The first ever-manufacturing agreement for a drug based on small
interfering RNA emphasises the potential of this pioneering
therapeutic approach, which could be a fertile stamping ground for
The major laboratory supply companies in the US have a mixed bag of
results in the third quarter of 2004, with exceptional items eating
into profits as a consequence of M&A activity and
restructuring, reports Phil Taylor.
German contract development and manufacturing company Girindus has
installed a microwave system at its plant in the US, reflecting a
growing trend in the sector to use microwaves to improve reaction
More than half of pharmaceuticals outsourced at least 20 per cent
of their ADMET (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and
toxicology) studies in 2003, according to a new market research
report looking at outsourcing in...
A new biotechnology company - Peakadilly - has been set up in
Belgium to provide molecular diagnostic tools to guide the
development of new drugs. The company maintains that the tools will
make drug development more efficient, effective...
Invitrogen, a provider of life science technologies, has entered
into new licensing agreements to supply its Gateway Technology and
clones to worldwide genomic research centres. This will allow
scientists and laboratories to share...
A new report into pharmaceutical R&D has identified an emerging
trend favouring outsourcing of discovery research, clinical trials
and formulation manufacturing, providing pressure relief from
consistent, high-growth financial...
Antibody technology company MorphoSys has formed a marketing
collaboration with Genefrontier, with a view to accessing the
Japanese life science market. This agreement will aim to establish
MorphoSys' HuCAL technology in the...
Medarex has announced a global collaboration agreement with Pfizer
that will provide for the discovery and development of up to 50
antibody products over ten years including the creation of fully
human antibody products in a variety...
Accelrys has signed a $21.5 million (€17.6 million) agreement to
merge SciTegic with one of its subsidiaries in a deal that will add
additional data analysis and mining software design capabilities to
Accelrys' extensive portfolio...