Protein Discovery named eight distributors for its PPS Silent Surfactant reagent product for MS membrane protein sample preparation: ProteoMass Australia (Australia and New Zealand), American Health and Medical Supply International (China), Professional Biotech (India), Precision Technologies (Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore), Labogen (Italy), AMR (Japan), Chubu Science (Japan) and GenDiscovery Biotechnology (Taiwan). In July, QIAGEN NV […]

It has been three years since 10 countries—Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia—joined the EU (EU 10), adding 5% to the GDP of the world’s largest economy. In January, Bulgaria and Romania also became members the EU. EU membership has strengthened new member states’ (NMS) trade status, financial stability […]

Last month, Novartis and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced the formation of a research partnership dedicated to continuous manufacturing. Novartis will give MIT $65 million over the next 10 years to establish the program; according to The Boston Globe, $40 million of this funding will come in the first five years. The Novartis-MIT […]

Held for the second consecutive year in the heart of US oil country, this year’s ISA exposition in Houston, Texas, met many people’s lowered expectations for the event. Many process analytical instrument vendors opted for smaller booths and some elected to pass up the show altogether. Although attendance and number of exhibitors declined 4% and […]

Luminex and Exiqon A/S launched the FlexmiR MicroRNA Mouse/Rat Extension Panel and the FlexmiR MicroRNA Control Set. Kinovate Life Sciences, a subsidiary of Nitto Denko, introduced CarriGene Plates, reagent-precoated transfection plates for in vitro delivery of plasmid DNA to mammalian cells. DiscoveRx released more than 50 PhosphoQuest ELISA assays for detection of functional kinase research […]

Gaithersburg, MD 10/15/07; Indianapolis, IN 10/15/07—Gene Logic has agreed to sell its Genomics assets to Ocimum Biosolutions for $10 million in cash. The Genomics business includes the BioExpress System and ToxExpress System databases, Genesis Enterprise System bioinformatics software and a microarray services business. In 2006, revenues for Gene Logic’s Genomics business declined 57.1% to $24.3 […]

The “competitiveness clusters” (pôles de competitivité) initiative, instituted in 2004 with an allocation of €1.5 billion ($1.85 billion) to be spent by the end of 2008, was established in order to develop the commercial potential of innovation. Of this €1.5 billion, €732 million was to be distributed to R&D for projects, €575 million was to […]

Holliston, MA 10/11/07—Harvard Bioscience has acquired Panlab for $5.0 million in cash. Panlab manufactures and distributes life science instruments, primarily for the neuroscience research market. “With the acquisition of Panlab, we are able to expand our distribution channels by establishing a subsidiary in Spain. In addition, the acquisition provides us access into a segment of […]

Waltham, MA and Cambridge, MA 10/1/07—PerkinElmer has agreed to acquire publicly listed ViaCell for $7.25 per share, a 52% premium over the stock’s September 30 closing price, for an aggregated price of approximately $300 million, or $260 million net of cash. ViaCell specializes in the collection and preservation of umbilical cord blood stem cells and, […]

DataApex appointed Gallery Science a Premium Partner, and thus a wholesaler to other distribution channels, for North America and the Caribbean Islands. In June, Eksigent named Bionoetikos as a distributor for its NanoLC HPLC product line in Southeast Asia. In July, Eksigent signed a distribution agreement for its NanoLC product line with Nova Analítica for […]