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04:50 EDT 31st August 2015 | BioPortfolio

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Monday 31st August 2015

Ultra Fast UV Imaging Unlocks Mechanism of Plasma Modification

Specialised Imaging reports on how the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology eV is using an optimised version of its SIM Framing Camera to make ultra fast UV measurements of the mechanism of plasma being used to modify the electrical properties of polymer films. The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology eV (INP Greifswald) is the largest non-university research institut...

Science and Creativity Come Together with Spectroscopy and Pyrotechnics

Ocean Optics’ spectrometer assures special effects color purity and safety for Le Maitre Spectrometers from Ocean Optics are being used by Le Maitre Ltd (Surrey, England) to ensure the quality and safety of its close proximity pyrotechnics. Ocean Optics spectrometers measure plasma emission and emissive color of effects used in theater productions, concerts, and sporting events. The measurem...

Microscopy Today Innovation Award for ZEISS MultiSEM 505 Scanning Electron Microscope

ZEISS MultiSEM 505 has been selected by a team of judges from Microscopy Today magazine as a recipient of the 2015 Microscopy Today Innovation Award. The world’s fastest scanning electron microscope (SEM) is regarded as a significant high-technology product that advances microscopy in several areas and makes new scientific investigations possible. As the first multiple-beam SEM in the ...

Multi User Evaporator System for University Labs

Designed to concentrate or completely dry samples the EZ-2 from Genevac is the evaporator of choice for hundreds of academic groups in chemistry, pharmacology, biology, natural product and environmental science departments worldwide. Benefiting from a suite of pre-programmed methods the EZ-2 evaporator has proven highly popular in multi-user environments. Running the EZ-2 evaporator is highly intu...

Sunday 30th August 2015

Gifford Medical Center Earns EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

Gifford Medical Center August 13, 2015 Gifford exteriorGifford Medical Center was notified this week that it has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification. The national certification signifies that the building meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA and performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energ...

Friday 28th August 2015

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...

Daily Diversion: 3M has fun with science

3M, makers of Post-it Note and other household and office supplies,  recently uploaded a video of its own Rube Goldberg machine to its YouTube page. read more

Alvogen to acquire 4 Pfizer products

Lesley ThulinAlvogen on Wednesday announced that it will acquire a portfolio of four pharmaceutical products in the United States from Pfizer. read more

CDC: Vaccination exemption levels low, infant vaccination rates high

Lesley ThulinVaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationwide, according to the week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. read more

Novo Nordisk acquires 2 biopharma companies

David Salazar The transaction, whose details won’t be disclosed, is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015. read more

FDA approves Synjardy tablets

Lesley ThulinThe Food and Drug Administration has a new diabetes treatment developed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co. read more

NHS approves electronic consent technology in clinical trials

Clinical technology and services company Mytrus has announced that its software platform for electronic informed consent has received approval for use by Britain's National Health Service (NHS); the first time e-Consent technology will be used in a trial in England. California-based Mytrus also had the accolade of producing the first electronic informed consent technology approved for use in a cli...

Head & Shoulders names Odell Beckham Jr. as hair ambassador

Lesley ThulinHead & Shoulders, the official shampoo of the NFL, announced on Friday that New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is the company’s newest hair ambassador. read more

E-prescribing controlled substances now legal nationwide

Lesley ThulinVermont on Friday became the last state in the nation to legalize electronic prescriptions for controlled substances — a measure that many states have adopted as a way to combat the abuse of controlled substances and prevent individuals from resorting to fraudulent paper prescriptions. read more

Young children receiving new meningitis vaccine can benefit from paracetamol

The meningococcal group B (MenB) Bexsero vaccine will be added to the NHS childhood immunisation programme in England from 1 September 2015.

Perrigo closes GSK OTC portfolio acquisition

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Amgen receives FDA approval for PCKS9 inhibitor Repatha

Amgen announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its new cholesterol treatment Repatha (evolocumab) injection. read more

Amgen receives FDA approval for PCKS9-inhibitor Repatha

Amgen announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its new cholesterol treatment Repatha (evolocumab) injection. read more

Ulta roars ahead in Q2

Marianne WilsonFast-growing Ulta Beauty shows no signs of losing its momentum as the specialty retailer reported better than-expected results for the second quarter and raised its guidance. read more

Lifeway Foods expands Protein Kefir distribution

Lesley ThulinLifeway Foods, a supplier of kefir cultured dairy products, on Thursday announced that the company’s Protein Kefir product has expanded its distribution to Harris Teeter.  read more

Mylan shareholders approve proposed Perrigo acquisition

David SalazarMylan will now move forward with its plans to tender a formal offer directly to Perrigo’s shareholders.  read more

Shire to use new suppliers to up production of HAE drug filtered from US plasma

Shire will use contractors to increase production of Cinryze, the half billion dollar-a-year Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) drug it bought with ViroPharma in 2014.   

Immatics GmbH founds $60m US T-cell spin-out

German biotech Immatics and the University of Texas have spent $60m on spin-out Immatics US to specialise in adoptive cellular therapies (ACT) for cancer.

Hepalink adding biologics CDMO Cytovance in $200m acquisition

API supplier Hepalink will buy Cytovance for $206m (€183m) in a deal the biologics CDMO says will help expedite its expansion plans.

Target six high-risk drugs during medication reviews, say researchers

Researchers have identified six high-risk medicines or combinations of high-risk medicines that should be targeted in medicines reviews to reduce iatrogenic disease in older people.