Jun 21, 2010 10:53 EDT
The Supreme Court lifted Monday a four-year ban on the sale in the United States of genetically modified alfalfa, which farmers fear contaminates others crops.
Jun 17, 2010 17:54 EDT
Nasdaq grants biopharmaceutical company Repros hearing to plead case before delisting. Repros Therapeutics Inc. said Thursday it has been granted permission by Nasdaq to plead at a hearing why it should be granted an extension before being delisted from the stock market.
Jun 15, 2010 11:10 EDT
Look for companies that don?t depend on the success of a clinical trial . Grab your crystal ball? we?re going to jump into the healthcare sector and try to look into the future.
Jun 11, 2010 09:42 EDT
Premarket roundup: Dell slips on $100M cash reserve; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer rise. Among the premarket stories for Friday, June 11, from AP Financial News:
Jun 09, 2010 13:50 EDT
BOSTON (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has abandoned his proxy fight at Genzyme Corp <GENZ.O> in return for the biotechnology company's acceptance of two of his representatives to its board.
Jun 09, 2010 10:22 EDT
Biotechnology company Genzyme Corp. said Wednesday it settled a proxy dispute with activist investor Carl Icahn that will place two of his nominees on the board of directors.
Jun 07, 2010 16:28 EDT
Biogen Idec COO plans to retire in December as company prepares to name new chief. Biotechnology company Biogen Idec Inc. said Monday that its chief operating officer plans to retire at the end of the year.
Jun 07, 2010 13:17 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Adding the drug cetuximab (Erbitux) to standard treatments does not help patients with early stage colon cancer even though it does help patients with advanced disease, a perplexing finding that is causing doctors to question some basic assumptions about cancer drugs, they said on Sunday.
Jun 07, 2010 09:33 EDT
Genzyme adds former executive Dennis Fenton to board, expands to 11 directors. Biotechnology company Genzyme Corp. said Monday it nominated Dennis Fenton for the board of directors, expanding to 11 members.
Jun 07, 2010 03:38 EDT
Paper industry to plant test forests of genetically altered eucalyptus in 7 Southern states. The commercial paper industry's plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in seven Southern states have generated more cries from critics worried that such a large introduction of a bioengineered nonnative plant could throw natural ecosystems out of whack.
Jun 04, 2010 11:42 EDT
Individual EU nations will be free to ban genetically modified crops, even if they are deemed safe and approved, under rule changes being drawn up by Brussels to unblock the clearance process.
May 31, 2010 06:04 EDT
Malaysian official defends animal test lab, says God made monkeys for experiments. A Malaysian government official defended an Indian company's plans to build an animal testing medicine lab in his state, saying Monday that God created monkeys and rats for experiments to benefit humans.
May 27, 2010 19:35 EDT
Maxygen announces new $10 million stock repurchase plan. Biotechnology company Maxygen Inc. said Thursday it will may back up to $10 million shares of its common stock under a new repurchase program.
May 24, 2010 20:00 EDT
FDA says new web portal will improve consumer safety. Consumers, manufacturers, researchers, and public health officials can also file reports about animal drugs and adverse events during human gene transfer trials on the government's new Safety Reporting Portal (SRP).
May 24, 2010 14:57 EDT
Analyst sees Origin Agritech shares more than doubling as revenue, market share grow. Shares of Origin Agritech Ltd. jumped more than 20 percent Monday after a Rodman & Renshaw analyst raised his price target on the Chinese agricultural biotechnology company's stock.
May 21, 2010 15:01 EDT
The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (http://www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings.
May 21, 2010 02:48 EDT
Not quite new life but a step that way: Scientists make a synthetic cell using manmade DNA. Scientists announced a bold step Thursday in the enduring quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA.
May 20, 2010 23:37 EDT
Scientists announced a bold step Thursday in the enduring quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA.
May 20, 2010 19:26 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists working to make a synthetic life form reported a major step forward Thursday, saying they had created an artificial genome and used it to bring a hollowed-out bacterium back to life.
May 19, 2010 10:06 EDT
Spanish scientists unveil the 1st clone of a fighting bull, retaining prized DNA. Scientists in Spain say they have cloned a fighting bull for the first time.