BioLife to Produce Custom Biopreservation Media for Centocor

License covers cGMP manufacture of a variant of CryoStor. In September Sigma Aldrich negotiated an agreement for BioLife’s HypoThermosol and CryoStor products.

Scientists Uncover Mdm2’s Role in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Study in JCI observed that TGF-beta-1 increased expression of the protein, which decreased p53 activity.

Lonza to Manufacture Micromet’s Blinatumomab BiTE Antibody

Lonza is to carry out process development and manufacture of Micromet’s clinical-stage CD19-targeting BiTE antibody, blinatumomab (MT103). Under terms of the deal Lonza will manufacture blinatumomab for clinical trials, develop a commercial-scale process, and...

Novartis Inaugurates $1B U.S. Cell Culture Flu Vaccine Facility

Novartis makes the adjuvant MF59, the seasonal flu vaccines Fluad and Optaflu, and the AH1N1 vaccines Focetria and Celtura.

Formatech to Fill and Finish One Lot of KAI Pharmaceuticals’ SHPT Drug at No...

KAI Pharmaceuticals’ KAI-4169 will be the second clinical candidate to receive Formatech’s manufacturing services under its Fillanthropy program. Under this program, Formatech will donate the services required to aseptically fill and finish one lot...

Talecris Pours $268.7M into Production Plant in North Carolina

The Clayton plant produces protein therapies for immune deficiencies, hemophilia, genetic emphysema, and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

ProMetic to Provide Halozyme with Synthetic Ligand Affinity Adsorbent

Hyaluronidase temporarily degrades hyaluronan, a space-filling, gel-like structural component of tissues throughout the body, such as skin and cartilage.

Lonza Launches Cells on Demand Services for Cell Culture and Transfection

Lonza launched Cells on Demand™ Cell Culture and Transfection Services as a new offering for assay-ready cells for cell-based screening. Lonza says the new services cover bulk cell production, transfection services, cell-isolation services, and...

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Symyx Have Coupled Technologies to Improve Lab Workflow

Thermo's Watson LIMS (laboratory information management system) is integrated with Symyx' electronic lab notebook (ELN) for automated laboratory workflow.

BD to Acquire HandyLab for Molecular Diagnostic Automation Platform

BD will place GeneOhm™ molecular assays for infectious diseases MRSA, Clostridium difficile, and Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus onto the Jaguar platform.

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