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16:47 EDT 18th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

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

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Friday 18th April 2014

Mira Rehab sign up to ComplianceControl Centre

Mira Rehab, which has developed an innovative software application, developed specifically to enhance the delivery of physical therapy, by gamifying home-exercises, has recently signed up to ComplianceControl Centre, an Electronic Document and Qualit...

Oldest Sample of Earth's Crust Dated Using CAMECA Instrumentation

International Research Team Relies on CAMECA Atom Probe and Ion Mass Spectrometer to Determine Age and Geochemistry of 4.4-Billion-Year-Old Australian Zircon Crystal An international team of geoscientists, utilizing advanced microanalytical instruments, has determined that a tiny fragment of zircon crystal from Western Australia is about 4.4 billion years old, making it the oldest confir...

Optimal for Size-Reduction with Minimal Cleaning Effort - FRITSCH Cutting Mills!

Ideal for size reduction of soft to medium-hard, tough-elastic and fibrous materials as well as for heterogeneous mixtures. They are indispensable in the areas of environment, plastics, agriculture, forestry, construction materials, textiles, chemistry and as well as for analytic and sample preparation for RoHS-analysis. A particularly important criterion for a Cutting Mill is the question how fas...

Eliminate Tedious Sample Preparation with Laboratory Automation from Tecan

Tecan offers a wide range of laboratory automation solutions for mass spectrometry (MS) sample preparation, ensuring there is a system to meet your workflow and throughput needs. From solid phase extraction and liquid-liquid extraction to protein precipitation and straightforward ‘dilute and shoot’ methods, Tecan provides seamless automation of routine sample preparation applications,...

Redipor 2014-2015 Price List Details Extensive Ready-To-Use Culture Media Range

Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in products for environmental monitoring and process validation, have announced the availability of their new Redipor® prepared microbiological media range price list for 2014-2015. Detailing Cherwell’s extensive range of ready-to-use culture media in bottles and plates, the new prices are available on request. Manufactured at Cherwell’s ISO9001...

Fast and Accurate Isocratic Method to Determine Ammonia in Adenosine

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed an ion chromatography (IC)-based method for the determination of ammonia in adenosine that can easily meet the sensitivity requirements in the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) adenosine monograph.

Traceable Tissue Storage Solution

Micronic has launched a new externally threaded 3.00ml tube that provides a fully traceable storage solution for tissue samples. With a unique 2-dimensional Data Matrix code laser encrypted on the tube bottom, and large human readable code on the tube sidewall – Micronic 3.00ml tissue tubes provide easy and unambiguous identification and storage of your donor and transplant samples.  Th...

Regulatory principles for biosimilar monoclonal antibodies

It is sometimes argued that there is less clinical evidence for biosimilars. However, Tsiftsoglou and co-authors pointed out that European Medicines Agency (EMA) guidelines for biosimilars are not primarily driven by feasibility considerations or to...

Biosimilars knowledge gap needs addressing

The European Generic medicines Association (EGA) has called upon national authorities and medical societies to actively engage in reducing the knowledge gap about biosimilars.

Thursday 17th April 2014

FDA releases bioequivalence guidance for 26 generics

On 2 April 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released 26 new draft guidance documents on the bioequivalence requirements for the development of generic drugs in question.

Long-term safety study of biosimilar anti-TNF initiated

The Polish Society of Gastroenterology is starting an observational trial to study the long-term safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) antibodies, including biosimilars, in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to Clinica...

Positive impact of a value-based approach to health care

A study into the use of value-based benefit design (VBBD) for members of an employee health benefits programme demonstrated that such a programme can have a positive impact on adherence and cost outcomes [1].

Results of clinical trials in Europe to be made publicly available

It will soon be the law in Europe for all clinical drug trials to be registered and the results reported on a publicly-accessible database. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted on 2 April 2014 by a huge majority to adopt the Clinical Trial...

Cost-cutting in Europe may affect generics sustainability

According to a presentation by Mr Victor Lino Mendonça, the continued focus on short-term cost containment measures may lead to an unsustainable market environment for generics and biosimilars in the European Union (EU). Mr Mendonça gave his presen...

Sun Pharma to acquire Ranbaxy creating 5th largest generics firm

India-based Sun Pharmaceutical (Sun Pharma) announced on 6 April 2014 that the company had agreed to acquire rival generics maker Ranbaxy Laboratories (Ranbaxy) in an all-stock deal worth US$3.2 billion.

World Biosimilar Congress 2014

World Biosimilar Congress 2014 11-12 November 2013Geneva, Switzerland

Field Fisher Waterhouse becomes OBN Corporate Sponsor supporting UK life sciences (News)

17 April 2014: London and Oxford, UK – OBN, the UK membership organisation supporting emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors, is pleased to announce that Field ...

Österreichische Unternehmen suchen Risikokapital in Irland

Investoren für  innovative Lösungen in der Medizintechnik gesucht Sechs Milliarden Euro in einem Saal: Das ist der Wert an Venture Capital, das auf der IN3-Konferenz in Dublin vertreten war. Grund genug für fünf österreichische Unternehmen mit...

Jump-starting natural resilience reverses stress susceptibility

Compensatory response shields mice from depression-like behaviors – NIH-funded study.

New NIST Publication on AFM-IR has Implications for Catalysis Research

Anasys Instruments reports on a new publication from their nanoIR users at NIST which assess the chemical composition of a metal-organic framework with nanoscale resolution. The publication may be accessed in the leading journal “Angewandte Chemie International Edition.” Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), in collaboration with researchers fro...

Scientists publish new data explaining the decline of giant animals in the Basin of Mexico

Scientists from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo and the United States Geological Survey have reported new data that shows how a volcanic event might have wiped out mammoths including sabre-toothed cats, in the Basin of Mexico. They have discovered that the extinction could have been caused by a series of volcanic events and therefore...

Techne’s new in situ hybridisation adapter delivers a quick, economical solution for 96-well thermal cycler owners

Techne has extended its Prime range of thermal cyclers with the addition of a new in situ hybridisation adapter. This new innovation allows users to utilise the high performance of the Prime 96 x 0.2ml thermal cycler in an even greater range of applications. By simply inserting the adapter, a standard thermal cycler is instantly converted to an in situ instrument capable of accommodating up to 4 s...

Diatron Introduces New 3-Part Differential Hematology Analyzer

The new Abacus 3CT is a compact, bench-top, flexible 3-part differential analyzer which now offers 22 parameters to deliver even more patient data, and with its cap piercing capability, it can be used with sample tubes that are open or closed for greater convenience. As part of the Diatron continuous update program - which ensures that Diatron products meet customer requirements in line with chang...

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Brings Remote Control, Advanced Networking and Multiuser Management to Avanti High Performance Centrifuges

The JXN-26 Enhances Workflows in Research and Bioprocessing Combining high performance and application versatility, Avanti JXN-26 centrifuges from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences offer laboratories an intuitive interface and advanced data management features that expand functionality and flexibility to free user time in research and bioproduction. The instruments can be run from an Apple iOS or Andr...

Wednesday 16th April 2014

ZEISS iPad Imaging App Labscope Connects Labs and Classrooms

Traditional learning environments are becoming digital classrooms ZEISS launches its new iPad imaging app Labscope at Analytica 2014 in Munich. The app communicates with ZEISS microscopes that have the new version of the microscope camera Axiocam ERc 5s. The iPad accesses the microscope camera via WiFi. This allows users to view the live image in high definition (HD) on the iPad and to take pictur...


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