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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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Endocyte announces close of $26 million equity financing

Endocyte, Inc., completed a $26 million extension of its Series C financing. This round included participation from all existing institutional investors including Sanderling Ventures, Burrill & Company, American Bailey Ventures, Blue Chip Venture Company, and Triathlon Medical Ventures. Clarian Health Ventures also participated as a new investor.

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Targacept reports positive Phase 2b trial results for depression treatment

Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT) presented data from its Phase 2b clinical trial of TC-5214 as an augmentation (add-on) treatment in subjects with major depressive disorder who did not respond adequately to first-line treatment with the representative SSRI citalopram hydrobromide.  In the trial, the add-on TC-5214 arm (TC-5214 + citalopram) outperformed the add-on placebo arm (placebo + citalopram) on the primary outcome measure, the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression-17, or HAM-D, and all of the secondary Read More >

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Q&A with ExonHit Therapeutics’ Loïc Maurel, MD

We recently spoke with Loïc Maurel, M.D., president of ExonHit Therapeutics’ Management Board, one of the companies presenting at the Eighth Annual BIO Investor Forum: Can you describe the top priorities or upcoming milestones for your company? This year will be the first year of product commercialization for ExonHit with the launch of EHT Dx21, a blood-based diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease. The Company is also focused on the outlicensing of EHT 0202, ExonHit’s lead Read More >

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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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