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A BIO Investor Forum Success Story

A year ago, CombinatoRx probably wouldn’t have guessed a multi-million dollar merger was on the horizon.  However, after crossing paths with Neuromed at the 2008 BIO Investor Forum, the company found itself en-route to a July 2009 announcement of a $30 million dollar merger.   The deal is expected to close this quarter. Read the full story at TheDeal.com.

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Podcast with Debra Miller, Cure Duchenne

Biotech-Now’s Tracy Krughoff spoke with Cure Duchenne’s President, Debra Miller. Cure Duchenne will be one of the patient advocacy organizations presenting at the Eighth Annual BIO Investor Forum next week. Listen Now!

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Novavax launches study of novel H1N1 vaccine in Mexico

Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) initiated a two-stage clinical study of its virus-like-particle (VLP) H1N1 influenza vaccine in Mexico in collaboration with Avimex Laboratories (Avimex) and GE Healthcare. Avimex distributes biological and pharmaceutical products for use in Mexico and more than 25 other countries around the world. Avimex is providing financial support for the trial and is expected to distribute the H1N1 VLP vaccine in Mexico in 2010 if it is approved for commercial sale. In Read More >

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Clinical trial results for Calistoga Pharmaceuticals’ CAL-101

Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced interim results from the ongoing Phase 1 trial evaluating CAL-101, a PI3K inhibitor, showing promising clinical responses in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). At this interim assessment, 29 percent of CLL patients treated in the cohort expansion dose levels had partial responses observed after 28 days of therapy (1 cycle) and 94 percent have achieved evidence of biologic activity with a greater than 50 percent decrease in Read More >

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Trubion reports positive data from Phase 2B TRU-015 study

Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRBN) announced favorable safety and efficacy data following administration of a second course (R2) of re-treatment with 800 mg of TRU-015 for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These data are the latest results from the ongoing open-label re-treatment portion of the Phase 2b (15002) RA study of TRU-015. Pfizer Inc. and Trubion are collaborating on the development of TRU-015 for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including RA. Trubion’s President and CEO, Read More >

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