Procter & Gamble (PG) Names David Taylor as Successor to CEO A.G. Lafley Jul 28, 2015 05:32PM

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) confirmed that David S. Taylor, Group President of Global Beauty, Grooming and Health Care, will succeed A.G. Lafley as Procter & Gamble’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2015. Mr. Taylor has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. On November 1, 2015, A.G. Lafley will become Procter & Gamble’s Executive Chairman. In this role, Mr. Lafley will lead the Board of Directors, and provide... (continue reading...)

Bio-Rad Labs (BIO) Reports FDA Pre-Market Approval for BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab Assay Jul 28, 2015 05:24PM

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) and (NYSE: BIO.B), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration pre-market approval to offer its BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay, the company's 5th generation HIV diagnostic test.

The BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay offers early detection of HIV by detecting HIV antigens (proteins that are part of the HIV virus) and HIV antibodies... (continue reading...)

Oragenics (OGEN) Announces Positive in Vivo Antibiotic Efficacy Data from Animal Study (XON) Jul 28, 2015 05:22PM

Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) and Intrexon Corporation(NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today positive data on multiple compounds from Oragenics’ Mutacin 1140 (“MU1140”) lantibiotic platform in a critical animal model study, as well as the selection of a lead clinical candidate. The compounds were subjected to a standardized “proof of concept” animal model evaluating efficacy for reducing clinically relevant C. difficile infection(s) and... (continue reading...)

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) to Acquire ActiveState's Stackato Business Jul 28, 2015 05:19PM

HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire ActiveState Software Inc.'s (ActiveState) Stackato business, an enterprise-ready Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution with Cloud Foundry at its core. ActiveState is a leading provider of open source software application development and management solutions.

Stackato's open technology built on Cloud Foundry PaaS gives HP a more complete cloud offering. By providing developers a single cloud application... (continue reading...)

Swift Energy (SFY) Hires Lazard to Advise on Strategic Alternatives, Capital Structure Jul 28, 2015 05:17PM

Swift Energy Company (NYSE: SFY) announced today that it has retained Lazard Freres & Co. LLC to advise the Company’s management and Board of Directors with respect to capital structure, financing alternatives and related strategic opportunities.

Terry Swift, CEO and Chairman of the Board, said, “We believe the underlying assets that Swift Energy has developed have meaningful value, much of which can be realized even in today’s challenging environment.... (continue reading...)

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