Canadian drug discovery company Phytobiotech has entered into an
agreement to supply Achillion Pharmaceuticals with purified, plant
derived small molecules (phytochemicals) from its PurePhytoLib
library. The collaboration marks a...
TUBITAK, the scientific and technical research council of Turkey,
with the support of the European Commission, is organising a Sixth
Framework Programme (FP6) information day and launch conference, to
take place from 24 to 25 April...
An expert group on intellectual property rights (IPRs) has warned
that rules governing the protection of copyrights, database rights
and patents hamper scientific endeavour and must be changed 'in the
interest of society',...
Researchers have now completed the sequencing of the human genome,
to an accuracy of 99.999 per cent, nearly three years after the
first 'working' draft was published to great fanfare in June 2000.
The achievement comes...
UK-based science-based service company LGC has been selected as the
UK partner in a new European initiative to provide industrial
clients with direct access to a network of information - drawn from
complex chemical data - on chemical...
Chairman and CEO of protein engineering company Genencor
International Jean-Jacques Bienaime will speak to world scientific
and political leaders this week on the prospects and advantages of
a bio-based economy.
The European Commission has earmarked €13 million from the budget
of the EU's Sixth Research Framework Programme (FP6) (2002-2006) to
promote and facilitate research co-operation with the 13 associated
candidate countries for...
As the lead story today on In-Pharmatechnologist.com
highlights, the European brain-drain is far from slowing down with
the US continuing to attract researchers and entrepreneurs. A fact
that has had, and will continue to have, a...
Until recently nanotechnologists -- scientists who build devices
and materials one atom or molecule at a time -- concentrated almost
entirely on electronics, computers, telecommunications, and
materials manufacture. Now biomedical...
The Portuguese Minister for Science and Higher Education, Pedro
Lynce, confirmed his government's commitment to investing in
science with the announcement today that the ministry is
considering opening 20 new Ciência Viva (Science...
The Eurobarometer 2002 survey on 'Europeans and biotechnology'
reveals that despite the impression that Europeans are sceptical
about this technology, the majority are optimistic that
biotechnololgy will improve our way...
There has been 'unprecedented development' in terms of the
Community's research policy in the last year claims the European
Commission's 2002 annual report on technological research and
development (RTD) in 2001.
A collaboration between Cenix BioScience of Germany and the USA's
Ambion has been formed to co-develop and market the first
commercially-available, human genome-wide library of small
interfering RNA sequences. RNA interference...