Tag: biopharmaceutical

Retrophin to Present at the Leerink Partners Rare Disease & Immuno-Oncology Roundtable Series

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retrophin, Inc. (Nasdaq:RTRX) today announced that Alvin Shih, M.D., executive vice president and head of research & development, will present at the Leerink Partners Rare Disease & Immuno-Oncology Roundtable Series in New York City on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11:05 a.m. ET. A live webcast of the…

Proteostasis Therapeutics Announces Closing of Follow-On Public Offering of Common Stock

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTI), a biopharmaceutical company developing small molecule therapeutics to treat diseases caused by dysfunctional protein processing such as cystic fibrosis, today announced the closing of its follow-on public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $13.00 per share,…

Global Blood Therapeutics Announces Publication of Preclinical Results Supporting GBT440 Program for Hypoxemic Pulmonary Disorders

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) (NASDAQ:GBT), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of grievous blood-based disorders with significant unmet need, today announced publication of preclinical data supporting the development of GBT440 for the treatment of hypoxemic pulmonary disorders, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF),…

Rexahn Announces $6 Million Registered Direct Offering

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:RNN) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with institutional investors to purchase 24 million shares of its common stock and warrants exercisable for up to 18 million shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of $6 million.  The shares…

INC Research and CISCRP Announce Finalists for “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INC Research Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:INCR), a leading, global Phase I to IV contract research organization, together with the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process, today announced…

Anavex to Participate in Mizuho Therapeutics Conference

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (“Anavex” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:AVXL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing differentiated therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, other central nervous system (CNS) diseases, pain and various types of cancer, today announced that Christopher U. Missling, PhD, President…

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Announces Exercise in Full of Option to Purchase Additional Shares and Closing of $34.5 Million Public Offering

BURNABY, British Columbia, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq:XENE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the underwriters of the previously announced public offering of its common shares have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 600,000 common shares, consisting of 450,000 common shares from Xenon and 150,000 common shares…

BioXcel’s BXCL101, Receives Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. FDA for the Treatment of Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2)

BRANFORD, Conn., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioXcel, a privately held biopharmaceutical company based in Connecticut, today announced that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation to BXCL101 for the treatment of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), an orphan disease with significant unmet medical need.  BXCL101 is the first…

Matinas BioPharma Completes Private Placement of $8.0 Million

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (“Matinas BioPharma” or the “Company”) (OTCQB:MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on identifying and developing safe and effective broad spectrum therapeutics for the treatment of serious and life-threatening infections, today announced the final closing of an $8.0 million private placement equity financing, which…

Arbutus’ Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Michael J. Sofia, Awarded the 2016 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (Nasdaq:ABUS), an industry-leading Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) therapeutic solutions company, today announced that Dr. Michael J. Sofia, Arbutus’ Chief Scientific Officer, has been awarded the 2016 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for the development of a revolutionary treatment of hepatitis…

NanoString Technologies Appoints Kirk Malloy, Ph.D. to Board of Directors

SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG), a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced the appointment of Kirk Malloy, Ph.D. to the company’s Board of Directors, effective September 12, 2016.  The Board now consists of seven members.  Dr. Malloy is a senior healthcare…

Fortress Biotech Completes Tender Offer for Shares of National Holdings Corporation

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIO) (“Fortress” or “FBIO”) and National Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:NHLD) (“NHLD”) today announced that an affiliate of Fortress, FBIO Acquisition, Inc., has completed its previously announced tender offer (the “Offer”) to purchase all outstanding shares of NHLD for $3.25 per share, net to the seller…

Flexion Therapeutics Announces Two Key Corporate Appointments

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLXN) announced today that it has made two key appointments to its leadership team: Carolyn Beaty Scimemi, Esq., an experienced compliance and legal professional, as Chief Compliance Officer, and Adam Muzikant, Ph.D., a veteran biotechnology deal negotiator and strategist, as Vice President, Business Development.…

Versartis Presents Data From Up to 30 Months of Somavaratan Treatment for Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency at the 2016 ESPE Annual Meeting

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Versartis, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAR), an endocrine-focused biopharmaceutical company that is developing somavaratan (VRS-317), a novel, long-acting form of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) for growth hormone deficiency (GHD), today announced that efficacy, safety, and adherence data from up to 30 months of somavaratan treatment in the Phase…

TESARO Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for Niraparib and Initiates Rolling NDA Submission

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TESARO, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRO), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to niraparib for the treatment of patients with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. TESARO has initiated a rolling submission of a…

Geron Provides Update on Imetelstat Trials Being Conducted by Janssen

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Geron Corporation (Nasdaq:GERN) today provided updates on the clinical trials being conducted by Janssen Research & Development, LLC, of the telomerase inhibitor imetelstat. Planned internal reviews of initial data from both trials have been completed by Janssen, and both trials are continuing in order to evaluate…

Takeda and MacroGenics Announce the Conclusion of their MGD010 License and Option Agreement

Rockville, MD, Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- and Osaka, Japan, Sept. 12, 2016 -- MacroGenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGNX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, as well as autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced the…

Athersys Announces Acceptance by PMDA of Clinical Trial Notification in Japan for Treatment of Ischemic Stroke With MultiStem®

CLEVELAND, Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athersys, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHX) announced today the successful completion of Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) review of the Clinical Trial Notification (CTN), allowing the commencement by HEALIOS K.K. (Healios) of a confirmatory clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of administration of MultiStem®, Athersys’ novel cell therapy…

Sunesis Presents Dose Escalation Results from the Phase 1A Healthy Volunteer Study Evaluating Oral Non-Covalent BTK inhibitor SNS-062

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNSS) today announced results from the Company’s Phase 1A study in healthy volunteers evaluating oral non-covalent BTK inhibitor SNS-062. The study demonstrated a favorable safety, pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) profile for SNS-062 in healthy subjects. The results were presented on Saturday,…

Amarin’s REDUCE-IT Cardiovascular Outcomes Study of Vascepa to Continue as Planned at Recommendation of Independent Data Monitoring Committee

BEDMINSTER, N.J. and DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN) announced that, as expected, the independent data monitoring committee (DMC) has completed its review of the first pre-specified interim efficacy analysis for the REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes study and has recommended that the trial continue as planned without modification. The 8,175-patient…
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