The European Commission continues to be accused by European
industry of pushing 'green policies' that are stifling progress and
global competitiveness - the controversial REACH chemicals
legislation remains a sore point.
Nabi Biopharmaceuticals has obtained the exclusive rights to use a
plasma protein purification technology from ProMetic Life Sciences
in the large-scale development and manufacture of its hyperimmune
products, cutting production costs...
Seattle drug firm ZymoGenetics has taken Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)
to court for infringement of its fusion protein technology patents
by several products, including arthritis medication Orencia
In an incident that state and federal environmental regulators are
treating as "serious," Merck released 25 gallons of a
cyanide-containing chemical from its West Point facility in
Pennsylvania to the sewer, killing hundreds...
Life sciences firm Cambrex has agreed a contract for the production
of clinical trial quantities of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals'
recombinant immunomodulatory serum protein, as its experience in
the downstream purification of proteins...
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.
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.
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,...
Gentra Systems has introduced its new versaGene DNA Cell
Purification Kit, which responds to the growing need for
high-quality DNA for sensitive downstream applications. The kit
uses chemistry and column design to purify DNA with...
Arsenal Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Reilly
Industries for €209 million and Velsicol Chemical for an
undisclosed fee. The purchases continue a rich vein of activity for
the private equity firm, which now hold...
Drug packaging maker West Pharmaceutical Services release its 3Q
results, which indicate a rise in profits but fell short of analyst
estimates, due to slow sales in some segments and high raw material
and energy costs.