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2009-09-24 14:04:00

CALGARY, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) ('Oncolytics') reported today that research led by Prof. Hardev Pandha of the Royal Surrey County Hospital, U.K., was published September 22, 2009 in the online version of Clinical Cancer Research. The paper is entitled "Synergistic Effects of Oncolytic Reovirus and Cisplatin Chemotherapy in Murine Malignant Melanoma." The research demonstrated that the innate cancer killing activity of reovirus can be...

2009-09-18 07:48:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennerex, Inc. (San Francisco, CA and Ottawa, Ontario), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a proprietary breakthrough product class of targeted oncolytic virus therapeutics, today announced the Second and final closing of a private placement financing with aggregate gross proceeds of US $5,611,475, exceeding the target of US $5 million. As previously reported, the net proceeds of the private placement will be used to continue...

2009-09-01 06:30:00

CALGARY, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) ("Oncolytics") today announced that it has been granted its 32nd U.S. Patent, # 7,582,289, entitled "Viruses for the Treatment of Cellular Proliferative Disorders." The patent claims cover methods of using modified parapoxvirus orf virus to treat Ras-mediated cancers. "This U.S. patent expands our intellectual property portfolio regarding oncolytic viruses, in addition to reovirus, that can be modified...

2009-08-11 07:37:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ --Jennerex, Inc. (San Francisco, CA and Ottawa, Ontario), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a proprietary breakthrough class of targeted oncolytic virus therapeutics, today announced the first closing of a private placement financing with gross proceeds of US $5,123,521, exceeding the target of $5 million USD. A second closing is anticipated on or before September 15, 2009, with additional proceeds to be determined. The net proceeds...

2009-07-16 06:30:00

CALGARY, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) ('Oncolytics') reported today that Dr. Shizuko Sei et al. published the results of their work examining reovirus and chemotherapy against human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The paper, entitled "Synergistic Antitumor Activity of Oncolytic Reovirus and Chemotherapeutic Agents in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells" appears online in the July 14, 2009 issue of Molecular Cancer. "This important study...

2009-06-15 09:00:00

- Company Selected as a Top Innovator - NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cynvec LLC, a privately held biotechnology company focused on developing novel cancer therapies that harness the apoptotic ability of the sindbis viral vector, today announced that Frank Stonebanks, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at The 2009 New York Venture Summit on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. eastern, in New York City. Cynvec is one of 50 companies from the life sciences,...

2009-06-11 14:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennerex, Inc. (San Francisco, CA and Ottawa, Canada), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that a $10 million grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) has been received by the Centre for Cancer Therapeutics at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). A large portion of this grant will fund research and development in the lab of Dr. John Bell, Jennerex's chief collaborator for the discovery and development of...

2009-06-02 15:31:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cynvec LLC, a privately held biotechnology company focused on developing novel cancer therapies that harness the apoptotic ability of the sindbis viral vector, today announced that Frank Stonebanks, President and Chief Executive Officer, will make a presentation titled "Cynvec: Breakthrough Oncolytic Viral Vector Therapy with Sindbis" at the 11th Annual Shanghai International Forum on Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry. Mr. Stonebanks' presentation...

2009-05-22 10:12:09

Scientists have determined how to produce replication-competent viruses with key toxicities removed, providing a new platform for development of improved cancer treatments and better vaccines for a broad range of viral diseases.Cellular microRNA molecules regulate the stability of mRNA in different cell types, and this newly-understood mechanism provides the possibility to engineer viruses for cell-specific inactivation. Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Oxford, United...

2009-04-21 14:01:00

- Company plans initiation of clinical studies; Data to be presented at AACR - BATON ROUGE, La., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Drug discovery and development company Esperance Pharmaceuticals today presented positive results from the Company's preclinical program that support the initiation of clinical trials in cancer. EP-100 is the first candidate from the Company's Cationic Lytic Peptide (CLYP(TM)) platform technology. EP-100 is a targeted membrane-disrupting peptide and is designed to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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