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Agrium signs plant nutrition deal

11:28 AM MDT | August 29, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Agrium says its Loveland Products subsidiary has entered into a soil and plant health nutritional products development and commercialization deal with Actagro. Under the terms of the agreement, Loveland Products gains "expanded distribution...


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Amerigen Pharmaceuticals, Ningbo Menovo sign generics deal; Menovo to manufacture APIs

Amerigen Pharmaceuticals (Lyndhurst, NJ) and Ningbo Menovo Pharmaceutical (Ningbo, China) have entered into a collaboration agreement for the development of generic pharmaceuticals, primarily targeting the US market. Amerigen and Menovo, under the terms of...

Pharma/fine chemicals roundup—26 August 2014

Siegfried reports a slight increase in profits Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) reports a 1.6% rise in net profits for the first six months of 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to 18.8 million Swiss francs ($20.5 million). First-half sales decreased...

BASF opens crop protection products plant in China

The first batch of crop protection products coming off the production line of BASF’s new formulation and packaging plant at Rudong. BASF says that it has opened its previously announced first formulation and packaging plant for crop protection products...

Roche to buy US biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 billion

Roche (Basel) said today that it has agreed to acquire InterMune (Brisbane, CA), a biotech company focused on R&D and commercializing therapies in pulmonology and orphan fibrotic diseases, for $8.3 billion. The offer represents a premium of 38% to...

Siegfried reports a slight increase in profits

Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) reports a 1.6% rise in net profits for the first six months of 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to 18.8 million Swiss francs ($20.5 million). First-half sales decreased 16%, however, to SF165.1 million. Fluctuations in...

DuPont to sell copper fungicide business to Mitsui & Co.

DuPont has reached agreement to sell its copper fungicide business assets to Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo). The sale is expected to close in fourth-quarter 2014 subject to approvals from regulatory authorities.  Terms have not been disclosed. Mitsui & Co...

New CLH consultation for the pesticide tefluthrin

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for the pesticide tefluthrin. The substance is an insecticide mainly used to protect sugar beet...

Pharma/fine chemicals roundup—19 August 2014

Perrigo's API segment reports fall in sales and operating profits The active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business segment of Perrigo (Dublin) reports a 20.5% fall in sales in the company’s fiscal fourth quarter ended 28 June 2014, compared with the...

DuPont plans $35-million soybean research facility

DuPont Pioneer today announced plans to build a $35-million soybean research facility at its Stine Haskell Research Center at Newark, DE. The nearly 134,000 square foot facility will include two state-of-the-art automated greenhouses and is expected to be...

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