Structure of Glivec target revealed
Syrrx has determined the atomic structure of c-Kit kinase, a
receptor-associated tyrosine kinase which has been associated with
a number of malignant cancers.
Argonaut resin aids combichem
Argonaut Technologies has introduced a new resin-bound reagent,
MP-TsO-TEMPO that enables medicinal chemists to introduce diversity
into chemical libraries with high purity and yields.
deCODE starts screening programme in schizophrenia
Iceland's deCODE genetics has initiated high-throughput screening
on its Neuregulin 1 pathway targets in schizophrenia in
collaboration with partner Roche.
GSK opens uHTS R&D facility in Spain
GlaxoSmithKline has opened an ultra-high-throughput screening
facility at its site in Tres Cantos, Spain, marking a significant
milestone in the company's bid to develop a more industrialised
approach to the process of drug discovery.
Bacteria genome may yield GI drug targets
Researchers in Germany, Switzerland and the USA have completed a
genome map of the bacteria Helicobacter hepaticus in the
hope of providing new drug targets to treat a related organism that
causes gastrointestinal disease in humans.
Diatos expands in Paris
France's Diatos has moved into
a new 800m2 office and laboratory space in Paris Biopark, more than
double the size of the firm's current facilities.
Policy continuity needed to speed up orphan drug development
While the procedure for designating drugs for orphan diseases has
improved dramatically in the EU, further progress must be made,
says EU biotech group
Inpharmatica adds ADME with Arqule
UK informatics company Inpharmatica has added a whole new suite of
ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion)
capabilities to its drug lead optimisation services with the
purchase of a lab and intellectual property...
Tepnel lifted by sale of DNA purifier
Tepnel Life Sciences sees its shares soar after announcing the
first sale of its Nucleopure DNA purification system to an unnamed
UK pharmaceuticals group
Waters unveils new products at ASMS
Canadian chromatography and mass spectrometry specialist Waters has
introduced a series of new products at the ongoing ASMS meeting in
Towards high-throughput proteomics
Bruker Daltonics has forged an alliance with the US Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory to develop and commercialise mass
spectrometry for high-throughput proteomics research
Agilent unveils its first TOF mass spectrometer
Agilent Technologies has introduced a TOF (time of flight) mass
spectrometer to complement its existing quadrupole and ion trap
systems at the ACMSAT meeting in Montreal.
Caliper to buy Zymark in $71m deal
Caliper Technologies has announced its intention to acquire
laboratory automation, liquid handling and robotics specialist
Zymark in a deal valued at around $71 million in cash and stock.
Millennium cuts R&D, manufacturing
Millennium Pharmaceuticals has said that it plans to cut around 600
jobs and wind down some of its manufacturing operations as it seeks
to reach profitability by 2006
Improving DNA vaccine delivery
Nature Technology has launched an improved delivery technology for
DNA vaccines that is now available for license by companies working
in this fast-growing area