Pliva opens new unit in USA
Pliva has continued its rapid expansion with the opening of a new
R&D facility in the USA that will carry out formulation work on
Funguard capacity to swell on sales growth
Fujisawa has decided to build a new formulation plant for its
recently launched antifungal Funguard with a capital investment of
Y3.8 billion (€28m).
Amersham trims 2003 profit forecast again
Amersham trimmed its 2003 profit forecast by £40 million (€57m), or
4.1 pence per share, after reporting lower sales and pre-tax
profits for the first half of 2003.
CYP450 variant licensed for genotyping
EPIDAUROS Biotechnologie has acquired a non-exclusive licence for
the diagnostic use of one of the most important genetic variants of
the cytochrome P450 2D6 gene.
EU raps states on animal protection
The European Commission sends written warnings to France, Belgium
and the Netherlands for failing to comply with its regulations on
ASINEX gets new contract from J&J
Russia's ASINEX extends its discovery chemistry contract with
J&J for an additional 12-month period; also launches three
targeted compound libraries.
Bio-Rad buoyed by 2Q figures
Bio-Rad Laboratories defies the often-reported turndown in the life
sciences supply industry with a healthy hike in second quarter
sales and profits.
Chemical ID for high-value products
Vencor has launched a range of chemical taggants that can be used
to provide secure identification of products, including drugs and
Pharma holds back life sciences at DSM
DSM reports a disappointing set of second quarter results and says
it is unlikely to meet its 2002 operating profit level this year;
the group blames weaker demand for its products and negative
currency factors. Restructuring drive...
Sweet way to protein production
Scientists have developed a way of making proteins in sugarcane
that they claim will be safe and less expensive than transgenic
approaches using animals.
Baxter wins court order in Bayer espionage case
A judge has ordered an employee at Bayer's US subsidiary to hand
files over to the court in a lawsuit brought by Baxter alleging
Harmonisation panel makes progress on CTD
International Conference on Harmonisation committee reports
progress being made on a number of fronts, including the common
InnaPhase completes Beckman LAO buy
InnaPhase has completed the transaction of Beckman Coulter's
Laboratory Automation Operations (LAO) that was announced in May of
LGC expands pharma business outside UK
LGC has acquired Germany's Mikromol, a specialist in pharmaceutical
impurities and metabolites used as reference materials, to create
its first non-UK lab.
Baxter accuses former employee of espionage
Baxter has filed a lawsuit in the USA alleging that one of its
former employees provided proprietary manufacturing information to
rival company Bayer.