Bachem chief looks forward to improved growth
Switzerland's Bachem SA, which specialises in the manufacture and
sale of bulk peptides and related organic chemicals as active
ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry, has announced that it
expects full-year sales growth...
Towards high-throughput proteomics
Bruker Daltonics has forged an alliance with the US Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory to develop and commercialise mass
spectrometry for high-throughput proteomics research
UCB expects flat profits in 2003
Belgian pharmaceuticals and chemicals group UCB has said it expects
its profit in 2003 to be at a level comparable to those of the
previous year, influenced by the unfavourable economic climate, but
especially affected by the fall...
Agilent unveils its first TOF mass spectrometer
Agilent Technologies has introduced a TOF (time of flight) mass
spectrometer to complement its existing quadrupole and ion trap
systems at the ACMSAT meeting in Montreal.
Trained staff key to manufacturing QC
As regulators increase their scrutiny of manufacturing and quality
control, the key to avoiding non-compliance notices lies in
well-trained, knowledgeable personnel, says new report.
China places duty on phenol imports
China has implemented anti-dumping measures against imports of
phenol, a crystalline compound used in pharmaceuticals, resins and
Caliper to buy Zymark in $71m deal
Caliper Technologies has announced its intention to acquire
laboratory automation, liquid handling and robotics specialist
Zymark in a deal valued at around $71 million in cash and stock.
Chiracon joins Berlin's Startup-Partners
Germany's Chiracon, a specialist in novel raw and starting
materials for high-value pharmaceuticals, has joined the circle of
Startup-Partners, the central capital marketing agency for Berlin.
ImClone's Waksal faces sentencing
Sam Waksal, the disgraced former chief executive of US
biotechnology company ImClone Systems, is due for sentencing today
and could receive a jail sentence as well as significant fines.
GSK hit by UK Seroxat probe
The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has
asked for prescribing restrictions on GlaxoSmithKline's
widely-prescribed antidepressant Seroxat.
Child-resistant solid dose pack from Owens-Illinois
Owens-Illinois has launched a line of child-resistant 'squeeze and
turn' packages that incorporate a closure and bottle system
suitable for solid oral dose uses
Protherics says higher profits will follow capacity boost
Protherics has said that it plans to expand its plant in Llandysul,
south Wales, to reduce the manufacturing cost of its products and
boost its profits
Rapid microbe testing a must for industry
A meeting organised by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products
Regulatory Agency has heard calls for rapid microbiological methods
to be used routinely in the drug industry
Isis and Lilly renegotiate Affinitak production deal
Isis Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly say they have reached a mutually
beneficial renegotiation of their manufacturing relationship for
cancer drug Affinitak
Millennium cuts R&D, manufacturing
Millennium Pharmaceuticals has said that it plans to cut around 600
jobs and wind down some of its manufacturing operations as it seeks
to reach profitability by 2006