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June 29, 2009
Syngenta says that in two separate deals it has licensed a gene stacking technology for use in sugarcane and a nematode-resistance candidate gene for use in soybeans....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Syngenta-Licenses-Soybean-and-Sugarcane-Technologies_19845.html
June 26, 2009
A small field located more than 1,500 meters above sea-level at the foot of a Swiss mountain is an unlikely place for a chemical company to source raw materials. Yet this field, near...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/DSM-Picks-Alpine-Flowers-to-Take-Cosmetic-Ingredients-to-New-Heights_19795.html
June 22, 2009
Add Food Service will distribute Verenium's Fuelzyme and Veretase enzymes in Europe and other areas outside of North America. The two companies will also jointly pursue the development of additional enzyme products for starch processing and the starch-based ethanol industry in Europe and North America....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Verenium-Names-European-Distributor_19702.html
June 15, 2009
Lonza says it has entered into an agreement with biopharmaceutical company Elusys Therapeutics (Pine Brook, NJ) for the production of Anthim, a therapeutic monoclonal antibody in late...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Lonza-Signs-Manufacturing-Deal-with-Biopharma-Firm_19594.html
June 12, 2009
DSM says it has agreed to acquire privately held biotechnology company Biopract (Berlin). Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition of Biopract will serve as an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/DSM-Buys-Biotech-Firm_19481.html
June 12, 2009
LyondellBasell says it has begun modifying its Channelview, TX methyl tert -butyl ether capacity to enable it to add production of bio-based ethyl tert -butyl ether (ETBE) to the site...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/LyondellBasell-Plans-Bio-Based-ETBE_19494.html
June 12, 2009
AgraQuest Capitalizes on Disease-Control and Higher Yield Trends Biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) was founded in 1995 on the principle that the natural world is fertile ground...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Biopesticide-Firm-Sees-a-Green-Future_19523.html
June 12, 2009
Nester Oil and Stora Enso, a forestry products company, have started up a biomass-to-liquids demonstration plant at Varkaus, Finland. The two firms are 50/50 joint partners in NSE...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Neste-Inaugurates-Biofuels-Demonstration-Plant_19473.html
June 8, 2009
Verenium (Cambridge, MA) a biotech start up, faces the risk of a delay in the construction of its planned commercial cellulosic ethanol facility as well as risks to its enzymes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Verenium-Analyst-Highlights-Risk-of-Plant-Delay_19403.html
June 8, 2009
Genomatica (San Diego, CA), a biotech firm, has appointed Christophe Schilling, president and co-founder of the company as CEO. Schilling replaces Chris Gann who was appointed to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Genomatica-Engineers-Leadership-Change_19399.html
June 2, 2009
DSM says it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately held biotechnology company Biopract (Berlin). Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/DSM-Acquires-German-Biotech-Firm_19321.html
May 28, 2009
Lonza says it is in negotiations with the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (Hyderabad, India), a government agency, for the acquisition or lease of land at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Lonza-Plans-R-and-D-and-Manufacturing-Facilities-in-India_19213.html
May 26, 2009
The development of novel bioprocesses for producing chemicals is accelerating at a pace never seen before, thanks to the convergence of sophisticated information technology (IT)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Industrial-Biotechnology-Heading-Toward-a-Wealth-of-New-Opportunities_19098.html
May 21, 2009
The age-old rivalry between Coke and Pepsi has taken a new turn, with both companies claiming leadership in bioplastics packaging.   Pepsi – which, like its rival, produces...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Bioplastics-Anything-You-Can-Do-_19036.html
May 19, 2009
Lonza says it will build a new cell therapy manufacturing facility in Singapore to expand its global presence and to meet the growing worldwide demand for cell therapies. The facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Lonza-to-Build-Cell-Therapy-Production-Facility-in-Singapore_18952.html
May 12, 2009
U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu has disclosed that the U.S. DOE plans to stop funding R&D on fuel cell vehicles. “We are moving away from funding vehicular hydrogen fuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/U-S-DOE-to-Withdraw-Fuel-Cell-R-and-D-Restart-Funding-for-FutureGen-Project_18880.html
May 8, 2009
Sanofi-Aventis (Paris) says it has started up the “Biolaunch project” at its Vitry-sur-Seine (France) pharmaceutical production site. The €200-million ($266 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Sanofi-Aventis-to-Establish-Biotech-Facility-in-France_18810.html
May 8, 2009
Süd-Chemie and Linde have started up a pilot plant for a process jointly developed by the two firms to manufacture biofuels from cereal straw and other cellulosic biomass. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Sud-Chemie-and-Linde-Start-Straw-to-Biofuels-Pilot-Plant_18748.html
May 5, 2009
At issue is DuPont's use of Monsanto's Roundup Ready herbicide-tolerant trait stacked with Pioneer Hi-Bred's Optimum GAT glyphosate-tolerant trait in soybeans....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Monsanto-Files-Suit-Against-Pioneer-Updated_18688.html
April 22, 2009
Venture capital investment in U.S. Biotech firms during the first quarter of the year fell 47%, compared with the year-ago period, to $3 billion, according to a report by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/biotech/Venture-Capital-Investment-in-U-S-Biotech-Hits-12-year-Low_18396.html
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