Cyprotex sees profits down in H1, but predicts US growth
Pre-clinical ADME contractor Cyprotex upbeat about 2010 despite drop in profit, citing new US opportunities post-Apredica acquisition.
Elan halts EDT sale, again; AD drug into Ph III
Elan puts plans to sell EDT delivery division on hold because market is not “conducive to an appropriate valuation.”
Catalent to offer GSK-developed compound optimisation platform
Catalent Pharma Solutions is offering Optiform, a GSK developed compound optimisation platform, to researchers for the first time.
Latest deals and developments in the CRO space
Outsourcing-pharma presents a round-up of recent developments in the contract research sector, with news from Quintiles, Bioclinica and Cyprotex.
West cuts guidance despite higher Q2 sales
High tech packaging sales and revenue from acquired delivery businesses drive West Pharmaceutical Services growth in second quarter, but US firm cuts guidance.
Celleuxs launches “broad cell line” disposable bioreactor
Cellexus has expanded its disposable bioreactor offering with a unit designed to give biomanufacturers greater flexibility in their choice of cell lines.
Thermo Fisher plans Japan biomarker centre
Japanese researchers look set to have another option for biomarker analysis, after Thermo Fisher Scientific unveils plans for Tokyo research laboratory unit.
Reaxa to lead $1m CP-STAR catalyst project
Reaxa has received a UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) award to further development of cleaner catalysts for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Lab Research lands 5 new “top 35” pharma clients
Preclinical CRO Lab Research says new contracts are a sign of continuing recovery in market as well as firm’s ability to attract broader clientele base.
Pantec raises $19m for laser transdermal IVF therapy
Pantec Biosolutions AG has secured a CHF20m ($19m) investment to further development of its needle-free in vitro fertilisation (IVF) therapy.
Emergent boosts Baltimore bio capacity, plans Lancing expansion
Emergent BioSolutions says additional biomanufacturing space at its Baltimore, Maryland plant could help reduce expenditure through use of new timesaving manufacturing tech.
Novasep & instrAction ally for chromatography services
Novasep and instrAction have allied to develop large scale chromatography processes for purifying synthetic and semi-synthetic compounds.
Novel drug delivery capsule receives US and EU patent
Encap has announced its DuoCap capsule delivery system has been granted US and European patents that strengthen the firm’s portfolio in the delivery of pharmaceutical active agents that require controlled release.
ATMI adds 2D and 3D single-use bioprocess vessels
ATMI Lifesciences has introduced 2D and 3D single-use bioprocess vessels (BPV) which reduce risk and cut costs.
Prosonix agrees drug delivery deal for respiratory therapies
Prosonix has entered into an agreement with Trimel Biopharma, in which both companies will combine their respective technologies to deliver improved inhalation performance for respiratory medicines.