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  • RxNews Recap for Monday 11-16-09 0 comments
    Nov 17, 2009 4:00 AM | about stocks: ANIP, ARTW, ARQL, ACOR, OSIP, CBIO, SPPI

    Below is a list of the healthcare sector companies that made news in the healthcare sector on Monday, November 17, 2009. This list feature is meant to help investors keep tabs on the sector without having to scour through all the press releases.

    Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) announced Ron Cohen, M.D., President & CEO, will present at the upcoming Lazard Capital Markets 6th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 3:10 p.m. ET at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, NY.

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced it has purchased the MassCode Tag technology from Eurofins MWG Operon, a division of Eurofins.

    ArQule, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) presented data at the AACR-NCI-EORTC meeting in Boston demonstrating the capabilities of the Company’s proprietary drug discovery platform to generate a class of small molecules with significant therapeutic potential.

    BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing products for female sexual health, including LibiGel® for th treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), applauds the efforts of Boehringer Ingelheim to develop a therapy to treat this unmet medical need.

    Cannabis Science Inc. (NASD OTCBB: CBIS)
    an emerging pharmaceutical cannabis company, is hailing the call by the American Medical Association's House of Delegates for “marijuana's status as a federal Schedule I controlled substance be reviewed with the goal of facilitating the conduct of clinical research and development of cannabinoid-based medicines."

    Cadus Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: KDUS) announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.

    Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI)
    a specialty medical device/pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, announced it has filed an S-1 Registration Statement to offer 1,500,000 shares of its common stock.

    Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENZN) announced data from its pipeline programs will be presented at the 2009 EORTC-NCI-AACR (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer-National Cancer Institute-American Association for Cancer Research) annual meeting being held November 16-19, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) announced it will present at the Lazard Capital Markets Sixth Annual Healthcare Conference, which is being held Nov. 17-18, at the St. Regis Hotel in New York.

    Health Grades, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGRD), the leading healthcare ratings company, announced Kerry Hicks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Grade, will be presenting at the Sidoti & Company, LLC New York II Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York on Friday, November 20, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.

    Inovio Biomedical Corporation (NYSE AMEX: INO) reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009.

    Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN) announced it intends to file a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which includes details of a proposed exchange offer whereby Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMS) shareholders can exchange some, none or all of their shares of BMS common stock for shares of Mead Johnson common stock.

    Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX)
    , a bioscience company focused on developing sustainable solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy, announced the complete on of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,450,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $9.00 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $31 million.  

    NovaDel Pharma Inc. (NYSE:NVD)
    , a specialty pharmaceutical company developing oral spray formulations for a broad range of marketed treatments, reported financial results for its third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2009.

    Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 3-for-2 stock split.

    OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIP) announced the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) will review the use of Tarceva® (erlotinib) as a first-line maintenance therapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have not progressed following first-line treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy at its December 16, 2009 meeting.

    PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPDI) announced it has entered an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. to develop and commercialize two Phase II-ready therapeutic compounds, one to treat diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-d) and the other to treat complicated skin and skin structure and respiratory infections.

    Roche`s (SWX:RO) (SWX:ROG) (Pink Sheets: RHHBY) RealTime ready Influenza A/H1N1 Detection Set for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGM:SPPI), a commercial-stage biotechnology company with a primary focus in oncology, announced it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index® (Nasdaq: NBI).

    Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of drugs known as NNR Therapeutics™, announced it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ: NBI) effective with the U.S. market open on Monday, November 23, 2009.

    ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced the R Series® defibrillators with new monitoring capability added as well as its new intravascular temperature management solutions are being exhibited in Booth #1417 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009 November 15-17th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

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