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Amarantus Inks Deal to Merge Dx Unit with Avant Diagnostics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Amarantus Bioscience Holdings announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to merge its Amarantus Diagnostics subsidiary with Avant Diagnostics. Upon the close of the merger, Avant will issue Amarantus Bio 80 million shares of its common stock, representing roughly 45 percent of the combined company’s outstanding shares. Avant will also issue Amarantus Bio […]

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Dementia Discovery Fund Chooses Alector for First Investment

LONDON—A promising new avenue in Alzheimer’s research that focuses on the eradication of brain plaque by the immune system has become the first investment for a $100 million fund dedicated to delivering new dementia drugs within a decade. The Dementia Discovery Fund, set up last year with backing from the U.K. government and several of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, […]

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Alector Announces $29.5M Series D Financing

Alector Announces $29.5M Series D Financing Alector LLC, a biotech company pioneering the discovery and development of first-in-class, immuno-modulatory therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, today announced that it has raised $29.5 million in a Series D financing. After having completed a Series C financing of $32 million earlier in the year, this financing brings the total amount […]

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4D Molecular Therapeutics Announces Collaboration With Pfizer, Inc.

4D Molecular Therapeutics Announces Collaboration With Pfizer Inc. for Cardiac Gene Therapy Vector Discovery and Development 4D Molecular Therapeutics (4DMT), a leader in Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) gene therapy vector discovery and product development, today announced both an investment by and a collaboration and license agreement with Pfizer Inc. to discover and develop targeted and proprietary next-generation AAV vectors for cardiac disease […]

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Fay Christodoulou, CSO, Miroculus

The notion of small molecules that detect dozens of cancers may sound like something out of a science-fiction novel. But for Christodoulou and her peers at Miroculus, it’s more akin to a modern-day reality. The company has trained its sights on microRNA, which Christodoulou describes as small molecules that reflect a person’s health state and which might be used as […]

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David Whitlock of AOBiome | Q&A

Chemical engineer David Whitlock has made a splash in the media as of late, due to his lack of “splash”—as in the man hasn’t bathed in 12 years. The reason behind such a choice? David is working to defend the bacteria that live on his skin—as it does on ours—but Whitlock also believes it’s in our best interest to keep […]

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How Bell Biosystems is using naturally magnetic bacteria to track cell therapies

With FDA calling for non-invasive new tracking systems to accompany cell therapies, Bell Biosystems Inc. wants its Magnelle trackers to become the technology of choice. While the magnetic organelles’ longevity and strong signals lend the agents advantages for large animal and human studies, the company is hoping to make its mark in the preclinical space before tackling what will likely […]

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Amarantus Announces Issuance of Australian Patent

Amarantus Announces Issuance of Australian Patent Covering Eltoprazine Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX:AMBS), a biotechnology company developing therapeutic and diagnostic product candidates in orphan indications and neurology, today announced the issuance of Australian patent no. 61/057,713 covering the use of Eltoprazine for the treatment of various neurological and mental disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, […]

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Blueprint Genetics Plans to Boost Inherited Disease Panel Portfolio Next Year

Finnish hereditary disease diagnostics firm Blueprint Genetics plans to significantly expand its portfolio of clinical gene panel tests next year, and in the meantime has been pushing into new territories, including the US. The Helsinki-based firm started offering diagnostic gene panels for inherited cardiovascular disorders two years ago, using a targeted sequencing technology called OS-Seq that one of its co-founders […]

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Symic Biomedical Selects Osteoarthritis Clinical Candidate

Symic Biomedical, a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company developing multiple compounds that target and affect the extracellular matrix (ECM), today announced the selection of SB-061 as the company’s first osteoarthritis clinical candidate. In preclinical studies, SB-061 was shown to reduce pain and cartilage degradation in models of osteoarthritis. SB-061, which will be administered as an intra-articular injection, is designed to prevent the […]

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