Regulatory & Safety

Osmetch grows

Osmetch grows

UK developer of medical diagnostics devices Osmetech continued the
strategy to build on its healthcare diagnostics business with the
acquisition this week of the Atlanta-based 'OPTI' product line of
blood gas analysers owned...

New patent for Chiral Quest

New patent for Chiral Quest

Life science company Chiral Quest this week announced that the
non-profit organisation, the Penn State Research Foundation, has
received a US patent covering the compositions of matter and use
for a series of chiral phosphine ligands...

UK biotech collaboration

UK biotech collaboration

Two British firms, De Novo Pharmaceuticals and Peakdale Molecular,
are to enter into a joint collaboration to exploit their respective
skills in molecular design and chemistry synthesis, writes market
analysts Datamonitor this week.

New era for Roche

New era for Roche

Shareholders at Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche welcomed the
start of a new era as the company summarised recent events,
including the divestment of the vitamins business, at its annual
general meeting yesterday.

Biogen digs into Europe

Biogen digs into Europe

Biotechnology company Biogen this week celebrated its 25th
anniversary by breaking the ground on a large-scale manufacturing
facility in Hillerød, Denmark, marking the company's first
development phase for the region and a greater...

Pharma boom for Denmark

Pharma boom for Denmark

Data published by the Danish Association of the Pharmaceutical
Industry (LIF) reveals a boom in pharmaceutical exports in 2002.
Sales totalled DK30.3 billion (€4.3 billion), an increase of
approximately DK2 billion (€268 million)...