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Tracy Cooley

Tracy serves as the Director of Events Communications and handles all communications for BIO’s events and emerging company policy issues. She loves blogging and podcasting on all things biotech and believes in the great potential of the industry, looking for every opportunity to spread the message far and wide. Nearly everyone in her family is a golfer, and as such, she has what many people have called a “natural” swing. Sometimes she even hits the ball. Tracy just finished her ninth marathon, and has nearly mastered the skill of one-foot-in-front-of-the-other (usually, sometimes the laces get in the way). The joy of her life is her five-year-old daughter Josephine.

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Methylgene to receive equity investment from Otsuka Pharmaceutical

MethylGene Inc. (TSX: MYG) agreed to issue 3,686,182 common shares to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. as part of a research collaboration and license agreement for the development of  small molecule kinase inhibitors for ocular diseases excluding cancer. Otsuka will acquire newly issued common shares of MethylGene at a purchase price of approximately $0.43 per share for gross proceeds of $1,500,000. In September 2009, MethylGene announced that Otsuka had extended the research portion of the collaboration Read More >

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Positive Palifosfamide Sarcoma Phase II Data from ZIOPHARM

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIOP) announced positive data from the multicenter randomized Phase II trial of palifosfamide (ZymafosTM, ZIO-201) treating patients with unresectable or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma. The analysis evaluated 62 patients treated as of the end of September, with 58 being analyzed. As a result of reaching a key efficacy milestone and following safety and efficacy data review by the Data Committee, sarcoma experts, and the Company’s Medical Advisory Board, made the decision Read More >

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Positive clinical trial results for Epeius

Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced results of its Rexin-G®  clinical trials. Administered as stand-alone therapy in late-stage cases of chemotherapy-resistant cancer, Rexin-G has shown benefits of remission in otherwise intractable metastatic cancers. Three recent cases of Stage IV metastatic cancer, namely (i) osteosarcoma, (ii) prostate cancer, and (iii) pancreas cancer, demonstrated that Rexin-G treatments alone led to clinical remission of disease in patients. Read the release.

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Locus Pharmaceuticals and Novartis enter into research collaboration

Locus Pharmaceuticals has entered into a discovery research collaboration with Novartis. Locus will collaborate with Novartis to discover novel chemotypes on targets of interest to Novartis’ select therapeutic areas.

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UsiRNA reduces tumor growth in vivo

MDRNA, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNA) presented new in vivo data showing continued progress in the advancement of the Company’s oncology program. J. Michael French, President and CEO, reported that MDRNA’s UsiRNAs, delivered by the Company’s DiLA2 platform, down-regulated a previously “non-druggable” target with subsequent reductions in tumor growth in models of liver and bladder cancer via both systemic and local delivery.  Read the release.

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