As the threat of new viruses like avian influenza have heightened
the need for greater speed and safety in vaccine production, single
use technologies are proving far more safe and economic than
traditional cleaning techniques, according...
Thanks to a £2.7m (€3.9m) access fund from the UK's National
Biomanufacturing Centre (NBC), biotech firm Onyvax has hired
contract manufacturer organisation (CMO) Eden Biodesign to supply
it with clinical current good manufacturing...
Responding to surging demand for its flu drug Tamiflu, Roche has
announced it is expanding its external contractors to fifteen in
nine different countries, as its needs for intermediates and
finished product increase.
Filtration systems specialist Pall's net profit barely moved in Q2
compared to the similar period last year, up only $400,000
(€331,328) to $32.4m, still its Biopharmaceuticals business, driven
by a steady demand in consumables,...
Kreatech has launched the first complete miRNA isolation and
labelling kit, which combines the upstream isolation of small RNA
and the reagents necessary to label these DNA samples for
microarray analysis, offering a more complete...
Swiss custom manufacturing firm Lonza has entered into a joint
venture with investment management company Bio*One Capital to built
a $250m (€210m) large-scale mammalian cell culture plant in
Singapore, underlying Lonza's confidence...
A new laboratory method for distinguishing pathogens from harmless
relatives has been developed by scientists in the US. The
high-throughput technique will enable the quick identification of
pathogens, which could be used for bioterror...
Life sciences firm Cambrex has reported a $140.3m (€116.7m) loss in
Q4 as opposed to a profit of $4.9m in Q4 last year, hit by lower
long-term profitability projections for its Biopharma unit, as
biotech companies seem to lose their...
GE Healthcare has announced the introduction of Ettan nanoLC, a
fully bio-inert, robust, nanoscale peptide separation system that
delivers highly reproducible performance and is ideal for 1D-liquid
chromatography (LC) proteomics applications...
French firms PCAS and Proteus have decided to pool their expertise
to create a new biotech company which will provide APIs and
intermediates on a large scale, looking to offer new products and
also capitalise on the growing demand...
A new easy-to-use laser microdissection system from Olympus is set
to shake up the isolation technology market by reducing sample
handling and contamination when isolating cells for downstream
analysis and making the process routine.
Oxygen therapeutics company Biopure has announced another $3
million (€2.5 million) public offering to boost its working
capital, despite its major drug for humans, Hemopure, an artificial
blood product, being licensed only in South...
MiraiBio has released software for the statistical analysis of
multiplexed data generated on its liquid array detection system, a
platform that is designed for immunoassay, enzyme function, and
receptor-ligand interaction applications,...
Invitrogen has created three new business divisions in a move to
strengthen its position in the growing biotechnology industry and
drive growth through improving links between its product
development cycle and customer base.