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2012-07-25 10:23:32

INDIANAPOLIS, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a fully automated vitamin D test for use on cobas® modular platforms, further expanding the company's bone metabolism test menu. Vitamin D is an important building block for human health and is mainly produced in the skin by exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D deficiency plays a major role in bone metabolism...

2012-07-09 06:28:38

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pappas Ventures today announced the appointment of L. Patrick (Pat) Gage, PhD to the company's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Gage has extensive experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, including previously-held senior positions at Hoffmann-La Roche, Genetics Institute and Wyeth (now Pfizer). Throughout his career, he oversaw the development of more than a dozen marketed biologics and vaccines, as well...

2012-07-01 10:20:24

NUTLEY, N.J., July 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury in New Jersey late Friday returned an $18 million verdict to two former Accutane users against Nutley, N.J.-based pharmaceutical companies Hoffmann La-Roche Inc. and Roche Laboratories, subsidiaries of Roche Holding AG (ROG). The plaintiffs, Katie Rossitto and Riley Wilkinson, took Accutane for treatment of their acne in the 1990s and developed ulcerative colitis--a debilitating, permanent disease--as a result. Each was awarded $9 million in...

2012-06-27 06:25:40

INDIANAPOLIS, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the launch in the U.S. and Canada of the cobas p 312 pre-analytical system, a front-end automation solution that offers comprehensive, vendor-neutral sample management for labs with limited floor space. The compact, stand-alone system performs sample registration, sorting, decapping and archiving of all sample tubes--including chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, coagulation and urinalysis--for the...

2012-06-04 23:01:21

According to court documents, on April 10th 2012, a Georgia man, Nelson Eddie Caviness, filed a lawsuit in Georgia Northern District Court (case no. 1:2012cv01209) alleging he suffered inflammatory bowel disease from Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin), manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc., is a popular acne medication introduced in 1982. On April 26th, 2012, Caviness´s case was transferred to the Accutane Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 1626) in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of...

2012-05-15 02:29:27

BRANFORD, Connecticut and SHENZHEN, China, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI, one of the world's largest genomics organizations, announced today that a new Roche GS FLX+ System has been successfully installed at its facility in Shenzhen, China. The goal is to complement the existing array of short read sequencing technologies and enhance BGI's long read sequencing capability. The GS FLX+ System, developed by 454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company, features the unique...

2012-05-08 23:01:29

According to court documents, on April 18th, 2012, the Accutane side effects lawsuit filed by Alton Herbert was transferred to the current Accutane Multi District Litigation (MDL 1626) in the Middle District of Florida. Herbert filed the lawsuit on January 12th, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (case no. ATL-L-5981-11-MT) claiming that, after taking the generic Accutane “Claravis”, he was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's...

2012-04-24 02:29:55

BRANFORD, Connecticut, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today the launch and immediate availability of the GS GType TET2/CBL/KRAS and the GS GType RUNX1 Primer Sets for comprehensive genetic variation detection in four key human genes using the company's 454 GS Junior [http://my454.com/products/gs-junior-system/index.asp ] and GS FLX Systems [http://www.454.com/products-solutions/product-list.asp ]. The sequence-based assays offer a new solution for cancer...

2012-04-11 23:00:58

On March 14th, 2012 a New Jersey judge, Carol E. Higbee of the Atlantic County Superior Court, overseeing a consolidated Accutane inflammatory bowel disease lawsuit (case no. ATL-L-3361-04-MT) has affirmed the jury´s verdicts and denied manufacturer Hoffman-LaRoche´s request for a new trial. The jury awarded Gillian Gaghan $2 million in damages for the injuries she suffered as a consequence of using Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication, was introduced in 1982...

2012-04-09 06:25:23

WILTON, Conn., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Private Client Resources, LLC (PCR), the premier provider of private wealth aggregation and data-driven solutions for wealth managers, advisory firms, family offices and private banks, has announced the launch of an expanded version of the company's award-winning Palette Platform(TM) to meet the growing needs of advisors seeking partially outsourced service solutions. PCR's hybrid solution, unique to the marketplace, will give advisors full control...