Contract research organisation (CRO) revenues have been growing
strongly as a result of drug developers' need to reduce R&D
costs while shortening product evaluation times. However, as demand
for more efficient preclinical...
Peptide and antibody specialist AnaSpec has acquired HiLyte
Biosciences, which makes bioanalytical research reagents and kits
designed for scientists engaged in life science research and drug
The first in a new class of antibiotics has been approved in the
USA for the treatment of complicated skin and soft structure
infections, including those caused by methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
A team of researchers at Switzerland's Novartis and Rigel
Pharmaceuticals in the USA have created a method for discovering
molecules that are involved in signalling pathways, according to a
report in the Journal of Biology.
New products this week include: a kit for isolating RNA from blood;
a DNA microarray for cytogenetics and cancer research; an automated
mammalian cell picker; and a reagent dispenser for a microplate