BOSTON, Mass. (


) --The dog days of August are here. Nothing of much importance is going on. It's hot and humid in Boston, and I'm getting ready for a much-needed vacation. The rest will come in handy because the biotech sector gets back to business in September.

To get you ready, I've put together a calendar of September biotech events. Enjoy.

Aug. 24

U.S. Food and Drug Administration's responds to

Cell Therapeutics'

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priority review request for pixantrone as a treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Sept. 1

The Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration meets to review


( GENZ) Clolar and

Vion Pharmaceuticals'


Onrigin, both as a treatment for acute myeloid leukemia.

Sept. 2

The same FDA advisory committee meets to review

Allos Therapeutics'

( ALTH) pralatrexate for peripheral T-cell lymphoma.

FDA approval decision date for

Endo Pharmaceuticals'

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Nebido, a long-acting testosterone replacement therapy.

Sept. 7

FDA approval decision date for

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals'

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Zevalin, a drug for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Sept. 9-10

Robert W. Baird Small Cap Health Care Conference

Sept. 9-11

Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference (Boston) and the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference (New York City)

Sept. 11-15

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

Sept. 12-15

Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)

Sept. 13-15

American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP)

Sept. 14-15

Morgan Stanley Healthcare Unplugged Conference

Sept. 16

The 16th Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry, sponsored by


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The Arthritis Drugs Advisory Committee of the FDA will review

Auxilium Pharmaceutical's


Xiaflex for advanced Dupuytren's disease, a condition in which the tendons of the hand that help move the fingers of the hand become thickened and scarred.

FDA approval decision date for



antibiotic Telavancin.

Sept. 20-24

European Cancer Organization and European Society for Medical Oncology Multidisciplinary Congress

Sept. 21-23

UBS Global Life Science Conference

Sept. 24

FDA approval decision date for

Eurand Pharmaceuticals'


Zenpep, a drug for pancreatic insufficiency.

FDA approval decision date for Allos Therapeutics' Pralatrexate for peripheral T-cell lymphoma.



analyst day

Sept. 27-Oct. 1

European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

Important clinical trials with potential data readouts in September:


Osiris Therapeutics

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Drug/indication: Prochymal for graft-vs.-host disease


Acadia Pharmaceuticals

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Drug/indication: pimavanserin for Parkinson's disease pychosis (PDP)


Arena Pharmaceuticals

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Drug/indication: lorcaserin for obesity


Chelsea Therapeutics


Drug/indication: droxidopa for orthostatic hypotension

-- Written by Adam Feuerstein in Boston

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