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Forum fuels knowledge in EU

Forum fuels knowledge in EU

An EU funded project is building the critical mass of knowledge
required to ensure that Europe meets the Lisbon objective of
becoming the world's most competitive knowledge-based economy by
2010, reports Cordis.

Hope for FP6

Hope for FP6

Architects of the new instruments for the Sixth Framework Programme
will be heartened by news that a German report on the country's
networks of competence has concluded that such arrangements
stimulate innovation and, in turn,...

Towards 3 per cent GDP

Towards 3 per cent GDP

In a bid to increase European competitity in the global research
arena the European Commission announced new measures destined to
encourage public and private players across Europe to upgrade their
research effort.

The new face of genomics

The new face of genomics

Prominent US genomics Robert L. Strausberg, who directs the
National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Genomics office, has been
named as vice president for research at The Institute for Genomic
Research (TIGR).

Strategies for biotech growth

Strategies for biotech growth

The biotechnology industry in the state of British Columbia in
Canada could double the number of companies, attract large
revenue-generating biotechnology firms and create more than 5,000
new jobs within five years, says a strategic...

Scots welcome spectrometry

Scots welcome spectrometry

Edinburgh, Scotland will host the upcoming International Mass
Spectrometry Conference (IMSC) on 31 August to 5 September this
year. The conference organisers, the International Mass
Spectrometry Society asserts that the 'forward...

AHF tech improves

AHF tech improves

Billion dollar science and technology company Dowpharma, a business
unit of The Dow Chemical company, has announced new capabilities in
catalytic asymmetric hydroformylation (AHF) of olefins for
applications in the development and...

Phytochemical collaboration

Phytochemical collaboration

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...

FP6 information day

FP6 information day

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...

Debating patents

Debating patents

A conference to promote the value of patents and patent information
will take place from 10 to 12 November in Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

EU R&D keeps active

EU R&D keeps active

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.

Biotech appeals to the angels

Biotech appeals to the angels

Venture capital investments in biotechnology and medical device
companies combined to total $4.7 billion (€4.4bn) in 2002, or 22
per cent of all investing, representing the highest proportion in
seven years, according to the MoneyTree...

The yolk of the matter

The yolk of the matter

The prospect of using chicken eggs as commercial 'biofactories' for
the production of protein-based drugs has moved a step closer with
the announcement of a study showing that transgenic cockerels can
pass on an introduced...

Plants ooze vitamin C

Plants ooze vitamin C

Scientists in the US report this week that they have developed a
new technology that increases the amount of vitamin C in plants,
including grains, by increasing the amount of the enzyme that is
responsible for recycling vitamin C.

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