Company Announcements Park Systems appointed Techcomp as its exclusive Chinese distributor. Masscal Scientific Instruments and NanoSpective announced a collaborative partnership in April. JPK Instruments AG named Bucher Biotec AG as its exclusive representatives in Switzerland. JPK Instruments AG opened a Japanese office in July. In May, Leica Microsystems GmbH licensed four patents named to Dr. […]

Company Announcements Novus Biologicals opened its first international office in Cambridge, UK, this spring. Between 15% and 20% of the company’s business is generated in Europe. In May, Jerini AG agreed to sell JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH to TheraCode GmbH, a subsidiary of BioNTech AG, for €5 million ($7 million) in cash. Under a May […]

Company Announcements Overbrook Scientific agreed to distribute Phytronix Technologies’ Laser Diode Thermal Desorption ionization technology in the US. In May, Bruker announced that its MALDI Biotyper workflow for microbial identification in clinical microbiology obtained the IVD-CE Mark. Bruker also formed US collaborations for the clinical validation of the workflow for micro-organism identification. Bruker Daltonik GmbH […]

Company Announcements PerkinElmer and Accelrys integrated their respective Columbus image data management system for high-content screening (HCS) and Pipeline Pilot data analysis and reporting platform. GE Healthcare agreed in April to commercialize Cytori Therapeutics’ StemSource technology in the North American stem cell banking and research markets. The technology includes automated equipment to process stem and […]

Gold Award IBO’s 2009 Gold Design Award winner for lab equipment is Genevac’s Rocket. Eschewing a boxy exterior for smooth curves, the centrifugal evaporator’s coiled form lends it a futuristic look. The originality of the system’s design matches its technical novelty. The Rocket is the company’s first centrifugal evaporator that features a low-temperature, low-pressure steam-heating […]

The European Commission has awarded €610 million ($858 million) in funding in response to the third call for the Seventh Framework Program for Research’s Heath Program. Of the 679 proposals submitted, 106 consortia projects were chosen. These projects were grouped into four categories: 10 projects for “biotechnology, generic tools and medical technologies for human health” […]

A new report from the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) and Ernst & Young finds that India remains among the most attractive outsourcing locations for the biopharmaceutical industry. Excluding clinical trials, in 2010, the country is expected to account for 5.7% of the $66 billion pharmaceutical contract research and manufacturing marketing. In a […]

South Korea has announced plans to increase spending on embryonic stem cell research from KRW 40.2 billion ($32.4 billion) this year to KRW 120 billion by 2015. During the next two years, the country will subsidize the stem cell research of 20 research labs with KRW 500 million to KRW 1 billion in funding. Selected […]