CHESTERFIELD, United Kingdom, Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Stratatech Corporation, a privately held regenerative medicine company focused on the development of unique, proprietary skin substitute products. Developmental products include StrataGraft regenerative skin tissue and a technology […]

July 27, 2016 09:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FluGen Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of more effective influenza vaccines, today announced the initiation of the first Phase 1 clinical trial of its RedeeFlu™ universal influenza vaccine. The trial is a randomized, blinded, dose-ranging Phase 1 study of […]

By ANDREW ZALESKI, originally published in MedCity News   In the healthcare industry, be attentive to where medicine and technology intersect—where people from the clinical and pharmaceutical worlds rub elbows with computer scientists and programmers. That’s where Shelley Zhuang, founder of investment firm Eleven Two Capital, said her company looks to invest during one of […]

A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of attending my first BioForward networking and lecture event. Sponsored by and hosted at Quarles & Brady in downtown Milwaukee, the event focused around the topic of the microbiome, a field that has been gaining more and more attention over the past few years. The folks at BioForward […]

MADISON, Wis., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) today announced that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its final 2016 colorectal cancer screening recommendations and clarified the inclusion of Cologuard® (FIT-DNA) on equal standing among the other included screening tests. “We believe the final recommendations provide an important level […]

Cellular Dynamics and the National Eye Institute Establish a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to Advance Cell Transplantation Therapy for the Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Disease using iPSC-Derived Cells MADISON, WIS., June 22, 2016 – Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI), a FUJIFILM company, today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and […]

June 20, 2016/ by Victoria Chambers (MADISON, WI) Aldevron and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering are pleased to announce that their collaborative project on the development of decision support tools for biomanufacturing has been awarded first place in the 2016 Applied Research Challenge organized by the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). This competition […]

Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2016) – Today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) applauds the US House of Representatives for passing H.R. 4139, the Fostering Innovation Act.  The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA). The JOBS Act provides emerging growth companies (EGCs) with a five-year exemption from Section 404(b) […]