US biopharmaceutical firm Acceptys has licensed an immortal
humanised cell line from Columbia University, which will allow it
to discover and produce fully human monoclonal antibodies and other
human proteins for use as therapeutic...
Speciality chemical company Rohm and Haas has created a new
business unit, Advanced Biosciences, that specialises in the
production and purification of biopharmaceuticals. The new unit is
well placed to address the shortfall in production...
The European Commission has given the go-ahead for Germany to grant
a proposed €78 million in aid to help Merck KGaA build a new
biopharmaceuticals plant for the production of oncology products in
Schering-Plough has extended its relationship with enterprise
content management specialist Documentum by taking out a
non-exclusive license to GXPharma, a product jointly developed by
Documentum and IBM.
Switzerland's Solvias AG, a specialist in scientific and technical
services and products based on synthesis and analysis, has reported
a healthy 20 per cent hike in 2002 sales to SF43.6 million
(€28.6m). The increase was driven...
US pharmaceutical major Eli Lilly has earmarked a hefty £220
million (€304 million) investment over the next four years in its
UK facilities, representing the largest investment by the firm in
any European country.
US pharmaceutical major Pfizer reinforced its position as the
world's largest drug company in 2002 after putting in sales of
$29.45 billion (€25.12 bn) in 2002, a hike of 11 per cent over the
prior year, according to a new analysis...
The German state of Saxony has implemented a $230 million,
five-year investment programme in a bid to nurture the development
of 'biosaxony,' centring on the establishment of regional
biotechnology hot spots in Leipzig and...
Baxter Healthcare and GlycoFi have entered into a two-year research
collaboration under which Baxter will evaluate the potential of
using the latter firm's fungal expression platform for the
production of human therapeutic proteins....
Belgian pharmaceutical and chemicals firm Solvay expects to launch
a new version of its Influvac brand flu vaccine, based on a novel
cell-based production process, in 2005. The speed of the new
process means that a vaccine can be...
Aventis has licensed in a new system from US firm SciQuest aimed at
enhancing the management of biological sample inventories at its
process development facilities in Frankfurt, Germany and
Vitry-sur-Seine in France. If this initial...
Drug delivery company Atrix Laboratories confirmed this week that
the German regulatory authority, Bundesinstitut fur Arzneimittel
und Medizinprodukte (BfArM), had recently completed a successful
inspection of Atrix's manufacturing...
BASF AG's Fine Chemicals division is expanding production of
pharmaceutical active ingredients with the construction of a new
plant at its site in Minden, Germany. A spokesman for the company
told In-pharmatechnologist.com that...