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RxNews Recap for Thursday 11-12-09

|Includes: ALNY, ALT, AMRN, MFCB, Merck & Co Inc. (MRK), NEO

Below is a list of the healthcare sector companies that made news in the healthcare sector on Thursday, November 12, 2009. This list feature is meant to help investors keep tabs on the sector without having to scour through all the press releases.

Applied Nanoscience Inc. (ANI) (PINKSHEETS:APNN), a nanotechnology-based filtration company, today issued a progress report to its investors relating to progress in commercializing the disposable NanoFense™ Protective Face Mask, designed to offer superior protection against a broad spectrum of harmful virus, bacteria and fungi.

Amarin Corp. (NASDAQ:AMRN), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company with R&D operations based in Mystic, Conn., has joined SAFE-BioPharma Association, the non-profit association that created and manages the global SAFE-BioPharma® digital identity and signature standard for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Adolor Corporation (Nasdaq:ADLR) announced the initiation of clinical testing of ADL7445, its proprietary, oral mu opioid receptor antagonist for the treatment of Opioid Bowel Dysfunction (OBD).

Abbott (NYSE:ABT) announced a definitive agreement to acquire the global rights to PanGenetics BV's PG110 fully humanized antibody to Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), expanding the company's pain care portfolio and leveraging its expertise in biologics.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, is providing an update on its RNAi pipeline, platform, and technology at its R&D Day being held in New York today.

CellCyte Genetics Corporation (OTC:CCYG) announced the appointment of Dr. Douglas Cerretti as Chief Science Officer and Director of Business Development effective November 1, 2009.

DuPont (NYSE:DD) and BSES Limited announced a research, development and commercialization alliance to improve productivity and use of sugarcane varieties.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, announced The Edwards Lifesciences Fund is granting $1.8 million to 107 nonprofit organizations as part of its fifth annual grant cycle. This fund is a donor-advised fund of the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program.

Inovio Biomedical Corporation (NYSE:INO), a leader in DNA vaccine design, development and delivery, announced the company will highlight its technology at two worldwide vaccine conferences next week. Dr. David Weiner, Chair of Inovio’s Scientific Advisory Board, and Niranjan Sardesai, Senior Vice President, SVP, Research and Development will speak on Inovio’s DNA vaccine development.

Inhibitex, Inc. (Nasdaq:INHX), announced Russell H. Plumb, president and chief executive officer, will present an overview of the company and its pipeline of differentiated antiviral compounds at the Lazard Capital Markets 6th Annual Healthcare Conference at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 1:40 p.m. Eastern Time.

Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA), a company focusing on sensing & instrumentation and pharmaceutical nanomedicines, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) announced the kick-off of an educational campaign aimed at raising awareness among women of overactive bladder (OAB), a serious condition that can severely impact patients’ lives.

Mach One Corporation (OTC:MNCN), a rapidly growing, innovative, global wellness solutions company, announced it has completed the first tranche of its investment in PanTheryx, Inc., as stipulated in a recent Letter of Understanding signed in August 2009.

Millipore Corporation (NYSE:MIL) a leading provider of technologies, tools and services for the global life science industry has been named “Corporate Citizen of the Year” by the New England Clean Energy Council.

NeoGenomics, Inc. (OTC:NGNM) announced it will present at the Lazard Capital Markets 6th Annual Healthcare Conference being held November 17-18, 2009, at the St. Regis, New York Hotel in New York City.

Nutra Pharma Corp. (OTC:NPHC), a biotechnology company that is developing treatments for Adrenomyeloneuropathy (NYSE:AMN), HIV and Multiple Sclerosis (NYSE:MS), has announced it plans to begin the drug registration process in Brazil and Colombia for its over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever.

Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLTX), a company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for heart failure patients, announced its third quarter financial results for 2009.

For the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2009, PD-Rx (Pink Sheets: PDRX) set record sales of $26.9 million over last year's sales figures of $26.4 million, reporting a net increase in sales of $493,230.

PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE:PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, reported financial and operational results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2009.

Repros Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:RPRX) announced it has elected Dr. Jaye Thompson to its Board of Directors, and as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee, effective immediately.

Shire plc (Nasdaq:SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced findings from a post hoc analysis examining emotional lability from Phase 3 study data with Vyvanse®.In this study, Vyvanse demonstrated significant improvement in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (NASDAQ:ADHD) symptoms as measured by the ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS IV) and Connors' Parent Rating Scale-Revised Short (CPRS-RS) in children with ADHD aged 6 to 12 years.

ULURU Inc. (NYSE:ULU), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of a portfolio of wound management and oral care products, announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell 10,714,467 shares of its common stock at a price per share of $0.14 pursuant to a registered direct offering to institutional investors, resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $1.5 million.