BioScale opens MA facility; Immune System doubles patient recruitment for Ph2 trial;

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> BioScale has opened a new 30,000 square foot laboratory and manufacturing facility in Lexington, MA. The new facility will be used for R&D, instrument manufacturing and development. BioScale release

> Immune System Therapeutics is doubling its patient recruitment for a Phase II multiple myeloma trial. The company will add 27 more patients to the trial, which comes after positive data from the first six patients treated with the company's monoclonal antibody therapy. Release

> SCOLR Pharma has closed a $1 million sale of 8% Senior Secured Convertible Debentures, which can be converted into stock. Another $750,000 could be raised be selling similar debentures by June 30. SCOLR release

> Stockholders of Dublin, CA-based SuperGen approved issuing shares in connection with the company's acquisition of Astex Therapeutics. SuperGen release

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