The new agreement between BioProgress and an unnamed US
over-the-counter pharmaceuticals firm could double the UK company's
capacity to manufacture cellulose films for drug encapsulation,
according to chief executive Graham Hind.
Funding shortfalls and a capacity gap are threatening to hamper the
European biopharmaceutical industry's progress and could lead to a
reduction in its global market share, according to new market
Merck KGaA drops plans to build a €300m biomanufacturing plant in
Jena, Germany, on the grounds that late-stage product failures have
left plenty of free capacity in the contract sector. The company's
move suggests that the often-repeated...
The recently-formed Advanced Biosciences unit of Rohm and Haas has
introduced the first product in a new line of functionalised resin
systems for the immobilisation of biocatalytic enzymes at the CphI
meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.
A team of researchers at Switzerland's Novartis and Rigel
Pharmaceuticals in the USA have created a method for discovering
molecules that are involved in signalling pathways, according to a
report in the Journal of Biology.
The genomics industry is already separating into two tiers; the
winners are those focused on targets and drug development and which
have products in or near the clinic, as well as strong
partnerships, says analyst