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2010-07-01 09:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- X-Chem, Inc. today announced the signing of a multi-year collaborative agreement with Roche to apply X-Chem's proprietary platform to the rapid discovery of drug candidates against several of Roche's high-value therapeutic targets. As part of the agreement, Roche will provide X-Chem with upfront and research payments, success-based discovery milestones, and technology access fees. Roche will have the right to develop and commercialise any product...

2010-06-30 23:01:00

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. and BRANFORD, Conn., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today an agreement to develop a nanopore-based technology that will directly read and sequence human DNA quickly and efficiently. Focused on advancing IBM's recently published "DNA Transistor" technology, the collaboration will take advantage of IBM's leadership in microelectronics, information technology and computational biology and Roche's...

2010-06-16 08:00:00

NUTLEY, N.J., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed with a clear focus on helping orphaned children locally as well as thousands of miles away, more than 900 local Roche employees are participating today in the Seventh Annual Roche Children's Walk to raise funds to support children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in New Jersey and Africa. Employees who volunteer for the 5K Walk, which takes them through the township of Nutley, collect donations and Roche matches the funds. Roche has raised...

2010-06-09 05:51:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 9, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) announced today that the interim results from the PROPEL study conducted by its partner Roche demonstrate that RG7128 triple combination therapy was safe and well tolerated. In that study, the safety profile of RG7128 (1000mg BID or 500mg BID), when administered for 8 or 12 weeks with Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) and Copegus (ribavirin), the standard of care (SOC), was similar to the safety profile of...

2010-06-01 09:01:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche, makers of ACCU-CHEK® blood glucose meters, infusion pumps, lancing devices and data management systems for people with diabetes, received the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International's "Chancellor's Award" during the JDRF Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The "Chancellor's Award" recognizes and honors longstanding JDRF corporate partners. During the presentation, JDRF highlighted Roche's "Bag of Hope" program...

2010-05-17 00:29:00

LEUVEN, Belgium and LUND, Sweden, May 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Trial to Study Patients with Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR) and BioInvent International AB (OMXS: BINV) announce today that their partner Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) will begin an imaging study with the novel anti-cancer antibody TB-403 (RG7334) in patients with metastatic, treatment-refractory, colorectal and ovarian cancers. ThromboGenics and...

2010-05-07 06:29:00

SAN DIEGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO), a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products targeting the extracellular matrix for the endocrinology, oncology, dermatology and drug delivery markets, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100302/LA63139LOGO) "Halozyme continues to execute its strategy of leveraging our unique technology and...

2010-05-04 06:39:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS), in response to certain inaccuracies in an article published by PharmaWire on May 3, 2010 about its development program for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in collaboration with Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. and F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, stated today that the development of RG7128 is on track, and that no safety or other concerns have delayed the program. More specifically, M. Michelle Berrey, M.D., M.P.H.,...

2010-04-28 08:10:00

BASEL, Switzerland, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today the launch of the EDUCARE (EDUcation for Cancer in African REgions) project, which, in concert with IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), will provide support to help combat the growing cancer epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The EDUCARE project is to be piloted in four African countries, and is linked with a wider initiative to build regional training networks in cancer control and a Virtual University for Cancer...

2010-04-22 13:30:00

NUTLEY, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today that Mike Burgess, M.D., Ph.D., has been named Head of the Oncology Discovery and Translational Area (DTA) (1), effective immediately. The Oncology DTA is one of five disease-focused organizations at Roche, and as part of the Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED) organization, oversees research and early development up to late stage development in the field of Oncology. Most recently, Mike was Head of Academic Alliances...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.