GEA Filtration has introduced a microfiltration plant for the
PharmaChem industries that, it claims, can perform studies on the
full range of filtration technologies using all types of filter
Dutch firm Crucell has expanded its licensing agreement with US
drug major Merck & Co relating to PER.C6, the former's
proprietary cell technology platform used for the production of
One of Pfizer Global R&D's major research facilities, based in
Nerviano, Italy, has signed an expanded agreement with PerkinElmer
in which the latter will provide repair, maintenance and validation
services for sophisticated...
The European Commission has published a draft monograph in the
European Pharmacopoeia for BASF's recently-introduced
sustained-release coating polymer Kollicoat SR 30 D and a modified
monograph for Kollicoat MAE 30 DP.
Thermo Electron Corp has presented a new range of instruments at
the ACHEMA meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, including what it says is
the world's first mass spectrometer to combine Ion Trap and Fourier
Transform Ion Cyclotron...
Celsis International of the UK, a specialist in diagnostic systems
to detect and measure microbial contamination for the
pharmaceutical, personal care and food industries, has signed up
Boots Manufacturing (BM) as a new customer.
BioInnovators, a USA-based consultancy serving the pharmaceutical
and biotech industries, has developed a new set of tools designed
to help pharmaceutical and dietary supplement companies understand
and improve cost and time efficiencies...
UK packaging giant Rexam, a major producer of pharmaceutical
closures and one of the world's top five consumer packaging groups,
has introduced a range of LDPE and foil laminate bags and drum
liners manufactured in a cGMP compliant...
Amersham Biosciences has launched a new range of ultrafiltration
cassettes, under the Kvick brand, which it claims "help to speed up
bioprocessing timelines by offering an easy way to separate,
concentrate and diafilter biological...
A UK-based company has become the first to offer a blister
packaging product for pharmaceuticals that meets the BS 8404
standard, which covers packs that are child-resistant but also
allow easy access for the elderly and others who...
German packaging company Bosch Packaging Technology will reveal a
host of products at the upcoming exhibition on chemical engineering
and biotechnology to be held in Frankfurt, Germany in May this
year. Brand new on the stand, filling...
The $7.3 billion (€6.8bn) global market for non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs could soon include an upstart competitor
whose new product holds the promise of allaying joint pain but
without the gastrointestinal side effects often...
Amersham Biosciences has launched a new DNA Amplification Kit,
GenomiPhi, which it says can simplify the DNA preparation process
and enable high-quality DNA to be prepared from a limited amount of
Genetics-based drug discovery company CompleGen is to supply Berlex
Biosciences, a US affiliate of German company Schering, with a high
throughput assay system for discovery of compounds active against a
novel target identified by...
Sweden's Biacore International, a specialist in surface plasmon
resonance technologies, has launched its Biacore 3000 GxP (Good
Manufacturing Practice/Good Laboratory Practice) Package, which
will strengthen the system's...
Scientists in Australia report this week that they have developed a
powerful software modelling tool, MolSAR, which could have the
potential to reduce drug development costs by up to €28 million per
Dharmacon, a US supplier of RNA and RNA-interference research
products, announced today it has launched Cell Cycle siARRAY, a
collection of ready-to-use siRNA duplexes designed to knock down
112 genes involved in cell cycle regulation.
A series of new flow cytometry products will soon hit the market
with the announcement yesterday from US companies BD Biosciences
and Molecular Probes that, following a recent license agreement, BD
Biosciences Pharmingen has launched...
For years, it has been common wisdom in the pharmaceutical industry
that delivery of drugs via the nose only really works if the
compound can be presented in liquid form. One company begging to
differ is Britannia Pharmaceuticals...
Amersham Biosciences has launched a new bench-top separations
system for purifying proteins, äKTApilot, which for the first time
allows scientists to carry out process development right through to
small-scale production using a single...
UK microbial testing company Celsis International announced this
week that food giant Nestle has selected Celsis' recently launched
milk and cream diagnostic system for its global Research &
Development site in Konolfingen.
Amarin corporation this week confirmed that its Swedish subsidiary
Amarin Development AB, as part of an agreement with Watson
Pharmaceuticals, has developed a generic formulation of glipizide
extended release tablets.
Roche Molecular Systems, the in vitro diagnostics element of
Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said this week that its
supplement to the AMPLICOR(TM) HIV-1 Test, version 1.5 has been
accepted for review by the US Food and Drug Administration...
Alcan Pharma Center, a US division of flexible packaging unit Alcan
Packaging, has installed a new four colour Rotomec 3000-5 ES
gravure printing press, with in-line coating from UK company Valmet
Emerson Process Management has received a multi-year contract from
Voridian, a division of Eastman Chemical, to upgrade automation
systems at Voridian's polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymers
plants in Columbia and in Cosoleacaque,...