QA/QC

New player in pipette market

New player in pipette market

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.

MOCON expands into Europe

MOCON expands into Europe

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
industries.

Cleanroom on the bench

Cleanroom on the bench

A UK company has introduced a clean manufacturing environment that
fits on top of a bench as a low-cost alternative for companies that
do not want to invest in a full cleanroom facility.

No more PURE water

No more PURE water

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.

New oxygen sensor from MT

New oxygen sensor from MT

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.

Tough times at CyBio

Tough times at CyBio

Germany's CyBio, which makes laboratory instruments and equipment,
has seen its revenues in the first nine months of the year fall by
a third and expects to post a full-year loss.

Off-the-peg LIMS

Off-the-peg LIMS

Sales of commercial Laboratory Information Management Systems
(LIMS) are set for strong growth as manufacturers turn away from
home-grown systems

Sartorius/KMI go global

Sartorius/KMI go global

Sartorius North America and KMI/Parexel International have formed
an alliance that will improve the geographic reach of their
biopharmaceutical production and consultancy services.

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.

Agreeing on liver cells

Agreeing on liver cells

Exten Industries reported today that its wholly owned subsidiary,
MultiCell Technologies, a liver cell engineering and research
organisation in Warwick, US has just signed a nonexclusive license
agreement with a major pharmaceutical...

GW refutes media comments

GW refutes media comments

In relation to recent media comments relating to its
commercialisation discussions UK company GW Pharmaceuticals said in
a statement this week that it has consistently stated its
commercial strategy 'to be to enter into partnerships...