The electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to gamma rays, provides numerous “windows” through which to examine the world. Each band of frequencies offers different kinds of information that can be used for science and technology. At the border between radio waves and infrared light lies the extremely high frequency (EHF) band of radio waves. These […]

Company Announcements Bruker AXS signed a strategic partnership with Zethus Software, a cloud-storage technology firm, for the implementation and distribution of the Zethus Cumulus CyberLab technology with its X-ray instruments. Molecular Dimensions, a provider of products for protein-structure determination using X-ray crystallography, was bought out by CEO Tony Savill in April. Molecular Dimensions was an […]

As detailed in the February 15 issue of IBO, the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies have initiated major restructuring efforts targeting their R&D operations. This month, Merck announced details of its plan for an R&D restructuring, following the purchase of Schering-Plough (see IBO 3/31/10). On July 8, Merck announced the closure of eight R&D sites: Montreal, […]

Company Announcements MetaSystems and Xenometrix partnered to comarket their respective Metafer image analysis system and Ames mutagenicity assays. DV Biologics named Cambridge Bioscience as a European distributor. Golub Capital provided Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) with $12.0 million of senior subordinated debt in April. Cellular Dynamics International closed a $40.6 million Series B private equity round […]

Company Announcements BioTek Instruments and Global Cell Solutions announced a formal collaboration. BIOCIUS Life Sciences named Wako Pure Chemical Industries its exclusive distributor for Japan. BIOCIUS opened a European office near Geneva, Switzerland, in May and extended its reseller agreements with AB Sciex and Agilent to include Europe. Tecan became ForteBio’s preferred automation partner for […]

Founded in 1999 by former employees of Digital Instruments, Asylum Research is today an employee-owned, self-funded provider of atomic force microscopes (AFM). The company has grown from a six-employee firm with one product to the 65-employee operation it is today. The company develops the technology of their AFM systems in house and was the first […]

Company Announcements In March, Roche NimbleGen named Frank Pitzer, PhD, CEO. He was most recently head of Divisional Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Roche Diagnostics. Roche Diagnostics purchased in March assets from BioMicro Systems for all products associated with the Roche NimbleGen microarray workflow, including the NimbleGen Hybridization Systems. Roche NimbleGen named imaGenes GmbH a […]

Company Announcements In April, FOSS NIRSystems named Pharma Test Apparatebau AG as a distributor for Germany and Austria. ASD reported 2009 revenues of $12 million. T-Ray Science granted a technology license for its terahertz-imaging technology to Toptica Photonics. WITec GmbH announced in May the opening of a new regional headquarters in Singapore. Product Introductions PG […]

South Korea’s 30 largest corporations plan to make environmental investments of KRW 22.4 trillion ($18.61 billion) from 2011 to 2013, a 48% increase from the prior four-year period. The government will increase a KRW 105 billion fund to promote environmental investments by small- and medium-sized businesses to KRW 1.1 trillion by 2013. Source: Reuters

Japan’s share of scientific publications tumbled from 9% in 2000 to 7% in 2009, in line with other major mature economies. However, the Japan’s “citation impact,” which compares a country’s average citations per paper against a baseline world average, has declined compared to similar economies. The decline is partly attributed to a lower number of […]