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Novel Product for the Prevention of Post-Surgical Adhesion Formation Completes Phase I Clinical Study

GOTHENBORG, Sweden, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaSurgics AB. successfully completes Phase I clinical study showing their novel candidate drug PXL01 is safe and well tolerated. Initially developed to prevent post-surgical adhesion formation following hand surgery the product combines the pharm...

BioEnergy International, LLC Announces Formation of Myriant Technologies LLC

QUINCY, Mass., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- BioEnergy International, LLC (BioEnergy), a privately-held, biotech developer and manufacturer of next-generation, renewable biochemicals and biofuels, announces the formation of Myriant Technologies LLC (Myriant) to incorporate all of its biobased chemic...

Prospect Therapeutics, Inc.'s GCS-100 Inhibited Blood Vessel Formation in a Variety of Cancer Models

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn"), announced today that there has been promising initial interest from pharma companies in the intellectual property of Prospect Therapeutics, Inc. ("Prospect"). In preclinical studies, GCS-100 inhibited blood v...

ATS Medical Announces Formation of Cryoablation Surgical Advisory Board

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI ), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, today reported the formation of the ATS Medical Cryoablation Surgical Advisory Board. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/c...

Decision Biomarkers Inc Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Biomarkers Inc, a leading developer of protein biomarker analysis systems for pharmaceutical research and development, today announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board consisting of internationally renowned scientists and physicians at th...

Balan Biomedical, Inc. Announces the Formation of Battery Consulting Group

Mr. Michael Pyszczek to lead broad-based team of battery experts. ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Elisabeth Hager, Chairman and CEO of Balan Biomedical, Inc., announced the formation of the Balan Biomedical Battery Consulting Group. The newly created consulting group, reporting ...

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Formation of Clinical Advisory Board

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Rib-X" or the "Company"), a development-stage company focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant infections, announced today the formation of its Clinical Adviso...

ThirdBiotech Launches Research Institute to Promote Formation and Growth of Arizona-Based Biotech Companies

PHOENIX, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ThirdBiotech Inc., ( http://www.thirdbiotech.com ), a biotechnology incubator and life sciences association, today announced that it has launched the ThirdBiotech Research Group including a drug discovery research institute and technology incubator for the prom...

EnzySurge, Maker of DermaStream(TM), Announces the Formation of its Scientific Advisory Board

RICHMOND, Virginia, ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- EnzySurge Ltd. (EnzySurge), a provider of innovative solutions for advanced chronic wound management, recently announced the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) comprised of world-renowned scientists, researchers an...

Meritage Pharma, Inc. Announces Company Formation and $22.5M Series A Financing

SAN DIEGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritage Pharma, Inc., a privately- held, specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has raised $22.5M in a Series A financing, which included investors Domain Associates, Latterell Venture Partners and The Vertical Group. Meritage Pharma is ...

MichBio Will Host Workshop on Capital Formation Prior to April 22 Annual Meeting

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When: Tuesday, April 22 Workshop 2 - 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception 5:30 p.m. Dinner Program 6:30 p.m. Where: 610 Hilton Blvd., Ann...

QSB Anti-Virulence Platform Inhibits Biofilm Formation by Staphylococcus Aureus MRSA and Candida sp

MELBOURNE, Florida, February 7 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoNova LLC, which is 88.7% owned by XL TechGroup, Inc. (AIM: XLT), has generated preliminary in-vitro data indicating high efficacy of selected Quorum Sensing Blockers ("QSB") in inhibiting biofilm formation by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphyl...

Ann Arbor SPARK Receives $3.75M from Michigan's Company Formation & Growth Fund

Five Companies Receive Initial Funding to Retain Pfizer Assets, Talent ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK has been awarded $3.75 million by the state of Michigan through the 21st Century Jobs Fund. The Company Formation and Growth Fund, a state of Michigan loan fund wit...

Michigan Catholic Conference Responds to Formation of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ballot Committee

Poll: 77% Oppose Proposal to Kill Human Embryos for Research LANSING, Mich., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Catholic Conference President and Chief Executive Officer Sister Monica Kostielney, R.S.M., made the following statement today regarding the formation of the ballot questi...

First high-resolution images of bone, tooth and shell formation

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have for the first time made high-resolution images of the earliest stages of bone formation. They used the world's most advanced electron microscope to make three-dimensional images of the nano-particles that are at the heart of the process...

Enzyme promotes fat formation

The enzyme TPPII may contribute to obesity by stimulating the formation of fat cells, suggests a study in EMBO reports this week. The enzyme, TPPII, has previously been linked to making people feel hungry, but Jonathan Graff and colleagues now show that it may be even more deeply involved in causi...

An Image-Based Assay of Endothelial Cell Tube Formation as a Model of Angiogenesis

Introduction Formation of new blood vessels is fundamental to the development of cancerous cell masses and has therefore been the focus of many drug screening and cell signaling research studies. Blood vessel development is a significant event in the ...

Analysis of in vitro micronucleus assays using the IN Cell Analyzer 3000 Micronuclei Formation Analysis Module

Key words: Micronucleus assays • toxicology • image analysis • IN Cell Analyzer Micronucleus induction is a key characteristic of genotoxic compounds and analysis of micronuclei formation resulting from DNA strand breakage (clastogens) o...

Investment tax credit bill is a good start, but Wisconsin must confront other barriers to capital formation

MADISON Now that Gov. Jim Doyle has signed a bill to promote investment in Wisconsins small start-up businesses, will the states technology sector blossom like a spring flower? Based on this law alone, dont count on it. The bills creation of tax credits for angel and early-stage investments as ...

Wisconsin spaceport committee moves closer to formation

Sheboygan, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle selected two local residents as nominees for appointment to the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority - both of whom expressed eagerness about their forthcoming role in shaping a hub for future space travel. Mark Hanna, a city alderman, and Judy Schieble, co-director...

Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations

...searchers say they have been able to eliminate the formation of grain boundary defects that undermine the sieve...e, structure directing agents, or SDAs, direct the formation of the porous crystalline structure. But the SDAs ...This heat processing must be carried out after the formation of zeolite membranes. Scientists have long believe...

Five Questions About Protopic (tacrolimus) Ointment

...if they've been told they have a weakened immune system, or are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to become pregnant.(11) Important I n formation Patients S h ould Kno w About Protopic Ointment The safety of using Protopic Ointment for a long period of time is not known. A very small nu...

Cardium Announces New Orthobiologics Product Initiative Extending Gene Activated Matrix Technology to Deliver Bone Growth Factors

...P-2) in a collagen matrix rapidly induced new bone formation compared to controls. The chBMP4 variant is belie...s from the surrounding tissue to initiate the bone formation cascade. BMPs have been the focus of many orthope...P-2) in a collagen matrix rapidly induced new bone formation compared to controls. Market Opportu...

BP and Verenium Announce Vercipia Biofuels to Advance the Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol

...f BP Biofuels North America. "We believe Vercipia will be a key player in the biofuels supply chain in the coming years." Since announcing the formation of the joint venture company in February, Vercipia has applied for and been selected to move forward with due diligence on a Department of Energy (DOE...

Cardium Provides Update on Phase 2b Excellarate Clinical Study and Plans for Additional Tissue Repair Applications

...ed, localized micro-release of PDGF-B by a patient's own cells directly at the wound site is believed to stimulate angiogenesis and granulation tissue formation through the recruitment and proliferation of cells such as monocytes, fibroblasts and endothelial cells. These cell types are critical for the effect...

United States FDA Clears the REGEN Trial to Test Bioheart's Combination Gene and Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure Patients

...placebo control treated animals declined by 10 percent. The preclinical studies also demonstrated that this product candidate can enhance blood vessel formation in damaged hearts. "We are happy to be able to begin the REGEN trial to test this promising product candidate in heart failure patients after c...

PTC Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of PTC299 in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2

...ulting from the overexpression of VEGF. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010919/PTCLOGO ) VEGF plays a critical role in the formation of new blood vessels or angiogenesis and its suppression has been shown to decrease tumor size and improve hearing in some patients with NF2. PTC299 ...

Independent Study Confirms Superior Properties of ZPC(TM) Enhanced Calcium Composite Bone Grafts

...howed the negative surface charge of Fortoss Vital had accelerated the bone formation cascade and rapidly produced mature lamellar bone formation with marrow cavities. The bone density at the graft site was shown to be de...

Histogen Hair Regrowth Clinical Trial Presented at ISHRS Annual Meeting

...e first naturally stabilized, bioactive solution of Wnt proteins and their cofactors, which have been implicated in the induction of new hair follicle formation and growth. The five-month double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was focused on evaluation of safety in the clinical application of Hist...

PROLOR Biotech Announces $10 Million Preferred Stock Line From Members of The Frost Group

... and includes Jane Hsiao, Ph.D., Rao Uppaluri, Ph.D., and Mr. Rubin, a team that has been together in various capacities for over 23 years. Since its formation in October 2006, The Frost Group has invested over $160 million in various companies and technologies in the United States and abroad. These investmen...

Oprah, Luke Skywalker and Maradona -- new study investigates how our brains respond to them

...t. The results are important for understanding how perception and memory formation occurs. Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, head of Bioengineering at the U...ng a high level of abstraction which is important for perception and memory formation given that we tend to remember abstract concepts and forget irrelevant deta...

Laser technology creates new forms of metal and enhances aircraft performance

...use the nano-structures attach themselves to the liquid's molecules more readily than the liquid's molecules bond to each other. The end result is the formation of a new kind of metal that can cool the plane's electronic brain and heat pumps and allow the craft to retain dominance over any enemy that is also i...

Hygeia Therapeutics Signs an Exclusive License with Yale University for Potent, Safe Topical Anti-Androgens

...pidly hydrolyzed to non-hormonal metabolites by enzymes at or near the site of application after the therapeutic purpose is achieved. By avoiding the formation of active or toxic metabolites, Hygeia topical drugs are expected to have negligible systemic effects and have a better safety profile than other drug...

Stem cells' 'suspended' state preserved by key step, scientists report

...cells. In a laboratory test used to simulate normal cell specialization, the scientists detected no differentiation of cardiac muscle, and also no formation of a tissue known as primitive endoderm, which is essential for the embryo to survive and develop. Chd1 also was shown by the research team to be ...

iZumi Bio and Pierian Merge to Form iPierian to Advance Cellular Reprogramming

...ment by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Highland Capital Partners. "As the founding investor in Pierian, we are delighted to now support the formation of iPierian and a technology that we believe will change the value proposition of drug development," said Dr. Ashley Dombkowski, the managing director...

UCF team's advanced nerve cell system could help cure diabetic neuropathy, related diseases

... led the new research, which achieved the first successful nodes of Ranvier formation ever on motor nerves in a lab culture, among other advances. Multiple sc...r demyelination. Researchers have achieved Myelination and nodes of Ranvier formation with sensory neurons, but accomplishing the same task with the motor nerves...

Scientists identify gene vital to early embryonic cells forming a normal heart and skull

...m Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center highlights the critical role a certain gene and its protein play during early embryonic development on formation of a normal heart and skull. In a study posted online June 15 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , a research team at Cincinna...

Shawn Cross Joins Burrill Merchant Banking

...tal raising transactions. In addition, Shawn will make an important contribution to the collective efforts of the Burrill Merchant Banking Team in the formation and deployment of Burrill Private Equity funds. Shawn brings considerable experience in life science investment banking including: - A twelve ye...

PTC Therapeutics Receives $2.6 Million in Government Grants

... and radiation therapy. VEGF plays a critical role in angiogenesis, or the formation of new blood vessels, and supports tumor growth in patients with NF2. PTC2...lation of the mRNA, overriding the premature stop signal and leading to the formation of a functioning protein. Ataluren is a potential therapy for patients wit...

Assessment of safety and efficacy of human embryonic stem cell therapy

... days) and sustained visual function without tumor formation or untoward pathological reactions. Near-normal f...life of the animals) revealed no evidence of tumor formation after transplantation. "We're delighted with t...inical translation, including the risk of teratoma formation and the need for powerful drugs to overcome the pr...
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