British Biotech, once the darling of the UK biotechnology industry
but now suffering the after-effects of a string of major drug
development failures, is having another go at bolstering its
pipeline via a merger with fellow UK company...
A series of new flow cytometry products will soon hit the market
with the announcement yesterday from US companies BD Biosciences
and Molecular Probes that, following a recent license agreement, BD
Biosciences Pharmingen has launched...
SC Biosciences is to be the exclusive distributor of sensitive
tools for drug discovery with the announcement this week that it
will distribute in vivo imaging technology in Japan for US company
Applied Biosystems group, the world's number one maker of
gene-analysing equipment, warned on Tuesday that it would report
lower-than-expected fiscal third-quarter revenue and earnings due
to deteriorating business conditions.
Drug target validation has become the critical step in maintaining
profitability for the pharmaceutical industry, claims a new report
from market research company Business Communications. Drug
developers must accelerate identification...
A new approach to identifying patterns in gene expression analysis
has been shown to be more effective than the most popular method in
a joint Penn State and University at Buffalo study, write US
scientists this week.
In its first progress report since adopting the EU strategy on life
sciences and biotechnology in 2002, the European Commission
yesterday indicated that the risk of diverging policies in Member
States could seriously hamper the effectiveness...
Drug development and biomedical company Thuris and Italian
pharmaceutical company Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite on
Monday announced an expansion of their ongoing research
collaboration to develop compounds to combat brain...
An Edinburgh-based marine biotech business has been given a £50,000
(€73 000) boost in its bid to scour tidal areas such as rock pools
to find and develop new drugs and antibiotics, including a new
compound found to be active against...
In the second news of the day on a European life science company,
DSM announced this week that from now on it will supply
technologies and services for the initial development phases of new
medicines - supplementing its existing service...
Japanese company Kaken Pharmaceutical and US Elitra Pharmaceuticals
said yesterday that they are to collaborate on a multi-year
research project for the discovery and development of novel
US company Biolog this week received a patent for its Phenotype
MicroArray technology. The patent, number US 6,472,201, is granted
for comparative phenotypic analysis of two or more microorganisms
using a number of substrates within...
Large Scale Biology Corporation (LSBC) has started a research
collaboration with Novozymes Biotech to apply LSBC's gene shuffling
and molecular evolution technologies to genes of interest to
The chemical cousin of vitamin A is thought to restore production
of a key protein, which has been damaged by cigarettes in the lungs
of former smokers, and protects the cells against lung cancer,
according to new findings published...
High Content Screening company Cellomics announced today that the
Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued Cellomics'
Canadian Patent No. 2,328,194 entitled 'A System for Cell-Based
Canadian drug development company Ecopia BioSciences on Monday
announced that it had filed patent applications for the first two
novel compounds using its proprietary drug discovery platform -
suggesting investments by the company...