Indian companies may be making great strides in capturing
international market shares for bulk pharmaceutical ingredients and
generic drugs, but to date they have not made a great impression on
the laboratory tool market.
Instrumentation company MOCON has unveiled plans to acquire
Germany's Paul Lippke Handels, which markets process and laboratory
test systems to companies in the pharmaceutical, food and packaging
The US subsidiary of Denmark's Nilfisk-Advance group has introduced
a new collection container for its vacuum cleaners, designed to
allow the safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials,
including potent powder compounds...
Filtration and purification specialist Pall has reported a 12.5 per
cent hike in first-quarter sales to $374 million (€310m), with life
sciences putting in a strong showing, up 15.5 per cent to $152
Over the last few years, researchers involved in high-throughput
screening have been seeking out the use of their expensive reagents
by developing assays that use smaller and smaller volumes, helped
by sophisticated automation technologies.
PURE Biosciences of the USA has opted to sell off its water
treatment business, which includes the Fillmaster line used in the
pharmaceutical industry, in order to focus on its
environmentally-friendly antimicrobial products.
Mettler Toledo has introduced the first 3A-certified oxygen probe
for use in the sterile operating conditions required in
biotechnology and pharmaceutical processes such as the use of cell
culture to manufacture proteins.