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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...
April 20, 2009
Microbia (Lexington, MA), a specialty chemicals company developing two carotenoid products, expects to commercialize its first two products by the end of 2010. The company recently...
April 13, 2009
Synthetic biology firm Verdezyne (Carlsbad, CA) says it has signed a contract with Novozymes to optimize selected genes that encode industrial enzymes....
April 2, 2009
BASF says it has begun taking steps to commercialize a strain of Lactobacillus, a pro-biotic micro-organism, which it has engineered to protect against bacteria that cause cavities in...
March 19, 2009
Food ingredients giant Danisco has reported a loss of DK698 million ($123 million) for the company’s fiscal third quarter ended January 31. Corresponding sales were up 4% to...
March 16, 2009
Wacker Chemie says it has opened a previously announced new process-development unit for the production of pharmaceutical proteins, or biologics, at Jena, Germany. The new unit...
March 10, 2009
Merck & Co (Whitehouse Station, NJ) and Schering-Plough (Kenilworth, NJ) say their board of directors have approved a definitive merger agreement under which Merck will acquire...
February 23, 2009
Capturing the Potential of Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology (CLIB; Duesseldorf), a biotech innovation network featuring 60 member companies, is drawing industry interest by...
October 3, 2008
Lonza says it has entered into a global manufacturing, sales, and distribution agreement with biopharmaceutical company Crucell (Leiden, Netherlands) for Permexcis, a cell culture...
October 3, 2008
The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass) says it has opened a fully automated biopharma pilot plant and a lab, with equipment and services worth $600,000 donated by Invensys...
July 25, 2008
BASF says it has initiated legal proceedings against the European Commission for the commission’s “failure to act” to approve BASF’s Amflora genetically...
June 16, 2008
Percivia, a biotech research business jointly owned by biotech firm Crucell (Leiden, the Netherlands) and DSM, says it has significantly raised the yield of its mammalian cell-based...
June 11, 2008
Global Energy Trading Company (Getco; Fort Lauderdale, FL) says it has begun buying up “large tracts of land in Colombia and Peru” on which to grow jatropha, a weed-like...
June 2, 2008
Strong grain demand has created a more fertile playing field for major agricultural biotechnology firms, which have spent the last decade competing for market share in this relatively...
June 2, 2008
Biopharmaceutical contract manufacturer Rentschler Biotechnologie (Laupheim, Germany) says it has signed a preferred partnership agreement with leading pharmaceutical company...
March 26, 2008
Elevance says it will "aggressively grow" in the $500 billion specialty chemicals market, and plans to generate over $1 billion/year by 2016....
March 26, 2008
Monsanto says it has raised its fiscal second-quarter and full-year 2008 outlook, reflecting the company's leading corn market share positions, accelerated penetration of trait...
March 18, 2008
DuPont says it has entered into an agreement with Arcadia Biosciences (Davis, CA), under which DuPont’s subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred gains exclusive rights to Arcadia’s...
March 3, 2008
Excelsyn (Holywell, U.K.), a custom synthesis firm, may spin off a backlog of six fields of intellectual property (IP) into a separate company, CW has learned. The IP relates to four...
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