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Sartorius adds biologics testing through acquisition of CRO BioOutsource

Sartorius has expanded its biopharma services to include contract testing by buying CRO BioOutsource.

Sartorius buys BioOutsource
Dispatches from NIBRT

Ireland aims to attract biomanufacturing with R&D grants

Ireland is trying to compete in biomanufacturing with powerhouses like Puerto Rico and Singapore thanks to government-financed innovation in process development.

StemBioSys closes $8m in funding to help launch its stem cell culture system

San Antonio, Texas-based StemBioSys has closed an $8m round of Series A preferred stock financing that it will use to help launch its bone marrow-High Performance MicroEnvironment (BM-HPME) stem cell culture system.

Dispatches from BPI Europe

Repligen boasts about the size of its column

With an internal diameter of 60cm, Repligen says its pre-packed disposable column will cater for future downstream demands.

DISPATCHES FROM BPI 2015

Virtual Sterility? GE uses Xbox tech to showcase products

GE Healthcare has embraced Xbox Kinect technology to virtually demonstrate its upstream and downstream offerings at tradeshows.

Dispatches from BPI 2015

Sartorius' new cell harvesting tech uses brewing sector filtration knowhow

Sartorius has launched a cell harvesting technology, the first to incorporate diatomaceous earth filtration more commonly associated with the brewing industry.

Dispatches from BPI 2015

Pfizer's vetting process sorts the strategic CMOs from the casual flings

Looking for a full-on partnership with Pfizer or a no-strings-attached manufacturing deal? Either way prepare for a tough screening process and don't be located too far from an airport.

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Ebola breakthrough? Profectus vaccine succeeds in monkeys

Ebola breakthrough? Profectus vaccine succeeds in monkeys

An Ebola viral vector vaccine in development by Profectus BioSciences works in monkeys against the virus strain...

Netherlands Medicines Evaluation Board says no ‘relevant differences’ between biosimilars, reference products

Netherlands Medicines Evaluation Board says no ‘relevant differences’ between biosimilars, reference products

The Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB) of the Netherlands has updated its position about biosimilars, saying the relatively...

Utah passes biosimilar substitution law

Utah passes biosimilar substitution law

Utah has become the latest US state to approve “interchangeable” biosimilar use.

US military vaccination programme given booster with $170m Teva deal

US military strikes deal to secure adenovirus shots from Teva

Supply of the Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine to all US military personnel has been...

Yen for regenerative meds: Fujifilm to buy Cellular Dynamics

Japan's yen for regenerative meds: Fujifilm to buy Cellular Dynamics

Fujifilm will buy Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) for $307m to add induced stem cells to its offering...