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.
EU ministers yesterday agreed on a compromise version of the
controversial new chemicals law, REACH, however environment groups
have condemned the latest changes as a further watering down of the
law in favour of industry.
The European Generic Medicines Association has criticised proposals
by the European Commission to offer six months' additional patent
protection to companies conducting trials of their drug products in
This month will see the launch of the second generation of Esco's
Airstream Class II (AC2) biosafety cabinet, used for potentially
hazardous applications such as cell culture, virus propagation and
animal tissue handling.
The European Commission has mapped out its strategy to keep the
European Union at the forefront of research into nanotechnology, a
position that is in danger of being eroded, and plans to double its
funding in the sector writes Phil...
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...
Franco-German drugmaker Aventis has confirmed that it is seeking to
delay the divestment of its stake in the loss-making chemicals
major Rhodia, on the grounds that this willwreak havoc on the
latter's restructuring drive.