News about Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

01:33 EDT 29th August 2014 | BioPortfolio

Latest news articles in the life-science, healthcare, medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors. 

Showing News Articles 1–25 of 8,600+

Thursday 28th August 2014

Foster announces 348 new jobs and £54m investment by Almac Group

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced that the Almac Group is investing over £54 million and creating 348 high quality jobs over the next five years.The Almac Group operates in the pharmaceutical and biotechno...

Top Translation Tip #11: Using automated or machine translation

Published date:  28/08/2014 Summary:  Top Translation Tip #11: Using automated or machine translation Normal 0 false false false EN-GB ZH-CN AR-SA First Edition Translations Ltd read more

Mathematical Modelling Could Pave Way for New Chlamydia Therapies

Scientists have developed a computational model to help better understand how the sexually-transmitted infection chlamydia spreads within a patient. It is hoped that the work led by Nottingham Trent University could in future help to shed light on potential new therapies and treatments for the condition. Chlamydia is the world’s most prevalent STI, with more than 100 million new cases globa...

GSK Ebola vaccine fast-tracked into human trials

GlaxoSmithKline has announced that its experimental Ebola vaccine is being fast-tracked into human studies to help deal with the worst-ever outbreak of the virus. The London-based firm says its research into the vaccine, which has currently only been tested in animals, was being accelerated with funding from an international consortium. The company also plans to build up a stockpile of up to 10,00...

Reliable Assays for Sugars in Acid-Hydrolyzed Wood

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed two rapid and robust high-performance anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAE-PAD) methods for the accurate determination of common sugars in acid-hydrolyzed wood samples. Application Note (AN) 1089: Determination of Carbohydrates in Acid Hydrolysates of Wood demonstrates that this approach achieves high-reso...

Analytik Celebrates 150 Years of their German Partner, Schmidt+Haensch and their Ground Breaking Instruments, Including the Original Michelson Interferometer

Analytik, leading suppliers of innovative analytical instrumentation, partner with German company, Schmidt+Haensch, to supply polarimeter and refractometer solutions to the UK laboratory & process markets.  Schmidt+Haensch is a family-owned German company based in Berlin which combines 150 years of tradition and experience with highly innovative instrumentation solutions. S+H has always b...

Government rips up blank cheque on cancer drugs

Pharma has priced itself out of the Cancer Drugs Fund as the rising costs of its new oncology treatments sees Whitehall getting tougher with the industry. In response, the British government has announced today that it will be extending the annual spend on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) from £200 million a year to £280 million a year to accommodate the inexorable rise of cancer drug costs. But wher...

Ice Bucket Challenge nears $100m in donations

Charitable donations to a once obscure healthcare charity called the ALS Association have rocketed in August after its #IceBucketChallenge went viral. As of yesterday, the US-based ALS Association says it has received $94.3 million (£56.8 million) in donations compared to $2.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 27). In line with its current trajectory, it will most l...

Wednesday 27th August 2014

NICE final ‘yes’ for Biogen’s MS pill

In final guidance published today NICE has recommended NHS funding of Biogen Idec’s new multiple sclerosis pill in patients with certain forms of the condition. Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) is now recommended by the watchdog as a treatment option for patients with relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). But there are some limitations – the drug can only be used in RRMS patients if th...

Merck Serono breaks ground in China with new plant

Merck Serono has broken ground for its new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Nantong, China. The new facility, which will be the German firm’s second-largest pharma manufacturing facility worldwide, will focus on the bulk production and packaging of Merck’s main drug treatments for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and thyroid disorders. Image caption: ...

LGC Awarded ISO17025 UKAS Accreditation for Occupational Drug Testing in Oral Fluid

LGC, an international life sciences measurement and testing company with a specialism in testing for drugs of abuse, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded ISO17025 accreditation for Occupational Drug Testing in Oral Fluid by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). In April 2014, the Occupational Drug Testing (ODT) team at LGC was audited by UKAS for ISO17025 accreditation fo...

University of Manchester Selects Anasys AFM-IR for Coatings and Corrosion Research

Anasys Instruments reports on the recent installation of an AFM-IR system at the Corrosion & Protection Centre, part of the School of Materials at the University of Manchester for use by the group of Professor Stuart Lyon. Corrosion is of primary concern in many industrial sectors, including oil, transportation, infrastructure, nuclear, and even bio-technology. At the University of Manchester,...

Biofortuna Expands its Infrastructure and Production Capacity

 Biofortuna Ltd, a molecular diagnostics company based in Wirral UK, announces significant expansion of its freeze dried (lyophilization) production service. Due to an increased demand of companies outsourcing their freeze-dried production of diagnostic kits, Biofortuna has invested in a new state of the art freeze-dryer together with additional climate control units. The additional freeze dr...

Telstar's Biological Safety Cabinets have been Recognized in China as High Quality Standard Medical Devices

Telstar has obtained the CFDA authorization license for the commercialization of its biologic safety cabinets for use as medical devices in medical centers and hospitals in China. The license recognizes that equipment designed and manufactured by Telstar is consistently produced and controlled in accordance with CFDA quality standards. In the laboratory field, Telstar manufactures various ranges...

Cancer Conference Poster Prize Winner

AMSBIO, regular sponsor of the annual Beatson International Cancer Conference announces that the winner of the AMSBIO-Trevigen prize for the best poster was Katarzyna Grzes - a PhD researcher specialising in Cell Signaling and Immunology at the University of Dundee (Scotland, UK). Miss Grzes was named as winner of the Poster Prize for the best presented and most interesting poster for her work ent...

WHO calls for stronger action on climate-related health risks

Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to reduce climate change and its consequences. For example, changes in energy and transport policies could save millions of lives annually from diseases caused by high levels of air pollution. The right energy and transport policies could also reduce the burden of disease associated with physical inactivity and traffic inj...

US rivals Pfizer and Merck team up for lung cancer

The two biggest rival US pharma firms have joined forces to help develop a new combination treatment for certain non-small cell lung cancer patients. The agreement will see Merck’s experimental PD-1 immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab combined with Pfizer’s new non-small cell cancer (NSCLC) drug Xalkori (crizotinib) in a Phase I study for patients with ALK-positive advanced or metastatic NSCLC. T...

UK nurse with Ebola given new drug in London

A British nurse was this weekend flown to a London hospital and is now being given an experimental drug after contracting the Ebola disease during his time volunteering in West Africa. William Pooley, a volunteer nurse at The Shepherd’s Hospice in Sierra Leone, is the first confirmed case of a Briton contracting the virus that has killed almost 1,500 people. Pooley was flown to Hampstead’s Roy...

Tuesday 26th August 2014

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo

On 26 August 2014, the Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur Province. The index case was a pregnant woman from Ikanamongo Village who butchered a bush animal that had been killed and given to her by her husband. She became ill with symptoms of EVD and reported to a private clini...

UC Davis researchers find that nanoparticles could provide applications to diagnose, treat cancer

Researchers have created dynamic nanoparticles that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer.

Hopkins researchers find that cancer leaves a common fingerprint on DNA

In a study of a broad variety of cancers, investigators say they have found widespread and distinctive changes to chemical marks known as methyl groups attached to DNA. Those marks help govern whether genes are turned “on” or “off,” and ultim...

Sarepta Enters into Partnership with Flagship Biosciences in Muscular Dystrophy

Cambridge, Mass. – Aug 20, 2014 – Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc, a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, and Flagship Biosciences LLC, a leading tissue-based companion diagnostics firm, today announced a multi-year, multi-product pa...

Why hospital CEOs are thinking about the air conditioning bill

Crain's Chicago Business August 26, 2014 As Advocate Health Care moves ahead on a $92 million expansion of Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill, it’s primarily concerned with adding three stories of private patient rooms. But it’s also focusing on the air conditioning system. In an industry being pushed to reduce everything from overnight stays to nursing staffs, energy efficien...

Genome exhibition to depart Smithsonian for multi-city tour

Enthusiasm for genomics grows with an estimated 3 million D.C. visitors to exhibition.

NIAMS welcomes five new advisory council members

The council comprises scientific and lay members who have expertise in the mission areas of the institute.


Search BioPortfolio:
Advertisement
Advertisement