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ERC rolled out in 2007

ERC rolled out in 2007

The European Research Council Expert Group (ERCEG), set up under
the Danish presidency to investigate the creation of a new European
body for the support of basic research, has delivered a provisional
verdict in favour of the idea,...

Nicotine for the nerves

Nicotine for the nerves

The days when cigarettes were held up in advertising as healthy
products are long gone, but new research suggests there may be some
substance to this - at least for some disorders affecting the
brain.

Dissolution patent

Dissolution patent

Acusphere has been granted a US patent for its Hydrophobic Drug
Delivery System (HDDS) technology for accelerating the dissolution
rate of drugs.

Smoother lipid delivery

Smoother lipid delivery

The healthcare division of UK-based speciality chemicals maker
Croda Chemicals Europe used the CPhI exhibition in Frankfurt this
week as a platform to launch two new excipients for drug delivery.

Funding for Phase I at FeRx

Funding for Phase I at FeRx

San-Diego based FeRx has received a slice of funding to support
research to evaluate the use of its MagneTarg drug delivery system
in the site-specific localisation of gemcitabine, a
chemotherapeutic agent already approved for the...

Vaccines from rabbits' milk

Vaccines from rabbits' milk

France's BioProtein Technologies, a biotechnology company
specialising in the production of therapeutic proteins in the milk
of transgenic rabbits, has extended its biomanufacturing services
to include recombinant vaccine production.

Pharmacopoeial updates

Pharmacopoeial updates

The British Pharmacopoeia 2003 is due to be available in the next
few days, and from today can be ordered online; updates have also
been released from the European equivalent.

Shellac: time for a comeback?

Shellac: time for a comeback?

The drug industry has largely discarded shellac as a film coating
for solid oral dosage forms in favour of synthetic resins, but this
may have been premature; a recently-issued US patent reveals that
shellac is a remarkably versatile...

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