RxNews Recap on Wednesday 10-28-09 Print E-mail
By Mary Davila   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 18:56
Below is a list of the companies that made news in the healthcare sector on Wednesday, October 28, 2009.

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Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq:ARRY) will report financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 on Monday, November 2, 2009, and will hold a conference call on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. eastern time to discuss these results.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALXN) announced Dr. Leonard Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, will present at the 20th Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City at 3:55 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 4, 2009.

Clinical Data, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLDA) announced it has raised gross proceeds of approximately $47.4 million through the public offering of 2,750,000 newly issued shares of its common stock at a price of $17.25 per share.

Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOMX) announced it will release its 2009 third quarter financial results after the market closes on Thursday, November 5, 2009.

SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCLN) announced a corporate restructuring will reduce its U.S.-based workforce by approximately 17%, primarily in research and development.

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE), a holding company builds value in growth-stage life sciences and technology companies, announced it led a $17.4 million Series B financing round for Quinnova Pharmaceuticals, Inc., with participation from existing investors Thomas, McNerney & Partners and H.I.G. BioVentures.

A.P. Pharma (Nasdaq:APPA), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced on October 26, 2009, the Company received notice the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel (Panel) has granted the Company’s request to transfer the listing of the Company’s common stock from The Nasdaq Global Market to The Nasdaq Capital Market, which will take effect with the opening of the market on Wednesday, October 28, 2009.

CardioNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT) announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has granted patent number 7,587,237 (“Biological Signal Management”) to CardioNet.

Neoprobe Corporation (OTC:NEOP), a diversified developer of innovative oncology surgical and diagnostic products, announced it would report its financial results for the third quarter of 2009 on Monday, November 2, 2009 after the close of the financial markets.

Alcon, Inc. (NYSE:ACL) reported global sales rose 5.9 percent to $1,614 million for the third quarter of 2009, or a 9.0 percent increase excluding the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations.

Antares Pharma, Inc. (NYSE:AIS) announced Dr. Paul K Wotton, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 20th Annual Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm ET (Eastern Time).

Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq:NKTR) announced it has completed enrollment ahead of schedule in its Phase 2 clinical study of NKTR-102 in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.NKTR-102 is Nektar's investigational proprietary compound currently being evaluated in Phase 2 clinical development in ovarian, breast and colorectal cancers.

Arrayit Corporation (OTC:ARYC) announced the sale of a system to the Center of Excellence for Nucleic Acid-Based Technologies (CENAT) in Poznan, Poland.

Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENZN) announced it will report its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009, on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at approximately 8:00 am Eastern Time (ET).

Advaxis, Inc., (OTC:ADXS), the live, attenuated Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) biotechnology company, completed a second Company-run debt financing, as of October 26, 2009.

BioSphere Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSMD) – the pioneer in the use of bioengineered microspheres to treat uterine fibroids, hypervascularized tumors and vascular malformations by a minimally invasive, image-guided medical procedure called embolotherapy –reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009.

Phase Forward Incorporated (NASDAQ:PFWD), a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, announced it will be hosting an analyst session on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, in conjunction with the Phase Forward 8th Annual International Users Conference in Boston, MA.

SurModics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRDX), a leading provider of drug delivery and surface modification technologies to the healthcare industry, announced it will host a live webcast of its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009 conference call on Wednesday, November 4, at 4:00 p.m. CT.

Genta Incorporated (OTC:GETA) announced the Company will host a conference call and live audio webcast to review top-line results of its Phase 3 trial of Genasense® in patients with advanced melanoma.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) announced the company has appointed both Christopher J. Walsh and Mitchell Zamoff to the position of executive vice president and general counsel, effective immediately.

CNS Response, Inc. (OTC:CNSO) announced that the company will present top-line results from its multi-site clinical trial next week at the U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress.

Bio Solutions Corp. (OTC:BISU) announced the introduction of their new website:  http://www.bio-solutionscorp.com".




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