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News about Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

19:50 EDT 24th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

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

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Thursday 24th April 2014

Tiziana Life Sciences Starts Trading on AIM (News)

24 April 2014: London, UK - Tiziana Life Sciences PLC announces that it has joined the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and dealings on AIM in its ordinary shares commenced today at 8:00 ...

Channel makeover bioengineered to switch off neurons

Leaps orders of magnitude beyond existing tools – NIH study.

Profits slump at AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca has continued its poor run of form, with operating profit in the first quarter of 2014 falling 40% on the same period last year to $836 million. Revenue for the first three months rose 3% year-on-year to $6.42 billion, and AstraZeneca has put a brave face on the profit nosedive - with chief executive Pascal Soriot pointing to ‘continued momentum across the business’. read more

Merck Millipore and VWR Extend Western European Distribution Agreement

Provides VWR access to more Merck Millipore products and reagents for chemical and microbiological analysis Merck Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck, today announced a new non-exclusive, preferred distribution agreement for Western Europe with VWR a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services. The contract includes a range of Merck Millipore products and reagents...

Sovaldi performs for Gilead

Gilead Sciences’ once-daily, oral hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi has returned better than expected figures in the first quarter of the year. Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), which costs $1,000 per pill, was shown the green light from the European Commission in January, a month after being approved in the US. It had sales of $2.27 billion in the first three months of 2014, beating an average of analyst estim...

An Integrated Approach to Clinical Genetics Research

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), The Molecular Genetics Company, has produced a new whitepaper titled ‘Comprehensive genomic analysis – complementing sequencing with high-resolution CNV detection’. The free, downloadable whitepaper provides researchers with an opportunity to explore the latest strategies in the genomic characterisation of complex disorders, and to discover how, when...

Link’s New Modifier for Improved Oligo Delivery

Link Technologies Ltd, an ISO 9001:2008 certified specialist oligonucleotide reagent manufacturer, has expanded its range of lipophilic modifiers for the effective delivery of oligonucleotides into cells. As oligos continue to be of interest in drug discovery, offering exciting potential as therapeutic agents, there is an increasing demand for improved oligo delivery techniques. Link’s...

Cheminert® C55 Integrated HPLC Selector

VICI Valco’s new Cheminert C55 Series Selectors are compact assemblies designed specifically to be built into an OEM system. Using the well-proven Cheminert HPLC injector design and the 24 volt motor from our popular microelectric actuators, the C55 needs only to be connected to the instrument’s power supply. Control is simplified to require a single momentary contact closure that step...

Video Introduction to Automated Microplate Sample Drying

Porvair Sciences has announced a new video that provides an informative introduction to the Ultravap Mistral - a next generation robot-compatible dry down station designed to remove the 'bottleneck' of solvent evaporation from microplates. Drawing upon Porvair’s market leading position in nitrogen blow down evaporation – the UltraVap Mistral offers a simple, tu...

Boost Throughput and Walkaway times with Tecan’s new Nested LiHa Disposable Tips

The demand for ever-increasing throughput means that many laboratories are looking for solutions to increase the capacity of their automated systems. Tecan has created Nested LiHa Disposable Tips specifically to meet this need, allowing up to five racks of the new 350 μl tips to be stacked on a single SLAS-format carrier. This space-saving solution allows optimized use of deck space, minim...

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

‘Hands-On’ LC, LC/MS, GC & GC/MS training from Hichrom

Hichrom has announced an expansion to its range of training courses and seminars to include a range of practical ‘Hands-On’ courses covering all aspects of LC, LC/MS, GC and GC/MS including Advanced GC Injection Techniques. Additionally, Hichrom is now able to offer courses covering areas such as Sample Preparation, Ion Chromatography, Practical Laboratory Skills, Data Handling and mo...

April 2014 FOCUS NEWSLETTER

April 2014 Focus Inside this issue: From the Board Chair        Company Spotlight:   Atlas Biologicals             Bioscience 2   Groundbreaking...

AMSBIO Opens New North American HQ for US Subsidiary - AMSBIO LLC. (News)

22 April 2014: Abingdon, UK & Cambridge, USA - AMSBIO has announced the opening of a new North American headquarters with executive management facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts ...

Latest Cell Therapy Catapult Databases Indicate Growing UK Cell Therapy Sector (News)

23 April 2014: London, UK - The Cell Therapy Catapult, which is focused on the development of the UK cell therapy industry to increase the nation's health and wealth, has published annual updates to ...

CINETIQUE Translations successfully passed the recertification audit according to ISO 9001:2008

CINETIQUE Translations, a company that provides specialist language services for the life sciences, pharmaceutical, medical, engineering and manufacturing sectors, is proud to announce its receipt of ISO 9001:2008 certification for the third year run...

Edwards Analytical sign up to ComplianceControl Centre

Edwards Analytical, an independent consultancy used primarily for bespoke analysis and evaluation of packaging materials, particularly for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and food industries, has recently signed up to ComplianceControl Centre, an Elec...

PrimeVigilance Receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Published date:  23/04/2014 Summary:  PrimeVigilance Limited (PrimeVigilance), the specialist pharmacovigilance service provider, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014 in the nternational Trade Category. PrimeVigilance Limited (PrimeVigil...

Valeant makes $45.7 billion Allergan offer

In the latest proposal in a flurry of merger and acquisition activity in the pharma sector, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International wants to take over Allergan. Valeant is offering $45.7 billion in cash and shares for the Botox manufacturer, giving Allergan investors $48.30 in cash and $0.83 of a Valeant stock for each share, and overall a 43% stake in the new venture. Backing Valeant is Pershing Sq...

NICE rejects Kadcyla

NICE has delivered a severe blow to Roche by rejecting its breast cancer ‘smart bomb’ Kadcyla for NHS use in draft guidance. Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine) which was approved a year ago in the US and launched in February in the UK, combines the manufacturer’s ageing breast cancer brand Herceptin (trastuzumab) and ImmunoGen’s DM1 chemotherapy in one molecule. read more

Thermo Fisher Scientific Expands Chromatography Portfolio Integrated to Waters Empower CDS

Analytical laboratories standardized on the Waters® Empower® Chromatography Data System (CDS) now have a wider choice of Thermo Scientific chromatography systems and modules which can be integrated into this environment. Users of Thermo Scientific Dionex UltiMate 3000 series UHPLC and HPLC systems can now drive Thermo Scientific Dionex Corona Veo charged aerosol detectors and Thermo Scient...

Children’s Oncology Hospital Units utilise TAP’s Fill-It System for Immunotherapy Research To Determine Optimal Dose of Cancer Therapies and Create Stocks of Consistent, High Quality Product for Clinical Trials

TAP Biosystems, (now part of the Sartorius Stedim Biotech Group), a leading supplier of innovative cell culture systems and consumables for life science applications, today announced its Fill-It™, automated cryovial filling system is being routinely used in clinical trials of novel cell-based cancer immunotherapies at children’s oncology units in three major US hospitals. The system i...

New Study Highlights Benefits of Combining Light Scattering and Refractive Index Detectors Designed Specifically for UHPLC Applications

Latest Application Note from Wyatt Technology Demonstrates How Absolute Molar Mass can be Measured Using UHPLC SEC-MALS Wyatt Technology Corporation, the world leader in absolute macromolecular characterization instrumentation and software, has announced the availability of a new application note which outlines the combined use of the Wyatt μDAWN™ multi-angle light scattering (MALS) detec...

High-Throughput Label-Free Interaction Analysis made Easy with EzPlex

HORIBA Scientific is pleased to announce the launch of EzPlex, the new flagship instrument of the label-free molecular interaction platform based on Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging (SPRi). EzPlex gives quantitative and qualitative information on multiplex molecular interaction assays involving oligonucleotides, oligosaccharides, proteins, antibodies, aptamers or even cells and bacteria. The imag...

GSK and Novartis sign multi-billion dollar deal

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis are radically shaking up their businesses, starting up a joint venture while selling off major parts of their companies to one another. The manufacturers are going to combine their consumer health units under GSK’s majority (63.5%) control, while also in effect swapping some of their major assets. GSK will sell its cancer portfolio to Novartis for a maximum of $16 bi...

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Viral Like Particles Based Chikungunya Vaccines

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is mosquito-borne alphavirus endemic in Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. In 2013 CHIKV infection has also emerged in the Caribbean and a pandemic of CHIKV has re-emerged in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. Currently, there is no vaccine available for the prevention of CHIKV infection and no specific therapy exists to treat the illness. Researchers a...


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