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Devgen nv successfully completes a private placement for a total amount of € 26.8 million


Today, Devgen nv placed 4,584,549 new shares in a private placement with pre-identified investors for a total amount of € 26,819,611. The shares were placed at a price of € 5.85 per share, which is at least equal to the 30 day average price, in compliance with Belgian Company Law. read more

Stamcellen, een antwoord op stralingsziekte? Cryo-Save biedt Japan opslag van stamcellen aan


Cryo-Save Group N.V. (Euronext: CRYO, 'Cryo-Save', ‘de Groep’), de toonaangevende internationale familie-stamcelbank, biedt Japan de opslag van autologe, volwassen stamcellen aan. Japan wil preventief stamcellen opslaan van de reddingswerkers die in de kerncentrale van Fukushima aan hoge straling zullen worden blootgesteld. Recente wetenschappelijke studies tonen aan dat stamcellen de schade door hoge radioactieve straling kunnen herstellen. Japan vreest een tekort aan opslagcapaciteit en vraagt hulp. Tegelijkertijd opent dit de discussie of een dergelijke preventieve en potentieel levensreddende maatregel niet ter beschikking moet komen van alle werknemers in kerncentrales? read more

Galapagos increases share capital through warrant exercises


Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announced today a capital increase arising from employee warrant exercises. read more

Cancer is a protein aggregation disease


Protein aggregation, generally associated with Alzheimer’s and mad cows disease, turns out to play a significant role in cancer. In a paper published in Nature Chemical Biology, Frederic Rousseau and Joost Schymkowitz, both of VIB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and K.U.Leuven describe that certain mutations of p53, an important tumor suppressor, cause the protein to misfold in a way that the proteins start to aggregate. This not only disrupts the protective function of normal p53, but of other related proteins as well. read more

Ablynx initiates Phase I/II trial for ALX-0061 (anti-IL-6R) in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis


Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] announced today that it had initiated a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled Phase I/II study with ALX-0061, a Nanobody targeting the interleukin 6 receptor (IL-6R), in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). read more

QUINVITA issues one of the first professional Jatropha curcas plantation manuals


The industrial crop technology company, QUINVITA, today announced at the World Biofuels Markets conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the launch of one of the first professional Jatropha curcas plantation manuals. This document is summarizing in a systematic way all the knowledge needed to successfully plant, cultivate and harvest larger scale Jatropha curcas plantations. read more

QUINVITA launches two new cultivars in its QUINVITA PRO (QVP) seed product portfolio


The Industrial Crops Technology Company, QUINVITA announces today the selection of two new cultivars in the QUINVITA PRO (QVP) seeds product portfolio: QVP 1003 and QVP 1064. Both these cultivars have been selected in the global breeding program of QUINVITA on the basis of high performance for several yield components of Jatropha curcas (oil content, fruits per bunch, bunches per season). QVP 1003 and QVP 1064 have entered the QUINVITA product placement trial network and the QVP seed production program. Seed of these cultivars will be available for preferred customers of QUINVITA for the 2011-2012 planting seasons. read more

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