Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. said that its potential cystic fibrosis drug improved lung function in a key late-stage study. The company said VX-770 prompted a 12.5 percent improvement in lung function in the study.
The Supreme Court says hospitals and clinics that serve the poor cannot sue prescription drug manufacturers over allegations that the companies charged too much for their medicines.
GenePORTER Gold from AMSBIO is a new highly efficient and reproducible lipid-based reagent for effective transfection of a wide variety of cell lines.
ITT Corporation announced that its SI Analytics brand has launched the TitroLine titrator series for advanced titration and dosing applications.
Over the last years, two teams of researchers have steadily built a model of how a powerful DNA repair complex works. Now, their latest discovery provides revolutionary insights into the way the molecular motor inside the complex functions.
Alpha viruses, such as Sindbis virus, carry their genetic information on a single strand of RNA. On infection they use a protein, replicase, to produce double stranded RNA (dsRNA) which is used as genetic material to make more viruses.
Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit is recalling a group of medical drainage products because of concerns about the sterility of the products. Ethicon said it received customer complaints that the sterile barrier in the product packaging was compromised.
BioFocus and Almac have initiated a collaboration which will provide BioFocus customers with compound screening and profiling services using Almac’s FLEXYTETM fluorescence lifetime assays.
Drug development contractor PPD Inc. said that three people would stand for election to its board of directors at its annual meeting on May 18. The three are Vaughn D. Bryson, Robert A. Ingram and Dr. Ralph Snyderman.
A U.S. District Court upheld one of the patent's supporting Cephalon Inc.'s drug Fentora, preventing competitor Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. from selling a generic version of the powerful painkiller.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a breakthrough cancer medication from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. that researchers have heralded as the first drug shown to prolong the lives of patients with advanced skin cancer.
Accelrys, Inc. announced the availability of Symyx Notebook by Accelrys v. 6.6 as a multidisciplinary electronic lab notebook supporting analytical, process and formulation scientists working in the chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) area of drug development.
Two Fold Software Limited is defining the next generation of LIMS solutions with the release of its enhanced Qualoupe LIMS software that features a simple to use intuitive user interface that offers both clarity and flexibility.
Providing chemical-free disinfection for low flow pharmaceutical and biotech applications, Aquionics offers the PharmaLine PQ UV disinfection system. PharmaLine PQ uses USEPA approved UV lamps to destroy pathogens without chemicals.
Hamilton Robotics introduces Field Verification II, an expanded service that verifies the performance of MICROLAB STAR automated pipetting workstations and peripherals in accordance with GLP/GMP standards.