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MADISON HEIGHTS, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/14 -- Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FITX), CEN Biotech Inc., today announced that it will be offering a Question & Answer Open House for Residents of Lakeshore. Details are as...
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By Bret Jensen: As a regular columnist on Real Money Pro, a frequent contributor here on SeekingAlpha and being the editor of the recently launched monthly newsletter Small Cap Gems, I get a lot of questions from investors on a daily basis. I try...
FierceBiotech  Sep 19  Comment 
The U.S. boom in biotech IPOs has largely failed to drift across the Atlantic and galvanize many floats in Europe, but France's OSE Pharma is looking to buck that trend in hopes of bankrolling late-stage studies for its immuno-oncology candidate.
DailyFinance  Sep 19  Comment 
YONKERS, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/14 -- ContraFect Corporation(NASDAQ: CFRX) (NASDAQ: CFRXW) (NASDAQ: CFRXZ), a biotechnology company focused on protein and antibody therapeutic products for life-threatening infectious diseases,...
Financial Times  Sep 18  Comment 
Almost $4bn has been raised by US biotech groups in IPOs and follow-on fundraisings this year, while in Europe the comparable figure is $1.4bn
FierceBiotech  Sep 18  Comment 
The German biotech says it will take legal action against Andromeda for the damages that have resulted. And this dust-up has only just begun. More litigation is all but guaranteed.
FierceBiotech  Sep 18  Comment 
For evidence of Wall Street's ongoing hesitance to embrace biotech startups, look no further than ProQR Therapeutics and Foamix Pharmaceuticals, two IPO debutantes with diametric fortunes on the market.
Motley Fool  Sep 18  Comment 
Gilead Sciences, Celgene Corp, and BioMarin are three biotech industry companies that are revolutionizing how doctors treat patients.
FierceBiotech  Sep 18  Comment 
A little more than two months after inking a licensing deal with Sanofi, CureVac has completed another tie-up, banking a $45 million upfront from Boehringer Ingelheim and partnering its therapeutic vaccine aimed at lung cancer. The deal also...
DailyFinance  Sep 17  Comment 
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/14 -- MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR" or the "Company") today announced that it has received another significant milestone payment pursuant to an existing Non-Exclusive License Agreement (the...




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