Inpharmatica adds chemists
Inpharmatica of the UK has appointed a team of medicinal chemists
that will operate at its new Cambridge laboratory, acquired in June
NextGen unveils products in Europe
NextGen Sciences of the UK has launched two new technologies that
it maintains have the potential to revolutionise protein research
and accelerate drug discovery.
Serono starts TACI-Ig trials
Serono has initiated Phase I clinical testing of TACI-Ig, a soluble
receptor-based drug that may have a role to play in the management
of autoimmune diseases.
CalbaTech buys RNAi company
CalbaTech has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held
Molecula Research Laboratories, a company developing gene silencing
technologies for gene and protein function studies.
Affymetrix set to ship human genome chip
Affymetrix is taking orders for a new one-chip product that offers
researchers the protein-coding content of the human genome on a
BioFocus extends Roche alliance
BioFocus has entered into an agreement with Switzerland's Roche for
the design of a several custom kinase libraries for use in the
latter's drug discovery efforts.
Elan in pact with BMS
Embattled Elan has signed a deal with BMS that will see its
NanoCrystal drug delivery technology applied to a number of the
latter's drug candidates.
Chemicals follow crops as Bayer reorganises
Germany's Bayer has continued the revamp of its business units by
setting up its chemicals, technology services and healthcare
activities as three separate legal entities. The move follows the
carve-out of Bayer CropScience a...
Qiagen launches bespoke gene expression assays
Qiagen has launched a new version of its Quantitect kit that will
allow users to design and order assays to measure the expression of
any gene from any organism in minutes.
deCODE up on obesity gene find
Iceland's deCODE Genetics saw its US-listed shares rise more than
10 per cent yesterday after it reported the discovery of a gene
that appears to play a role in whether people are lean or fat.
Image analysis from Amersham
Amersham Biosciences has introduced a new software package designed
for the analysis of images from a wide range of biological samples.
EGFtk blocker from Roche disappoints
Another drug targeting epidermal growth factor tyrosine kinase -
Roche's Tarceva, has failed to live up to early promise as a
treatment for lung cancer.
Irish deputy PM to address EuropaBio
Mary Harney, the Irish Deputy Prime Minister and incoming President
of the European Union's Competitiveness Council will speak at the
opening plenary session of the CORDIA - EuropaBio Convention 2003,
on 2 December in Vienna,...
Amersham unveils new stain for proteomics
Amersham Biosciences has launched a new stain, called Deep Purple,
which it claims will improve the detection of proteins in 1D and 2D
Lasers make liposomes tiny test tubes
Using laser light as tweezers and a scalpel, scientists have
demonstrated the use of liposomes as nanovials for ultrasmall