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2010-07-02 19:44:22

Infants born prematurely are highly susceptible to life-threatening conditions that are clinically difficult to detect. These include late-onset septicemia, a condition in which infectious microbes are present in the blood, and necrotizing enterocolitis, a condition in which portions of the intestines die. But now, Terrence Poon and colleagues, at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, have identified in the blood biomarkers of these devastating conditions. Importantly, the...

2010-04-30 13:30:00

EXTON, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that William Roberts, vice president, corporate communications of ViroPharma, will present at the Deutsche Bank 35th Annual Healthcare Conference at 1:30 P.M. ET on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. The conference is being held at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston. Vincent Milano, president and chief executive officer, of ViroPharma, will present at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 2010...

2010-03-02 15:15:00

EXTON, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that William Roberts, vice president, corporate communications of ViroPharma, will present at the Cowen and Company 30th Annual Healthcare Conference at 11:05 A.M. ET on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. The conference is being held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. ViroPharma's presentations will be webcast live for investors through www.viropharma.com and available for a period of 14 days...

2010-02-22 09:13:04

A medical test initially researched for aging adults also could be helpful for premature babies, according to scientists with Texas AgriLife Research. The procedure, which uses fecal samples rather than the oft-dreaded colonoscopy, was developed by Dr. Robert Chapkin and his colleagues, who have been studying the noninvasive technique at the genetic level for more than a decade. "Babies have many, many intestinal conditions that can threaten their lives, such as necrotizing enterocolitis, or...

2010-01-06 10:30:00

EXTON, Pa., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that Vincent Milano, president and chief executive officer of ViroPharma, will present at the 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at 11:00 A.M. ET (8:00 A.M. PT) on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. The conference is being held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. ViroPharma's presentations will be webcast live for investors through www.viropharma.com and available for a...

2009-07-14 14:57:00

EXTON, Pa., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated's (Nasdaq: VPHM) second quarter financial results for 2009 are expected to be released on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 before the open of the U.S. financial markets. The company will host a conference call and live audio webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the same day. During the conference call, ViroPharma management will discuss the 2009 second quarter and other business. The press release and the live webcast of the...

2009-04-07 09:09:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Danisco BioActives announced today that they have signed a partnering agreement for the development of a new biologic drug candidate, which may help to prevent a deadly disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NEC is a rare, life-threatening gastrointestinal disorder in infants that affects very low birth weight (VLBW) premature infants (babies less than 1,500 grams or 3 pounds, five ounces). There are...

2009-03-18 06:46:00

- Company Calls for Additional Scientific Data and Withdrawal of Guidance - EXTON, Pa., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced its submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of comments on FDA's Office of Generic Drugs' (OGD) December 2008 draft guidance to establish the bioequivalence (BE) of generic copies of Vancocin(R) (vancomycin hydrochloride capsules). Vancocin is the only approved product to treat Clostridium...

2009-03-11 13:45:00

EXTON, Pa., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that Vincent Milano, president and chief executive officer of ViroPharma, will present at the Cowen & Company 29th Annual Healthcare Conference at 11:00 A.M. ET on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. The conference is being held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. ViroPharma's presentations will be webcast live for investors through www.viropharma.com and available for a period of 14 days...


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