European and US regulatory bodies have revamped their relationship
to ease administrative burdens and improve communication, as well
as implementing new measures directed specifically at paediatric
Fresh from Thermo's $10.4bn (€8.3bn) acquisition of the scientific
equipment and instrument specialists, Fisher Scientific posted
strong third quarter results that showed a profit rise of 62 per
cent coupled with an 11 per cent...
The European Commission continues to be accused by European
industry of pushing 'green policies' that are stifling progress and
global competitiveness - the controversial REACH chemicals
legislation remains a sore point.
The number of animals tests needed for new chemicals could be
reduced significantly by the use of assays tests developed by
researchers at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. And
this should be welcome news for companies...
The European Commission is running a consultation on new technology
transfer licensing legislation which, if accepted, could make deals
difficult to implement and seriously hinder the competitiveness of
the European biotechnology...
The European Union's Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer
Affairs Council agreed on 2 June not to press ahead with proposals
to implement a mandatory centralised marketing authorisation scheme
for all medicines.