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
Biotrace taps into Scandinavia with Maltec buy
Microbiology specialist Biotrace has continued its expansion into
the healthcare sector with the acquisition of Denmark's Maltec,
helping it to target Scandinavia's strong pharma sector
Metrohm launches chromatography degasser
Metrohm has launched a new product, called the 837 Combi Degasser,
designed to remove bubbles in eluents used in ion chromatography
Caliper to buy Zymark in $71m deal
Caliper Technologies has announced its intention to acquire
laboratory automation, liquid handling and robotics specialist
Zymark in a deal valued at around $71 million in cash and stock.
Cell manufacturing hike for Cambrex
Cambrex has initiated a project aimed at constructing a new
facility to accommodate four cGMP-compliant suites dedicated to
cell therapy manufacturing. The company said the expansion would
increase its manufacturing capacity by 100...
Baxter looks to fungi for protein production
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....
Japan-Germano collaboration on microarrays
A new collaboration sees Hitachi Software Engineering (HSW)
acquiring the rights from German MWG-Biotech to produce DNA
microarrays for sale solely in Japan.
Strong growth for protein array technology sales
Total revenues for the four emerging sectors of protein array,
crucial antibody array, peptide biochip, protein biochip, and
solution bead/particle array were estimated at $90 million
(€83million) in 2002, writes market analyst Business...
PerkinElmer wins analytical award
US company PerkinElmer was presented with the 2003 Analytical
Instrumentation Company of the Year award by market research
company Frost & Sullivan in a ceremony last night.
Steris washes over Europe
US Steris Corporation has extended operations in Europe with the
announcement today that it has acquired Swiss provider of
washing/decontamination systems Hamo Holding.