Delphi Medical Systems Corporation has entered into an outsourcing
contract with Applied Biosystems in a move that adds a life science
instrumentation manufacturing facility to its operations portfolio.
Agilent Technologies is to open a new Life Sciences and Chemical
Analysis (LSCA) technical training centre in Shanghai in a move
that reflects the current trend for biotech companies to divert
resources to offshoring operations.
PANalytical, a supplier of analytical instrumentation and software
for X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, has
expanded ibnto Asia with the opening of a Regional Application
Laboratory in Shanghai, China.
Charles River Laboratories saw a double-digit boost in fiscal first
quarter revenues reflecting a jump in operating earnings, helped by
its acquisition of Inveresk Research Group and the emerging trend
in outsourcing preclinical services.
Xantos Biomedicine, NascaCell and PSF biotech have announced the
formation of a collaboration, which is set to identify and develop
new drugs for the inhibition of tumour angiogenesis, a process by
which the growth of blood cells...
Laboratory equipment supplier VWR International - recently sold by
Germany's Merck KGaA - has expanded in Ireland and Puerto Rico,
both hotbeds of the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, via the
acquisition of local companies,...
Sanofi-Aventis subsidiary Sanofi Pasteur, has been awarded a $97m
(€75m) contract to accelerate the production process for new cell
culture influenza vaccines in the US and the design of a US-based
cell-culture vaccine manufacturing...
Denmark-headquartered Niro is finalizing a €10 million investment
programme centred on the expansion of its drying test site, located
at its main facility in Copenhagen, that will extend its reach into
the pharmaceutical sector, reports...
Pharmacogenomics will alter the balance of power in the way drugs
are developed, tested, marketed and prescribed during the next
decade, and the blockbuster business model of big pharmaceutical
companies will eventually give way...
A new high throughput ion channel screening service has been
launched by BioFocus, which will allow pharmaceutical companies to
pre-screen libraries against defined cell lines, identifying target
compounds and limiting the use of...
Genaissance Pharmaceuticals expansion of its genetic testing
service comes after it was revealed there are over 50 approved
drugs which prolong the QT interval potentially causing cardiac
arrythmias and safety concerns amongst effective...
Biotechnology company Mergen Limited has announced the launch of a
new service reselling DNA microarrays for gene expression analysis.
The service signals a cost effective approach to providing
custom-built microarrays to the market.