Company Announcements Advanced Chemistry Development expanded its direct sales and support in Europe to include France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. Under a collaboration agreement, Ariadne will distribute Aureus Pharma’s offerings in the US. GenoLogics raised $1 million in equity financing in May, according to an SEC filing. QIucore named JH BIO an […]

Company Announcements Lonza licensed in June Axxam’s Photina, i-Photina and Clytin Photoproteins as calcium biosensors for its range of Clonetics Primary Cells. Promega partnered with SignalChem Pharmaceuticals in July to launch a complete solution for profiling kinase inhibitor compounds against the human kinome. The solution combines unique Kinase Enzyme Systems with Promega’s ADP-Glo Kinase Assay. […]

Company Announcements Datacolor established an Indian subsidiary in Mumbai earlier this year. Cannon Instrument assumed exclusive representation for KEM’s (Kyoto Electronics Manufacturing) products in the US and portions of North America for applications in the petroleum, polymer and petrochemical industries. MTI Instruments acquired in March the tensile stage line of products from Ernest F. Fullam. […]

Company Announcements Agilent provided Stemina Biomarker Discovery with its 1290 Infinity UHPLC, 6530 Q-TOF MS and Mass Profiler Professional software to help accelerate Stemina’s metabolomic analysis of stem cells for the discovery of biomarkers for use in drug screening and development. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments partnered with Advanced Chemistry Development (ACD) to bring together LCMS-IT-TOF MS […]

Australian business expenditure on R&D (BERD) for the financial year ended June 30, 2009, was AUD $16.9 billion ($16.3 billion), an increase of 13% in current price terms and 9% in constant prices. BERD as a proportion of GDP increased from 1.26% to 1.34%. Capital expenditures other than land, buildings and other structures totaled AUD […]

Chinese researchers’ initiatives could put them ahead in international efforts to build a complete catalog of human proteins. In January, the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) made strides toward the effort by coordinating the Human Proteome Project (HPP), whose goal is to identify the approximate 21,000 proteins encoded by the human genome, offer a detailed description […]

Following news that the country is spending less on R&D than previously thought, Chile’s new government plans to improve R&D spending. Chile’s R&D investment, which was almost 0.7% of the GDP in 2004, was only 0.4% in 2008. A recent survey estimated the 2009 percentage may have been even lower because of the global financial […]

Contract research organizations (CROs) are increasingly entering into long-term contracts with pharmaceutical companies under which they provide multiple services. GlaxoSmithKline has just announced negotiations with Parexel International for such a partnership and stated that it plans to reduce the number of the CROs it works with from 30 to a few. Parexel also has long-term […]

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending is projected to approach $36.9 billion in 2010, a 122.1% increase. Strong spending by the foundry and logic segments of the market, combined with a technology upgrade for memory manufacturers, has led to capital expenditure currently being above 95%, quite an increase from 2009, when it dropped 41.2% to $16.6 […]