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Medicago awarded U.S. Army contract

Medicago Inc. (TSX-V: MDG) has been awarded a proof of concept contract by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command laboratory specifically the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (“ECBC”) Research & Technology Directorate. Medicago will work with ECBC to investigate the affordable production of industrial enzymes in the field of biofuels. This new project builds on Medicago’s proprietary plant-based manufacturing platform and its potential for applications beyond the biological drug market. Read the release.

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Novavax gets NIH grant

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) has received a Small Business and Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The grant will support a segment of the Company’s preclinical research program for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) particle-based vaccine. As previously announced, Novavax has an RSV vaccine candidate in preclinical development, which is directed against a protein on the surface of the virus, the “F” or “fusion” protein. The grant, valued at approximately Read More >

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Canadian patent strengthens IP for Allon’s 2nd technology platform

Allon Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: NPC), announced today that the intellectual property underlying its activity-dependent neurotrophic factor (ADNF) technology platform has been strengthened by the issuance of a Canadian patent covering the chemical composition of the Company’s preclinical-stage peptide AL-209 and its use in protecting against Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative diseases. The Company said AL-209 has demonstrated highly potent neuroprotective activity in preclinical studies where it has been shown to block the effect of toxic Read More >

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Hana Biosciences completes private placement

Hana Biosciences (OTCBB:HNAB) has completed its previously disclosed private placement of units of its securities consisting of shares of common stock and warrants. Hana realized total gross cash proceeds of approximately $12.4 million. Net proceeds of the offering will be used to support completion of Hana’s pivotal Phase 2 clinical trial (rALLy) of Marqibo in adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and lymphoblastic lymphoma in second relapse or who failed two Read More >

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Podcast with Joyce Cramer, Epilepsy Therapy Project

Biotech-Now’s Tracy Krughoff speaks with Joyce Cramer, president of the Epilepsy Therapy Project about the upcoming BIO Investor Forum and what this advocacy group looks for in terms of companies and projects. Listen to the podcast.

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