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March 12, 2009
BASF says it is progressing well with its development of genetically engineered soybean species that are designed to be resistant to soybean rust, a fungus that has the potential to...
March 9, 2009
China is the primary choice for pharmaceutical outsourcing, says a report by market data firm Research and Markets (Dublin). The Chinese pharmaceutical outsourcing industry has grown...
March 6, 2009
The U.S. FDA has charged Ranbaxy Laboratories (Gurgaon, India) with falsifying data and test results in approved and pending drug applications at the company’s Paonta Sahib...
March 6, 2009
Lonza says it has entered into an agreement with drug developer Opsona Therapeutics (Dublin) to produce Opsona’s monoclonal antibody OPN-305. The agreement calls for Lonza to...
March 6, 2009
Indian pharmaceutical company Piramal Healthcare (Mumbai), formerly known as Nicholas Piramal, says it has completed the acquisition of Minrad International (Orchard Park, NY) for...
February 27, 2009
Bayer Schering Pharma, a Bayer subsidiary, says it will invest €100 million during the next five years to establish a global R&D center at Beijing. China will be the...
February 27, 2009
The global botanical and plant-derived drug market is expected to blossom by 2013, reaching a combined total of $32.9 billion a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11%, according to...
February 27, 2009
Pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Haupt Pharma (Berlin) has acquired a Pfizer production facility at Latina, Italy for an undisclosed sum. The plant’s 450 employees will be...
February 27, 2009
Cambrex reported a net loss of $697,000 for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008. The company posted a net profit of $265,000 in the year-ago period. Sales in the 2008 quarter...
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...
February 23, 2009
Fine and specialty chemical suppliers are concerned about the economic downturn but feel they are well-positioned to ride it out, attendees at the Informex expo, held last month in San...
February 9, 2009
Pfizer has agreed to acquire Wyeth for $50.19/share, or a total of about $68 billion, in a deal that the companies say will create one of the most diversified health care firms...
February 9, 2009
Lonza and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petah Tikva, Israel) say they have agreed to establish a joint venture to develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of biosimilars. The jv...
February 9, 2009
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Boston) say they have developed a process to genetically engineer a periwinkle plant cell to produce new compounds. The...
January 29, 2009
Recessionary pressures are being felt in the biotech and fine chemicals industries, according to attendees and presenters at the Informex expo running this week in San Francisco...
January 28, 2009
Helsinn (Lugano Switzerland), a pharmaceuticals developer and manufacturer, has disclosed during the Informex expo running this week in San Francisco that it has acquired Sapphire...
January 28, 2009
One major chemical company is well into discussions to sell “the crown jewels” of its fine chemicals business....
January 23, 2009
The U.S. FDA has launched a voluntary pilot program to help promote the safety of drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) produced outside the U.S. The agency plans to...
January 23, 2009
Biotechnology firm Xoma (Berkeley, CA) says it will cut 144 jobs, about 42% of its workforce, due to challenging market conditions. Most of the cuts will be in manufacturing, Xoma...
January 8, 2009
BASF and Monsanto jointly have announced that they are “a major step closer” to introducing the world’s first drought-tolerant corn variety to the market. The...
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