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EU Trade Agreement Could Hit Indian Generic Drugs

April 27, 2010 6:23 am | by Erika Kinetz | News | Comments

Critics say a trade agreement now in the works between the European Union and India could make it harder for millions across the developing world to get lifesaving drugs.


Scientists Identify Key Protein In Energy Regulation

April 27, 2010 6:12 am | News | Comments

Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology report on a new mechanism that governs the fat oxidation pathway and in the process identified a novel potential therapeutic target for controlling fat metabolism.


Genotoxicity Screening Assay

April 27, 2010 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gentronix has launched its early genotoxicity screening assay BlueScreen HC. This cell-based product enables accurate and reliable early identification of compounds likely to induce genotoxic stress and damage.


Absorption Systems Makes Use of LTQ Orbitrap

April 27, 2010 5:52 am | News | Comments

Absorption Systems, a leader in testing drugs for ADMET, has incorporated the Thermo Scientific LTQ Orbitrap XL Hybrid Fourier Transform mass spectrometer into its drug metabolism program.


Genome-Wide ASI Array

April 26, 2010 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Affymetrix, Inc. announced the launch of the Axiom Genome-Wide ASI Array, the first commercial product to provide maximum power for genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in East Asian populations.


Vanderbilt 100th Facility to Buy ClonePix

April 26, 2010 8:01 am | News | Comments

Genetix, a leading provider of solutions for imaging and image analysis, announces that Vanderbilt Monoclonal Antibody Core (VMAC), Vanderbilt University, has become the 100th facility to purchase its ClonePix FL system.


Silence Therapeutics Extends Deal With AstraZeneca

April 26, 2010 7:52 am | News | Comments

Silence Therapeutics plc announces that the company and AstraZeneca have agreed to a one-year extension of their ongoing small interfering RNA (siRNA) delivery collaboration.


Flow Chemistry with Autosampler

April 26, 2010 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vapourtec's R Series flow chemistry platform now supports use of the Gilson 215 liquid handler (autosampler) to feed reagents into reactions.


AB SCIEX Collaborating With Mount Sinai Hospital

April 26, 2010 7:39 am | News | Comments

AB SCIEX announced that it is collaborating with the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, one of the world’s leading centers for biomedical research, to improve disease studies.


Flow Chemistry Pump

April 26, 2010 7:39 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The Uniqsis FlowSyn flow chemistry system has an upgraded pump manifold that continuously monitors each high pressure reagent channel and alerts the user to any flow abnormalities.


Lead Optimization Software

April 26, 2010 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Syrris announced the release of Medstere, software for medicinal chemists that suggests novel bioisosteres for a lead compound.


Predictive Modeling Software

April 26, 2010 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optibrium offers StarDrop 4.3, predictive modeling software that helps users to identify chemistries and guides compound selection and design decisions in all stages of drug discovery.


Amylin, Lilly, And Alkermes Reply to FDA Complete Response Letter

April 26, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, and Alkermes, Inc. have submitted their reply to a complete response letter issued last month by the FDA after review of the new drug application submission for BYDUREON.


Chemical Structure Drawing App

April 26, 2010 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

IDBS provides ChemJuice, a simple to use chemical structure drawing app for the iPhone and iPod touch.


Open Access Drug Discovery Database

April 26, 2010 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

ChEMBLdb, an online database of information on the properties and activities of drugs and drug-like small molecules and their targets, offers information on over 500,000 compounds.



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