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December 17, 2009
BASF Plant Science says it has entered into a license agreement with bio-venture company Genomine (Pohang, South Korea), and the Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/BASF-Plant-Science-Signs-License-Agreement-in-Korea_23586.html
December 9, 2009
The U.S. DOE, has awarded ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) $25 million to underpin the development of the firm’s technology to convert poplar trees and other biomass into fuels and high...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/DOE-Funds-Project-to-Use-Termite-Microbes-to-Make-Ethyl-Acetate_23362.html
December 3, 2009
Bayer CropScience and FuturaGene (London) have entered into a license agreement under which FuturaGene grants Bayer exclusive worldwide rights to use its drought tolerance technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Bayer-CropScience-and-FuturaGene-Sign-Cotton-Technology-Deal_23236.html
November 24, 2009
Lonza says it has entered into an agreement with biopharmaceutical company Micromet (Bethesda, MD) for the process development and manufacture of Micromet’s blinatumomab, a BiTE...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Lonza-Signs-Manufacturing-Deal-with-U-S-Biopharma-Firm_22968.html
November 18, 2009
A report on the impact of genetically modified (GM) crops after the first 13 years of commercial use in the U.S. finds that GM crops have increased overall pesticide use 318.4 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Report-GM-Crops-Increase-Pesticide-Use-Weed-Resistance_22862.html
November 10, 2009
The unit will be used to test and improve Futerro's two-step process, which entails fermentation of sugar from beets followed by polymerization of the monomer to produce biodegradable plastic granules....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Total-PLA-Joint-Venture-Starts-Up-Demo-Unit_22674.html
November 10, 2009
Lonza has disclosed that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Genmab’s antibody drug Arzerra, for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), will be manufactured by Lonza. Arzerra, also...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Lonza-to-Supply-Commercial-Volumes-of-Antibody-Drug_22673.html
November 3, 2009
Bayer CropScience says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Athenix (Research Triangle Park, NC), a privately held biotechnology company, for $365 million. Further...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Bayer-CropScience-Completes-Acquisition-of-U-S-Biotech-Firm-for-$365-Million_22542.html
November 3, 2009
Lonza says it has acquired Algonomics (Ghent, Belgium), a contract research organization providing integrated immunogenicity prediction services to support companies in the development...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Lonza-Acquires-Biotech-Service-Provider_22543.html
October 27, 2009
Syngenta says its newly-established Syngenta Ventures corporate venture capital subsidiary, has made an equity investment in Metabolon (Durham, NC), a privately-held biotechnology...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Syngenta-Invests-in-U-S-Biotech-Firm_22335.html
October 20, 2009
The Eden Trust (Bodelva, U.K.), a charity group, houses a tropical rainforest in one of the world’s largest greenhouses located in a former quarry pit. In the 10 years that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Biomaterials-End-Users-Seek-New-Wave-of-Applications_22018.html
October 16, 2009
Lonza says it has acquired the preclinical cell and molecular biology assets of Simbiosys Biowares India (Bangalore, India), a biology outsourcing company. In a separate move, Merck...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Merck-KGaA-and-Lonza-Make-Bioscience-Acquisitions-in-Bangalore-India_22041.html
October 9, 2009
Monsanto says it has been cooperating with Department of Justice (DOJ) officials in the government’s investigation into its seed licensing practices, which Monsanto’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Monsanto-Targeted-in-U-S-Antitrust-Inquiry-Update_21961.html
October 7, 2009
Monsanto reported a net loss of $233 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended August 31, compared with a net loss of $172 million in the same period last year. The company attributes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Monsantos-Loss-Widens-Glyphosate-Sales-Fall_21923.html
October 2, 2009
Sanofi-Aventis (Paris) says it has entered into an exclusive global collaboration and licensing agreement with biotechnology company Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Sanofi-Aventis-Signs-Licensing-Agreement-with-U-S-Biotech-Firm_21788.html
September 30, 2009
BASF has announced that it is partnering with Purac, a subsidiary of lactic acid producer CSM (Amsterdam), to coproduce succinic acid from renewable raw materials. The companies say...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/BASF-and-Dutch-Firm-Take-the-Bio-Succinic-Route_21729.html
September 28, 2009
The market for industrial enzymes will increase on average by 6.3%/year rising to $7 billion in 2013, according to a new report by market research firm Freedonia (Cleveland, OH)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Global-Enzymes-Market-Set-to-Hit-$7-Billion-in-2013_21382.html
September 23, 2009
A federal court has ruled that the USDA did not properly assess the environmental impacts of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) sugar beet. The Center for Food Safety and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Court-Finds-USDA-Erred-in-Assessment-of-Monsanto-Sugar-Beet_21587.html
September 22, 2009
Environmental group WWF has called for stronger political backing of the industrial biotech sector so that its potential may be fully realised. WWF says that the broad adoption of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Industrial-Biotech-Could-Save-2-5-Billion-m-t-year-of-CO2_21561.html
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