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ProxiScan Completes First Animal Tests

The first animal studies made using a 2009 R&D 100 Award-winning technology were recently performed at Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals (MIP) in Cambridge, Mass. A new small molecule drug, Trofex, was successfully tested for its effectiveness as a biomarker for the detection of prostate cancer.

BioSystems International Merges with MicroBioChips

Biosystems International (BSI), a biotechnology company specializing in the discovery of novel monoclonal antibody based diagnostics, announces its merger with the company MicroBioChips (MBC) by contribution of assets.

Ariana Pharma Collaborates with the FDA to Facilitate Signature Validation for the Development of Biomarkers

Ariana Pharma, a leader in decision support tools and services to accelerate the development and optimal use of drugs and biomarker discovery, announces today that it has started a collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ariana Pharma is providing its KEM® Biomarker technology to help enable FDA reviewers to analyze pharmacogenomic data combined with patient characteristics for biomarker signatures submitted through the FDA’s Voluntary Exploratory Data Submission (VXDS) program. This collaboration directly relates to the FDA’s desire to develop better tools for the analysis of genomic data in the context of the development of personalized medicine.

Michael J. Fox: Keep funding stem cell research

Biomedical research is complicated. For patients, the pace of progress can be frustratingly slow. Two announcements last month — one about biomarkers, the other about stem cell research — left many of us feeling that for every promising discovery, there are even greater setbacks.

Plavix Biomarker Test Can Improve Patient Outcomes

In January, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released “Outpatient Prescription Anticoagulants Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 18 and Older 2007,” a study from its October 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). This report found that anticoagulant drugs were prescribed to more than 4.2 million Americans at a cost of $900 million and were paid for by patients and/or third-party payers.