Preclinical Research

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).

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...

Celltech lays claims to OGS

Celltech lays claims to OGS

UK biotechnology bellwether Celltech has emerged victorious in the
bidding battle for Oxford GlycoSciences. OGS reluctantly gave in to
Celltech's pressure on 11 April, after the latter firm bought
additional holdings which brought...

Berlex buys CompleGen system

Berlex buys CompleGen system

Genetics-based drug discovery company CompleGen is to supply Berlex
Biosciences, a US affiliate of German company Schering, with a high
throughput assay system for discovery of compounds active against a
novel target identified by...

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.

RNAi tools

RNAi tools

Dharmacon, a US supplier of RNA and RNA-interference research
products, announced today it has launched Cell Cycle siARRAY, a
collection of ready-to-use siRNA duplexes designed to knock down
112 genes involved in cell cycle regulation.

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...

Forging genomics

Forging genomics

Biotechnology service group SeqWright has entered into an agreement
with Fisher Scientific that combines SeqWright's services with
Fisher's scientific research products.

Go with the flow...

Go with the flow...

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...

A LEAP ahead

A LEAP ahead

Specialists in cellular analysis Cyntellect this week announced the
issuance of a new patent covering the company's Laser Enabled
Analysis and Processing (LEAP) technology platform.

Xenogen in Japan

Xenogen in Japan

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
Xenogen corporation.

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