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  • RxNews Recap for Tuesday 11-17-09 0 comments
    Nov 18, 2009 7:01 AM | about stocks: AVNR, MTP, EXEL, IMGN, CUR, PSTI, PARD

    Below is a list of the healthcare sector companies that made news in the healthcare sector on Tuesday, November 18, 2009. This list feature is meant to help investors keep tabs on the sector without having to scour through all the press releases.

    Advaxis, Inc., (OTCBB: ADXS), the live, attenuated Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) biotechnology company, has been invited to present at the LD MICRO Growth Conference on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM PST.

    AVANIR Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that it will release unaudited financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2009 before market open on Tuesday, November 24, 2009.

    Conceptus, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPTS), developer of the Essure® procedure, the first proven non-incisional permanent birth control method available, today announced that Mark Sieczkarek, president and chief executive officer, will present at the Piper Jaffray 21st Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday December 1, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The conference will be held at the New York Palace Hotel.

    DARA BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARA), a development-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company will present at the New York Society of Security Analysts’ 13th Annual Biotech & Specialty Pharmaceuticals Industry investor conference to be held on December 1 in New York City.

    Exelixis, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXEL) today reported interim data from an ongoing phase 1 dose-escalation trial of XL147 (SAR245408) in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with advanced solid tumors.

    ImmunoGen, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGN), a biopharmaceutical company that develops targeted anticancer therapeutics, today reported encouraging clinical data with its IMGN901 product candidate in the treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma (NYSE:MCC). Meaningful evidence of anticancer activity has been noted among the limited number of patients with MCC who have received IMGN901.

    ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. (OTCBB: IMUC), a biotechnology company that is focused on the development of novel immune-based cancer therapies, announced today that Griffin Securities, a New York-based brokerage firm, has issued a research update summarizing some of the recent positive developments that the Company has been able to achieve which have led to reiteration of the ‘BUY’ rating on IMUC shares with an increase in the 12 month price target from $2.50, to $3.25, on the shares which are currently trading near $0.75.

    Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) today provided a financial and business update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.

    Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NasdaqCM:PSTI) (DAX:PJT) today announced that safety and potential efficacy parameters were demonstrated by the three month follow up data from the first patient ever to receive its placenta derived cell therapy product, PLX-PAD.

    PolyMedix Inc. (OTC BB: PYMX), an emerging biotechnology company developing acute care therapeutic drug products for infectious diseases and cardiovascular disorders, announced today that it has completed a public offering of units for aggregate gross proceeds of $20.7 million.

    Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD) today announced updated clinical data from its randomized, controlled Phase 2 trial of picoplatin in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (NYSEMKT:CRC).

    Revolutions Medical Corporation ("RevMed" or the "Company") (OTCBB: RMCP), producers of the RevVac safety syringe, RevColor, RevDisplay and Rev3D MRI Technology, today announced that president and MRI industry pioneer Tom O'Brien has signed a 3-year employment commitment to the Company, giving RevMed leadership continuity and assured access to his unrivaled distribution relationships.

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