Patent power for BioMimetic

European regulators have given BioMimetic Therapeutics a 15-year patent on the processes used to make its bone graft products. President and CEO Sam Lynch digs it.
The barriers to competitive entry that have now been established in the two biggest health care markets in the world are an important part of our global commercialization plans. Finally, we believe this patent further strengthens our position as an innovator in the field of orthobiologics utilizing recombinant human growth factors.
Feb 2, 2010 8:52 AM

Coattails for BioMimetic to ride

Gene Marcial talks to investors who think small-cap biotechs could be in for another good year, especially if they have treatments in clinical trials. While it's not mentioned in Marcial's piece, Franklin-based BioMimetic Therapeutics fits that bill. The company's shares (Ticker: BMTI) rose 31 percent in 2009.
Feb 1, 2010 8:28 AM

VC funding down, health care fares well

Although venture capital funding was down by roughly a third last year, the health care sector fared better than many others, according to two reports issued today. The Dow Jones VentureSource report shows venture capital firms invested $21.4 billion in U.S. companies last year – with health care firms collecting more than information technology ventures for the first time ever. There were 701 health care deals totaling $7.7 billion, a 14 percent drop from 2008, according to VentureSource. Information technology deals totaled 817 with $6.1 billion invested, a 35 percent decrease from last year. Biopharmaceutical companies got $4.2 billion from 302 deals. The PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree Report and the National Venture Capital Association shows VCs invested about $17.7 billion into U.S. companies last year, down 37 percent from 2008 and the lowest level since 1997. Biotech investing, down 19 percent in dollars and deals, was the largest investment sector in its report, with $3.5 billion invested from 406 deals. The medical device sector as the third largest sector with $2.5 billion in 309 deals.
Jan 22, 2010 10:15 AM

Team looks like market VU nanotech drug technology

Milt Capps reports on the budding efforts by a group of scientists to commercialize some interesting nanotechnology used to better target and dose pharmaceuticals.
Harth expressed confidence that Revalida's ability to "tailor" drug delivery to support a wide range of drugs that require "very sustained and very constant rate" of administration will soon lead to significant progress in such fields as chemotherapy for cancer patients.
Dec 17, 2009 7:40 AM

Technical turns at CHS, BioMimetic

The computers at SmarTrend have uncovered some technical tells in the trading of Franklin near-neighbors Community Health Systems and BioMimetic Therapeutics. The former's shares (Ticker: CYH) could break out of a downward trend while the latter's upward momentum (Ticker: BMTI) — driven in large part by Novo's buying — may be fizzing out.
Dec 11, 2009 9:34 AM

BioMimetic shareholder eyes 25%

Novo A/S, the Danish health care conglomerate that owns 17 percent of Franklin's BioMimetic Therapeutics (Ticker: BMTI), has filed a trading plan that will let it systematically raise that stake to up to 25 percent. SEE ALSO: How Novo has been adding to its BMTI holdings
Dec 9, 2009 7:59 AM

BioMimetic Q3 loss narrows

Company starts enrolling for injectable product trials in Canada
Nov 5, 2009 11:18 PM

BioMimetic boss sells more shares

BioMimetic president and CEO Sam Lynch last week sold 9,000 shares of the company (Ticker: BMTI) as part of a trading plan. He still owns almost 900,000 shares that are worth more than $11 million.
Oct 26, 2009 7:56 AM

BioMimetic soars on trial results

Positive data from bone graft test gets Franklin company closer to crucial FDA approval
Oct 14, 2009 2:13 PM

Brentwood lab gets nod for H1N1 test

Diatherix Laboratories has been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration to market its H1N1-09 Influenza Test. Diatherix CEO Dennis Grimaud said the testing panel also can identify any co-infections like pneumonia, which have contributed to many H1N1 deaths.
Oct 14, 2009 7:51 AM