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New division to help emerging biotech firms

Parexel introduces new dedicated division to help emerging biotech companies reach their goals quickly and cost-effectively



In-line degasser for organic solvents

DEGASi Prep+ is ready to use with aggressive media and organic solvents



Lab experience for schools

US$4 million grant announced to boost biology education in schools



Novel full-range lentivirus platform from widely accessible core facility

SIRION Biotech announces its novel lentivirus portfolio for the most sophisticated in vitro applications.



Volume rises but value falls for mergers and acquisitions

Patent expiry and increasing generic competition is expected to make a handful of mega deals happen



Sartorius Stedim Biotech and Refine Technology announce cooperation

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international pharma supplier, and Refine Technology the developer and worldwide supplier to the biotech industry of the ATF™ System, a best-in-class cell retention device, will be collaborating on the development of a robust platform for high-density cell cultivation.



Plant molecular farming: a new biotech wave

Opportunities and challenges in Europe in the production of biopharmaceuticals using plant molecular farming



BIG Talents in biotech, IT and greentech

Event will combine biotechnology, information technology and green technology



Sugar in biotech drugs causes inflammation

Researchers have discovered that a kind of sugar molecule common to chimpanzees, gorillas and other mammals but not found in humans provokes a strong immune response in some people.



Biotech, nanotech and synthetic biology futures in food

Some say the world's population will swell to 9 billion people by 2030 and that will present significant challenges for agriculture to provide enough food to meet demand.



Mini flipper solenoid valve sets for biotech applications

Ultra-slim, 4.5mm wide, valve outperforms comparable 10mm and 16mm designs.



Biotech award for gene transport technology

For the development and commercialisation of its proprietary gene transport unit (GTU) technology and GTU product applications in DNA vaccination and immune therapy, Finnish company FIT Biotech has won Frost & Sullivan's 2004 European Excellence in Technology Award.



Using ultrasound technology to improve biotech drug economics and safety

In the high-stakes race to bring new biotech drugs to market faster, manufacturers rely on innovative technologies to improve yields and safeguard purity.



Investing in biotech: how to make a financial success of the venture

In the cold current climate of fundraising ­ what does the dedicated biotech investor look for? Thomas Tscherning and Jesper Zeuthen report.



Biotech companies must remain nimble and flexible to maintain edge

A new business model based on an innovation centre and a capability network of third parties could help biotech companies reduce both the time and cost of getting new products to market. It is no surprise, therefore, that many companies are actively considering adopting this new strategy.



Using new analytical technology to improve biotech production

As the need to understand bioprocesses grows, continuous online measurement using accurate and reliable analytical techniques is essential. As Richard Ahearne explains, innovative multiple task equipment is now bringing advanced process control nearer.



The impact of ultrapure water quality on biotech research

The demand for pure water in media preparation and washing materials for mammalian cell culture is well established. J F Pilette reports.



Sartorius Stedim Biotech launches initiative to enhance supply chain security

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international pharma and biotech supplier, has substantially extended its supply chain security practices.



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