All news articles for June 2014

Who's going places?

People on the Move

Who's going places?

By Fiona BARRY

Big changes in biologics in this week's column, as we round up the pharma industry's new scientific hires.

India delays bar codes for primary packaging indefinitely

India delays bar codes for primary packaging indefinitely

By Zachary Brennan

With almost a week before Indian exporters would be required to put bar codes on their primary packages, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in India has pushed back the deadline indefinitely.

A scanning tunneling microscope looks at surfaces at the atomic level

US FDA guidance widens ‘nanotechnology’ definition

By Fiona Barry

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will consider products outside the nanoscale, up to 1,000 nanometres (nm), to involve nanotechnology and so be potentially liable for “particular examination.”  

Rodent droppings can introduce viruses into raw materials warehouses

SAFC to make virus-resistant cell lines

By Fiona Barry

BioReliance and its parent company SAFC say they are working on viral-resistant cell lines that will prevent contamination in bioreactors.