The explosion of modern technologies such as high-throughput
screening and combinatorial chemistry in the mid-1990s could be
responsible for the current lack of new drugs in development,
according to a report published in the Wall...
Switzerland's Dr Schleuniger Pharmatron has launched a new handling
system for its 8M testing machine that reduces the amount of
operator time to conduct quality control of the weight, thickness,
diameter and hardness of tablets.
The merger between Yamanouchi and Fujisawa is the first step
towards creating a global mega-player, but additional tie-ups will
be required if the new entity is to join the top tier of
multinational pharmaceutical companies.
Diversa has entered into a deal aimed at boosting its manufacturing
capacity in enzymes used for industrial processes, including the
production of pharmaceuticals. The agreement with Mexico's Fermic
is designed to step up the...
A new study has provided a 'cautiously optimistic' estimate of
spending on drug discovery and other areas of R&D over the next
couple of years, which will be music to the ears of technology
companies hit by a reluctance...
One of the hallmarks of cancer is that errors occur when the
chromosomes of cells divide and separate during cell division.
Researchers have spent many years trying to identify the cellular
mechanisms that are involved in keeping...
In Russia, the Health Ministry suspended the licences of 321
companies manufacturing or trading in counterfeit medicines last
year, and a further 200 may also lose their licences following
ongoing investigations, according to the...
Predictions that 2004 could see another wave of consolidation in
the pharmaceutical industry were lent further weight yesterday by
the announcement that Japanese drug majors Yamanouchi and Fujisawa
intend to merge in a $7.7 billion...
The expansion of the European Union to include 25 member states
after May 2004 presents significant opportunities for the
pharmaceutical industry to tap new markets, but companies should
think twice before launching new products there.