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12 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

MediciNova to Present Data on MN-001 (tipelukast) for the Treatment...

MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company traded on the NASDAQ Global Market and the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange , today announced that it will present at the 18th International Colloquium on Lung and Airway Fibrosis to be held this September in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

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Related Topix: Biotech, MediciNova, Medicine, Health, Canada,

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Detroit News

Fibrosis treatment not ready for FDA's OK

Dear Dr. Roach: I recently was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. I am an otherwise healthy 73-year-old male who underwent bypass surgery seven years ago.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health

Chemistry World

Roche to buy InterMune for respiratory boost

Roche is to acquire InterMune in a deal worth $8.3 billion . The agreed takeover values the US-based company nearly two-thirds higher than its market capitalisation before market chatter about a possible takeover started a couple of weeks earlier.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pulmozyme, Dornase Alfa (generic)

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Brandon Sun

Saskatchewan to cover expensive cystic fibrosis drug

Drug-maker Vertex Pharmaceuticals reached an agreement with the provincial and territorial governments in June to enable public drug plans to cover the medication's cost.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Reuters

InterMune drug may offer big upside to Roche if aimed at liver

Roche Holding AG's planned $8 billion purchase of InterMune Inc is centered around hopes for blockbuster sales of its lung drug, but the smaller company's development pipeline may end up giving the Swiss drugmaker a far bigger bang for its buck.

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Related Topix: Biotech, InterMune, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, Food and Drug Administration

TheStreet.com

Roche, InterMune a Strategic Play in Midst of Inversions

Daniel Welch, CEO of Triangle at the time, was a key player in the transaction. Soon after his gig was up at Triangle, Welch joined InterMune as president and CEO.

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Related Topix: Biotech, InterMune, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Genentech, Startups, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Lung Cancer

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Freshnews

iBio Enters Into $10 Million Common Stock Purchase Agreement With Aspire Capital

After the SEC declares a registration statement effective relating to the transaction, Aspire Capital has committed to purchase up to $9.5 million in additional shares of common stock over a 24 month period.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Washington Post

Roche to Buy InterMune for $8.3 Billion, Adding Lung Drug

Roche Holding AG, the world's largest maker of cancer drugs, is strengthening its portfolio of medicines for respiratory ailments with an agreement to buy InterMune Inc. for $8.3 billion in cash.

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Related Topix: Biotech, InterMune, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Genentech, Startups, Five Prime Therapeutics, Science / Technology, Health, San Mateo County, CA, Brisbane, CA

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

A visually impaired Illinois man is running across the country to raise money for cystic fibrosis

A visually impaired Illinois man is running across the country to raise money for cystic fibrosis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Eau Claire, WI

Investor's Business Daily

InterMune Stock Spikes On Rare Big Biotech Buyout

InterMune stock vaulted 36% on the stock market today , a day after the biotech company agreed to be bought by Roche for $8.3 billion.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Pulmonary Medicine, Health, Pulmozyme, Dornase Alfa (generic)

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Forbes.com

When It Comes To Mergers/Acquisitions, Roche And Pfizer Take Different Paths

I was the president of Pfizer Global Research and Development in 2007 where I managed more than 13,000 scientists and professionals in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Industry

The Washington Post

Roche Agrees to Buy InterMune for $8.3 Billion for Lung Drug

Roche Holding AG agreed to buy InterMune Inc. for about $8.3 billion in cash, gaining access to what may be the first drug in the U.S. for a lung disease that can be fatal within five years of diagnosis.

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Related Topix: Biotech, InterMune, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Genentech, Startups, Health, Oncology, Business News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Examiner.com

Cystic fibrosis lung treatments increase longevity and quality of life

There is no known cure for cystic fibrosis. Lung treatment options focus on longevity and comfort.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Vaccinations

Examiner.com

Common signs and symptoms of childhood cystic fibrosis

Do you think your child may have cystic fibrosis? Are you aware of the common signs and symptoms of this disease? Cystic fibrosis is a more common childhood disease than some might think.

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Related Topix: Cystic Fibrosis, Medicine, Health

Thu Aug 21, 2014

BioSpace

New Amsterdam Sciences Continues Pact With Dr. Jacob Finkelstein , ...

New Amsterdam Sciences , an emerging bioscience company, announced today that while advancing to phase1 clinical trials it will continue its commitment for further research with renowned biochemist and research scientist Dr. Jacob Finkelstein of the University of Rochester Medical Center to advance initiatives for treatments of idiopathic pulmonary ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, University of Rochester

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Switched

This Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles Around The U.S. To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

David Kuhn is jogging through every perimeter state in the U.S., a distance about the equivalent of 420 marathons.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Charitable Organizations, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Genetics

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Annals of Internal Medicine

Improved Survival of Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

The full report is titled "Lifetime of Patients With Cystic Fibrosis in 2000 to 2010 and Beyond: Survival Analysis of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry."

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Related Topix: Cystic Fibrosis, Medicine, Health

CBS Local

Blind Grandpa Running 11,000 Miles To Help Granddaughter

But he's averaging about 20 miles each day as he crisscrosses the country promoting a cause, in hopes of finding a cure.

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Related Topix: Cystic Fibrosis, Medicine, Health

P&T Community

New X-Ray Imaging Method for Cystic Fibrosis

Scientists at Monash University in Australia have developed an x-ray imaging system that enables researchers to see "live" how effective treatments are for cystic fibrosis .

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Related Topix: Cystic Fibrosis, Medicine, Health, Genetics

Philly.com

Cystic fibrosis drug combo may be less effective than hoped

A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Cell Biology, Biology, Science, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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