Millipore improves water sampling
Millipore has launched a line of MicropreSure in-line filtration
samplers to simplify microbiological testing of pharmaceutical
water in the UK.
Sticky problem for Acambis
Delivery of millions of doses of Acambis' smallpox vaccine to the
US government has been delayed because of a disagreement over the
best glue to use for the vial labels.
IBM unveils R&D productivity package
IBM has introduced its new InsightLink software, an application to
help pharma companies create searchable online databases that will
enable more sharing of research knowledge.
Rhodia to close US paracetamol plant
Rhodia is to close a production unit for paracetamol located within
the massive Monsanto manufacturing complex in Luling, Louisiana,
New lutetium-177 source for cancer drugs
International Isotopes has joined Perkin-Elmer in the supply market
for lutetium-177, a radioisotope in trials for a number of tumour
Zengen claims a first with drug-laden oral strip
Zengen has developed what it says is the first melt-in-the-mouth
oral strip product to deliver active pharmaceutical ingredients
Granules India opens world's largest PFI facility
Granules India has started commercial operations at its new
pharmaceutical formulation intermediates (PFI) facility at
Major MS component deal for Oxford Instruments
Oxford Instruments wins €3 million order for superconducting
magnets for use in Thermo Electron's Finnigan LTQ-FT mass
Market approval for SARS test
Abbott Laboratories and artus have gained European approval for
their RealArt HPA Coronavirus LC RT Reagents, a diagnostic test for
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
BioProgress makes first system sales
BioProgress of the UK, which specialises in delivery mechanisms for
the pharmaceutical oral dosage markets, has sold the first two
machines in its line of systems for tablet coating based on its
proprietary coloured cellulose film.
Catalyst deal for Materia and Sigma
Sigma-Aldrich has negotiated an exclusive contract to distribute a
range of catalysts that are used in pharmaceutical discovery and
fine chemical production.
Honeywell awarded GSK contract
Honeywell has been signed up by GlaxoSmithKline to implement a
system designed to manage clinical manufacturing operations at
three GSK sites.
New blister samples from PRG
A new range of sample blister packs from MeadWestvaco are designed
to showcase the pharma applications of the firm's Printkote
Oden rolls out digital blending system
Oden has introduced its Mass/Blend Continuous Stream Digital
Blending System, designed to eliminate problems associated with
large-batch liquid preparation.
Crucell boosted by gene delivery deal
Crucell signs a new agreement for its PER.C6 biological drug
production technology with GeneMax, a US firm developing vaccines