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  • Asterias's stem cell therapy shows promise in study Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    Aug 31- Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc said initial data from a small study showed that its lead stem cell therapy could improve mobility in patients paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. Asterias bought OPC-1 in 2013 from the erstwhile stem cell research leader Geron Corp, which decided to focus on developing cancer drugs. Asterias is looking to show recovery of...

  • Biotechs rally back Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Biotechs rally back

    Discussing which biotechs may have been oversold in the selloff, with Michael Yee, RBC Capital biotech analyst.

  • Aug 21- The chief executive officer of biotechnology company Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc said on Friday the company has temporarily stopped screening new patients for the late-stage trial of its experimental brain cancer drug. The study, among patients with newly diagnosed brain cancer, is being conducted in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States...

  • Time for biotech to bounce back? Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Time for biotech to bounce back?

    David Seaburg, Cowen & Company, and Craig Johnson, Piper Jaffray & Co, discuss biotech, a formerly hot sector that's down more than 7 percent in a month.

  • Bass's biotech beef Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 5:15 PM ET
    Bass's biotech beef

    One biotech stock could see massive moves later this month, thanks to the meddling of hedge fund heavy hitter, Kyle Bass. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the latest.

  • Has biotech peaked? Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    Has biotech peaked?

    The ETF that tracks biotechs, BBH, is up nearly 16 percent to date. Dominic Chu looks at whether there's still more room to run.

  • Australia’s CSL warns of biotech bubble Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 7:26 PM ET
    CSL employees.

    CSL has warned of a "biotech bubble" amid a frenzy of mergers and acquisition activity across the healthcare sector, the Financial Times reports.

  • IBB claws its way back Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    IBB claws its way back

    The Nasdaq biotech ETF IBB is coming back after tumbling more than 4 percent toward the end of last week. Is now the time to buy, with Eric Schmidt, Cowen & Co., and John Sonnier, with William Blair & Co.

  • Teva to acquire Allergan for $40B Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Teva to acquire Allergan for $40B

    A major deal in the pharma space, Teva says it will buy Allergan's generics business in a deal worth a little over 40 billion dollars. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the details.

  • First Malaria vaccine Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    First Malaria vaccine

    Insight on malaria prevention, with Monceff Slaoui, GlaxoSmithKline, who is committed to the social responsibility of saving lives.

  • Biotech to break out, buy these names: Analyst Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    Biotech research

    Biotech is going to break out, RBC Capital Markets' Michael Yee said. There are the names on his buy list.

  • This will change the face of human health: Pro Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    This will change the face of human health: Pro

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell dives into how J&J plans to tackle autoimmune disease and why health care professionals say the microbiome "is going to change the face of human health."

  • Healthcare takeover targets Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Healthcare takeover targets

    In terms of deal value, healthcare has logged the most M&A activity this year, according to Dealogic, after taking the top spot in both 2014 and 2013. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports.

  • Suberbug-fighting startup Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Suberbug-fighting startup

    Seres Therapeutics has filed to go public, ticker MCRB (for microbiome). CNBC's Meg Tirrell explains why it has breakthrough therapy designation from the FDA.

  • Avalanche CEO: Disappointed in market's reaction of study

    Avalanche Biotechnologies fell 56 percent, but CEO Thomas Chalberg declined to say whether he would buy more shares.

  • The pharma sector is exciting, says Wells Fargo Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 7:24 PM ET
    The pharma sector is exciting, says Wells Fargo

    Margaret Patel, senior portfolio manager & managing director at Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, explains why she likes U.S. pharmaceutical stocks.

  • Contrarian biotech play Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 5:28 PM ET
    Contrarian biotech play

    David Seaburg of Cowen has a way to trade pharma stocks into the ASCO meeting. He breaks it down, with Stacey Gilbert of Susquehanna and Brian Sullivan.

  • CHICAGO, May 14- Genome pioneer J. Craig Venter's company has signed a broad collaboration agreement with the Cleveland Clinic to sequence and analyze de-identified blood samples from the health system's patients, the two parties said on Thursday. The deal is the latest in a string for Venter's La Jolla, California- based Human Longevity Inc, a start-up formed in...

  • --Amgen in late 2012 bought Decode Genetics for $415 million in cash to gain access to a database of complete genetic sequences of 2,636 Icelanders. --In January 2014, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc signed a deal with Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania to sequence DNA from as many as 250,000 volunteers from Geisinger's pool of 3 million patients.

  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, which signed a deal with Pennsylvania's Geisinger Health System in January 2014 to sequence partial genomes of some 250,000 volunteers, is already claiming discoveries based on the new approach. Pfizer Inc, Roche Holding AG and Biogen Inc are working on similar projects that use DNA and patient health data to find new drug...