Archive: Vital Signs

Vital Signs: The Weekly Roundup

Here's your weekly dose of Washington area biotech and health care news, by biotech reporter Kendra Marr: *CEL-SCI Corp. of Vienna opened its $22 million manufacturing facility on Oct. 8. The new facility, located in Elkridge, will make the company's lead drug Multikine, which harnesses the body's immune system to...

By Dan Beyers | October 10, 2008; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vital Signs: Examining Our Health Data

Vital Signs is our blog-in-a-blog on the Washington area's biotech and health care scene. By Kendra Marr Ever wonder who sorts through all the data that powers your all-knowing health insurance company? Samuel A. McKinney did. McKinney was surprised to find a concerned letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield in...

By Dan Beyers | October 10, 2008; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vital Signs: G'Bye HealthExtras, Hello Catalyst

Vital Signs is our new blog-in-a-blog on the Washington area's biotech and health care scene. By Kendra Marr After more than a decade in business, HealthExtras decided that it was time to change its name. No, there isn't a merger. This isn't some attempt to cover up a scandal. And...

By Dan Beyers | October 3, 2008; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vital Signs: The Weekly Roundup

Here's your weekly dose of biotech and health care news in the Washington region, by Washington Post biotech reporter Kendra Marr: * MedImmune of Gaithersburg licensed its "reverse genetics" intellectual property to The Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University in Japan. This method generates viruses, like influenza, from...

By Dan Beyers | October 3, 2008; 12:35 PM ET | Comments (1)

Vital Signs: The Future Is (Sort Of) Now

Welcome to Kendra Marr's new blog-in-a-blog on the Washington area's biotech and health care scene. We're calling it Vital Signs. By Kendra Marr Perhaps it was the purple starry night backdrop or the strange silver poles lined up on stage, but G. Steven Burrill seemed to have arrived from the...

By Dan Beyers | September 26, 2008; 02:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vital Signs: The Weekly Roundup

Here's your weekly dose of biotech and health care news in the Washington region, by Washington Post biotech reporters Kendra Marr: *MacroGenics, a privately held Rockville biotech, raised $25 million in financing. *Hanger Orthopedic Group of Bethesda announced that Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund said it would sell 2.5 million shares...

By Dan Beyers | September 26, 2008; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vital Signs: Mapquest For Microbes

Welcome to Kendra Marr's new blog-in-a-blog on the Washington area's biotech and health care scene. We're calling it Vital Signs. By Kendra Marr "This is a win for us," said Kristina G. Ellis, a spokeswoman for Montogomery County Department of Economic Development, as she waved me into the white tent....

By Dan Beyers | September 19, 2008; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vital Signs: The Weekly Roundup

Here's your weekly dose of biotech and health care news in the Washington region, by Washington Post biotech reporter Kendra Marr: *David M. Mott, former chief executive of MedImmune, joined the Chevy Chase venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates. Mott, who becomes a general partner at New Enterprise, will work...

By Dan Beyers | September 19, 2008; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vital Signs: Edward Rudnic's Exit Interview

Welcome to Kendra Marr's new blog-in-a-blog on the Washington area's biotech and health care scene. We're calling it Vital Signs. By Kendra Marr If you are looking for the former chief executive of MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals these days, chances are you'll find Edward M. Rudnic golfing somewhere in California, far removed...

By Dan Beyers | September 12, 2008; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Vital Signs: The Weekly Roundup

Welcome to Kendra Marr's new blog-in-a-blog on the Washington area's biotech and health care scene. We're calling it Vital Signs. By Kendra Marr Here's a roundup of recent biotech and health care news in the area: *Tracey Schmitt, spokeswoman for Emergent Biosolutions of Rockville, is joining Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's...

By Dan Beyers | September 12, 2008; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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