"The current confluence of negative factors facing the chemical
manufacturing industry could be called 'the perfect storm',"
said Andrew N. Liveris, president of Dow Chemical company's
Drug development and biomedical company Thuris and Italian
pharmaceutical company Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite on
Monday announced an expansion of their ongoing research
collaboration to develop compounds to combat brain...
An Edinburgh-based marine biotech business has been given a £50,000
(€73 000) boost in its bid to scour tidal areas such as rock pools
to find and develop new drugs and antibiotics, including a new
compound found to be active against...
Swiss life-science company Lonza announced on Tuesday that it is to
strengthen the production of oligonucleotides - an emerging new
class of therapeutics consisting of short nucleic acid chains
interfering in the processing of genetic...
Women are becoming the most attractive target audience for
healthcare companies, claims a new report from market analysts
Datamonitor. A combination of increasing Internet access, a general
interest in health issues among women along...
In the second news of the day on a European life science company,
DSM announced this week that from now on it will supply
technologies and services for the initial development phases of new
medicines - supplementing its existing service...
The US Food and Drug Administration announced this week that it has
accomplished the initial objectives outlined in its ongoing
initiative to modernise the agency's regulation of pharmaceutical
manufacturing and product quality.
Japanese company Kaken Pharmaceutical and US Elitra Pharmaceuticals
said yesterday that they are to collaborate on a multi-year
research project for the discovery and development of novel
AstraZeneca Canada has received approval from the Therapeutic
Products Directorate of Health Canada to market CRESTOR
(rosuvastatin) 10 to 40 mg, a new medicine for the management of
primary high cholesterol (primary hypercholesterolemia),...
Nabi Biopharmaceuticals saw biopharmaceutical product sales -
driven by strong growth in sales of Nabi-HB - reaching record
levels of $89.5 million (€83m) in 2002, a 22 per cent increase from
Danish company Novozymes announced yesterday that the US Department
of Energy (DOE) has approved the third year of funding for
Novozymes' three-year subcontract to develop more cost-efficient
enzymes for ethanol production.
Isis Innovation, the wholly-owned technology transfer company of
Oxford University, reports this week that researchers at the
university's Inorganic Chemistry laboratory have found that they
can intercalate a range of pharmaceutically...
US demand for combinatorial chemistry products and services is set
to increase by more than twelve per cent annually to reach $4
billion (€3.7bn) in 2006, according to a new report from market
analyst the Freedonia group.
US company Biolog this week received a patent for its Phenotype
MicroArray technology. The patent, number US 6,472,201, is granted
for comparative phenotypic analysis of two or more microorganisms
using a number of substrates within...
In response to recent news regarding patent litigation surrounding
its drug ribavirin, biopharmaceutical company Ribapharm announced
this week that it believes its patent position to be unchanged by
Schering-Plough's recent action...
Roche Molecular Systems, the in vitro diagnostics element of
Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said this week that its
supplement to the AMPLICOR(TM) HIV-1 Test, version 1.5 has been
accepted for review by the US Food and Drug Administration...
Large Scale Biology Corporation (LSBC) has started a research
collaboration with Novozymes Biotech to apply LSBC's gene shuffling
and molecular evolution technologies to genes of interest to
The chemical cousin of vitamin A is thought to restore production
of a key protein, which has been damaged by cigarettes in the lungs
of former smokers, and protects the cells against lung cancer,
according to new findings published...
High Content Screening company Cellomics announced today that the
Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued Cellomics'
Canadian Patent No. 2,328,194 entitled 'A System for Cell-Based
US Valentis announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, PolyMASC
Pharmaceuticals, has received a favourable ruling from the Japanese
Patent Office in regard to patent invalidation proceedings brought
by ALZA Corporation, a unit of...
Canadian drug development company Ecopia BioSciences on Monday
announced that it had filed patent applications for the first two
novel compounds using its proprietary drug discovery platform -
suggesting investments by the company...
London zoo was the setting last week for UK inspection body Select
QA to formally receive certification from the United Kingdom
Accreditation Service, involving the company in a new scheme for
the food packaging industry.
Alcan Pharma Center, a US division of flexible packaging unit Alcan
Packaging, has installed a new four colour Rotomec 3000-5 ES
gravure printing press, with in-line coating from UK company Valmet
Emerson Process Management has received a multi-year contract from
Voridian, a division of Eastman Chemical, to upgrade automation
systems at Voridian's polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymers
plants in Columbia and in Cosoleacaque,...