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3D printed scaffold could free diabetic cell transplant recipients from immunosupressive meds

Dutch scientists have 3D printed a protective scaffold that could make cell transplant-based diabetes treatment more successful and eliminate the need for immunosupressive drugs.

WHO asked to probe vaccine prices and competitive landscape

The WHO has yet to decide how to investigate if barriers to competition are preventing vaccine price cuts after World Health Assembly members committed to probe the jabs industry.

EC competition concerns will not stop $17bn Sigma-Aldrich deal, says Merck

Merck KGaA is confident it will close the $17bn acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich in mid-2015 despite competition concerns from the European Commission (EC).

Live: European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine conference in Amsterdam

World leading translational medcine experts have gathered in Holland for European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine conference. is live tweeting coverage of the event.

$100m API investment a boost to Gilead's in-house capacity

Sovaldi maker Gilead Sciences has opened a new laboratory and is investing a further $100m (€91m) for API manufacturing at its site in Canada.

April US chemical output for pharma down says ACC; SOCMA welcomes R&D tax credit move

US production of chemicals for the drug industry fell in April according to data released days after renewed calls for permanent tax breaks to help American manufacturers compete globally.

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