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30-Nov-2007 - Dutch drug delivery and development company OctoPlus is withdrawing its follow-on financing on its five-strong product portfolio in response to the US mortgage crisis and the struggling stock market.
30-Nov-2007 - In-PharmaTechnologist.com brings you a selection of recent headlines from around the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
30-Nov-2007 - Indian pharma services provider Jubilant Organosys is looking to buy up European contract research organisations (CRO) and contract research and manufacturing services (CRAMS) and it has got $100m to spend,...
29-Nov-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you a round up of recent product releases, with new offering from Agilent, Applied Biosystems, Grabner, Jeol USA and Velocity11.
29-Nov-2007 - Is it a liquid? Is it a solid?………No, it's 'foam-on-a-spoon'.
29-Nov-2007 - Merck has settled on a site in south east Ireland for a new vaccines and biologics facility, investing €200m ($280m) in its third facility on the island.
29-Nov-2007 - The World Economic Forum has announced this year's 'Technology Pioneers', firms which have developed a life-changing technology innovation that has the potential for long-term impact on both business and society.
29-Nov-2007 - Veeco's patent infringement case against Asylum Research is set to go to court after a US Court ruled that three of Veeco's atomic force microscopy (AFM) patents were potentially being...
27-Nov-2007 - Specialty pharmaceutical company Akorn has signed up with India-based Cipla in an exclusive manufacturing and supply agreement for an undisclosed inhaled drug.
27-Nov-2007 - Dr Reddy's, China Aoxing Pharmaceutical, Cook Pharmica and Alpha Biologics have all recently announced contract manufacturing news.
27-Nov-2007 - PolyTherics has been boosted with £350,000 ($723,135) in funding to explore the development and production of long-lasting therapeutic antibody fragments.
27-Nov-2007 - Researchers have developed a nanoparticle signalling system that can be used as cellular 'nano-flares' that enable the visualisation and quantification of RNA in living cells.
27-Nov-2007 - Chromatide has been awarded a grant to help it develop an enzyme immobilisation method using its unique polymer systems that should enable them to be used in flow-chemistry systems.
27-Nov-2007 - Japanese drugmaker Astellas has agreed to acquire US biotech firm Agensys as part of its plan to ramp up antibody research, especially in the field of cancer.
27-Nov-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you a review of the latest industry news, with developments at Arrayjet, Celera, Inverness, Plasticell, Qiagen and ThalesNano.
27-Nov-2007 - The European Research Council (ERC) has announced it will fund Europe's very best research projects to the tune of €4bn in a bid to improve Europe's position at the frontiers...
27-Nov-2007 - Reports emerged in the German press yesterday claiming that AstraZeneca has found a buyer for its Plankstadt manufacturing facility.
26-Nov-2007 - The importance of paediatric drug formulations and clinical trials in children was highlighted at this month's American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) conference in San Diego.
26-Nov-2007 - Sanofi-Aventis is to build a new influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in China.
26-Nov-2007 - The UK has become an unlikely hub for drug counterfeiters, with the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) last week launching its new three-year action plan to tackle...
26-Nov-2007 - Singapore's biomedical manufacturing output was down again over October, stunting growth for the region's entire manufacturing sector.
26-Nov-2007 - A triple-colour bioluminescent assay has been developed that promises to speed-up high content screening (HCS) analysis by enabling multiple-target monitoring.
23-Nov-2007 - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has acquired Reliant Pharmaceuticals for $1.65bn in a bid to improve its cardiovascular therapy portfolio.
23-Nov-2007 - The pharmaceutical industry is backward when it comes to outsourcing, industry experts said at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) conference in San Diego last week.
23-Nov-2007 - Pharmaceutical packaging specialist Schott has announced plans to head to Russia and establish its first pharma production site in the country.
23-Nov-2007 - The official report into good manufacturing practice (GMP) failures that caused dangerous contamination and a Europe-wide recall of Roche's HIV drug Viracept (nelfinavir) claims the firm simply did not understand...
23-Nov-2007 - In-PharmaTechnologist.com brings you a selection of recent headlines from around the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
22-Nov-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you a round up of the latest product releases, with new offerings from Bio-Rad, KD Scientific, Micronic, Millipore, Q Chip, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Warner Instruments.
22-Nov-2007 - Boehringer Ingelheim has added to its contract services with the manufacture, fill and finish capacity for drugs in prefilled syringes.
22-Nov-2007 - The quest for more efficient methods of generating biofuels has been boosted by a metagenomic study of the gut bacteria that enable termites to digest wood.
22-Nov-2007 - Recipharm has come to rescue of UK-based Ashton Pharma, which has been nervously awaiting to discover its fate, having spent five months in administration after its former owners Inyx Inc....
22-Nov-2007 - FMC BioPolymer has introduced two new excipient products to the pharma market - the first in two years.
22-Nov-2007 - The discovery of a new molecule that can act as a brake for the immune system could lead to new therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases such as diabetes.
22-Nov-2007 - In-PharmaTechnologist.com brings you an update of pharmaceutical patent litigations.
22-Nov-2007 - Geneart has launched the first fully on-line gene construct design and ordering system, dubbed Mr Gene, which is targeting the emerging 'low-price' segment of the synthetic biology market.
21-Nov-2007 - Cisbio has licensed BellBrook Labs' ADP immunodetection technology for use in its HTRF screening system that will enable researchers to study the activity of any protein kinase.
21-Nov-2007 - Alfacell, Phoqus Pharmaceuticals, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Stem Cell Sciences, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals and ISPE have all had people on the move in the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
21-Nov-2007 - It might be years away yet, but men could be the ones popping a pill for contraception if GTx has anything to do with it.
21-Nov-2007 - Pfizer's revelation this week that it plans to slice jobs in Puerto Rico is the latest in a string of blows for this popular offshore manufacturing location.
21-Nov-2007 - The current state of pandemic influenza vaccine supplies and capacity is shockingly insufficient, a new report has found - less than one-fifth of needed doses would actually be available within...
21-Nov-2007 - Canadian firm Biovail has been thrown another curveball by US regulators as the resubmission for its antidepressant candidate is handed Class 2 status, delaying approval for at least another six months.
20-Nov-2007 - While India, the Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and Latin America are all gaining recognition as potential new hot spots, South Africa remains 'underutilised as a clinical trial destination,' according to a...
20-Nov-2007 - Researchers at Randox, UK, have developed a biochip that enables the simultaneous measurement of 12 human cytokines from human serum samples enabling cytokine studies to be conducted faster.
20-Nov-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you a round up of recent industry news, with developments at Advanced Instruments, Aperio, Applied Biosystems, Beckman Coulter, Bruker, Invitrogen, Roche, TCS Cellworks and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
20-Nov-2007 - NanoSight's particle size analysers have found in a new home in the laboratories of 'nanotoxicologists' due to their ease of use and rapid ability to size and count individual nanoparticles.
20-Nov-2007 - Contract manufacturer Aesica has confirmed reports of a blast at its Ponders End facility in North London last night, hospitalising three workers.
20-Nov-2007 - Cambridge Major Laboratories (CML) has bought up a Dutch supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) development services, creating one of the largest pharma chemistry development organisations in the western hemisphere.
20-Nov-2007 - A recent report suggests that the market for paediatric and adolescent vaccines is set to grow four-fold over the next decade, spearheaded by Wyeth's Prevnar as the first blockbuster vaccine.
20-Nov-2007 - The Enterion capsule is quickly becoming big pharma's new best friend as the technology helps drug companies assess the feasibility of oral modified release formulations.
20-Nov-2007 - Dr Mitsuru Hashida is hoping his studies into drug delivery will be useful for the pharmaceutical industry.
20-Nov-2007 - Scientists have discovered that a protein called cystatin C can prevent damaging Alzheimer's plaques from forming by keeping their constituent protein water soluble.
20-Nov-2007 - Raven Biotechnologies have announced positive initial clinical trial results for their anticancer antibody that causes tumour cells to swell up and die.
19-Nov-2007 - Contract pharmaceutical development company Azopharma has carved out its drug delivery segment into a new company, APIcross Drug Delivery Technologies.
19-Nov-2007 - PolyPeptide Laboratories Group is to acquire the peptide manufacturing group NeoMPS.
19-Nov-2007 - After a clinical hiccough five months ago set Coley Pharmaceutical's drug development funding back several years, Pfizer has stepped in to save the day, snapping up the biotech for $164m.
19-Nov-2007 - Workers at Johnson & Johnson's (J&J's) Belgium subsidiary went on strike today in protest at the compensation being offered to those at the firm falling foul of the dreaded pharma...
19-Nov-2007 - Celgene has agreed to pay $2.9bn for Pharmion in the hope of becoming a 'global leader in the haematology and oncology field', but do the company's pipelines match up well...
16-Nov-2007 - Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has announced plans to revamp its organisation in a bid to address the "new environment" emerging in human healthcare.
16-Nov-2007 - In-PharmaTechnologist.com brings you a selection of recent headlines from around the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
16-Nov-2007 - Hungarian pharma Gedeon Richter has announced plans to combine with Polish firm Polpharma to create a major presence in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) through a share deal worth HUF231bn ($1.3bn)....
15-Nov-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic update of new product releases, with offerings from Bio-Rad, BTX, Hitachi, Mettler Toledo, Syrris, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Tripos Intl., Warner and Whitehouse.
15-Nov-2007 - Australian proteomics fluorescence expert Fluorotechnics has acquired ETC Elektrophorese-Technik to gain access to the company's electrophoresis expertise and product lines.
15-Nov-2007 - US researchers have developed a way of creating primate embryonic stem cells that avoids the need to use fertilised embryos, potentially leading to more ethical ways of curing degenerative diseases.
15-Nov-2007 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given stakeholders an extra month to get their views in on scrapping epinephrine inhalers containing CFCs.
15-Nov-2007 - The man often credited with causing Biogen Idec to be put up for sale, billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn, has invested in Genzyme and promptly started industry tongues wagging about...
15-Nov-2007 - Albany Molecular Research Inc (AMRI) recently turned in Q3 results, posting figures buoyed by continued demand for its pharmaceutical development services.
14-Nov-2007 - Pfizer yesterday announced a multi-million dollar pay-off to ex-partner Nektar Therapeutics, but the details of the deal reveal not only Nektar's concerns for its future, but also that Pfizer is...
14-Nov-2007 - Accelrys is offering its SciTegic scientific operating system to academics for free to enable them to create software applications and share them with both academic and commercial communities.
14-Nov-2007 - AstraZeneca, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Pieris, Theraptosis and InteKrin Therapeutics have all had people on the move in the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
13-Nov-2007 - Applied Biosystems and BioTrove have signed a licensing and collaboration agreement to commercialise an analysis platform for high-throughput (HT) genotyping applications.
13-Nov-2007 - Nanogen has decided to pull the plug on its microarray business after not finding any 'financially meaningful opportunities' for it, reducing staff by 20 per cent in the process.
13-Nov-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you a round up of the latest industry news, with developments at Abcam, Applied Isotope Technologies, Horiba, Invitrogen, Jasco, NIH, Sloning and VWR.
13-Nov-2007 - Canadian contract manufacturer PharmEng recently announced that its new specialised manufacturing facility in Nova Scotia is open for business.
13-Nov-2007 - As of next year Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturers will face a tougher time gaining good manufacturing practice (GMP) certification after the country's regulator signalled new and stricter standards were on the...
13-Nov-2007 - NPIL Pharma last week told workers at its former Pfizer plant in Morpeth, UK that the company is considering hiving off jobs in a bid to maintain the site's viability.
13-Nov-2007 - An analyst report released yesterday identified AstraZeneca as being in 'serious trouble' and branded it as potentially the 'worst [large cap] performer in [the] entire sector' over the next eight...
13-Nov-2007 - Artel's third 'Extreme Pipetting' expedition went to Death Valley, US, to see the size of errors that dry heat would introduce to pipetted volumes and found they could be as...
13-Nov-2007 - IBM has teamed up with RFID specialist Tagsys to offer pharmaceutical manufacturers a chance to have a practice run implementing their RFID track and trace technology ahead of new legal...
12-Nov-2007 - Talks between World Health Organization (WHO) member states and the drug industry over how to narrow the health gap between rich and poor countries have stalled.
12-Nov-2007 - Bio Affinity Company (BAC) has launched a new antibody purification toolbox based on its successful industrial-scale technology to provide researchers with a simpler purification route.
12-Nov-2007 - Swedish construction firm Skanska today announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to expand a pharmaceutical facility in the US, though the company is keeping the identity...
12-Nov-2007 - AstraZeneca's axe has made its latest appearance in South Africa, with the sale of a packaging plant and the formation of an outsourcing deal with its new owners.
12-Nov-2007 - German chemicals firm BASF has announced a major price hike across its range of pharmaceutical excipients, upping price tags by as much as 9 per cent.
09-Nov-2007 - Although the Canadian drug delivery specialist yesterday released third quarter results showing revenues down on last year, operating income is on the up despite generic competition and recent stumbles for...
09-Nov-2007 - Italian biopharmaceutical firm Kedrion is set to sign a deal with ProMetic BioTherapeutics to gain access to the firm's manufacturing technologies to increase yield and reduce prions in its hyperimmune...
09-Nov-2007 - In-PharmaTechnologist.com brings you a selection of other headlines from the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
09-Nov-2007 - Biopharmaceutical contract manufacturer Wacker will be expanding its German facility in Jena for €15m ($22m) as it meets demand for biologics.
08-Nov-2007 - Agilent has signed a definitive agreement to acquire automation expert Velocity11 for an undisclosed amount to enable it to speed up drug discovery and genomics research.
08-Nov-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round up of product news, with new releases from Affymetrix, Agilent, AnaSpec, Applied Biosystems, Axiom, Bio-Rad, KD Scientific, Millipore and Oxoid.
08-Nov-2007 - Researchers from Amgen have published results detailing a method that improves the analysis of the sugar groups attached to monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) and proteins.
08-Nov-2007 - Procter & Gamble (P&G) has this week terminated an agreement with Nastech to develop a nasally delivered version of Eli Lilly's osteoporosis drug Forteo (teriparatide), leaving its partner with no...
08-Nov-2007 - A US research team has found a way to increase drug distribution in the brain to fight the recurrence of human brain tumours.
08-Nov-2007 - NanoImaging Services has opened what it claims is a first of its kind fee-for-service imaging business to enable structural characterisation and validation of biological drugs throughout the development pipeline.
08-Nov-2007 - Merck & Co's failed HIV vaccine may actually increase the risk of infection and the latest data raises questions over whether the cold virus used as a delivery technique was...
08-Nov-2007 - US biotechnology company Genentech is filling its trophy cupboard again after being named the winner of the 2007 Facility of the Year Award.
08-Nov-2007 - West Pharmaceutical Services, one of the two firms responsible for manufacturing Pfizer's failed Exubera device, recently turned in its third quarter financials, so far avoiding any major dent from the...
07-Nov-2007 - Sanofi Pasteur has kicked off Phase II trials of its cell culture-based seasonal flu vaccine in the US, part of a five year project with the US Department of Health...
07-Nov-2007 - MedImmune, Perlegen Sciences, NexMed and Eden Biodesign have all had people on the move in the world of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
07-Nov-2007 - The global market for biomarkers is expected to more than double over the next 5 years to reach an estimated $12.8bn (€8.7bn), according to a new market research report.
07-Nov-2007 - DSM's third quarter financial results are paving the way for the company's transition to a life sciences and material sciences company.
07-Nov-2007 - A new Belgian company has joined the throng of pharmas tapping into the booming drug delivery business, but claims that its unique technologies will carve it a place as one...
07-Nov-2007 - A new report highlights a number of worrying trends emerging in regard to the increasing number of fake pharmaceuticals infiltrating supply chains around the globe.
07-Nov-2007 - Another oral dissolvable film has been developed, with the formulation and manufacturing process potentially giving the strip a production advantage.
06-Nov-2007 - Bioserv Corporation, Mikart, Laureate Pharma, Cenexi and Lonza have all recently announced new contract manufacturing news.
06-Nov-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round up of industry news with developments at Agilent, Bruker Bioscience, Dolomite, Oxford Gene Technology and Roche Applied Science.
06-Nov-2007 - Tecan and GE Healthcare Life Sciences division are collaborating to simplify high throughput (HT) protein purification by increasing the speed and reliability of expression screening programmes.
06-Nov-2007 - Commonly the domain of the microarray, mass spectrometry is becoming an increasingly viable alternative for high throughput genotyping with recent research promising to advance its adoption.
06-Nov-2007 - Swiss firm Novartis today announced that it has contacted regulators regarding the safety of the 100mg dose of its recently approved Type II diabetes drug, Galvus (vildagliptin).
06-Nov-2007 - GPC Biotech has found a ray of light in the satraplatin quagmire following an arbitration ruling in favour of the Germany-based biopharmaceutical company.
06-Nov-2007 - Scientific instrument and vacuum technology supplier Varian has acquired the assets of US flash chromatography expert Analogix for $11m (€7.6m) cash plus the assumption of its net debt.
06-Nov-2007 - In-PharmaTechnologist.com brings you an update of pharmaceutical patent litigations.
06-Nov-2007 - US firms Medarex and PharmAthene today announced that they are to receive additional funding from the US Government to support the ongoing development of their anthrax therapeutic, Valortim.
05-Nov-2007 - A US government audit has confirmed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) continual lack of inspection of foreign drug manufacturing plants.
05-Nov-2007 - Japan will only be receiving 50 per cent of its usual supply of the blockbuster flu drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) this year, thanks to significantly reduced demand following reports of suicidal...
05-Nov-2007 - Sigma-Aldrich has continued its push into the RNAi field with the launch of its new mirPremier miRNA (microRNA) isolation kit that promises to speed up miRNA preparation while removing all...
05-Nov-2007 - Inherited genetic disorders could be treated with a new stem cell-based drug delivery therapy through the use of microcapsules.
05-Nov-2007 - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Fabre-Kramer Pharmaceuticals (FKP) were dealt a blow last week as their potential first in class, once-daily antidepressant treatment received another thumbs down from US regulators.
05-Nov-2007 - UK-based SkyePharma has been given a boost in regards to its asthma treatment following the release of positive Phase III results.
02-Nov-2007 - With IMS Health's annual forecast for the pharma industry predicting slower approvals, more black box warnings and the continuation of the 'wave of genericization,' the shift by pharma firms to...
02-Nov-2007 - In-PharmaTechnologist.com brings you a selection of other headlines from the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
02-Nov-2007 - US-based Valeritas has announced the brand name for its lead candidate disposable insulin delivery device - V-Go.
01-Nov-2007 - LabTechnologist.com brings you its periodic round up of product news, with announcements from Air Science, Beckman Coulter, Bio-Rad, Biohit, Carl Zeiss SMT, Proxeon, Shimadzu and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
01-Nov-2007 - Nikon has launched a new inverted microscope range that promises to more than half the time of an imaging experiment while enabling more simultaneous applications.
01-Nov-2007 - SCOLR Pharma has initiated the first of three pivotal trials to evaluate its extended release ibuprofen tablet, with hopes that it will be the first and only 12-hour formulation on...
01-Nov-2007 - US researchers have developed a 'tractor beam' that that can pick up, hold and move individual cells around a microchip surface - paving the way for more sensitive biological devices.
01-Nov-2007 - GPC Biotech has met another obstacle in its path towards satraplatin approval after the German company announced disappointing and unexpected results in its Phase III trial.
01-Nov-2007 - Just a day before they were due to come into force, GlaxoSmithKline has won a court case to block controversial changes to patent rules.
01-Nov-2007 - Despite Genentech's recent decision to push out the cut-off date to ban the sale of cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) to compounding pharmacies in the US to restrict off-label use, ophthalmologists...
01-Nov-2007 - After selling of its genomics business to Ocimum Biosolutions, Gene Logic is to change its name to Ore Pharmaceuticals as it looks to mine out new indications for drugs.
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