Monthly Archives: September 2011

Doggonn It! This Kitty May Be Researchers’ New Best Friend

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The glow-in-the-dark cat is out of the bag. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have genetically modified domestic cats to resist the feline form of AIDS. As reported in the journal Nature Methods, this new achievement is a milestone in the ongoing quest to protect humans from the virus. And yes, these kitties glow in the dark. A green fluorescent protein was added to a gene from rhesus macaque monkeys that is known Read More >

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BIO Investor Forum Company Snapshot: Syndax Pharmaceuticals

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Next up in our Company Snapshot segment for the BIO Investor Forum is another presenting company of the event. Hear from Joanna Horobin, President & CEO of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Company Snapshot What are the short-term and long-term priorities for your company? Near-term we are focused on moving our lead product candidate, entinostat, in to a phase 3 clinical trial for post-menopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Long-term our goal is Read More >

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Bi-partisan Senate Letter asking for 12 years of Data Protection in TPP

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Senators Hatch and Kerry, along with 35 other Senators, sent a letter to Ambassador Kirk asking for 12 years of regulatory data protection consistent with U.S. law in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. We are united in urging you to propose a strong minimum term of regulatory data protection for biologics consistent with U.S. law. As you are aware, U.S. law provides for a 12-year term of regulatory data protection for biologics and we believe that should serve Read More >

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Registration Now Open for California Healthcare Institute’s Annual Meeting

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Register Now for CHI Annual Meeting, Nov. 3, in San Francisco and Save Register now for CHI’s 2011 Annual Meeting, focused on the relationship between biomedical innovation and public policy, and receive early-bird savings to this signature event. The annual meeting, “Shifting Sands: Forces Reshaping the Biomedical Innovation Business Model,” takes place Thursday, Nov. 3, at San Francisco’s Julia Morgan Ballroom. The event will bring together hundreds of leading executives from biotechnology, medical device and Read More >

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Blue Angels Fly on Advanced Biofuel Blend

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The Navy’s Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron flew on a 50-50 blend of aviation biofuels during the Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s 2011 Air Expo over the Labor Day Weekend. Some inside the Washington Beltway may have thought they were seeing unicorns, but the Blue Angels’ air show and practice runs marked a high profile step in the military’s march toward use of renewable energy. In earlier remarks, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus noted Read More >

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