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Today technology has huge impact on every industry. Pharmaceutical Industry is no exception. This section keeps our clients updated on the emergence of the latest technological advancements, emerging innovations and trends in Pharmaceutical industry, their impacts, advantages and other analysis as and when they occur.

Insourcing IV Sterile Compounding

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Determined to cement access to reliable and safe sources for crucial IV drug admixtures, a growing number of hospitals are bringing production of compounded sterile products (CSPs) in-house and turning their backs on external compounding pharmacies. Such far-reaching decisions reflect the lingering distrust of outsourced CSPs, according to several administrators from hospitals that have made this move.

Novartis buys GSK's cancer drugs for $16 bn in three-part deal

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Global pharma major Novartis will acquire GlaxoSmithKline Plc's (GSK) cancer drugs portfolio for $16 billion and sell its vaccines business in return for $7.1 billion, apart from forming a joint venture for the consumer healthcare business in a three-part transaction.

Biocon Q4 net profit falls 54% to Rs 113 crore

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Biotechnology firm Biocon on Friday reported a 54.51 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit at Rs 113.08 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2014.
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 248.61 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal.

Lupin forms JV with Japan's Yoshindo Inc

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Drug major Lupin has entered into a joint venture pact with Toyama-based Yoshindo Inc to form a new entity which will be responsible for development as well as obtaining marketing access for products in the Japanese market.

Xenometrix - Mutagenicity Assays and Cytotoxicity Screening Kits

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Xenometrix produces and distributes today's most advanced mutagenicity assays and cytotoxicity screening kits designed to help reduce hands-on time, test compound consumption, plastic waste and consequently the cost.

Avisoft Bioacoustics - Monitoring Equipment for Mice and Rat Ultrasonic Vocalisations

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Avisoft Bioacoustics provides cutting-edge equipment for monitoring mice and rat ultrasonic vocalisations (USV) in drug development procedures and basic research in neuroscience. USV are used as an indicator of the emotional and motivational status in animal models of stress, anxiety, pain, drug abuse or communicative disorders. The Avisoft Bioacoustics UltraSoundGate system integrates optimised hardware and software components that are easy to use and provide superior results.

DNA Electronics Secures Funding From Genting Berhad To Develop Genalysis® Point-of-Care Genomic Diagnostics Product Line

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DNA Electronics Ltd (DNAe), a developer of semiconductor solutions for real-time DNA and RNA detection, today announces that it had successfully secured the necessary funding for DNAe to develop the Genalysis® point-of-care genomic diagnostic product line. The majority of the funding had been provided by its principal shareholder, Edith Grove Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Berhad), with the company’s founders also making further investment. DNAe will utilise the funding to transform the company from an R&D and licensing business to a full-fledged product company, offering point-of-care solutions for time-critical medical applications.

Amgen, MGH, Broad Institute to discover new drugs to treat inflammatory bowel disease

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Amgen (AMGN), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad Institute have entered inot a strategic collaboration to jointly discover and validate new therapeutic targets and develop novel therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

LabCorp Announces Availability of Newly Approved Viral Load Assay for Hepatitis C Virus

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Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings today announced that it is offering the COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HCV Test v2.0. With enhanced sensitivity this quantitative viral load assay for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) enables more accurate assessments of response to antiviral therapy.

Accela - Breakthrough technology to increase laboratory productivity by Thermo Fisher

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced two new solvent delivery systems-Accela 600 HPLC and Accela 1000 U-HPLC. These enable rapid method development, reduce solvent consumption and consequently, enhance laboratory efficiency.

These Accela systems' Force Feedback Control (FFC) features render accurate and precise gradients under all operating conditions and flexibility to quaternary solvent delivery.

Used with Thermo Scientific Hypersil columns packed with 5, 3 and the new 2.4 micron particle diameter, the Accela 600 provides flow rates up to 5 mL / min and a maximum operating pressure of 600 bar with 90 µL of delay volume. The Accela 1000 has a maximum operating pressure of 1000 bar with 65 µL of delay volume.

The Accela PDA improves sample identification with increased sensitivity and has an acquisition rate up to 80 Hz. The PDA's LightPipe technology enables fast separations by employing a 1 cm path length in a 2 µL flow cell. The low level of dispersion in the LightPipe technology allows the flowcell to retain peak shape and chromatographic resolution. The Accela U-HPLC system optimises the performance of sub-2 µm particle columns.

 

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