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Versartis, Inc., an endocrine-focused biopharmaceutical company that is developing somavaratan, a novel, long-acting form of recombinant human growth hormone for growth hormone deficiency, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,898,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $12.25 per share. In addition, Versartis has granted the underwriters a 30- day option to purchase up to 734,700 additional..."/>
Versartis Announces Pricing of Follow-On Offering
INVO Bioscience, Inc., a reproductive medical device company who was granted FDA clearance for the first in vivo, vaginal incubation system, the INVOcell™, today announced their partnership to offer the INVO Procedure in the state of California with the renowned CA medical teaching institution, UCSF. "A Simpler Way to Life," the patented INVO™ Procedure, is a fertility treatment solution that streamlines care, contributing to lower treatment..."/>
INVO Bioscience™ Announces One of the World's Leading Health Sciences Universities, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to Offer the Recently FDA Cleared INVOcell™ Intravaginal Culture System
Chembio Diagnostics, Inc., a leader in point-of-care diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, today announced that the Company has been awarded a $330,000 contract by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the purchase of POC surveillance diagnostic assays for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya. Under the terms of the 12- month contract, Chembio will provide its DPP ® Zika IgM/IgG Assay, DPP ® Zika/Chikungunya/Dengue IgM/IgG..."/>
Chembio Awarded CDC Contract for Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya Surveillance Testing in India, Peru, Guatemala and Haiti
Medivation common stock expired as scheduled one minute after 11:59 p.m., Eastern time, on September 27, 2016 Pfizer and Medivation begin joint operations on September 28, 2016 Combined expertise accelerates Pfizer’ s leadership in Oncology, bringing much-needed new cancer treatments to patients Expected to be immediately accretive to Pfizer’ s Adjusted Diluted EPS upon closing, approximately $0.05 accretive in first..."/>
Pfizer Completes Acquisition of Medivation
Cardinal Health plans to release first-quarter financial results for its fiscal year 2017 on Oct. 31 prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company will webcast a discussion of these results beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. To access the webcast and corresponding slide presentation, go to the Investor Relations page at ir.cardinalhealth.com."/>
Cardinal Health to Webcast Discussion of First-Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2017 on Oct. 31
Neurotrope, Inc., a company focused on developing drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease, today announced that it has appointed its Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Daniel Alkon, to the additional role of President. After approximately 30 years directing programs on the molecular basis of associative memory at the National Neurologic Institute of NIH, and another approximately 15 years as the Founding..."/>
Dr. Daniel Alkon Appointed President of Neurotrope, Inc.
Invitae Corporation, a genetic information company, is participating in the National Society of Genetic Counselors 35th Annual Education Conference in Seattle, highlighting new research on genetic testing for preventive care and new strategies for providing remote access to genetic counseling services. NSGC is the largest scientific session for genetic counselors. Invitae’ s presenters will discuss:."/>
Invitae Presenting Research on Genetic Test Panels, Increasing Access to Genetic Counseling at the National Society of Genetic Counselors 35th Annual Education Conference
Relmada Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing novel therapies for the treatment of central nervous system diseases, today announced that Dr. Richard Mangano, the company's chief scientific officer, will participate in a panel of thought leaders regarding N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonists as a new therapeutic option to treat depression. The panel discussion will be held at the Neuro Advance Boston Conference on..."/>
Relmada Therapeutics' Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Richard Mangano to Speak about d-Methadone as a Potential Rapid Acting Antidepressant at Neuro Advance Boston
Genomic Health, Inc. today announced that the company will present results from nine studies at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2016 Congress, which will take place October 7-11 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. Analytical validation study results for the recently launched Oncotype SEQ™ Liquid Select test. Oncotype SEQ is the first non-invasive liquid biopsy test that the company is delivering through its..."/>
Genomic Health Reinforces Global Leadership in Genomic-based Diagnostics with Presentation of Nine Personalized Medicine Studies Conducted in Six Countries at ESMO 2016 Congress
Premier, the second largest healthcare Group Purchasing Organization in the U.S. Effective October 1, 2016, SCA will provide Tork paper towels, tissues, napkins and dispensers to Premier's network of approximately 3,600 member hospitals and 120,000 alternate site..."/>
SCA Joins Supply Network of Leading Healthcare Group Purchasing Organization Premier
Dextera Surgical Inc. today announced the company’ s schedule of key lecture presentations at the 30 th European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery annual meeting, the largest gathering of cardiothoracic surgeons in the world, to be held Oct. 1– 5 at the Centre Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.. Innovative approaches to cardiothoracic procedures using the company’ s MicroCutter 5/ 80 surgical stapling technology..."/>
Dextera Surgical’s MicroCutter Technology to be Featured in Presentations at EACTS Annual Conference
Immune Design, a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on cancer, today announced the application of its GLAAS discovery platform in Sanofi’ s Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating a novel therapeutic candidate for the treatment of peanut allergy. The trial follows an exclusive license agreement with Immune Design to discover, develop and commercialize products to treat a peanut allergy utilizing the company’ s GLAAS..."/>
Immune Design Announces Advancement of First GLAAS™-based Allergy Program into Clinical Development
Cascadian Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced two upcoming poster presentations on tucatinib, the Company’ s lead product candidate for the treatment of HER2+ breast cancer, at the European Society of Medical Oncology 2016 Congress being held October 7 -11, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.. Title: Cutaneous responses in Her-2+ metastatic breast cancer on phase 1 b study of ONT-380, an oral HER2-specific inhibitor in..."/>
Cascadian Therapeutics Announces Poster Presentations on Tucatinib at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Congress
TRACON Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel targeted therapeutics for cancer, wet age? related macular degeneration and fibrotic diseases, today announced a strategic licensing collaboration with Janssen..."/>
TRACON Pharmaceuticals Announces a Strategic Licensing Collaboration for Two Janssen Oncology Assets and a $5 Million Equity Investment from Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc.
Image Protect Inc. announced today it has executed exclusive contracts with six of the top photo producers in the world. This brings the total number of images to be monitored for copyright protection to 50 MM, up from 1 MM in 2015. By leveraging over 30 years of professional experience in the photo industry, Image Protect has tapped into the market for monetizing millions of copyright violations worldwide."/>
Image Protect Inc. Executes Significant Industry Contracts in 2016
GenVec, Inc., a clinical-stage gene delivery company, announced that Douglas E. Brough, Ph.D., the company's chief scientific officer, will present " Exploring the AdenoVerse™ Platform for New Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies", a brief review of GenVec's technology platform, at the 2016 Cell& Gene Meeting on the Mesa. This presentation will highlight new data that demonstrate the utility of select AdenoVerse vectors for efficient gene..."/>
GenVec To Present At 2016 Cell & Gene Meeting On The Mesa
Vycor Medical, Inc. reports that a new peer-reviewed study published in "BioMed Research International" shows improvements in visual search following the use of NovaVision's NeuroEyeCoach. The three-centre study was conducted by the School of Psychology of University of Aberdeen, the Neuromotor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Centre of University of Verona, and the Department of Psychology of University of Munich."/>
New Clinical Study on NeuroEyeCoach Conclusively Supports Meaningful Improvement in Eye Movement Efficiency
Clovis Oncology, Inc. today announced that data from its rucaparib program in ovarian cancer will be..."/>
Clovis Oncology Announces Rucaparib Data Presentations at ESMO 2016 Congress
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that its partner Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has received approval from the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency for Iclusig ® for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia resistant or intolerant to preceding drug treatment and relapsed or treatment resistant Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia."/>
ARIAD Announces Regulatory Approval for Iclusig® (ponatinib) in Japan
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

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