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iShares US Healthcare ( NYSEArca: IYH ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the healthcare sector. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. It seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of the healthcare sector of the U.S. equity market. The fund is non-diversified.
iShares US Healthcare Providers ( NYSEArca: IHF ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the healthcare providers sector. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. It seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Health Care Providers Index (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of the healthcare providers sector of the U.S. equity market. The fund is non-diversified.
iShares US Medical Devices ( NYSEArca: IHI ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the medical devices sector. The fund seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Medical Equipment Index (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of the medical equipment sector of the U.S. equity market. The underlying index includes medical equipment companies such as manufacturers and distributors of medical devices such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, prosthetics, pacemakers, X-ray machines, and other non-disposable medical devices. The fund is non-diversified.
iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ( NasdaqGIDS IBB ) The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of biotechnology and pharmaceutical equities listed on the NASDAQ. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. The underlying index contains securities of NASDAQ® listed companies that are classified according to the Industry Classification Benchmark as either biotechnology or pharmaceuticals and that also meet other eligibility criteria determined by the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. The fund is non-diversified.
Market Vectors Biotech ETF ( NYSE MKT:BBH ) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors® US Listed Biotech 25 Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund&#39;s benchmark index. The Biotech Index is comprised of common stocks and depositary receipts of U.S. exchange-listed companies in the biotechnology sector. Such companies may include medium-capitalization companies and foreign companies that are listed on a U.S. exchange. It is non-diversified.
PowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome ETF ( NYSEArca: PBE ) The investment seeks investment results that generally correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield of the Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome IntellidexSM Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks of biotechnology companies and genome companies that comprise the underlying intellidex. The underlying intellidex was composed of common stocks of 30 U.S. biotechnology and genome companies. These companies are engaged principally in the research, development, manufacture and marketing and distribution of various biotechnological products, services and processes, etc. It is non-diversified.
4SC (XETRA: VSC.DE) is an innovative biotech company with a strong focus on clinical development. We discover and develop targeted small molecule drugs with an epigenetic mode of action for the treatment of cancer in indications with a high unmet medical need and major economic potential.
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Ablynx (Brussels: ABLX.BR) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of Nanobodies®, a novel class of therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments, for a range of serious and life-threatening human diseases, including inflammation, thrombosis, oncology and pulmonary disease.
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqGS: ACAD) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines that address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central nervous system disorders. ACADIA has a pipeline of product candidates led by pimavanserin, for which we have reported positive Phase III trial results in Parkinson's disease psychosis and which has the potential to be the first drug approved in the United States for this disorder. We are currently completing NDA-enabling clinical and manufacturing activities for pimavanserin and are planning to submit an NDA with the FDA near the end of 2014. Pimavanserin is also in Phase II development for Alzheimer's disease psychosis and has successfully completed a Phase II trial in schizophrenia. ACADIA also has clinical-stage programs for chronic pain and glaucoma in collaboration with Allergan, Inc. and two preclinical programs directed at Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. All product candidates are small molecules that emanate from internal discoveries.
Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC:ACCP) is an emerging biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes proprietary products for the treatment and supportive care of cancer patients. Access developed MuGard and ProctiGard and is developing multiple follow-on products. Access also has other advanced drug delivery technologies including CobaCyte™-mediated targeted delivery and CobOral-oral drug delivery, its proprietary nanopolymer delivery technology based on the natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism.
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGM:ACRX) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain. The Company's late-stage pipeline includes ARX-04 (sufentanil sublingual tablet, 30 mcg), designed for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain in medically supervised settings; and Zalviso® (sufentanil sublingual tablet system), designed for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in adult patients in the hospital setting. Zalviso delivers 15 mcg sufentanil sublingually through a non-invasive delivery route via a pre-programmed, patient-controlled analgesia device. Zalviso is approved in the EU as well as Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein and is investigational and in late-stage development in the U.S. Grunenthal Group holds the rights for Zalviso in Europe and Australia, while AcelRx retains all other world-wide rights.
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ACOR) is a biotechnology company focused on developing therapies that improve the lives of people with neurological disorders. Acorda markets three FDA-approved therapies including: AMPYRA (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg, a treatment to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); ZANAFLEX CAPSULES® (tizanidine hydrochloride) and Zanaflex tablets, a short-acting drug for the management of spasticity; and QUTENZA® (capsaicin) 8% Patch, for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia. AMPYRA is marketed outside the United States as FAMPYRA® (prolonged-release fampridine tablets) by Biogen Idec under a licensing agreement from Acorda. Acorda has one of the leading pipelines in the industry of novel neurological therapies. The Company is currently developing six clinical-stage therapies and one preclinical stage therapy that address a range of disorders including post-stroke deficits, epilepsy, stroke, peripheral nerve damage, spinal cord injury, neuropathic pain, and heart failure.
Acrux Limited (ASX:ACR.AX) is a dynamic Australian drug delivery business developing and commercialising a range of patient-preferred pharmaceutical products for global markets, using innovative, patented technology to administer drugs through the skin. Fast drying, non-occlusive topical sprays or liquids provide an enhanced transdermal delivery platform with low or no skin irritation, superior cosmetic acceptability, and simple, accurate and flexible dosing.See the full stock directory here
"Cancer Research Center of Lyon iPS novel PDX models formulate new immune cell focused strategies”
SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Bioscience, a global drug discovery and development services company providing translational platforms to advance oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular and metabolic disease research, is proud to announce the award of its Patient-Derived Xenograft (PDX) grant program to doctors Fabrice Lavial, Christophe Caux and Bertrand Dubois from the Cancer Research Center of Lyon (CRCL).
The grant program was established to support oncology researchers pursuing scientific advancements in cancer using PDX technology. Following an extensive review, CrownBio’s Scientific Steering Committee selected Dr. Lavial and his colleagues at the CRCL due to their project’s potential to create breakthroughs in preclinical oncology strategies. Their research combines PDX and iPS cell technologies to create patient-specific, humanized models. These unique models will help scientists assess the efficacy of novel immuno-oncology therapeutics, reveal new information about the immune system’s involvement in cancer and identify resistance mechanisms to current immunotherapies.
“CrownBio launched our PDX grant program with the goal of accelerating the pace of preclinical innovation to improve clinical predictions with sound science,” Dr. Henry Li, SVP Global Scientific Research and Innovation commented. “The CRCL’s iPS PDX models exemplify this goal by providing researchers with novel models they can use to formulate new strategies that harness immune cells to treat cancer.”
“We believe the cutting-edge research models that will be developed at the CRCL will deepen researchers’ understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer genesis and progression,” said Michael Prosser, VP Corporate Development and Strategy. “Using this knowledge, researchers can make better decisions in drug development and design more effective immunotherapeutics, so we are proud and excited to make CRCL’s concept a reality.”
About Crown Bioscience
Crown Bioscience is a global drug discovery and development solutions company providing translational platforms to advance oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular and metabolic disease research. With an extensive portfolio of relevant models and predictive tools, Crown Bioscience enables clients to deliver superior clinical candidates.
BioStem Technologies (BSEM) Subsidiary Nesvik Pharmaceuticals Announces the Completion of An Asset Purchase of Multiple New Drug Compounds and Launches Joint Development Venture with CCM Pharma Solutions
Pompano Beach, FL, July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nesvik Pharmaceuticals (f/k/a BioStem Pharmaceuticals), a subsidiary of BioStem Technologies, Inc. (OTC PINK: BSEM) (“BioStem” or the “Company”), a global life sciences corporation, is pleased to announce the Asset Purchase of multiple New Drug Compounds from CCM Pharma Solutions establishing the beginning of a Joint Venture.
Nesvik Pharmaceuticals and CCM Pharma Solutions have agreed to work together to reformulate four new drug compounds (to be known as BSEM-120, BSEM-125, BSEM-130, and BSEM-135) via the 505(b)(2) pathway for U.S. FDA approval. These reformulations allow increased availability and delivery of widely known and used drugs in patients who are unable to take tablets or capsules. CCM Pharma Solutions has a proven track record of successfully identifying and bringing new drug compounds to the market. Upon FDA approval of these drug compounds, Nesvik Pharmaceuticals will add valuable assets to the Company balance sheet. The projected revenues of these products upon approval will also support the Company valuation in the future. CCM Pharma Solutions has a veritable history of working with Joseph Esposito, President of Nesvik Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to bring new formulations to the market via the 505(b)(2) pathway.
Through this acquisition, BSEM will:
Andrew Van Vurst, Chief Operating Officer at BSEM stated, “The team is very keen on moving these products into formulation development and have already made great progress in preparation of the Pre-IND application packages. We believe that the established and successful working relationship between CCM Pharma and Joseph Esposito will allow for rapid acceptance through the FDA 505(b)(2) approval process.”
About BioStem Technologies, Inc. (OTC PINK: BSEM): BioStem Technologies, Inc. is a global life sciences corporation, providing innovative technologies with a concentration in Pharmaceuticals and Regenerative Medicine. The Company’s mission is to discover, develop and produce the most effective Pharmaceutical and Regenerative Medicine products in the world. The Company is comprised of a diverse group of scientists, physicians, and entrepreneurs who collaborate to create innovative products. These technologies improve the Quality of Life for our patients and, as a result, drive shareholder value.
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QUEBEC, Quebec, July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Devonian Health Group Inc. (“Devonian” or the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:GSD), a clinical stage botanical pharmaceutical corporation focused on developing a unique portfolio of botanical prescription drugs and cosmeceutical products, announces its intention to complete a non-brokered private placement of unsecured convertible debentures (the “Debentures”) for maximum gross proceeds of $5 million (the ‘‘Offering’’).
Aspri Pharma Canada (the ‘‘Lead Subscriber’’) has subscribed for an aggregate principal amount of $1 million dollars of Convertible Debenture Units.
The Debentures will bear interest at a rate of 10.0% calculated semi-annually and will be due 48-month term (the ‘‘Term’’) from the closing date of the Offering (the “Closing Date”). The interests on the Debentures will start to accrue on the Closing Date and will be calculated and payable semi-annually in Subordinate Voting Shares.
The principal amount of the Debentures shall be convertible in units (‘‘Unit’’) of the Corporation at a price of $0.75 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one Subordinate Voting Share in the capital of the Corporation and one Subordinate Voting Share Purchase Warrant (the “Warrants”). Each Warrant shall entitle its holder to acquire one Subordinate Voting Share in the capital of the Corporation at a price of $0.95 until the date which is 48 months following the Closing Date.
For the payment of the interest in Units, the number of Units to be issued will be calculated as follow: a) in the event the Subordinate Voting Shares comprised in the Units are not subject to any restrictions on resale on a recognized stock exchange immediately upon issuance, the average of the 5 volume-weighted average price (VWAP)s days immediately prior to the applicable interest payment date (and the price of the Warrants comprised in the Units will equal such Interest conversion rate plus 30% (b) in the event the Subordinate Voting Shares are subject to any restrictions on resale following their issuance, 90% of the average of the 5 VWAPs days immediately prior to the applicable Interest Payment Date and the price of the Warrants comprised in the Units will equal such Interest Conversion Rate plus 30%.
If any time after the Closing Date, each of VWAPs for the Subordinate Voting Shares of the Corporation for any 20 consecutive trading days (the “Threshold Period”)) is equal to or exceeds CDN $1.85 and at least 5,000 Subordinate Voting Shares are traded daily on the TSXV or at least 20,000 Subordinate Voting Shares in the event the Subordinate Voting Shares are listed on a recognized stock exchange other than the TSX Venture Exchange (subject to adjustment for reverse and forward stock splits, stock dividends, stock combinations and other similar transactions of the Subordinate Voting Shares that occur after the Closing Date), the Corporation may, within 20 trading days after such threshold period, deliver a notice to the holders of its irrevocable election to convert all of the then outstanding Debentures, for a number of Units, equal to the amount in capital of the Debenture at a price of CDN $0,75 for the capital and the accrued and unpaid interest as calculated here above.
If, within a year after the Closing Date, Devonian issues additional convertible debentures at a conversion price less than $0.75 per Unit or per Subordinate Voting Shares, then the conversion price of the Units issued pursuant to this private placement shall be reduced to the higher of i) the conversion price of the additional convertible debentures upon such issue or sale or ii) $0.40. The exercise price of the Warrants will remain at $0.95. Should a subscriber has converted his Convertible Debenture before the issuance of the additional convertible debentures, he will receive such additional number of Units which he would have been entitled if he had not converted his convertible debentures.
To its sole discretion, the Corporation may prepay in cash any portion of the principal amount of the Debentures with accrued and unpaid interest.
The Debentures and the underlying securities to be issued pursuant to this Offering will be subject to a restricted period of four months and a day, after the Closing Date under applicable Canadian securities legislation.
“We are very pleased to have received financing interest from Aspri Pharma Canada inc. and from a group of investors that believe in our commitment to deliver superior value to all our shareholders." commented Dr. André P. Boulet, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Devonian.
The capital will be used for G&A and R&D activities.
This press release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States or to “U.S. persons” (“U.S. persons”), as such term is defined in Regulations promulgated under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”). The securities being offered have not been, nor will be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements about Devonian’s objectives, strategies and businesses that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are “forward-looking” because they are based on our current expectations about the markets we operate in and on various estimates and assumptions. Actual events or results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements if known or unknown risks affect our business, or if our estimates or assumptions turn out to be inaccurate. Such risks and assumptions include, but are not limited to, Devonian’s ability to develop, manufacture, and successfully commercialize value-added pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmeceutical products, the availability of funds and resources to pursue R&D projects, the successful and timely completion of clinical studies, the ability of Devonian to take advantage of business opportunities in the pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmeceutical industries, uncertainties related to the regulatory process and general changes in economic conditions. You will find a more detailed assessment of the risks that could cause actual events or results to materially differ from our current expectations in Devonian’s prospectus dated April 21st, 2017 under the heading “Risk Factors” related to Devonian’s business. As a result, we cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will materialize. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement even if new information becomes available, as a result of future events or for any other reason, unless required by applicable securities laws and regulations.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Dr André P. Boulet, PhD
WARMINSTER, Pa., July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (Nasdaq:ABUS), an industry-leading Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) therapeutic solutions company, today announced that it has scheduled its second quarter financial results, conference call and webcast for Thursday, August 2, 2018. The schedule for the press release and conference call/webcast are as follows:
A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed through the Investor section of Arbutus' website at www.arbutusbio.com.
An archived webcast will be available on the Arbutus website after the event. Alternatively, you may access a replay of the conference call by calling 1-855-859-2056 or 1-404-537-3406, and reference conference ID 6966479.
SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONVO) (“Organovo”) will host a conference call on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss the Company's fiscal first-quarter 2019 operating and financial highlights. In advance of the call on August 9, 2018, Organovo will issue its fiscal first-quarter 2019 earnings press release, which will be available at http://www.organovo.com. To participate in the teleconference, callers can dial the following numbers:
1-888-317-6003 (toll-free, U.S. callers only)
1-412-317-6061 (from outside the U.S.)
Conference Call ID: 3834076
To help ensure the conference call begins in a timely manner, please dial in five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast at http://www.organovo.com.
For those unable to participate in the live call, a replay of the call will be available toll-free until August 16, 2018 at 1-877-344-7529 (U.S. callers only) or at 1-412-317-0088 (callers outside the U.S.). The passcode for the replay is: 10122205. An archived replay of the webcast will also be available at http://www.organovo.com.
About Organovo Holdings, Inc.
CONTACT: Investor & Press Contact: Steve Kunszabo Organovo Holdings, Inc. +1 (858) 224-1092 firstname.lastname@example.org
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