* BioPlex Group Inc., of La Jolla, Calif., has entered into aunique financing arrangement with Univax Biologics, Inc.for the construction of new biotechnology facilities.* Digene Diagnostics Inc. of Silver Spring, Md., hasreceived a phase I Small Business Innovation Researchgrant to develop an improved DNA probe assay for thedetection of herpes simplex virus.* Phoenix International Life Sciences Inc., of Saint Laurent,Quebec, has filed all relevant paperwork with Canadianauthorities for its upcoming initial public offering.* IDUN Pharmaceuticals Inc., of La Jolla, Calif., has signeda licensing agreement with Washington University, in St.Louis, for the rights to the bax gene from the bcl-2 genefamily for the possible treatment of lymphoma.

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