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Biopharma merger in UK

Biopharma merger in UK

Spotlight on the home of the celebrated pork pie in England, with
the annoucement this week that Melton Mowbray-based Bridgehead
Technologies and Pharmalicensing - two biopharmaceutical business
development companies - are to merge.

D&E to offer outsourcing

D&E to offer outsourcing

US manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements
D&E Pharmaceuticals, has launched a contract manufacturing
services initiative, principally aimed at small to medium sized
nutraceutical suppliers.

Cost cutting at Axis-Shield

Cost cutting at Axis-Shield

In a bid to improve efficiency and reduce costs UK in vitro
diagnostics company Axis-Shield is to shift the manufacture of
certain products from its site in Oslo, Norway to the company's
global headquarters in Dundee, Scotland.

Validation for pharma industry

Validation for pharma industry

A new validation package for pharmaceutical applications has hit
the market. Provided by Markem corporation, the new package is
intended to assist companies, in performing validation of new
coding equipment and to ensure that a specific...

Hope for FP6

Hope for FP6

Architects of the new instruments for the Sixth Framework Programme
will be heartened by news that a German report on the country's
networks of competence has concluded that such arrangements
stimulate innovation and, in turn,...

MSC.Software extends range

MSC.Software extends range

US provider of virtual product development (VPD) technologies
MSC.Software has come up with a range of new software and services
packages targeted at the biomedical market and medical device
manufacturers.

Modest growth for Balchem

Modest growth for Balchem

Balchem reported a small rise in net sales, up 3 per cent overall
during the first quarter of 2003, but said it was pleased with
results in light of the continued difficult economic environment.
Net earnings at the New York-based...

Towards 3 per cent GDP

Towards 3 per cent GDP

In a bid to increase European competitity in the global research
arena the European Commission announced new measures destined to
encourage public and private players across Europe to upgrade their
research effort.

New LPDE range from Rexam

New LPDE range from Rexam

UK packaging giant Rexam, a major producer of pharmaceutical
closures and one of the world's top five consumer packaging groups,
has introduced a range of LDPE and foil laminate bags and drum
liners manufactured in a cGMP compliant...

Cautious 2003 for DSM

Cautious 2003 for DSM

The global economic downturn marked 2003 first quarter results for
Dutch based life science company DSM but strong autonomous volume
growth boosted figures to higher than 2002.

Meeting GMP standards

Meeting GMP standards

Invensys APV, a supplier of process equipment to the pharmaceutical
industry, will demonstrate its new technologies at the upcoming
Achema 2003 exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany.

The new face of genomics

The new face of genomics

Prominent US genomics Robert L. Strausberg, who directs the
National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Genomics office, has been
named as vice president for research at The Institute for Genomic
Research (TIGR).

Strategies for biotech growth

Strategies for biotech growth

The biotechnology industry in the state of British Columbia in
Canada could double the number of companies, attract large
revenue-generating biotechnology firms and create more than 5,000
new jobs within five years, says a strategic...

Scots welcome spectrometry

Scots welcome spectrometry

Edinburgh, Scotland will host the upcoming International Mass
Spectrometry Conference (IMSC) on 31 August to 5 September this
year. The conference organisers, the International Mass
Spectrometry Society asserts that the 'forward...

AHF tech improves

AHF tech improves

Billion dollar science and technology company Dowpharma, a business
unit of The Dow Chemical company, has announced new capabilities in
catalytic asymmetric hydroformylation (AHF) of olefins for
applications in the development and...

Investing in peptides

Investing in peptides

US company PPD is taking a stake in Chemokine Therapeutics, a
Canadian- and US-based biotechnology company, to continue
development of a proprietary peptide derived from a particular
chemokine that may make the peptide useful as a...

Phytochemical collaboration

Phytochemical collaboration

Canadian drug discovery company Phytobiotech has entered into an
agreement to supply Achillion Pharmaceuticals with purified, plant
derived small molecules (phytochemicals) from its PurePhytoLib
library. The collaboration marks a...

FP6 information day

FP6 information day

TUBITAK, the scientific and technical research council of Turkey,
with the support of the European Commission, is organising a Sixth
Framework Programme (FP6) information day and launch conference, to
take place from 24 to 25 April...

Debating patents

Debating patents

A conference to promote the value of patents and patent information
will take place from 10 to 12 November in Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

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