Cypak, a Swedish company specialising in novel forms of packaging,
has signed what promises to be a major new deal for a 'smart'
blister pack system that can detect if patient is taking medication
Millipore has developed a new set of labels for its filter products
that should make it easier for its biopharmaceutical customers to
comply with the obligation to keep accurate batch production
Qiagen of the Netherlands has started shipping a set of RNA
interference (RNAi) reagents that correspond to the 5,000 or so
genes in the human genome thought most likely to be viable targets
for drug discovery.
A prototype machine developed by SPAMI, a subsidiary of Italian
glassware company Stevenato, can produce glass containers for
pharmaceutical uses that are superior in quality to those made via
In 2003, Freeman Technology launched its new-generation FT4
rheometer in Europe for testing the flow properties of powders, an
important measurement in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries
where most processes involve the extensive...
Owens-Illinois has developed a new generation of plastic bottles
and vials for pharmaceutical applications that have significant
advantages over glass counterparts, including shatter resistance
and low rates of damage in production...
Indian companies may be making great strides in capturing
international market shares for bulk pharmaceutical ingredients and
generic drugs, but to date they have not made a great impression on
the laboratory tool market.
CCL Label, a US firm specialising in the packaging and labelling of
pharmaceutical and consumer products, has forged an alliance that
could see so-called 'track and trace' technologies more widely
applied to the healthcare...
AstraZeneca has been granted approval for a new drug - the first in
its class - for the prevention of blood clotting complications
(venous thromboembolism) in major orthopaedic (hip or knee
replacement) surgery. It is the first new...
German biotechnology company febit has started shipping its geniom
one instrument - the first benchtop system that handles the entire
process of oligonucleotide microarray synthesis, hybridisation and
data analysis in a single instrument.
A combination of a microarray technology developed by Switzerland's
Zeptosens and signal processing software from US firm ViaLogy has
provided a quantum leap in the sensitivity of gene expression
testing in a new study.
Dutch formulation specialist ForTe has developed a new taste-masked
formulation of sodium phenylbutyrate, used in the treatment of a
group of rare metabolic disorders characterised by an inability to
eliminate waste nitrogen, that...
The US subsidiary of Denmark's Nilfisk-Advance group has introduced
a new collection container for its vacuum cleaners, designed to
allow the safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials,
including potent powder compounds...
Profile Therapeutics of the UK, a specialist in inhaled therapies,
said it has agreed to supply France's Schering SA with its Prodose
intelligent inhalers to support Schering's product Ventavis
(iloprost), a recently-approved...
A blister packaging system for tablets and capsules developed by
Colbert Packaging has just received a top rating for child safety
from the US Government's Consumer Product Safety Commission,
allowing the company to press ahead...
Spirax Sarco has introduced a stainless steel steam trap station -
used to remove condensate and air or other incondensable gases from
a production pipeline - that is suitable for use in pharmaceutical
applications. The all-in-one...
A new low-calorie sweetener which tastes just like table sugar and
is suitable for use in pharmaceuticals and other health care
products is now available from Biospherix, a subsidiary of US firm
Over the last few years, researchers involved in high-throughput
screening have been seeking out the use of their expensive reagents
by developing assays that use smaller and smaller volumes, helped
by sophisticated automation technologies.
A lactose product developed by DMV International of the
Netherlands, Pharmatose DCL14, has properties that give it
performance advantages over rival excipients used as
filler/binders, according to the company.
The high cost of some of the compounds kept in pharmaceutical
company libraries has driven a move towards the use of smaller and
smaller quantities of samples in both in storage and
Applied Biosystems has introduced a system for rapidly identifying
and characterising potential antibody, diagnostic and therapeutic
candidates. The 8500 Affinity Chip Analyser can detect and measure
up to 400 antibody binding interactions...
Mettler Toledo has introduced the first 3A-certified oxygen probe
for use in the sterile operating conditions required in
biotechnology and pharmaceutical processes such as the use of cell
culture to manufacture proteins.