Boy May Force Change in Norway Bio-Ethics Law

Boy May Force Change in Norway Bio-Ethics Law “A campaign to save a six-year-old Norwegian boy with a life-threatening blood disorder looked likely Thursday to force Norway to relax strict biotechnology laws in a stinging defeat for the government. “

Biotech uptick moves into March

Biotech uptick moves into March: “February went out like a lion in biotechnology as filings for initial public offerings (IPOs) by three companies capped a flurry of activity in the sector. Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and Ark Therapeutics announced filings in the wake of strong openings on Wall Street last month for GTx, Renovis, Corgentech, […]

And When ImClone's Drug Doesn't Work…

And When ImClone’s Drug Doesn’t Work… It’s not all roses for Erbitux: “The drug dramatically shrinks colon tumors in some patients. But in others, it has little effect — and no one knows why. “

The perilous path of biotech drugs

The perilous path of biotech drugs “The idea for a revolutionary new drug to treat allergies and asthma came to scientist Tse Wen Chang in a dream … It would take 16 years and cost the Changs and their partners, Genentech and Novartis, hundreds of millions of dollars to develop the drug and win government […]

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