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2014-07-01 08:29:55

Breakthrough Designation Reinforces Significant Unmet Need in the Treatment of This Highly Aggressive Cancer THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to investigational bispecific T cell engager (BiTE(®)) antibody blinatumomab, for adults with Philadelphia-negative (Ph-) relapsed/refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a rapidly...

2014-06-19 08:28:26

RICHMOND, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) announced the appointment of H. Stewart Parker to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Parker, who founded and served as President and CEO of Targeted Genetics Corporation, brings more than 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, including 16 years of specific experience in cell and gene therapy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130102/SF35903LOGO "We are very pleased to...

2014-06-18 12:39:39

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorbent Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for cardiovascular and renal diseases, today announced the appointment of Jay Shepard and William D. Waddill to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Shepard currently serves as an Executive Partner at Sofinnova Ventures and has more than 32 years of commercial and company building experience in the specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Mr....

2014-06-16 16:25:14

Lung-MAP Trial Will Test Five Investigational Approaches, Including Amgen's Rilotumumab, an Investigational Fully Human Monoclonal Antibody THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced today that it will collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and other public and private sector partners on the Lung Master Protocol (Lung-MAP), a groundbreaking new clinical trial program that will use...

2014-06-16 08:29:32

The Lung-MAP trial uses a multi-drug, targeted screening approach to match patients with promising new cancer treatments based on their unique tumor profiles BETHESDA, Md., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique public-private collaboration among the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, SWOG Cancer Research, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends), the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), five pharmaceutical companies (Amgen,...

2014-06-11 16:27:22

Phase 3 Program Underway to Further Assess Brodalumab as Potential Treatment for People Living With Psoriatic Arthritis THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and AstraZeneca today announced that results from a Phase 2 study evaluating brodalumab in 168 patients with psoriatic arthritis were published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). These data will also be presented at the 2014 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)...

2014-06-10 16:26:06

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kite Pharma, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT(TM)) products for the treatment of cancer, today announced the expansion of Kite's research and development leadership team with the appointments of William Y. Go, M.D., Ph.D., as Senior Director, Clinical Development and Jeff Aycock as Senior Director, Clinical Operations....

2014-06-09 16:25:38

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the appointment of David W. Meline as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective July 21, 2014. He will be responsible for Amgen's finance and investor relations operations, reporting to Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer. Meline will succeed Michael A. Kelly, who served as acting CFO since January 2014. Meline, 56, joins Amgen from 3M Company, where...

2014-06-06 16:23:57

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) will present at the Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference at 1:20 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Anthony C. Hooper, executive vice president of Global Commercial Operations at Amgen, will present at the conference. Live audio of the presentation can be accessed from the Events Calendar on Amgen's website, www.amgen.com, under Investors. A replay of...

2014-06-02 08:30:06

New Chief Medical Officer Brings Wealth of Experience in Innovative Therapies in Oncology SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kite Pharma, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT(TM)) products for the treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of David D. Chang, M.D., Ph.D., as Executive Vice President, Research and Development, and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Chang brings a substantial...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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