Applera sues Roche over PCR
Switzerland's Roche is subject to a fresh legal challenge over its
patent position in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, this
time from Applera unit Applied Biosystems.
Roche to build $155m PCR facility
Roche is planning to spend $155 million on a new polymerase chain
reaction (PCR) manufacturing centre at its site in Branchburg, New
Tepnel cuts losses as sales climb
Tepnel Life Sciences has trimmed its losses and boosted sales in
the year ended 30 June, helped by the sale last month of its first
robotic Nucleopure DNA purification systems.
Boom expected in cell culture reagents
The US market for media, sera and reagents used in cell culture is
expected to nearly double in value to reach $1.7 billion (€1.48bn)
in 2008, according to a report.
Thermo to buy Jouan for €110m
Thermo Electron has fulfilled a promise to make acquisitions in the
laboratory and life sciences area by announcing plans to acquire
French lab equipment provider Jouan SA.
Whatman sees signs of recovery
UK-based separations specialist Whatman saw its turnover drop in
the first half of 2003, but operating profits leap on back of its
Thermo chief sees signs of pharma, but not biotech recovery
Companies that supply instruments and consumables to the life
sciences industry have been hit hard by reined in research spending
resulting from the current adverse economic climate. However, one
chief executive believes there are...
Oxoid expands in Australia
Oxoid has reached agreement to acquire the prepared media and
diagnostics assets of microbiology specialist Medvet Science of
Fisher extends Perbio offer
Fisher Scientific has extended its SK5.3 billion (€573m) offer for
Perbio Science after failing to win the support of more than 90 per
cent of Perbio's investors.
Swedish biotechs link up
Pyrosequencing, a genetic analysis systems manufacturer, has
acquired a 94.1 per cent stake in chemical synthesis concern
Personal Chemistry in an all-stock transaction.
Argonaut exits HPLC business
Argonaut sells its HPLC business to Grace Vydac as it refocuses on
supplying consumables for companies working on drug discovery.
Reports reduced losses in first half.
Baxter wins court order in Bayer espionage case
A judge has ordered an employee at Bayer's US subsidiary to hand
files over to the court in a lawsuit brought by Baxter alleging
LGC expands pharma business outside UK
LGC has acquired Germany's Mikromol, a specialist in pharmaceutical
impurities and metabolites used as reference materials, to create
its first non-UK lab.
Metrohm extends titrator range for routine QC
Metrohm has launched two new titrators in its economical Titrino
range designed for general quality control and assurance
Crucell revenues slide in 2Q
Dutch biotechnology company Crucell has reported a decline in
revenues for the second quarter of 2003, down 62 per cent to €1.1