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Industry News

New medicine shows potential to reduce oral steroid use in severe asthma patients

Posted on: 26 May 2017

A trial led by a McMaster University respirology professor shows promising results for a new medicine for severe asthma patients.

Abeona Therapeutics receives FDA orphan designation for gene therapy

Posted on: 26 May 2017

The FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation for Abeona Therapeutics’s EB-101 gene therapy program for patients with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa...

Jellagen launches jellyfish collagen manufacturing facility

Posted on: 25 May 2017

A pioneering medical technology firm has launched a unique manufacturing facility to extract collagen from jellyfish.

Brilique (ticagrelor) new formulation gains European approval

Posted on: 25 May 2017

The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for AstraZeneca’s Brilique (ticagrelor) orodispersible tablets (ODT) as a new formulation...

Motor neurone disease onset delayed by AI-discovered drug

Posted on: 25 May 2017

The study assessed the efficacy of a drug candidate proposed by BenevolentAI’s artificial Intelligence technology for Motor Neuron Disease (MND)...

FDA approves first cancer treatment for any solid tumor with a specific biomarker

Posted on: 24 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker)...

AstraZeneca enters agreement with Recordati for Seloken in Europe

Posted on: 24 May 2017

AstraZeneca has entered into an agreement with Recordati for the commercial rights to Seloken/Seloken ZOK treatments in Europe...

Tablet helps heart failure patients manage drug dosages

Posted on: 24 May 2017

A novel tablet is helping heart failure patients to manage their disease including drug dosages, according to new research...

Better, cheaper healthcare with dry blood samples

Posted on: 24 May 2017

In a new study, Uppsala University researchers have successfully measured 92 different proteins in millimetre-sized circles punched out of dried samples...

FDA approves Merck’s bladder cancer drug

Posted on: 24 May 2017

The FDA has approved two new indications for Merck’s Keytruda (pembrolizumab), the company’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for bladder cancer...

Zika Virus assay for screening blood donations

Posted on: 23 May 2017

Grifols now provides European countries accepting products with the CE marking with a test to detect the presence of the Zika virus in donated blood.

Patent library will be founded in Lithuania

Posted on: 23 May 2017

The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania (SPB) and Kaunas University of Technology National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (KTU NIEC) has signed the collaboration agreement, which laid foundation for the new Patent Library – PATLIB Centre. This will be the first time, when a PATLIB Centre is established at a university. “Founding of […]


Supplier News

FPS has provided High containment Integrated system for Pharmaceutical application in India

Posted on: 26 May 2017

FPS has recently delivered a high containment Integrated systems for an Oncology plant in Bangalore...

Wickham Laboratories announces upcoming webinar on In-Vitro Alternatives

Posted on: 25 May 2017

Join us for a free webinar to discuss the challenges of transitioning from in-vivo to in-vitro methods...

New entry level reader configurations to simplify basic research

Posted on: 19 May 2017

Tecan’s popular Infinite® 200 PRO series of multimode microplate readers has been updated to even better serve the life sciences market, with a number of new options and configurations designed to provide flexible and user-friendly solutions for entry level research applications...

Dolomite Microfluidics’ Mitos P-Pumps enable reliable production of highly monodisperse droplets

Posted on: 17 May 2017

Dolomite Microfluidics’ Mitos P-Pumps are proving popular with customers around the globe....

Quantum dots to shine bright with ROMIL solvents

Posted on: 12 May 2017

ROMIL solvents are helping researchers at the Cavendish Laboratory, the University of Cambridge’s Department of Physics, to develop novel quantum dots which could be used in the next generation of solar panels...

SpeeDx and Thermo Fisher Scientific announce strategic partnership for FDA clearance of molecular diagnostic test

Posted on: 12 May 2017

ResistancePlus™ MG Test would bring disease and antibiotic resistance testing for potential “superbug”...

Syrris to launch Titan continuous processing scale-up system at InformEX

Posted on: 9 May 2017

Syrris is launching its revolutionary Titan system at InformEX in Philadelphia, USA, from the 16th to the 18th of October...

Customised vibrating separators for the pharmaceutical industry

Posted on: 8 May 2017

Customised vibrating separator increases productivity and product quality for pharmaceutical filler manufacturer...

Cherwell Laboratories to highlight cleanroom microbiology solutions at The Clinical Pharmacy Congress

Posted on: 5 May 2017

Cherwell Laboratories will be exhibiting at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress...

Innovative drug delivery platform relies on Telos® Reagent Chips

Posted on: 4 May 2017

Telos® 2 Reagent Chips from Dolomite Microfluidics have helped San Francisco-based ProLynx LLC to develop a novel drug delivery platform...

12 months on: European Commission present updates on GDPR timelines and objectives at 7th annual BioBanking Industry Summit

Posted on: 27 April 2017

Legal advisor and policy analyst to provide opening keynote on the Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on collaborative science in Europe...

Ingenza enjoys success at the Made in Scotland awards

Posted on: 21 April 2017

Edinburgh-based Ingenza is celebrating after being named the Innovator of the Year at the 2017 Made in Scotland awards, held at the Glasgow Science Centre on the 19th of April...



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