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.
In its first progress report since adopting the EU strategy on life
sciences and biotechnology in 2002, the European Commission
yesterday indicated that the risk of diverging policies in Member
States could seriously hamper the effectiveness...
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...
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...
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
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...
Drug discovery company Pharmacopeia and healthcare business
AstraZeneca have extended their research collaboration. The
companies announced this week that they will shift their efforts
from the generation of screening libraries to...
3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals (3DP) said this week that the
research term under its thrombin collaboration with two of the
Johnson & Johnson family of companies, Centocor and Johnson
& Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development,...
US Pharmacopeia has entered into a research collaboration focused
on inflammation with Celgene Corporation. The companies will work
together to identify promising small molecule lead compounds
suitable for further development.