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Galena Biopharma Announces Expansion of Scientific Advisory Board

May 10, 2012

“Dr. Figlin is a tremendous asset to Galena’s Scientific Advisory Board, as he is a recognized leader and expert in advancing novel cancer therapies,” said Rosemary Mazanet, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. “We look forward to his input and guidance as we reach the next level of success with our oncology treatments.”

Dr. Figlin is a prolific researcher known for advancing cancer therapies. His expertise has resulted in the development of novel anti-cancer drugs that […]

July 9, 2012 |

MolecularMD Closes $6 Million Series B Financing and Announces Ensuing Growth Initiatives

Dan Snyder, President and COO of MolecularMD commented, “We are grateful for the continued support of Ballast Point Ventures, and we are pleased to be adding oncology-focused Nextech Invest to our investor group. We are well positioned to put the capital to work as we further define our presence in the high growth molecular diagnostics market. MolecularMD has over six years of proven performance, having provided testing in worldwide pivotal trials for several of the most successful targeted cancer therapies […]

New Report Shows Oregon Clinical Trials Benefit State’s Health and Economy

Working in collaboration with Oregon’s university medical schools, hospitals and clinical research centers, biopharmaceutical companies are conducting or have conducted since 1999 more than 2,300 clinical trials of new medicines in the state, a report released today shows.

Clinical trials are critical to the development of new medicines, accounting for up to seven years of the 10 to 15 years required to develop a new drug, according to “Research in Your Backyard: Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials in Oregon.”

The report – compiled by […]

Oregon Bioscience Association Announces Board Officers and Directors for 2012


CONTACT: Dennis McNannay, Executive Director, Oregon Bioscience Assoc., (503) 548-4432
Dianne Danowski Smith, Oregon Bio board member, (503) 201-7019


(Portland, Ore.) — Peter Murray, site executive and vice president for one of Oregon’s largest medical device manufacturers, Welch Allyn, has been appointed chairman of the Oregon Bioscience Association (Oregon Bio) board of directors. Executive committee members include Ryan Dunlap, treasurer, Moss Adams LLP; and Michael Phillips, secretary and […]

Broad Coalition Urges House of Representatives to Repeal Medical Device Tax

June 6, 2012

“We continue to believe that implementation of what was to be a $20 billion excise tax – and is now estimated to collect over $30 billion in taxes – will adversely impact patient care and innovation, and will substantially increase the costs of health care,” the letter states.The 2.3% medical device tax was passed as a part of the health care reform legislation in 2010, and the repeal bill is scheduled for a vote in the U.S. House […]

TREAT Act Offers Renewed Hope for Patients

Washington, DC (February 15, 2012) – Today, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) praised Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) for introducing the Transforming the Regulatory Environment to Accelerate Access to Treatments (TREAT) Act. The following statement can be attributed to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood:

“The Transforming the Regulatory Environment to Accelerate Access to Treatments (TREAT) Act will help unleash the promise of biotechnology to speed life-saving cures, novel medicines and scientific breakthroughs to patients living with debilitating diseases such as cancer, […]

Continued Growth in Oregon’s Bioscience Industry Again Cited by International BIO


CONTACT: Dennis McNannay, Executive Director, Oregon Bioscience Assoc., (503) 548-4432
Dianne Danowski Smith, Oregon Bio board member, (503) 201-7019


Oregon continues as a high growth state, gaining in employment, wages and establishments, according to the world’s leading organization for biotechnology and life sciences, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

(Portland, Ore.) — After three years of a downward recessionary impact on the bioscience industry across the U.S., Oregon kept an overall positive […]

Head-to-head study shows a natrually occurring non-toxic spray by Tec Labs treats human head lice effectively when compared to the common pesticide formula

(Albany, Ore.)-  The surprising results of a new study1 show a safe, non-toxic solution, which is widely available over the counter, is effective at treating head lice infestations. A simple solution used by a growing number of consumers, shows the naturally occurring ingredient sodium chloride is safe for adults and children.

The preliminary study compared the results of applying sodium chloride versus permethrin, a synthetic insecticide. Many lice treatments use permethrin, which has been a standard lice treatment for decades. The […]

June 19, 2012 |

FEI Reports Record Revenue and EPS for the Fourth Quarter and 2011

FEI Reports Record Revenue and EPS for the Fourth Quarter and 2011

HILLSBORO, Ore., Feb. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FEI Company (Nasdaq:FEIC) reported record revenue and earnings for 2011 and for the fourth quarter. Revenue and earnings per share computed on the basis of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) were the highest of any quarter in the company’s history. Several items had an impact on the fourth quarter GAAP results, as detailed below and in the […]

February 27, 2012 |

TOKYO (AP) -- A cruise ship passenger who had been hospitalized after testing positive for the new virus died on Sunday, the third fatality from the Diamond Princess, Japan’s health ministry said. The [...]

A federal judge has temporarily blocked state and federal officials from moving as many as 50 Americans infected with the coronavirus to a city in southern California for quarantine.U.S. District Judg [...]

A federal judge granted a request from the city of Costa Mesa, California, on Friday to temporarily block the transfer of up to 50 people who were in federal quarantine because of exposure to coronavi [...]

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to a Southern California city for quarantine after local of [...]

President Trump grew enraged with senior advisers this week when 14 Americans who had tested positive for the coronavirus returned to the U.S. after he had been granted assurances that infected patien [...]

Welcome to Friday's Overnight Health Care. There are now 34 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., health officials said Friday. Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill aimed at [...]

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed [...]

Sales of Puma Biotech's only commercial product--breast cancer drug Nerlynx--still need improvement, company chief Alan Auerbach acknowledged. But as one analyst sees it, a label expansion may no [...]