Software as a Service (SaaS) is an on-demand software model, which allows users to subscribe to and access a variety of software applications via the Internet, instead of a physical on-site installation. In the case of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), users can configure the LIMS and access data through a web browser. The LIMS […]

Company Announcements Polestar Technologies appointed Hanley Measurement and Control as a distributor for Ireland and the UK, and Sani-Tech West as a US distributor for California, Oregon and Washington. Sensorin named Dr. James A. Wilkins, former director of Technology Assessment and Transfer at Genentech, as chief technology officer. In November 2009, Galvanic Applied Sciences closed […]

Company Announcements Transgenomic licensed Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Cold-PCR technology, including the exclusive right to commercialize it combined with Sanger sequencing and the right to use it for mitochondrial DNA analysis. Cepheid named Nicolaas Arnold executive vice president of Worldwide Commercial Operations in October 2009. Most recently, he was regional vice president for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics […]

Company Announcements Thermo Fisher Scientific announced in November 2009 that Inverness Medical Innovations ended its supply agreement for Biosite diagnostic products effective July. Annual revenues from the agreement are expected to be $200 million in 2009 and less than half of that in 2010. An agreement with a new supplier is expected to generate $40 […]

Waters recently unveiled the latest addition to its family of ACQUITY Ultraperformance LC (UPLC) systems, the H-Class. It joins the suite of products, which includes the original ACQUITY UPLC system, the nanoACQUITY system and the PATROL UPLC process analyzer. In terms of product performance, the H-Class bridges the gap between Waters’s Alliance HPLC and ACQUITY […]

South Korea’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced KRW 5.9 trillion ($5 billion) in funding for biology and food projects by 2014. R&D will receive KRW 3.3 billion, with KRW 663.1 billion devoted to seed development and the development of transgenic animals and plants. Technologies for environmental industries are slated to receive KRW […]

China’s R&D spending increased 24.4% to CNY 461.6 billion ($67.5 billion) in 2008, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Experimental-development expenditures increased 25.5% to represent 82.8% of total annual R&D expenditures, while spending on applied research and basic research increased 16.7% and 26.5% to represent 12.5% and 4.8%, respectively. Enterprises’ R&D spending increased 26.1%, […]

A survey of more than 1,000 organizations in Singapore found that the country’s 2008 gross expenditures on R&D (GERD) grew 12.4% to SGD $7.128 billion ($5.061 billion), or 2.77% of GDP. Manpower, operating expenditures and capital expenditures accounted for 35%, 33% and 32% of R&D spending, respectively. By sector, private, government, higher education, and public […]

R&D expenditures by UK businesses grew 2% in 2008 to £15.9 billion ($25.9 billion), but in real terms (2008 prices) declined 1%, according to a survey of 4,440 businesses in the country. Excluding defense R&D, civil R&D expenditures rose 5% to £13.8 billion and fell 2% in real terms. The pharmaceutical industry represented the largest […]