Entries by BioSpace

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Eli Lilly Commits 780,000 Additional Vials Of Insulin To Life For A Child

INDIANAPOLIS, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) has committed another 780,000 vials of insulin to the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program. Life for a Child provides free, life-saving medicine to children living in impoverished communities who otherwise would not have access to the insulin they need. The International […]

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Halozyme Announces Plans For CFO Transition, Names CFO

SAN DIEGO, June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO), an oncology biotech company, today announced its chief financial officer David Ramsay will retire this summer, and named biotech veteran Laurie Stelzer as his successor. Stelzer will assume CFO duties on June 15 and will work with Ramsay through a transition period. “Since last […]

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AstraZeneca PLC’s Booming Immuno-Onco Pipeline Validates Rebuffing Pfizer

Immuno-oncology, programming or stimulating the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, is a technology that appears to be starting to move into the mainstream. At the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago this week, AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) and MedImmune (AZN), AstraZeneca PLC’s global biologics research and development unit, provided an […]

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Scorpion Venom Has Toxic Effects Against Cancer Cells, Study

A study has found over a hundred proteins identified as possible anti-cancer agents in Centruroides tecomanus scorpion venom from Colima, south-west state of Mexico. The preliminary investigation was carried out by specialists of the faculty of chemistry at the University of Colima (UCOL), who have identified peptides that destroy cancer cells in vitro. Hey, check […]

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Takeda Consolidates Vaccine Operations, Jumps to Boston

To boost efficiency Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (TKPYY) will consolidate its vaccine operations into one facility in Cambridge, Mass. and shutter vaccine operations in Bozeman, Mont., Madison, Wisc. and Fort Collins, Colo., the company announced late Tuesday. Additionally, the company’s U.S. vaccine business unit headquartered in Deerfield, Ill. will also be moved to Massachusetts. The […]