Aug 19- The U.S. government has extended a contract with Cytori Therapeutics to develop a cell-derived treatment for burns, the company said on Tuesday. The government's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will provide up to $20.4 million to fund early development and costs associated with a clinical trial.» Read More
Barbara Ryan, FTI Consulting, discusses the tremendous amount of innovation within in the biotech sector and why the segment is attractive.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell looks at companies in the early stages of Ebola drug and vaccine trials.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports both Merck and Pfizer beat earnings expectations amid patent expirations.
"The market is very favorable for biotech these days," says Les Funtleyder, Bluecloud Healthcare, in discussing growth in the space.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to Dr. George Scangos, Biogen Idec CEO, about the company's Q2 earnings surge, drug pipeline, and America's tax code. Scangos says we need a corporate tax rate that is competitive with rest of the world and a territorial tax system.
CNBC's David Faber reports Puma Biotechnology surges on positive results for a breast cancer drug.
Mark Schoenbaum, ISI Group, explains why his views differ from Janet Yellen on whether the biotech sector is forming a bubble.
Dodge Dorland, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer at Landor & Fuest Capital Managers, says social media and biotech stocks may see more downside in the short run.
After Janet Yellen's comments on stretched valuations in the social media and biotech sectors, CNBC's Seema Mody looks at what stocks are taking the biggest hit.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports which biotech companies are working on what analysts say could be the next big biotech catalyst known as NASH, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Ron Cohen, Acorda Therapeutics CEO, discusses merger activity in the pharma sector and whether his company is planning an acquisition.
The S&P Biotech ETF is down 7 percent this week. Robyn Karnauskas, Deutsche Bank biotechnology director, shares her large and small cap picks.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports biotech stocks are performing lower than the broader markets.
CNBC's Scott Cohn follows up on his investigation into the high cost of prescription drugs and reports how consumers can protect themselves from getting fake medicine.
Quincy College in Massachusetts created a two year program to fill bio-manufacturing technician positions. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports how the school is fueling job growth.
Due to the high cost of prescription drugs, many in the U.S. look overseas to save money. CNBC's Scott Cohn discusses if people are putting themselves at risk or beating big drug companies at their own game.
*Roche adds to breast cancer drug offering with Seragon. Roche is looking to bolster its offering of breast cancer drugs with the purchase. Since walking away from a $6.8 billion deal to buy U.S gene sequencing company Illumina in 2012 Roche has eschewed multi-billion deals and instead snapped up a couple of smaller diagnostic companies so far this year.
The biotech ETF soared 67 percent in 2013, but has since been bumpy. Discussing winning and losing stocks in the industry, with Mark Schoenebaum, ISI pharma/biotech analyst.
Emil Kakkis, Ultragenyx founder & CEO, discusses the beginning of its drug KRN23's phase 2 pediatric study to treat 30 kids with bone disorder X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH).
CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to Vertex Pharmaceuticals CEO Dr. Jeffrey Leiden, about its promising two-drug cystic fibrosis treatment, and what it means for sufferers of the disease. Leiden also explains what goes into the pricing of an "orphan drug."