IT consultancy branches into life sciences
CTG, a specialist in validation and verification information
technology and good automated manufacturing practices, has set up a
consultancy to serve companies in the life sciences sector.
Integra culture vessel boosts MAb production
A new range of cell culture vessels developed by Switzerland's
Integra Biosciences promises to increase production yields in
laboratories making monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins.
Lock offers key to Part 11 compliance
Lock has developed a software package for its metal detection
systems that will make it easier for drugmakers to comply with Part
DSM-Gist signs Chinese deal
DSM Gist has entered into an agreement with China's Guangzhou
Baiyunshan General Pharma for the supply and development of
Roche licenses Avastin outside USA
Roche has licensed exclusive marketing rights outside the USA to
Avastin (bevacizumab), a drug for colorectal cancer, from
Genentech. The latter company will retain all rights to the drug in
its home market.
Schering gets EU approval for Angeliq
Schering has been granted approval throughout the European Union
for Angeliq (oestradiol and drospirenone), its new low-dose hormone
Millipore water software helps GLP compliance
Millipore launches a software suite of that helps users comply with
GLP when using its water purifiers; also unveils new Storage &
Australian BioBall for micro QC
Australia's Biotechnology Frontiers is awarded a A$780,000 grant to
develop a microbiological quality control tool that can be used in
the pharma and food industries.
FDA rebuffs Akzo fertility product
Akzo Nobel received a knock-back from the US Food and Drug
Administration after the agency asked for more information before
approving a ready-to-use version of the firm's fertility drug
Safety syringe set for launch
The Futura Safety Syringe, developed by UK company Medisys, has
successfully passed its final specification tests and should be
ready for launch within the next two months
Argonaut resin aids combichem
Argonaut Technologies has introduced a new resin-bound reagent,
MP-TsO-TEMPO that enables medicinal chemists to introduce diversity
into chemical libraries with high purity and yields.
GSK takes once-daily Requip into pivotal trials
A new formulation of GlaxoSmithKline's Parkinson's disease drug
Requip (ropinirole), developed with UK drug delivery specialist
SkyePharma, has entered Phase III testing.
Eurand breaks into fast-melt sector
Italian drug delivery specialist Eurand has made a foray into the
market for fast-melt oral tablets that dissolve quickly in the
mouth without chewing or the need for water.
PhaSeal protects cancer drug handlers
A closed system that prevents the exposure of healthcare workers to
hazardous anticancer drugs, developed by Sweden's Carmel Pharma,
has been introduced in the USA by Baxa.
Bayer offers biotech capabilities to clients
For the first time, German chemicals and pharmaceuticals major
Bayer is offering a range of products and services from its
biotechnology division to third-party customers