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Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing small molecule therapeutics to treat diseases caused by dysfunctional protein processing such as cystic fibrosis, today announced the appointment of Naimish Patel, M.D., C.M., and Elizabeth Tullis, M.D., FRCPC, to its clinical advisory board. Patel is currently a Project Leader in Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity iMED and Senior Medical Director for AstraZeneca..."/>
Proteostasis Therapeutics Appoints Naimish Patel, M.D., C.M., and Elizabeth Tullis, M.D., FRCPC, to its Clinical Advisory Board
Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, today announced that preclinical and Phase 1 clinical data describing XPO1 inhibition with selinexor, the Company’ s lead, oral Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear..."/>
Karyopharm Publishes Preclinical and Phase 1 Clinical Data for Selinexor in Ovarian Cancer in Clinical Cancer Research Publication
Quidel Corporation reported on Tuesday the receipt of 510 approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Solana Influenza A+ B assay in the diagnosis of Influenza A and B infections for the upcoming 2016-2017 flu season. The company will market the Solana Influenza A+ B assay for the detection of nucleic acids isolated from nasal and nasopharyngeal swabs from patients with signs and symptoms of respiratory infection to aid in the..."/>
Quidel passes US FDA clearance for launch of Solana Influenza A+B Assay
Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc., a clinical stage drug development company targeting rare, chronic and serious inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, announced today that Professor Derek Gilroy, Ph.D. presented data on the effects of Resunab in a model of inflammation in healthy volunteers on September 28, 2016. The presentation was made at the 6th European Workshop on Lipid Mediators at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany."/>
Corbus Announces Data on Effects of Resunab (JBT-101) in a Clinical Research Model of Resolution of Inflammation
Dermira, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, developing and commercializing innovative, differentiated therapies to improve the lives of patients with dermatologic diseases, today announced that data from its DRM04 Phase 3 clinical program in patients with primary axillary hyperhidrosis will be presented in a late-breaking news session at the 25 th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress, taking..."/>
Dermira to Present Data from DRM04 Phase 3 Clinical Trials at Late-Breaking News Session at European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the Company will host a live webcast of its Investor Day taking place on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 12:00p.m. ET in New York, NY. To view the slide presentation and listen to the webcast please visit our website at http://investors.aeriepharma.com."/>
Aerie Pharmaceuticals to Host Investor Day on October 5, 2016
Versartis reported on Tuesday that it intends to launch an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock. The company plans to provide the underwriters with a 30- day option to purchase up to another 15% of the number of shares of common stock sold in connection with the offering. Subject to market conditions, there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering."/>
Versartis plans public offering of common shares
Acceleron Pharma stated on Tuesday that Habib Dable has been named as its new president and chief executive officer. Effective 1 December 2016, Dable will succeed current president and CEO John Knopf. Most recently, Dable has served as president of Pharmaceuticals in the US for Bayer AG as well as head of specialty medicine for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals."/>
Acceleron reports change in executive roles
Foamix Pharmaceuticals revealed on Tuesday that it intends to start a public offering of its ordinary shares. Under the planned public offering, a portion of the ordinary shares will be sold by certain selling shareholders, according to the company. The company plans to provide the underwriters with a 30- day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the ordinary shares sold in the public offering on the same terms and conditions."/>
Foamix Pharmaceuticals proposes issuance of ordinary shares in follow-on public offering
Xenon Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday the addition of Dawn Svoronos to its board of directors. Most recently, Svoronos has served as president of Europe and Canada at Merck& Co, a position she has held until her retirement in 2011.. Prior to president role, Svoronos has worked for 23 years at Merck& Co in senior commercial positions, with a focus on commercial operations and marketing."/>
Xenon Pharmaceuticals elects Dawn Svoronos to board
Array BioPharma said on Tuesday that it has priced a public offering of 18,400,000 shares of its common stock. All of the shares sold in the offering are being sold by the company at a public offering price of USD6.25 per share. Before underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses, the company expects gross proceeds from the sale of the shares of approximately USD115m."/>
Array BioPharma prices public offering at USD6.25 per share
Bavarian Nordic A/S today announced the appointment of Dr. Christopher R. Heery, M.D. to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Heery will oversee preclinical and clinical development of the Company's infectious disease and immuno-oncology portfolio."/>
Bavarian Nordic Appoints Christopher Heery, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer
Medical Facilities Corporation announced today that the Corporation's Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Prairie States Surgical Center, L.L.C., which owns and operates Prairie States Surgical Center, an ambulatory surgical center located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota that specializes in orthopedic procedures. PSSC generated about US $8..."/>
Ambulatory surgery center acquired by unit of Medical Facilities Corporation
CTD Holdings, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops cyclodextrin-based products for the treatment of disease, today announced that the company made presentations on its US and UK clinical studies at both the 7 th Interactive Workshop on Niemann-Pick Diseases, and the 23 rd Annual Family Conference hosted by Niemann-Pick UK, a non-profit charity in the United Kingdom dedicated to helping families affected by Niemann-Pick Type C disease."/>
CTD Holdings Presents on Clinical Trials at Niemann-Pick UK Conferences
Assembly Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel oral therapeutics for disorders associated with the human microbiome and the treatment of hepatitis B virus infection, today announced new senior level hires who are primarily focused on advancing the company’ s expanding microbiome platform. The new team members include Miguel Barbosa, PhD, as Chief Scientific Officer of the Microbiome Program; George Grandolfi, PhD, as Vice..."/>
Assembly Biosciences Announces Key Additions to Microbiome Team
Anavex Life Sciences Corp., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing differentiated therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases including Alzheimer’ s disease, other central nervous system diseases, pain and various types of cancer, today announced that it has signed a material transfer agreement with Biogen under which Biogen will test Anavex’ s lead drug candidate, ANAVEX 2-73 in an..."/>
Anavex Compound to be Tested in Biogen Neurological Protection Model
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Stanley T. Crooke, Ph.D., M.D., founder, CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society, OTS. The OTS Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Dr. Crooke's lasting commitment to the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics through outstanding contributions to education,..."/>
Ionis Pharmaceuticals' CEO, Dr. Stanley Crooke, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society
Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on identifying and developing safe and effective broad spectrum therapeutics for the treatment of serious..."/>
Matinas BioPharma Commences Patient Dosing in NIH-Sponsored Phase 2a Study with Lead Anti-Infective Candidate MAT2203
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain, today announced that the Company and investigators will be presenting two e-posters at the European Congress on Emergency Medicine, which is being held October 1-5, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. Both e-posters will be displayed on monitors..."/>
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Presenting ARX-04 Clinical Trial Findings and Cost Analysis at European Congress on Emergency Medicine
MEDNAX company and the leading national teleradiology services and telemedicine company, announced that it has implemented its first breast imaging Live Video Diagnostics solution site at the Center for Women’ s Imaging at Medical Center Hospital using Cisco ® technology. MCH is a 402- bed regional..."/>
Cisco Powers vRad Live Video Diagnostics Solution Site to Eliminate Geographic Boundaries for Breast Imaging, Improve Patient Care with Face-to-Face Collaboration
Athersys, Inc. announced today that it has received agreement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under a Special Protocol Assessment for the design and planned analysis of a Phase 3 clinical trial of Athersys’ novel MultiStem ® cell therapy product for the treatment of ischemic stroke. The SPA provides agreement from the FDA that the protocol design, clinical endpoints, planned conduct and statistical analyses encompassed in Athersys’ planned..."/>
Athersys Receives FDA Agreement Under Special Protocol Assessment for Phase 3 Study of MultiStem® Treatment for Ischemic Stroke

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