Dutch biotechnology company Crucell has announced a new project
aimed at developing a vaccine for West Nile virus, a flu-like
illness that can cause a brain infection with a mortality rate of 1
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.
Schering-Plough has extended its relationship with enterprise
content management specialist Documentum by taking out a
non-exclusive license to GXPharma, a product jointly developed by
Documentum and IBM.
Aventis has licensed in a new system from US firm SciQuest aimed at
enhancing the management of biological sample inventories at its
process development facilities in Frankfurt, Germany and
Vitry-sur-Seine in France. If this initial...
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.
The Automation Partnership, a UK-based specialist in life science
automation systems, has launched a new low volume cell dispenser
for SelecT, the firm's automated cell culture system. The dispenser
was unveiled at the annual...
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...
A new validation package for pharmaceutical applications has hit
the market. Provided by Markem corporation, the new package is
intended to assist companies, in performing validation of new
coding equipment and to ensure that a specific...
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
Iceland-based deCODE genetics announced this week that AstraZeneca
has entered into an agreement to purchase its RoboHTC automated
protein crystallography platform, earmarked for AstraZeneca's drug
discovery sites in Alderley...
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...