Parkinson's patch gets FDA approval; NC plays host to nanotech summit;

> Neupro, a dopamine agonist patch for Parkinson's and restless-leg syndrome, got FDA approval, and its producer, Belgium's UCB, plans for a July launch in the U.S. Release

> North Carolina is playing host to the Nanotech Commercialization Conference this week, and with 40 nanobiotechnology companies in the state alone, the field could be a huge boon to the local economy. Story

> Frost Gamma Investments Trust bought about 24 million shares of Alliqua ($ALQA), a New York-based company developing a transdermal drug delivery platform using a proprietary hydrogel. Release

> Nordson ASYMTEK has joined forces with the University of Greenwich to develop state-of-the-art drug delivery systems using the company's DispenseMate D-583 benchtop dispensing technology. Report

And Finally... Inovio Pharmaceuticals ($INO) scored a $750,000 grant from the Department of Defense to test the safety of its surface electroporation drug delivery system, with the aim of developing synthetic vaccines to combat bioterrorism. News