Company Announcements In September, Denator AB announced an exclusive distribution agreement for the UK and Ireland with Scientific & Medical Products for its Stabilizor T1 system. Life Technologies and febit holding GmbH entered into a strategic comarketing agreement for re-sequencing studies for their respective SOLiD next-generation sequencing system and HybSelect Sequence Capture solution. Febit also […]

Company Announcements RiNA GmbH acquired the RTS Protein Expression portfolio of cell-free expression kits from Roche Applied Science in September. 5PRIME will assume responsibility for sales, support and distribution. New England Peptide opened a West Coast development office in San Francisco, California, in September. Sigma-Aldrich will distribute BioLife Solutions’ HypoTermosol and CryoStor biopreservation media products. […]

Company Announcements Thermo Fisher Scientific is collaborating with the integrative network biology initiative at The Institute of Cancer Research in the UK. Bruker Daltonics and the Mass Spectrometry Research Laboratory of Professor Catherine Costello at the Boston University School of Medicine are collaborating on the application of ion trap MS and FT-MS to glycomics and […]

The annual meeting of the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) was held November 8–12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The AAPS’s early estimates put attendance at roughly 8,500, flat with last year’s meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. IBO attended the meeting on Wednesday, November 11, and found an exhibition hall with few visitors. But […]

Company Announcements In August, PerkinElmer exclusively licensed ultra-fast, low cross-talk solid state photomultiplier technology from Max Planck Innovation. The applications that the technology serves include PET, diagnostic scanning and analytical fluorescence. Half-year revenue for Spectris’s Material Analysis unit increased 0.4% to £116.1 million ($172.0 million) to represent 31% of company revenues (see IBO 8/31/09). Excluding […]

Several companies revealed additional details of their acquisitions in their quarterly SEC filings, including purchase price. PerkinElmer paid a total of $64.6 million for its four instrument and lab product–related acquisitions over the last year. The company purchased Analytica of Branford and its MS technology in May for $24 million in cash (see IBO 5/15/09). […]

Chile’s Senate has approved the creation of the Environmental Ministry, which will be voted on by the parliament for final approval. The Ministry would consist of the Superintendent of Environmental Regulation for environmental monitoring and enforcement, and the Environmental Evaluation Services, which would conduct environmental impact studies. The legislation also establishes an environmental court that […]

The United Arab Emirates plans to establish a government body to regulate food and pharmaceutical standards. The FDA will serve as the model for the body. The country follows Saudi Arabia as the second nation in the region to create such an agency. The agency will work closely with the country’s National Pharmaco-vigilance Center, plans […]