Healthcare Business Report: Pfizer’s Top Line Data, BioSante Merges With ANI

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) announces new top-line data showing that its Prevenar 13 conjugate vaccine in adults between 18 and 49 years of age met the primary objective for all 13 stereotypes. The firm says that the data support its recent European Commission regulatory filing and intends to back further regulatory submissions applying to the age group.

BioSante Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BPAX) merges with ANI Pharmaceuticals in an all-stock transaction with BioSante being the surviving entity. Upon the conclusion, former BioSante shareholders will own approximately 47 percent.

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StemCells (NASDAQ:STEM) announces an initial transplant of neural cells into a patient in its evaluation of dry age-related macular degeneration in Dallas.

Shares of Neuralstem (AMEX:CUR) jump in a big way on word that the company will provide an update on the Phase I Neuralstem ALS trial of its human spinal cord stem cells, NSI-566, in the treatment of Lou Gehrig’s disease. The report will be presented by its principal investigator at the American Neurological Association annual meeting on October 8th.

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