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31-Jul-2007 - The concept of a "Super Combination Traveler's Vaccine" has come one step closer to reality with the initiation of a Phase II study on a single dose, oral typhoid fever...
31-Jul-2007 - Laboratory equipment manufacturers have been doing well in the first half of 2007, with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waters, Affymetrix and PerkinElmer all achieving near double digit growth.
31-Jul-2007 - German packaging firm Gerresheimer has reported healthy first half financial results, boosted by a series of strategic acquisitions and favourable market conditions, with the firm's recent initial public offering promising...
31-Jul-2007 - China continues to take steps toward drug safety reforms as it forges closer ties with US regulators and shuts down dodgy manufacturing plants.
31-Jul-2007 - UK researchers have developed a computer simulation to aid researchers find the optimum conditions for purifying polyclonal antibodies on affinity chromatography systems.
31-Jul-2007 - Just as the biopharma industry was recovering from its hangover after negative clinical events in the gene therapy field, the death of a patient during a gene therapy trial last...
31-Jul-2007 - Sanofi-Aventis' disposable insulin pen SoloStar has been launched across the US for use with the company's 24-hour basal insulin Lantus (insulin glargine), despite patent infringement claims emanating from fellow insulin...
31-Jul-2007 - Nikon have launched a new 'hands off' system that combines an incubator and inverted microscope to allow automated live-cell culture studies and time-lapse imaging in a controlled environment.
31-Jul-2007 - European pharmaceutical and medical authorities have announced their satisfaction on the progress being made with the European Risk Management Strategy (ERMS) following a meeting earlier this month.
30-Jul-2007 - German-based MorphoSys has a positive outlook for its antibody producing industry, despite the research antibody segment posting revenue 10 per cent below expectations in the six-month financial report released today.
30-Jul-2007 - A new booster vaccine aimed to up the immune response against tuberculosis (TB) has entered Phase II trials in South Africa.
30-Jul-2007 - Indian biotech heavyweight Biocon has today announced that its joint venture with Abu Dhabi-based Neopharma has spawned new company NeoBiocon, operating out of one of Dubai's newest biotechnology parks.
30-Jul-2007 - Akorn, Dompé, Angel Biotech and Flamingo Pharmaceuticals have all made new contract manufacturing announcements this past week.
30-Jul-2007 - A novel drug delivery technology capable of delivering large molecules in oral tablet form is set to gain patent protection in a number of countries through an international patent treaty.
26-Jul-2007 - The use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in the healthcare industry is set for explosive growth over the coming years as teething problems from its formative years are overcome.
26-Jul-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round-up of product news from suppliers such as Bruker, Sotax, SP Industries, SUI and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
26-Jul-2007 - A novel spring-powered inhaler system to deliver the blockbuster COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) treatment Spiriva (tiotropium) has successfully completed the EU approval process, paving the way for its introduction...
26-Jul-2007 - SwitchGear Genomics has launched a new high-throughput tool (HT) that allows researchers to peer into disease-related pathways and study how potential drugs affect disease progression.
26-Jul-2007 - GPC Biotech was dealt a blow this week as an advisory committee recommended that regulatory bodies should hold off on approval of a novel oral formulation of a platinum-based cancer...
26-Jul-2007 - Artel's extreme pipetting expedition team went to Yellowstone National Park, US, where they found that pipetting hot or cold liquids can cause delivery volume errors of up to 37 per cent.
26-Jul-2007 - Rentschler Biotechnologie has completed the first phase of a €50m expansion of its biomanufacturing capacity with the launch of two new bioreactors aimed at making protein-based drugs for biopharma clients.
25-Jul-2007 - Biovail has this week sought to reassure its investors after the news that US regulators issued the company with a Non Approval letter for its new bupropion salt anti-depressant.
25-Jul-2007 - Lab equipment specialist Sotax has announced the creation of a new contract research organisation (CRO) focused exclusively on dissolution testing services.
25-Jul-2007 - Roche, Alexza Pharmaceuticals, WuXi PharmaTech, Ambrx and NovaDel Pharma have all had people on the move in the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
25-Jul-2007 - Worldwide demand for pharmaceutical packaging is set to grow steadily over the coming years growing to over $30bn (€21.7bn) by 2011, according to a new report published this week.
25-Jul-2007 - Nabi Biopharmaceuticals has announced the creation of the second of its two new business units, Nabi Pharmaceuticals, a month after spinning off its Biologics segment.
25-Jul-2007 - Biogen Idec has announced healthy financial results for the second quarter of the year, boosted by high sales of its three leading drugs.
25-Jul-2007 - French firm Vivalis has announced the first data evaluating its proprietary EBx cell lines for the production of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), with initial results suggesting high cytotoxic properties in the...
24-Jul-2007 - US biotech firm VaxInnate has been awarded a lump sum from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the development of the company's tetravalent Dengue fever vaccine.
24-Jul-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round-up of industry news, including new developments at Affymetrix, Bio-Rad, Jeol, Illumina, NuGen, Qiagen, Roche and VWR.
24-Jul-2007 - Applied Biosystems (ABI) has launched its TaqMan microRNA (miRNA) assays in array format to help researchers search for miRNA biomarkers more efficiently from smaller samples.
24-Jul-2007 - Ever since Bio-Rad's acquisition of Ciphergen's SELDI MS (surface enhanced laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry) technology late last year, it has been fighting against the spectre of "controversial" research results obtained...
24-Jul-2007 - Roche has received a positive opinion from EU regulators recommending the approval of low-dose capsules of the blockbuster flu drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir), providing a more convenient dosage form for children.
24-Jul-2007 - The field of oral controlled release drug delivery is constantly evolving and developing, allowing ever more precise and tailored delivery profiles for pharmaceutical drugs.
24-Jul-2007 - Biocatalysis expert Codexis has acquired BioCatalytics for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its off-the-shelf biocatalyst portfolio and give itself a larger 'window to the market'.
24-Jul-2007 - Formulation services firm Xcelience has announced it is expanding its headquarters in Tampa, Florida with the acquisition of a new building in a bid to cope with growing customer demand.
23-Jul-2007 - Sanofi Pasteur has completed construction of its new facility in the US in a bid to meet an anticipated demand for seasonal influenza vaccine in the future.
23-Jul-2007 - Danish firm Novozymes has been honoured by animal rights organisation PETA for its efforts to provide animal-free bioprocessing methods aimed at cutting animal testing during drug development.
23-Jul-2007 - A UK firm developing cannabis-derived multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments has decided to pull an EU application for its lead candidate Sativex, following demands by UK regulators for additional data in...
23-Jul-2007 - German speciality chemicals firm CABB has scooped up Swiss company SF-Chem in a deal set to create a leading European supplier of chlorine and speciality intermediates.
23-Jul-2007 - Thursday was a good day for Novartis as EU regulators issued positive opinions on no less than three of the company's drug products, for the treatment of Alzheimer's, osteoporosis and...
19-Jul-2007 - Fake internet pharmacies are a growing "global disaster" with increasingly dangerous consequences, pharmaceutical industry figures say.
19-Jul-2007 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft guideline document outlining a model for implementing the International Conference on Harmonization's (ICH) Q10.
19-Jul-2007 - The first study comparing traditional and optical sensors in cell culture has been published and the authors are heralding it as a potential paradigm shift in the realm of bioprocessing.
19-Jul-2007 - Microscopy expert, Carl Zeiss has shipped the world's first commercial helium ion microscope that promises to allow researchers to view objects at higher resolutions than ever before.
19-Jul-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round-up of new product releases, with new offerings from ADInstruments,Corning, FEI, Supelco, Tecan, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Waters.
19-Jul-2007 - Swiss researchers have developed a method that combines bacterial capture, lysis and the purification of plasmid DNA to improve industrial-scale bioprocesses.
19-Jul-2007 - Luminex has unveiled its new bead-based assay system, the FlexMAP 3D that can measure up to 500 analytes from a single sample and increase productivity in clinical and pharmaceutical laboratories.
19-Jul-2007 - GlaxoSmithKline's cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix, has received a positive opinion from the European Commission for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP), bringing a competitor to Merck & Co's dominant Gardasil vaccine a...
19-Jul-2007 - Despite numerous media reports of an impending patent infringement suit, Sanofi-Aventis has yet to formally hear anything from plaintiff Novo Nordisk, who claims the French firm's SoloStar insulin pen violates...
19-Jul-2007 - Xcellerex, QSV Biologics, IntegrityBio and Indoco Remedies have all made new contract manufacturing announcements of late.
19-Jul-2007 - At last week's Controlled Release Society annual meeting, an industry analyst looked at nanotechnology and its increasingly prominent role, but noted that much of what is touted as nanotechnology actually...
18-Jul-2007 - A recent survey of clinical trial participants in the US has revealed worrying signs that the informed consent process is 'not up to scratch'.
18-Jul-2007 - Canadians finally have access to the controlled-release formulation of naproxen sodium, which has been on the US market for more than 10 years for the management of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
18-Jul-2007 - Biocon is targeting the global cell culture market with the production of pharmaceutical-grade insulin as a potent growth factor.
18-Jul-2007 - Biomira, Isolagen, Pharma-Olam International, Hyaluron and WuXi PharmaTech have all had people on the move in the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
18-Jul-2007 - Australian drug delivery specialist Acrux has reported positive results in Phase II trials of its innovative under-arm lotion formulation for testosterone replacement therapy.
18-Jul-2007 - At a packed out session at last week's Controlled Release Society meeting in the US, two experts battled it out to win one of the key debates in gene delivery:...
18-Jul-2007 - UK firm Acambis has announced that its universal influenza vaccine candidate has entered Phase I trials, hoping to prove a key weapon in the fight against pandemic flu and last-minute...
18-Jul-2007 - Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) has launched a new kit for cloning libraries of small RNAs from any primary RNA source to enable the discovery of new small RNA molecules.
18-Jul-2007 - UK's deltaDOT, along with US firms Xcellerex, Dowpharma, BioPharm Services, Neugenesis and SRI International, have all been given key contracts by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to...
17-Jul-2007 - The humble safflower seed is looking like it could be the next protein-producing factory after SemBioSys Genetics produced commercial levels of an atherosclerosis treatment.
17-Jul-2007 - Biopol Laboratory is acting to meet the demand of sneezes, itchy eyes and running noses as it consolidates its five allergen production facilities into one main building in Idaho.
17-Jul-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round up of industry news with developments at Affymetrix, Agilent, Ciphergen, Eksigent, GE Healthcare, Horiba, Qiagen and Tepnel.
17-Jul-2007 - UK-based deltaDOT has been given a key role providing analytical technologies to a consortium aiming to increase the efficiency of vaccine and biological drug production.
17-Jul-2007 - US biopharmaceutical company VGX has strengthened its position in the plasmid DNA area with the award of two new patents covering the use and manufacture of plasmid DNA.
17-Jul-2007 - A Swiss firm working on a novel technology to vastly improve the production process for conjugate vaccines has announced a hefty cash boost to push forward development of its novel...
17-Jul-2007 - In its second quarter of 2007, the world's number two biotech, Genentech, has again posted strong results.
17-Jul-2007 - US researchers have used atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques to study the interactions within DNA strands as a first step to understanding how drugs interact with DNA.
17-Jul-2007 - Productivity bottlenecks will be a thing of the past thanks to the new 'X' range of automated drug delivery testing machinery from UK-based firm Astech Projects.
17-Jul-2007 - Research being carried out at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands to replace standard vaccination schedules with a single-shot alternative could do away with the need for repeated jabs.
16-Jul-2007 - A new needle-free delivery system is taking a stab at the traditional needle and syringe after winning an award at the 2007 Medical Futures Innovation Awards.
16-Jul-2007 - A novel technology set to overcome the challenges of the blood brain barrier is being developed in a bid to open the gates to previously unusable compounds for the treatment...
16-Jul-2007 - An Israeli drug delivery firm is developing a new vaginal drug delivery system, making use of bio-adhesive foams to offer a more convenient and effective treatment option for women with...
16-Jul-2007 - A drug developed from the milk of transgenic animals is one step closer to being the second such drug on the market following a European thumbs up of its facilities,...
12-Jul-2007 - US-based Endo Pharmaceuticals has announced its pain relief patch has failed two Phase III trials.
12-Jul-2007 - BioSante Pharmaceuticals' vaccine adjuvant is coming up trumps as vaccine manufacturers race towards finding the most efficient bird flu vaccine.
12-Jul-2007 - As Outsourcing-Pharma.com continues to investigate the circumstances of the Inyx group's insolvency problems, it can be revealed that some of the senior management have been involved at a senior level...
12-Jul-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round up of new product releases, with new offerings from Activotec, Luminex, Nonlinear Dynamics, Oxford Gene Technology, SP Industries, TandD, Thermo Fisher Scientific and VWR....
12-Jul-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you an exclusive interview with Ger Brophy - general manager of Advanced Systems within GE Healthcare's Life Science Division.
12-Jul-2007 - US researchers have developed a microfluidic device for purifying and concentrating DNA directly from blood samples that could speed up the use of genomics in clinical trials.
12-Jul-2007 - The European generics market is expected to boom to $35.9bn (€26.1bn) in 2013, according to a Frost & Sullivan report.
12-Jul-2007 - University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) spin-out has exclusively licensed plasma coating technology that could improve the controlled release of drugs and the biocompatibility of medical implants.
12-Jul-2007 - Medicult, a Danish company best known for supplying products for use in fertility clinics, has developed a protein-free cell culture medium that could cut out problems associated with current media.
12-Jul-2007 - Ventana has hit back at Roche Diagnostic's hostile take over bid two weeks after its 'inadequate' $3bn (€2.2bn) offer for the tissue analysis expert.
11-Jul-2007 - US-based AlphaVax has been awarded a $3.6m grant from a US Government health agency to develop a new adjuvant technology for vaccines.
11-Jul-2007 - Sigma-Aldrich is to collaborate with Sangamo BioSciences to develop zinc finger DNA-binding proteins to create knock-out cell lines and cell lines with enhanced protein production performance.
11-Jul-2007 - Circassia, Affibody, Actavis, Sigma-Aldrich, and Abraxis BioScience have all had people on the move in the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
11-Jul-2007 - France's largest independent drug company Servier has invested €40m in a new tablet producing factory in Russia to meet demand from the local market.
10-Jul-2007 - China has wasted no time in executing the first of its convicted corrupt former drug officials after his desperate appeal for life failed.
10-Jul-2007 - A new fluorescent chemical sensor can detect citric acid at low concentrations more rapidly and cheaply than current optical sensors, its developer claims.
10-Jul-2007 - The end to botch-ups in batches is being heralded with the launch of a new set of scales.
10-Jul-2007 - Agilent has licensed Kreatech's non-enzymatic labelling technology to allow researchers to study preserved tumour samples that would otherwise be too degraded to study on its microarray platform.
10-Jul-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round up of industry news with developments at Affymetrix, Applied Microarrays, Carl Zeiss, Guava Technologies and Tepnel Life Sciences.
10-Jul-2007 - Transdermal drug delivery expert Noven Pharmaceuticals is to buy JDS Pharmaceuticals in a deal worth $125m (€91m) to transform itself into a 'fully-integrated speciality pharmaceutical company'.
10-Jul-2007 - A new generation of therapeutic protein products has entered the biopharma scene and are proving more efficient than antibodies when using the same drug delivery systems.
10-Jul-2007 - US researchers have designed an assay for determining the relative binding affinities of duplex and triplex binders that have potential use as anticancer agents and gene expression modifiers.
10-Jul-2007 - Indian pharmaceutical manufacturing company Shasun Chemicals and Drugs has now got its eye fully on the US market after recent approval of its new formulation facility in Puducherry.
10-Jul-2007 - Contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) Angel Biotechnology has penned a brand new deal with a Russian drug maker worth £450,000 (€664,000) just a few days after closing its struggling UK facility.
10-Jul-2007 - GE Healthcare Life Sciences division has launched a free-of-charge one-stop shop for all life science purchases, regardless of supplier, to give customers greater control over the ordering process.
10-Jul-2007 - Almost the entire international operations of specialty pharma contract manufacturer Inyx is facing insolvency and the company is locked in a legal battle with its principal financier.
10-Jul-2007 - With a knife-edge financial history of spiralling debts, exacerbated by continued borrowing, Inyx' recent insolvency problems are hardly surprising.
09-Jul-2007 - The first and only transdermal treatment for Alzheimer's disease has been approved in the US.
09-Jul-2007 - Indian contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) Dishman Pharmaceuticals has announced its plans to buy Solvay Pharmaceuticals' fine chemicals and vitamin businesses for an undisclosed sum.
09-Jul-2007 - The world's number two manufacturer of rubber components for pharmaceutical products, Helvoet Pharma, has broken ground on a new facility that promises to double or even triple its capacity to...
09-Jul-2007 - China is cracking down on its pharmaceutical manufacturers with the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) revoking the production licenses of five drug makers since July, according to reports in...
05-Jul-2007 - Abraxis BioScience will be separating the company into two independent public companies following accelerated growth, the US-based firm announced this week.
05-Jul-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round up of new product releases, with new offerings from Jasco, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Shimadzu, Velocity11 and Waters.
05-Jul-2007 - Illumina has started shipping what it boldly claims is "the most powerful DNA analysis tool" on the market, which it claims could cut genotyping study costs in half.
05-Jul-2007 - AstraZeneca is planning to gradually withdraw from making its own active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and will use China as the pinnacle of its new outsourcing plans.
05-Jul-2007 - Microbiology expert Oxoid has released a new active air quality monitoring device to help pharmaceutical companies prove that their clean areas are microbe free.
05-Jul-2007 - With the WEEE regulations finally coming into effect in the UK at the start of July, LabTechnologist.com looks into the implications for laboratory users and suppliers.
05-Jul-2007 - Biopharma company Novo Nordisk has launched a new website dedicated to bioethics which it claims is the first of its kind in the industry.
05-Jul-2007 - Taminco, UCB's old intermediates and derivatives unit, has been sold at auction to European investment group CVC Capital Partners for €0.8bn.
05-Jul-2007 - A UK firm has introduced a new piece of kit for pharma firms to test how the contents of their hard gel capsules can affect the strength and stability of...
05-Jul-2007 - German packaging firm Gerresheimer has been awarded another prize for its innovative safety-conscious rigid needle shield, this time winning the World Packaging Organisation's renowned WorldStar award.
05-Jul-2007 - Start-up UK biotech firm Circassia technology has had a major result in bagging 30-year industry veteran and former GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) chairman, Sir Richard Sykes, as its new chairman of the...
04-Jul-2007 - The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has launched a new initiative to help implement the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.
04-Jul-2007 - Agilent, Goodwin Biotechnology, IntegrityBio, Vastox, and AMRI have all made new contract manufacturing announcements this past week.
04-Jul-2007 - Italian firm Cosmo Pharmaceuticals has announced positive preliminary results from trials testing out a new formulation of an antibioticfor traveller's diarrhoea that makes use of the company's innovative MMX technology.
04-Jul-2007 - Australia is soon to boast the largest monoclonal antibody production facility in the Southern Hemisphere, which will go some way in alleviating the increasing demand for the biologic agents.
04-Jul-2007 - Aussie drug delivery firm Acrux has reported positive results from trials of its novel transdermal spray, tested for the first time with a combination contraceptive formulation.
04-Jul-2007 - NPS Pharmaceuticals has sold two facilities and appointed a new COO as part of a recently revealed restructuring strategy to rely more on outsourcing.
04-Jul-2007 - NPS Pharmaceuticals, Targanta Therapeutics, Merck & Co., MAP Pharmaceuticals and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals have all had people on the move in the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
04-Jul-2007 - EMD Serono has this week announced a plan to give faster and wider access to its multiple sclerosis (MS) drug to those suffering from the most common form of the...
03-Jul-2007 - US-based Systech International has enhanced its features to its packaging software application, Systech Guardian.
03-Jul-2007 - South Korea is to inject about one trillion won ($1.07bn) into its pharmaceutical industry to give it a rev up as the newly signed free trade agreement (FTA) with the...
03-Jul-2007 - Thar Instruments has bought Berger SFC from Mettler Toledo to expand its SFC capabilities and achieve 'critical mass' in a market that is growing as pharma looks for greener separation...
03-Jul-2007 - The hook-up between German and French firms Sartorius and Stedim to create a combined biotech business is now complete, with the deal finalised and the new company ready to roll.
03-Jul-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round up of industry news with developments at Applied Biosystems, Inverness Medical, Jasco, Shimadzu and VWR.
03-Jul-2007 - Irish firm Azur Pharma is the proud new owner of schizophrenia drug FazaClo (clozapine), sold off by pharma firm Avanir as it struggles to scrape together resources to fund development...
03-Jul-2007 - A novel antifungal treatment developed by French firm BioAlliance has attracted a US partner, bringing $65m (€48m) to the company only months after announcing a multi-million deal in Europe.
03-Jul-2007 - US researchers have developed a fast and efficient, label-free method of detecting the presence of antigens and disease biomarkers in clinical samples.
03-Jul-2007 - The European Commission (EC) has given a €2.75m grant to a consortium of companies, led by Amaxa, to develop the first ultra high-throughput (UHT) devices for transfecting cells.
03-Jul-2007 - British contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) NextPharma Technologies has announced a €30m fundraising round and the acquisition of Bioserv, another CMO based in the US.
03-Jul-2007 - US researchers have developed a method of using carbon nanotubes to carry platinum anticancer pro-drugs into cancer cells so that they can unleash their deadly cargo with greater effect.
03-Jul-2007 - A new recombinant combo treatment that could help some of the rising number of women experiencing fertility problems, has now been approved for use in the Europe.
02-Jul-2007 - Invitrogen has launched an animal-free, 3D bioscaffold cell culture system, to allow researchers to study cells in an environment that mimics the conditions of cells in the body.
02-Jul-2007 - The finishing touches are being added to the new Bradman Lake Group's packaging machinery facility in Norwich, Norfolk, as the company continues on its global expansion plan.
02-Jul-2007 - AstraZeneca has sold a manufacturing plant in France to a contract manufacturer who will continue to supply the drug giant with its products under a new outsourcing contract.
02-Jul-2007 - One of the most significant deals to take place in the vaccine industry in the last ten years was signed late last night between vaccine heavyweight Novartis and biotech firm...
02-Jul-2007 - A new and improved extended-release treatment for schizophrenia has been granted marketing authorisation by the European Commission. Invega (paliperidone) is a once-daily formulation that will be marketed by J&J subsidiary,...
02-Jul-2007 - Sanofi-Aventis' hotly touted anti-obesity blockbuster drug has become weighted down in safety concerns as the French company withdraws its New Drug Application (NDA) in the US and awaits a safety...
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