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News about Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

07:25 EDT 25th July 2014 | BioPortfolio

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

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Friday 25th July 2014

Rapid Determination of Myo-Inositol in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a high-performance anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection method, based on AOAC Official Method 2011.18, to determine free and bound myo-inositol in infant formula and adult nutritionals. Application Note (AN) 1083: Determination of Myo-Inositol (Free and Bound as Phosphatidylinositol) in Infant Formula and Adult Nutri...

Opportunities Ripe For Pharmaceutical Companies in Ghana and Nigeria, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Strong business opportunities exist for big pharmaceutical and generic pharmaceutical companies in Ghana and Nigeria. This is of no surprise as the tropical climate of Africa makes the continent a hotbed for infectious diseases, particularly malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS. Outbreaks of polio, meningitis, cholera, pandemic influenza, yellow fever, measles, hepatitis and tetanus are also frequent. T...

Battling Antibiotic Resistance New QuickFISH Rapid Pathogen Species Diagnostic Test could help

It was recently announced that the Longitude Prize 2014 will focus on the ability to “create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections” to help combat the scourge of antibiotic resistant microbial infection, putting this critical and growing problem under the spotlight again.  The AdvanDx QuickFISH test, exclusively available in...

High Vacuum Benchtop Solvent Evaporator

The EZ-2 Elite Centrifugal Evaporator from Genevac has been designed to provide unmatched final drying of stubborn samples and fast lyophilisation of HPLC fractions Benefiting from a high performance scroll pump, that delivers deep vacuum, the EZ-2 Elite is able to  routinely remove even very high boiling solvents such as DMSO and NMP. In addition internal heating of vapour duct and system co...

Vacuum Jacketed Reactor System

Asynt reports that its ReactoMate Reactor System, with glass vacuum jacket option, offers outstanding thermal performance thereby improving control of reactions. By reducing heat loss / gain the glass vacuum jacket enables faster rates of heating and uses less energy to cool the system, also lower temperatures can potentially be achieved than vessels without a vacuum jacket. In addition the vacuum...

More action needed on antibiotic resistance

Pharma and governments need to put their heads together urgently in order to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), warn manufacturers and researchers.  AMR – which encompasses resistance to antibiotics and other drugs to treat infections caused by microbes such as parasites, viruses and fungi – has been grabbing headlines this year.  Image caption: ...

Thursday 24th July 2014

GMP Upgrade for Sterile Stopper Handling

In 2011 the State Food and Drug Administration of China (SFDA) published a revised version of the GMP regulation. Hence, all new and upgraded manufacturing facilities will need to comply with these requirements with strict deadlines for existing manu...

TSB backing for Zilico

Manchester Science Park-based medical products developer Zilico has secured funding from the Technology Strategy Board to develop a new device for the detection of oral cancer.Funding has been provided from the Biomedical Catalyst Feasibility and...

Efficacy of new malaria drug proven using synchrotron light

The study was led by the UPC Department of Chemical Engineering 

ChromaTrap™ Helps Advance Research into Women`s Reproductive Health

An informative video interview with Professor Steve Conlan of the College of Medicine at Swansea University (UK) highlights the latest research developments in women’s reproductive health using unique molecular biology tools.

NICE extends recommendation for Efient

In updated guidance NICE has extended its recommendation of Efient (prasugrel) in combination with aspirin for preventing blood clots in people with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) or who are having a procedure to widen narrowed arteries in the heart. The once-daily, oral antiplatelet was previously used as an option for preventing atherothrombotic events only when immediate primary percutaneous in...

FDA approves Gilead’s blood cancer drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Gilead Sciences new treatment Zydelig (idelalisib) to treat three types of blood cancer.  The US regulator has given the all clear to the drug for patients with forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, follicular lymphoma and small lymphocytic lymphoma.  read more

Mini Viewing Cabinet Produces BIG Results!

The compact, lightweight CM-10MP mini viewing cabinet is perfect for any type of laboratory application requiring high-contrast fluorescence analysis.  It is also excellent for viewing TLC plates and for quality control inspection of PC boards. Weighing only 4 lbs. (1.8 kg), it can be conveniently carried from place to place.  With its compact dimensions of 8.75W x 10L x 4.5”H (22....

Lab M Extends Ready-to-Reconstitute Media Range with Launch of µPrep™ Half Fraser Broth ISO (+FAC)

Lab M has launched µPrep™ Half Fraser Broth ISO (+FAC), the latest addition to the company’s µPrep range of convenient, ready-to-reconstitute microbiological culture media.  Designed for use in the isolation of Listeria spp. from foodstuffs, this complete primary enrichment broth is supplied sterile in a highly robust bag, which simply requires the addition of water.&n...

genOway Offers Industry Scientists Immediate Access to EUCOMM Conditional KO Mouse Models

genOway guarantees freedom to operate (FTO) and offers important gains in conditional knockout development time for industry scientists  GenOway (Alternext-NYSE Euronext: ALGEN; ISIN: FR0004053510), the biotechnology company dedicated to the development of genetically modified animal models, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (UK) and Helmholtz Zentrum München (Germany), members of the...

d3 Medicine LLC and Viroclinics Biosciences BV Form Virology Drug Development Alliance to Serve the Biopharmaceutical Industry

d3 Medicine LLC and Viroclinics Biosciences BV announced today that they have signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to provide biopharmaceutical customers with an integrated solution to accelerate the preclinical and clinical development of drugs, biologicals, vaccines and diagnostics targeting viral infectious diseases. The alliance leverages the strengths of the two companie...

Synexus Earns its Place in Sunday Times’ League Table

Synexus, the world's largest multi-national company entirely focused on the recruitment and running of clinical trials has been identified as a top player in the prestigious annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table, published on Sunday, 13 July, 2014. This lists private companies with the fastest growing international sales. To achieve a listing in the league table, companies...

BMJ investigation raises new concerns over Pradaxa

An investigation by The BMJ has raised fresh concerns about Boehringer’s top-selling blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) and the regulatory decisions that led to its approval. The report says that company’s information about the benefits of monitoring blood levels of the drug – and how this would reduce the risk of major bleeding in patients taking the drug – was not shared with regulators....

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Top Translation Tip #8: Think about cultural differences or sensitivities

Published date:  23/07/2014 Summary:  Top Translation Tip #8: Think about cultural differences or sensitivities Normal 0 false false false EN-GB ZH-CN AR-SA First Edition Translations Ltd read more

Another major drop in sales for GSK

GlaxoSmithKline posted a 4% slide in revenue for the second quarter today as its recovery from a slew of patent expiries drags on. So poor were its sales (on a constant exchange basis) that the firm has been forced to cut its 2014 outlook, as its big-selling lung drug Advair took a generic hit in Europe. Total revenue for the second quarter totalled £5.56 billion ($9.48 billion) but analysts had...

Epistem announces collaborative funding agreement with Global Health Investment Fund I, LLC.

Epistem Holdings Plc (LSE: EHP) (Epistem), the personalised medicine and biotechnology company, is pleased to announce today that it has entered into a collaborative funding agreement with the Global Health Investment Fund I, LLC (GHIF) to support th...

TCGA researchers identify four subtypes of stomach cancer

Stomach cancers fall into four distinct molecular subtypes researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Network have found.

Complete Range of Borosilicate Glass Culture Tubes

Denville Scientific offers a complete range of NEW Borosilicate glass Culture Tubes. Denville Scientific’s glass culture tubes are made from quality borosilicate glass to reduce pH changes and contaminants that can be leached from soda lime glass tubes. They are neatly packed in heavy-duty boxes of 250 and shrink wrapped to keep them particle free. The boxes are compact and designed to fit i...

New Epoch™ 2 Provides Enhanced User Interface for Spectral Absorbance Detection

BioTek proudly unveils the new Epoch™ 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer. Epoch 2 is the first reader to combine a large touchscreen and full onboard data analysis software for simplified and efficient operation and reporting of absorbance-based detection workflows. The 10-inch color touch screen interface offers an enhanced user experience, with intuitive navigation and a high resolution displa...

Vaportec Innovation Reflected in Dichroic Mirror

One of the many key features of Vapourtec’s (Suffolk, UK) recently launched UV-150 Photochemical Reactor is the patented Dichroic Mirror that allows for better temperature control during continuous process photochemistry experiments. The mirror’s reflective coating allows for the efficient absorption and despatch of heat in terms of infrared wavelengths whilst reflecting ultraviol...


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