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Waters Develops Intelligent Fit-for-Purpose System

USA: Analytical Monitoring Tests

Waters Develops Intelligent Fit-for-Purpose System

Waters Corporation has introduced the Bio Accord System. This purposefully designed liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) solution is to expand access to high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry capabilities to more scientists. read...

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Launches Service for Characterization of New Biological Entities

Germany: Testing for Innovator Molecules

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Launches Service for Characterization of New Biological Entities

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) announced the launch of services for new biological entities, called NBE Product Characterization. The company provides a comprehensive range of testing for innovator molecules available either as off-the-shelf assays or custom assay development for more complex proteins. read...

Nestlé Opens New Research and Development Centre for Infant Nutrition

Ireland: Global R&D Centre

Nestlé Opens New Research and Development Centre for Infant Nutrition

Nestlé has opened its first Research and Development Centre in Ireland at its existing manufacturing facility in Limerick. The three-year building programme comprised a capital investment of approx. $ 30 million. The new R&D centre will focus on scientific research to support innovations in the development of milk-based maternal and infant nutrition products for the global market. read...

Glutenin Subunits of Durum Could Extend Genetic Basis of Modern Wheat Species

Spain: Crop Quality

Glutenin Subunits of Durum Could Extend Genetic Basis of Modern Wheat Species

Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Plant Genetic Resources Center of Inia have identified new glutenin subunits which can play a relevant role in wheat quality. They assessed the glutenin composition of a collection of durum wheat of local varieties that can be useful to extend the genetic basis of modern wheat cultivars. read...

Bioreactor for the Production of Consistent Quality Cellular Products

Germany: Single-Use Bioreactor

Bioreactor for the Production of Consistent Quality Cellular Products

Sartorius Stedim Biotech launched a new wave mixed system developed specifically for closed, automated expansion of consistent quality cell products such as ex vivo cellular immunotherapies. The new GMP platform, which combines the single-use Flexsafe bag technology with the company’s expertise in biopharmaceutical automation, was introduced at Phacilitate Leaders World 2019 in Miami. read...

Almac Group to Scale-Up Personalized Cancer Vaccine Production

UK: Biotech Services

Almac Group to Scale-Up Personalized Cancer Vaccine Production

The Almac Group is expanding its Edinburgh Technopole facility to allow scale-up of its personalised cancer vaccine activities. Doubling its footprint in the Fleming Building to over 4,500 m2, the company is investing in new laboratories and office space to meet growing demand for its services. read...

NTU Singapore and MPI Launch Joint Lab in Healthcare and Robotics

Germany/Singapore: Research in Artificial Senses

NTU Singapore and MPI Launch Joint Lab in Healthcare and Robotics

NTU Singapore and Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPICI) have launched a joint lab to conduct research in artificial senses and develop innovative robotics and healthcare solutions. read...

Miltenyi Biotec Acquires Imaging Process from University of Duisburg-Essen

Germany: Imaging Technology

Miltenyi Biotec Acquires Imaging Process from University of Duisburg-Essen

Miltenyi Biotec has signed a purchase contract for a non-harmful, fluorescence-preserving, optical clearing process from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. The acquired invention involves an easy-to-use protocol that allows a safe optical clearing of biological samples for microscopy using an organic solvent-based clearing agent, the company announced. read...

Bisphenol A in Receipt-Ink Can Cause Hormonal Diseases and Cancer

Spain: Contaminated Thermal Paper

Bisphenol A in Receipt-Ink Can Cause Hormonal Diseases and Cancer

An international research led by the UGR shows that 90 % of store and supermarket receipts are made of thermal paper containing bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a well‑known endocrine disruptor that alters hormonal balance in people exposed to it, and it leads to hormonal diseases such as genitourinary malformations, infertility, obesity and cancer in hormone‑dependent organs. read...

Global Distribution Agreement Between Merck and Roche Renewed

Switzerland: Biochemical Reagents

Global Distribution Agreement Between Merck and Roche Renewed

Merck and Roche have agreed to renew their current distribution agreement for the Biochemical Reagents and Kapa Biosystems product portfolios, as well as select real-time quantitative PCR & Nucleic Acid Purification products. read...