The Economic Times  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Officials of the patent office have clarified in a meeting that while genes and biotechnology processes can be patented, seeds and transgenic plants cannot be patented.
MarketWatch  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Lausanne, Switzerland-based AC Immune SA has filed to sell 6,000 shares in its initial public offering, priced between $11 and $13 a share, or about $63 million, the company said in a filing late Wednesday. The biotech company is developing...
Wall Street Journal  10 hrs ago  Comment 
Big Pharma’s thirst for growth is a biotech investor’s dream.
FierceBiotech  Sep 21  Comment 
Zombie biotech Eleven Bio seeks resurrection with merger deal badams Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:32
FierceBiotech  Sep 21  Comment 
Allergan buys another NASH biotech, Arkarna, in September M&A spree badams Wed, 09/21/2016 - 06:23
Motley Fool  Sep 20  Comment 
It's not every day you see a biotech go up by more than 700%.  Sep 20  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Most of the major sectors are showing only modest moves during trading on Tuesday, although considerable strength is visible among biotechnology stocks. Reflecting the strength in the sector, the NYSE Arca Biotechnology...
Motley Fool  Sep 20  Comment 
The FDA accepts the biotech's marketing application, which probably shouldn't cause as big of a jump as it did.


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