's Pevion Biotech
Ltd, ...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Pre-market: ShengdaTech, Ascent Solar Technologies and GPC Biotech ...

SmallCapInvestor - USA
ShengdaTech, Inc. (Nasdaq: SDTH), Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ASTI) and GPC Biotech AG (Nasdaq: GPCB) are among the most actively traded
...

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ent_solar_technologies_and_gpc_biotech_ag_lead_smallcap_volume

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Biochemical Assay

Biotech Job Classification: Direct Hire Description: Responsibilities:
- Prepare cell and tissue lysates / extracts - Perform multiwell biochemical
assays and western blots - Perform RT-PCR and genomic PCR analysis -
Maintain thorough ...

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sirna for inhibiting HIV-I replication

By molbioandbiotech
RNAi is fast emerging as a wonderful tool for inhibiting gene expression in
a sequence specific manner. The applications of this technology are
two-fold: to study gene function, and use as a therapeutic agent in treating
many diseases. ...

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Weekend in Lucena

By edicio
Over coffee, we talked about biotech in the Philippines. "We should focus on
some flagship products for the natural ingredients industry," I suggested.
"Why not malunggay? Not only is there an unmet global demand for malunggay
essential ...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sangamo Biosciences (SGMO)

Sangamo Biosciences (SGMO): A Huge Biotech Investment Opportunity By Jeff
Lindsay In addition to Celgene (CELG), I recommend Sangamo Biosciences for a
biotech/pharma investment with huge profit potential. Sangamo has developed
zinc finger protein (ZFP) technology, a transcription factor that controls
the expression...

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ent_opport.htm

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Define Biotech discussion, please. Science? Sales?
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StockProfit.com Chart of the Week

StockProfit.com Chart of the Week: Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (AMEX: SVA)
TransWorldNews (press release) - Monroe,GA,USA Los Angeles, CA ---November
12th, 2007 ----Tony Golan, Chief Technical Analyst with StockProfit.com, has
featured Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (AMEX: SVA) as his...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Better Week Ahead? We Certainly Hope So

DaniWeb - Herndon,VA,USA
One of the few sectors I like these days -- biotech-- was also down 1.1%
based on the benchmark Biotech Index. That's a little better than the rest
of the...

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GPC Biotech Expects More Job Cuts

Forbes - NY,USA
AP 11.08.07, 11:58 AM ET German biotech drug maker GPC Biotech AG said
Thursday it reaffirmed its full-year revenue guidance and expects to
implement...

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Management Positions

What kind of education is expected for management positions in ...
Is a Ph.D. necessary? MBA? Masters?

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Who is gonna buy Pfizer's Ann Arbor site?

If they were serious about growing biotech in MI, its government would have
sponsored a buyout of the Pfizer site, and a creation of an incubator -
offer lots and lots of cheap, well-equipped lab space. If the conditions
were set up...

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Dr. Norma Nowak - BioTech Nation

On BioTech Nation, Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. Norma Nowak, who looks at
some interesting new discoveries which could some day replace amniocentesis.
David Ewing Duncan returns with Bio-Issue of the Week...

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

San Antonio Potential

By TechDigger
A recent Brookings Institution study found that nine metropolitan areas
account for three-fourths of the nation's largest biotech firms and
three-fourths of the biotech firms formed in the past decade. While San
Antonio is not a large...

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Dragon Pharmaceutical Inc.

Dragon Announces R&D Achievement In Biotech Manufacturing Process Dragon
Pharmaceutical Inc.recently announced that its biotech method for 7ACA
production has been successfully implemented on a new production line.
Management believes this achievement validates the Company's research and
development...

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-efe0-4337-8e63-20b1e815aeaa&atc~c=771+s=773+r=001+l=a

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Biotech program for 'malunggay' launched Manila Bulletin

Biotech program for 'malunggay' launched Manila Bulletin - Philippines By
MELODY M. AGUIBA The government has introduced a biotechnology program for
the miracle plant malunggay in Surigao City to commercialize the indigenous...

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Feuerstein's Biotech-Stock Mailbag

TheStreet.com - USA
By Adam Feuerstein Daylight Savings Time comes to an end early Sunday, so
what better way to hunker down for the winter than by reading the Biotech
Mailbag?...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Agriculture : A Professor's Perspective on the Biotech Industry Prudent

Press Agency (press release) - Den Haag,Netherlands But I do suspect that he
was driven by the anti-multinational biotech companies rhetoric that has
become too much common to many people....

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Let biotech crops bloom

Times of India - India
Biotech (Bt) or transgenic cotton is the miracle seed that resists bollworm
-- an insect which used to destroy a third to half of our cotton crop each
year...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Biogen Move Raises The Ante On Biotech Deals

Biogen Move Raises The Ante On Biotech Deals. When big companies buy these
biotech companies, you wonder why they didn't just in-license the science.
Buying the whole company is like getting a jump start. A biotech
manufacturing facility is very specialized and takes time to build...

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-nexis/article/biogen-move-raises-the-ante-on-biotech-deals/

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

'101 hub' Biotech Summit looks at opportunities for entrepreneurs ...

By bnidever@ucla.edu
Entrepreneurs and investors gathered Thursday at Sherwood Country Club in
Thousand Oaks to network and hear from a panel about the potential for
biotech. The SoCal Biotech Ventures Summit came out of the efforts of Brent
Reinke,...

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