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EU: Investment in R&D slipping

EU: Investment in R&D slipping

European scientists continue to be strong in areas such as medical
research and chemistry and Europe may produce the highest number of
science graduates but it is lagging behind in biotechnology, still
employs fewer researchers, accounts...

Green light for Pfizer

Green light for Pfizer

The European Commission has given Pfizer the all clear to acquire
Pharmacia corporation - paving the way for the creation of the
largest pharmaceutical company in the world.

Steps forward for US cGMP

Steps forward for US cGMP

The US Food and Drug Administration announced this week that it has
accomplished the initial objectives outlined in its ongoing
initiative to modernise the agency's regulation of pharmaceutical
manufacturing and product quality.

Shire goes to court

Shire goes to court

UK Shire Pharmaceuticals group said this week that its US
subsidiary Shire Laboratories has filed a lawsuit in the US
District Court against Barr Laboratories for the infringement of
the US patent No. 6,322,819 ( '819 Patent')

Biolog patent

Biolog patent

US company Biolog this week received a patent for its Phenotype
MicroArray technology. The patent, number US 6,472,201, is granted
for comparative phenotypic analysis of two or more microorganisms
using a number of substrates within...

Patent for HCS

Patent for HCS

High Content Screening company Cellomics announced today that the
Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued Cellomics'
Canadian Patent No. 2,328,194 entitled 'A System for Cell-Based
Screening.'

Valentis wins ruling

Valentis wins ruling

US Valentis announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, PolyMASC
Pharmaceuticals, has received a favourable ruling from the Japanese
Patent Office in regard to patent invalidation proceedings brought
by ALZA Corporation, a unit of...