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SESVanderHave is investing more than 10 million euro in high-tech research center


SESVanderHave, the global market leader in sugarbeet seed, is investing over 10 million euro in a brand new high-tech research center on the site of the nearby Feed Food Health-site. Through the construction of this center SESVanderHave is raising its R & D capacity to a higher level. The research center will be more than 20,000 m², and up to fifty people will work there. read more

ThromboGenics Activates 50th Retina Center for its US Observational Patient Trial with JETREA® (ORBIT)


ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), an integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic medicines for the back of the eye, todayannounces that the 50th retina center has been activated to evaluate patients in the US ORBIT Phase IV study with JETREA®. ORBIT (Ocriplasmin Research to Better Inform Treatment) is an observational study designed to generate further data on the real-world use of JETREA® in the US. Patient enrollment is open and underway at all activated sites. read more

Galapagos announces management change


Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announces that Guillaume Jetten will resign as Chief Financial Officer of Galapagos, effective 1 May 2014. Laure Verhaegen, Vice President Finance, will act as interim CFO until a replacement has been recruited. read more

Baker Brothers notify of 4.99% shareholding in Galapagos


Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) received notice that Baker Brothers Life Sciences L.P., 667 L.P. and 14159 L.P. currently collectively hold 4.99% of outstanding Galapagos shares. read more



Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] today announced, in conformity with Title II of the Law of 2 May 2007 and the Royal Decree of 14 February 2008, that an additional 85,098 common shares have been issued by the Company in exchange for €451,598.59 as the result of the exercise of warrants by some employees and consultants of the Company. read more



Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] today announced that it has started dose administration in healthy volunteers in a Phase I clinical trial as part of the evaluation of a subcutaneous formulation of its anti-IL-6R Nanobody®, ALX-0061, for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). read more

Biotechnologie en Levenswetenschappen in de kijker tijdens het jaarlijks congres van de Vlaamse beleggersfederatie VFB


Op zaterdag 26 april 2014 verzamelen meer dan 1.500 particuliere beleggers in Antwerpen voor het jaarlijks congres van de Vlaamse beleggersfederatie VFB. Dit jaar gaat speciale aandacht naar de sector van de biotechnologie en levenswetenschappen. Enkele toonaangevende beursgenoteerde bedrijven uit onze sector zullen zich die dag voorstellen aan het beleggerspubliek. Ook Genticel, het Franse biotechbedrijf met tal van Belgische links, dat onlangs naar de beurs ging in Parijs en Brussel, zal van de partij zijn. read more

MDxHealth Signs Agreement with Galaxy Health Network PPO Providing Increased Access to ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer


MDxHealth SA (NYSE Euronext: MDXH), a leading molecular diagnostic company that develops and commercializes epigenetic tests to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Galaxy Health Network, a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). The agreement provides patients nationwide with greater access to MDxHealth's ConfirmMDx® for Prostate Cancer test. This agreement extends ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer testing to approximately 147 million covered lives throughout the U.S. read more

PAXgene® Blood DNA Tube CE enables global Proficiency Testing scheme for DNA extraction from whole blood


IBBL (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg) announces the results of its biorepository Proficiency Testing (PT) Programme, endorsed by ISBER (International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories). This year, for the first time, the biobank was able to offer a PT testing scheme for DNA extraction from whole blood, thanks to the PAXgene® Blood DNA Tube CE, from PreAnalytiX GmbH, a joint venture between leading medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and QIAGEN, a global leader in molecular sample and assay technologies. read more

ThromboGenics’ JETREA® Gains First Asian Approval in Malaysia


ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), an integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic medicines, today announces that JETREA® (ocriplasmin) has been approved in Malaysia for the treatment of adults with vitreomacular traction (VMT), including when associated with macular hole of diameter less than or equal to 400 microns. The approval, the first in Asia, was gained following a Priority Review that was granted in September 2013. read more

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