|RxNews Recap for Thursday 11-19-09|
|By Mary Davila|
|Thursday, 19 November 2009 17:51|
Below is a list of the companies that made news in the healthcare sector on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
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454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company (SWX:RO) (SWX:ROG) (Pink Sheets: RHHBY), announced today at the Association of Molecular Pathology Annual Meeting in Kissimmee, Florida a series of revolutionary developments which significantly expand the company’s high-throughput sequencing portfolio.
Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (OTCBB:ACTC) announced today that it filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) Application with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a Phase I/II multicenter study using embryonic stem cell derived retinal cells to treat patients with Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy (SMD).
Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BASI) announced today that its application to transfer from the NASDAQ Stock Market to the NASDAQ Capital Market has been accepted. The transfer will occur on November 20, 2009.
Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENZN) presented data from its pipeline programs at the 2009 EORTC-NCI-AACR (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer-National Cancer Institute-American Association for Cancer Research) annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Geron Corporation (Nasdaq:GERN) today announced the presentation of interim data from its ongoing trial of imetelstat (GRN163L), a telomerase inhibitor drug, in patients with refractory, advanced solid cancers at the 2009 AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Boston.
NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS), announced today that it has sent the following letter to its shareholders, discussing the Company's acquisition, on October 30, 2009, of China Biopharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (CHBP), an integrated bio-pharmaceutical company based in the People's Republic of China.
Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:NIMU) announced that the Nogawa Patent Office in Japan issued Patent number 4391595 to NIMS on October 16, 2009. This patent, entitled “Reciprocating Movement Platform for Shifting Subject To and Fro In Headwards-Footwards Direction,” relates to the comprehensively researched technology underlying NIMS’ Exer-Rest acceleration therapeutic platform.
OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIP) announced today that it will host a live webcast of its R&D Analyst Day on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that Perrigo Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa will present at the Sidoti Emerging Growth Conference on Friday, November 20, at 3:15 p.m. (EST) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a group of financial institutions for the issuance of $110 million in fixed-rate, senior notes.
SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRLS), a global life sciences company providing vital products and services to facilitate the discovery, development and production of human diagnostics and therapeutics, today reported operational and financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2009.
Unilife Medical Solutions Limited (ASX: UNI)(PINKSHEETS: UNIFF) today announced the appointment of Mikron Group ("Mikron") as its contracted supply partner for the development and supply of automated assembly systems to support the commercial production of the Unifill™ ready-to-fill syringe (Unifill™ syringe).