Novelos shutters executive office in reorganization; ApoCell sets up lab in Germany; InnoPharm nabs $20M loan;

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> Novelos Therapeutics is shuttering an executive office in Newton, MA, and putting its executive team in its existing facilities in Madison, WI. In a reorganization, the company, which ran into serious trouble back in 2010 following the failure of a lung cancer drug study, also named Simon Pedder as acting CEO and reduced the size of the board from 9 members to 5. Release

> Houston-based ApoCell, which has been working on tumor cell isolation tech, is setting up a lab in Leipzig, Germany, to collaborate more closely with the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology. Story

> InnoPharm closed on a $20 million term loan facility provided by Athyrium Capital Management. Release

> San Diego-based Apricus Biosciences signed an exclusive license agreement with Laboratoires Majorelle to market Vitaros, its topical treatment for erectile dysfunction, in France, Monaco and certain African countries. Release

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> Syneron fattens revenue with slim-down, North American focus. More

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> Study: Once-toxic peptide may deliver large molecules. Article

> Sustained-release glaucoma treatment nets $25M for Liquidia's Envisia. More

> Brain tumors succumb to drugs delivered via bone scaffold. Report

> Carbon nanotubes sneak drugs past gatekeeper proteins. Item

Diagnostics News

> Response Genetics sees disappointing Q3 as Dx revenue declines. Story

> VolitionRx, heartened by early data, shifts to multiple colorectal cancer Dx studies. Article

> Ex-Sequenom CEO seeks compensation in wake of scandal-related firing. More

> Oxford Immunotec's Dx milestones could supercharge IPO. Report

> Myriad gears up for melanoma test rollout. Story

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Biomarkers News

> Study: Left-handed people have higher rates of schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders. Story

> J&J, nonprofits fund new research into links between Down syndrome, Alzheimer's. More

> Protein in damaged tissue could be biomarker for muscular dystrophy. Article

> Biomarker could predict preeclampsia in pregnant women. Report

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