Malaysia has steadily been working to establish itself in the global biotech industry through government and private enterprise efforts. The future heart of the Malaysian biotech industry will be BioValley, a biotech zone south of Kuala Lumpur. To date, the government has invested $26 million in BioValley and it is expected to be operational by […]

On September 10, the US government’s Interagency Working Group on Import Safety issued its first report on import safety. The Group, which includes personnel from 12 federal departments and agencies, was created in July by the Bush Administration following the discovery of tainted imported pet food (see IBO 5/31/07). The report recommends a strategic framework […]

Founded in 2001, the Canadian firm GenoLogics is based in Victoria, British Columbia, and develops laboratory information management systems (LIMS). The company’s first product was a LIMS for proteomics that grew out of a collaboration with the University of Victoria Genome BC Proteomics Center. As Tanis McSween, manager of marketing communications, explained, these collaborations gave […]

In June, Agilent appointed Neil Cook, PhD, as vice president and director of the Molecular Technology Laboratory at Agilent Laboratories. He will also serve as the R&D/technology manager for the Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis business. Most recently, he was vice president for research and business development and chief scientific officer for PerkinElmer Life and […]

In August, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced new rules for the patenting process, which will take effect on November 1. Under the new rules, patent submissions can not include more than 25 claims, and inventors will only be able to file two new “continuing applications,” which allow inventors to add further claims […]

Precision System Science licensed Hitachi’s bead array technology for commercializing new capillary bead tips. Digilab BioVisioN GmbH licensed GenWay Biotech’s Seppro IgY technology for proteomic sample preparation and will become the Official European Seppro Center. In July, Sigma-Aldrich promoted Gerrit van den Dool to the newly created position of vice president of Sales and Dr. […]