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Biotech Startup Uses Savvy Software to Engineer Microbes For Specialty Chemicals

February 26, 2015 5:45 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

A small biotech firm that recently started up says it has a software platform that can produce 100 times more chemicals than were previously thought.

Bayer Announces Reorganization as ‘Pure Life-Sciences Company’

February 12, 2015 3:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Chem.Info | News | Comments

German chemical giant Bayer AG is set to become a "pure life-sciences company" following a...

Entries Are Now Open For R&D Magazine’s 2015 R&D 100 Awards

February 9, 2015 11:55 am | by R&D Magazine | Events

R&D Magazine is now accepting entries for the 2015 R&D 100 Awards, the esteemed...

Cheap, Abundant Chemical Outperforms Precious Metals as a Catalyst

February 4, 2015 3:31 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Chemical manufacturing is no new endeavor. But a team of Caltech scientists say there are still...

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Drugmaker Merck Posts Spike in 4Q Profit, Beats Forecasts

February 4, 2015 10:29 am | by LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Merck, the maker of blockbuster diabetes pill Januvia edged past Wall Street expectations, despite hits to revenue from multiple divestitures, patent expirations and the strong dollar, but its forecast for 2015 came in below Wall Street expectations.

Report: Offshoring, Federal Policy Haven Taken Toll on U.S. Industry

February 3, 2015 10:50 am | by Andy Szal, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The report, titled "America’s Advanced Industries: What They Are, Where They Are, and Why They Matter," analyzed 50 high-technology industries, from aerospace to foundries to pharmaceuticals. Those sectors employed more than 12 million Americans directly and more than one-quarter of all U.S. jobs when indirect positions were factored in.

UCI Chemists Discover a Way to Unboil an Egg

January 28, 2015 2:23 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | News | Comments

This isn't just a case of nifty science. In fact, the research wasn’t as much about processing the egg, as it was about demonstrating the power of the process itself. According to the researchers, the discovery could transform pharmaceutical and food manufacturing.

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Novartis to Close Manufacturing Plant in Puerto Rico by 2019

January 16, 2015 3:42 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Puerto Rico is still considered one of the world's leading centers for pharmaceutical manufacturing, but the sector has been shrinking. The U.S. territory has been offering incentives for manufacturing plants to expand and is pushing to diversify its manufacturing base by seeking aerospace and information technology companies.

Harvard Researchers Bolster Chemical Production by Bacteria

January 13, 2015 4:56 pm | by Andy Szal, Chem.info | Articles | Comments

Harvard University researchers have pioneered a method to produce dramatically larger amounts of chemicals from genetically engineered bacteria. Donald Ingber, founding director of Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, said the research could substantially impact pharmaceutical, chemical and energy production.

Pfizer Continues Vaccine Push, Buys Switzerland's Redvax

January 5, 2015 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Pfizer continued its aggressive push into the development of new vaccines, announcing the acquisition of a controlling stake in Switzerland's Redvax GmbH on Monday. The privately held company is working on a herpes vaccine for human cytomegalovirus, known as CMV, which infects between 50 percent and 90 percent of adults, according to Pfizer, most of whom show no symptoms.

New Lab Flask Turns CO2 Into Medicine

December 29, 2014 9:39 am | by Reuters Plus | Videos | Comments

The traditional round-bottom glass used by chemists for generations could be under threat after Danish scientists invent a new two-chamber flask that can change CO2 into medicine, while protecting against contact with dangerous chemicals. Jim Drury went to see how it worked.

Existing Chemical Compound Could Revive Failing Antibiotics

December 22, 2014 1:43 pm | by Reuters Plus | Videos | Comments

A team of Danish scientists have isolated two chemical compounds within an existing antipsychotic medication that could be used to help failing antibiotics work against killer bacterial infections, such as tuberculosis. Jim Drury went to meet them.

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China Pledges to Speed Entry of U.S. Pharmaceuticals

December 19, 2014 9:40 am | by JASON KEYSER, Associated Press | News | Comments

China promised Thursday to speed up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States and enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies. Those commitments were announced at an annual trade meeting between the two countries that took place in Chicago.

Pharmacy Officials Face Charges After Patient Deaths

December 17, 2014 9:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials say a co-owner and a pharmacist at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a 2012 deadly meningitis outbreak have been charged with racketeering for allegedly causing the deaths of patients who received tainted steroids manufactured by the company.

Pot Auction Brings In $600K

November 17, 2014 9:16 am | News | Comments

Fireweed Farms sold about 300 pounds of pot to state-licensed processors and retailers. Bidding took place under a black tent fronted by tall heaters, and the event was monitored by at least two representatives of the Washington Liquor Control Board. Bidders could smell plastic bags before offering a bid, but consumption was forbidden.

Pre-Engineered Tank For Ultra Pure Applications

October 23, 2014 2:35 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing a pre-engineered version of the TerraPure tank, molded from FDA-compliant linear polyethylene and available in 125 or 250 gallon capacities.

Polypropylene Mixing Tank

July 9, 2014 1:25 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Terracon Corporation announces a new production-sized mixing tank – the TerraPro Mixer – designed to meet the need of life sciences companies for a high-performance mixer that can be delivered quickly.

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High Temperature Wax Technology

July 2, 2014 11:27 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex company, introduces a high-temperature wax technology designed to bolster the stability of two-piece induction seals that are stored or distributed in challenging high-temperature conditions. 

Supercritical Fluid Extraction System

July 1, 2014 2:36 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. introduces a new generation of the SFT-150 Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) System.

Scientists Discover New Chemical Aid For Drug Manufacturing

June 30, 2014 11:57 am | by University of London | News | Comments

Chemists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new chemical to aid drug manufacturing processes, making it more environmentally-friendly and easier to scale up for industry.                 

CEC 2015 Engineering Buyers Guide

June 25, 2014 4:04 pm | by Chem.Info | Digital Editions | Comments

Click here to view the CEC2015 Engineering Buyers' Guide, the technology resource for processing professionals.

Pilot Scale Supercritical Extractor

June 20, 2014 1:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical Fluid Technologies (SFT) is pleased to introduce a new pilot scale supercritical extractor for the processing of natural products. 

Lightweight Electronic Pipette

June 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The new VIAFLO II multichannel electronic pipette range combines lightweight design and comfort, enabling users to improve efficiency in their working environment.

Fluid Extractor

June 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc.’s SFT-250 Supercritical Fluid Extractor (SFE) is designed to perform a variety of extractions in supercritical fluid and is engineered to meet the day-to-day rigors of the research lab. 

Gel Protein Recovery System

June 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Gel Protein Recovery GPR-850 System enables intact protein recovery from polyacrylamide gels for top-down proteomics applications.

Back-To-Back Single-Use Adaptors

June 16, 2014 1:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Colder Products Company | Product Releases | Comments

MPC/MPX Back-to-Back Adapters give end users the flexibility of connecting single-use systems that feature identical coupling connections at the end of their tubing.

Agar & Membrane Transfer

June 10, 2014 4:09 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The combination of Microsart @media and Microsart @filters introduces a brand-new agar and membrane transfer concept.

Coding & Verification Unit

June 4, 2014 9:43 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

MG America has introduced the ACE-BT300 Coding & Verification Unit, an integrated system for bottle serialization.

Bulk Bag Fillers

June 3, 2014 9:24 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

These bulk bag fillers, manufactured by Best Process Solutions, Inc. (BPS), are designed to fill any size bulk bag with high accuracy, while offering years of trouble-free maintenance.

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