Biotech Stocks Directory for March 2011
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3SBio Inc. (NasdaqGS:SSRX) is a leading, fully integrated, profitable biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products primarily in China. Its focus is on addressing large markets with significant unmet medical needs in nephrology, oncology, supportive cancer care, inflammation and infectious diseases. With headquarters and GMP certified manufacturing facilities in Shenyang, PRC, 3SBio employs over 500 people.
A5 Laboratories Inc. (OTCBB:AFLB) is a contract research based organization servicing the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in North America. The company utilizes its research capabilities to license and acquire novel biotechnology products for development and commercialization.
Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (NasdaqCM: ASTM) is developing expanded autologous cellular therapies for the treatment of severe cardiovascular diseases. The company's proprietary cell manufacturing technology enables the production of cellular therapies expanded from a patient's own bone marrow and delivered directly to damaged tissues. Aastrom has advanced its cell therapies into late-stage clinical development, including a planned Phase 3 clinical program for the treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia and two ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (NYSE: ABT) is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs nearly 90,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.
Abviva, Inc (OTCPK:ABVV) was established to develop and commercialize diagnostic and therapeutic products from a novel breast cancer growth inhibitory protein. Research scientists at the prestigious University of Michigan Cancer Center discovered a secreted protein produced in normal breast epithelial cells that inhibits the growth of breast cancer. This discovery was developed into a diagnostic blood test for breast cancer, Mammastatin Serum Assay (MSA). The MSA will be used to screen women for early detection of breast cancer. In clinical studies Mammastatin was found to be normally present in blood serum of healthy women and absent in women with breast cancer. Abviva intends to offer the MSA to women and their doctors through its wholly owned clinical reference laboratory, Biomedical Diagnostics, LLC.
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqGM: ACAD) is a biopharmaceutical company utilizing innovative technology to fuel drug discovery and clinical development of novel treatments for central nervous system disorders. ACADIA has a portfolio of four product candidates including pimavanserin, which is in Phase III clinical development as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease psychosis. ACADIA also has a product candidate in Phase II for chronic pain and a product candidate in Phase I for glaucoma, both in collaboration with Allergan, as well as a product candidate in IND-track development for schizophrenia in collaboration with Meiji Seika Kaisha. All of the product candidates in ACADIA’s pipeline emanate from discoveries made using its proprietary drug discovery platform.
Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCPK:ABPI) is committed to building significant value for its stockholders through the commercialization of patent-protected disruptive healthcare technologies designed to be positioned as leading products for the treatment of a broad range of chronic, debilitating and life-threatening diseases including respiratory, autoimmune and cancer indications. Accentia is advancing a portfolio of potential blockbuster drug candidates which target multi-billion dollar market opportunities. These late-stage products include: BiovaxID®, a novel anti-idiotype cancer vaccine for the treatment of B-cell malignancies including indolent follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Revimmune™, a novel ultra-high-dose formulation of a previously approved chemotherapeutic agent expected to show utility in the treatment of up to 80 autoimmune diseases, with an initial focus on multiple sclerosis; and SinuNase™, a novel formulation of a previously approved anti-fungal for the topical, intranasal treatment of chronic sinusitis. Accentia's interest in BiovaxID is based on its majority ownership stake in Biovest International, Inc., and Accentia also maintains a royalty interest in Biovest's biologic products.
Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB:ACCP) is an emerging biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes proprietary products for the treatment and supportive care of cancer patients. Access' products include ProLindac™, currently in Phase II clinical testing of patients with ovarian cancer, and MuGard™ for the management of patients with mucositis. The company also has other advanced drug delivery technologies including Cobalamin™-mediated targeted delivery and oral drug delivery, its proprietary nanopolymer delivery technology based on the natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism and Thiarabine, a new generation nucleoside analog which has demonstrated both pre-clinical and clinical activity in certain cancers.
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