Quick-Med Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. Quick-Med Technologies, Inc., a life sciences company, develops technologies for the medical and consumer healthcare markets in the United States. Quick-Med Technologies's technologies under development include NIMBUS, a family of organic molecules or polymers that are bio-engineered to have antimicrobial, hemostatic, and other properties, which could be used in a range of medical device applications, including contact lenses, wound dressings, incontinence products, or disposable gloves; and Stay Fresh, a chemical formulation for textiles that provides a durable antimicrobial agent, which can be bonded to fibers or fabrics so as to retain the biocidal property through various launderings and is suitable for a range of applications, including apparel, sportswear, active wear, and work wear, as well as furnishings, such as linens, drapes, and towels. Its other technologies under development comprise NimbuDerm, a novel copolymer used as a persistent hand sanitizer; and MultiStat, a family of matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors that are used for the maintenance, healing, and repair of skin and eyes.
CEL-SCI Corporation was founded in 1983 and is based in Vienna, Virginia. CEL-SCI Corporation, is engaged in the development of a product called Multikine for the treatment of cancer. It simulates the activities of a healthy person's immune system, which battles cancer every day. Multikine is multi-targeted, it is the cancer immunotherapy that both kills cancer cells in a targeted fashion and activates the general immune system to destroy the cancer. Multikine is a type of immunotherapy in that it is immunotherapy, incorporating both active and passive immune activity.
Bayer AG is the management holding company for the Bayer Group. The Company’s business operations are organized into three subgroups: HealthCare, CropScience and MaterialScience, supported by the service companies Bayer Business Services, Bayer Technology Services and Currenta. Bayer HealthCare is involved in the research, development and manufacture of health products for people and animals. Bayer CropScience is engaged in the crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. Bayer MaterialScience supplies materials, such as polycarbonates and polyurethanes, and system solutions such as coatings, for a range of everyday uses. In October 2008, Bayer AG launched its new anticoagulant pill Xarelto in Britain and Germany, which has been granted approval in the European Union. The Company has subsidiaries operating in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Latin America, Africa and Middle East. Bayer Schering Pharma AG became a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayer AG on September 25, 2008.
MannKind Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Valencia, California. MannKind Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products for diseases, such as diabetes and cancer. Its lead product candidate, AFRESA, a rapid-acting insulin that has completed phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of diabetes in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The company's lead product candidates also include MKC1106-PP, which is in phase I clinical trial for the treatment of various solid-tumor cancers, including ovarian, colorectal, pancreatic, renal, breast, non-small cell lung and prostate carcinomas, glioblastoma, and melanoma.
Herbalife Ltd. (Herbalife) is a global network marketing company that sells weight management, nutritional supplement, energy, sports and fitness products, and personal care products. Herbalife sells its products in 70 countries through a network of over 1.9 million independent distributors. The Company offers science-based products in four principal categories: weight management, targeted nutrition, energy, sports and fitness, and Outer Nutrition. In October 2008, Herbalife announced that it has begun doing business in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. These countries become part of the Company's Mexico and Central America region. Five products from Herbalife's nutrition line will be available in each market, including the Company's flagship Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, in four flavors; Performance Protein Powder; Herbal Aloe Drink Concentrate; NRG Tea, and Thermojetics Tea.
Pfizer Inc. company was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company. The Company discovers, develops, manufactures and markets prescription medicines for humans and animals. It operates in two business segments: Pharmaceutical and Animal Health. Pfizer also operates several other businesses, including the manufacture of gelatin capsules, contract manufacturing and bulk pharmaceutical chemicals. In June 2008, Pfizer completed the acquisition of all remaining outstanding shares of common stock of Encysive Pharmaceuticals, Inc. through a merger of Pfizer's wholly owned subsidiary, Explorer Acquisition Corp., with and into Encysive. In July 2009, Pfizer bought back a 29.52% stake in its Indian arm, Pfizer Limited, increasing its stake to 70.75%.In October 2009, Pfizer Inc. acquired Wyeth. In December 2009, Durata Therapeutics, Inc. acquired Vicuron Pharmaceuticals from Pfizer.
Founded in 1926, Recordati S.p.A. company makes prescription and nonprescription pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Its prescription drug business includes antibiotics and antiviral drugs, as well as treatments for cardiovascular, central nervous system, dermatological, gynecology, urological, and other disorders and ailments. Over-the-counter products include remedies for allergies and colds, travel sickness, and fungal infections. Recordati company has subsidiaries and direct sales representatives located in about a dozen European countries. Recordati's products are distributed in some 100 countries.
IGENE Biotechnology, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Columbia, Maryland. IGENE Biotechnology, Inc. engages in the development, production, and marketing of specialty biochemical products in the United States and internationally. It focuses on research and development in the areas of fermentation technology, nutrition and health, and marketing of products and applications. The company offers AstaXin, a natural source of astaxanthin, a pigment that imparts the characteristic red color to the flesh of salmon, trout, prawns, and other types of fish and shellfish. It is also venturing to supply astaxanthin as a nutraceutical ingredient. The company sells AstaXin primarily to fish producers in the aquaculture industry principally in the European Union, Japan, Chile, and Canada. IGENE Biotechnology, Inc. has a joint venture agreement with Archer-Daniels-Midland Company to manufacture and sell astaxanthin and derivative products worldwide.
CytoGenix, Inc. company was founded in 1995 and is based in Houston, Texas. CytoGenix, Inc. operates as a biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the development and commercialization of its proprietary technologies for identifying and silencing disease causing genes; and expressing proteins for applications, such as vaccines and isolating novel nucleic acid-based anti-microbial compounds. The companys technologies include gene silencing techniques (ssDNA) applicable to genes from pathogenic organisms or selected genes from a patient to prevent the expression of harmful proteins; a novel, cell free process to produce large quantities of DNA (synDNA) for use in its own products and for sale to other biopharmaceutical or life science companies; and a methodology to isolate and characterize novel DNA-based drugs (Oligogenix) to which harmful bacteria have not developed resistance. Its products under development include SIMPLIVIR, an anti-herpes topical compound; Oligogenix technique based compounds against methicillin and vancomycin resistant staphylococcus aureus; and DNA vaccines for use in humans, poultry, aquaculture, and cattle. The company in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, engages in a project to develop a synDNA based vaccine against brucellosis, a zoonotic disease which is easily transmitted from animals to humans.
PTC Therapeutics, Inc. company focuses on post-transcriptional control (PTC) of RNA to develop new drugs. Its GEMS (gene expression modulation by small molecules) technology allows the firm to quickly identify compounds that regulate protein synthesis and therefore could control a disease or condition. PTC Therapeutics is looking to discover, develop, and commercialize new therapies for genetic disorders (including muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis), cancer, and infectious diseases (especially hepatitis C).
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