The prospect of using chicken eggs as commercial 'biofactories' for
the production of protein-based drugs has moved a step closer with
the announcement of a study showing that transgenic cockerels can
pass on an introduced...
European scientists continue to be strong in areas such as medical
research and chemistry and Europe may produce the highest number of
science graduates but it is lagging behind in biotechnology, still
employs fewer researchers, accounts...
Strong sales from its life science unit helped US biotechnology
company Enzo Biochem, that specialises in gene identification
technologies, post total revenues of $13.1 million, compared with
$11.8 million in the corresponding year...
For years, it has been common wisdom in the pharmaceutical industry
that delivery of drugs via the nose only really works if the
compound can be presented in liquid form. One company begging to
differ is Britannia Pharmaceuticals...
In the second mass spectrometer news of the week, life science
product company Agilent Technologies has introduced an ion trap
mass spectrometer that is approximately 10 times more sensitive
than its predecessor, the company claims.
Drug target validation has become the critical step in maintaining
profitability for the pharmaceutical industry, claims a new report
from market research company Business Communications. Drug
developers must accelerate identification...
A new approach to identifying patterns in gene expression analysis
has been shown to be more effective than the most popular method in
a joint Penn State and University at Buffalo study, write US
scientists this week.
Amersham Biosciences has launched a new bench-top separations
system for purifying proteins, äKTApilot, which for the first time
allows scientists to carry out process development right through to
small-scale production using a single...
Genetically altered bacterial viruses appear to be more effective
than naked DNA in eliciting an immune response and could be a new
strategy for a next generation of vaccines that are easy to produce
and store, say researchers this...
Scientists in the US report this week that they have developed a
new technology that increases the amount of vitamin C in plants,
including grains, by increasing the amount of the enzyme that is
responsible for recycling vitamin C.
US outsourcing company Cardinal Health is to provide alternative
drug formulation development and delivery capabilities for the
biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, the company announced