GE Healthcare has announced the opening of a biotechnology manufacturing center at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC) Open Innovation Campus, in Stevenage, UK. In the first half of 2019, the center will start producing a fiber-based purificat

The U.S. FDA this week approved Celltrion and Teva's Truxima as the first biosimilar to Rituxan. This is the FDA's 15th biosimilar approval overall, the third in the last month and the first for rituximab in the US. Only six biosimilars are curren

A U.S. Patent for a "Process for Protein Production" was awarded to Novo Nordisk on November 27th, 2018. The present invention relates to a process for the production of a haemostasis protein by continuous perfusi

The U.S. FDA earlier this month confirmed the capabilities of Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Latvia so that the FDA can now rely on the inspections in each of those countries, reducing the need for duplicative work. A total of 19-member states in t

The actress Natalie Wood, who starred in such movies as Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story, drowned in a boating accident near California's Catalina Island. She was 43 years old.

Novartis has announced that it is moving its HQ in the United Kingdom from Surrey to White City in West London. The new HQ, consisting of roughly 54,000 sq. ft of space on the second floor of the WestWorks building, is part of the White City Place

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennesse dedicated to honoring country music and its history. It is the longest-running radio broadcast in US history.

China is approving foreign drugs at a record pace, opening the door to its lucrative market for the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, while also extracting big discounts. Regulators have greenlighted dozens of outside drugs for use in Chin

Born in Seattle, Hendrix grew up playing guitar, imitating blues greats like Muddy Waters as well as early rockers. He's remembered for classic songs as Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, and The Wind Cries Mary.

In 2010, a Rice University graduate student named He Jiankui published a paper describing the nitty-gritty details of a then-arcane bacterial immune system called CRISPR. It was well before scientists unlocked the knowledge that CRISPR could be us

The U.S. FDA this week approved an advanced cancer treatment drug that combats solid tumors caused by a rare genetic mutation.The drug will be sold under the brand name Vitrakvi in a partnership between US-based pharmaceutical company Loxo Oncolog

The U.S. FDA has approved Pfizer's Daurismo for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are over 75 or who can't take intensive chemotherapy, a particularly hard-to-treat population. The approval of once-daily oral Daurismo with low-dose ch

Lonza has announced the opening of its new R&D center in Israel, named Israeli Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC). The Center, located in Haifa's Life Science Park, currently employs 15 researchers, focusing on molecular biology and molecul

He was a British archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world-famo

BASF has unveiled a company-wide reorganization that will involve moving its 11 business units into six divisions. The company will also simplify structures and processes, sharpen its portfolio, and better align its businesses to its customers. As

J&J suffered a serious setback in court last week when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit declined the biopharma giants request for a temporary restraining order. The order was being sought in an effort to prevent Mylan and othe

Rentschler Fill Solutions, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has officially inaugurated its new state-of-the-art facility in Rankweil, Austria. In August, the company obtained the certificate of GMP compliance and the p

Influential American publisher Henry Luce re-invented Life as a picture-based periodical. The first issue featured a cover photo of the Fort Peck Dam by Margaret Bourke-White.

London was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune for writing. His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush.

A U.S. Patent for "Protein Purification Using Bis-Tris Buffer" was awarded to Sanofi on November 20th, 2018. The present invention is a method for purifying a monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereo

Vaccine maker Seqirus, a business unit of CSL, has broken ground on a $140 million expansion of its manufacturing site in Holly Springs, North Carolina. The Holly Springs plant, at 475 Green Oaks Parkway, has already jumped from producing 3 millio

Cambrex has entered into an agreement to acquire Avista Pharma Solutions for $252 million. The East Rutherford-based maker of pharmaceutical ingredients said the deal will allow it to enter the early stage small molecule development and testing se

The latest clinical results for Pfizer and Merck KGaA's cancer drug Bavencio won't help the companies make up ground in immuno-oncology, showing the checkpoint inhibitor failed to beat out chemotherapy in tough-to-treat forms of ovarian cancer. In

Seven African-American women who work at the Charles River Labs facility in Charleston, S.C., have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in South Carolina alleging that the CRO ignored "several discrimination, harassment and retaliation compl

Before the marriage, Phili, former prince of Greece and Denmark, renounced his titles. Wed in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, they received 2,300 wedding gifts from around the world.

CASI Pharmaceuticals has announced that it has entered into a framework agreements to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing site strategically located in the Wuxi Huishan Economic Development Zone in Jiangsu Province, China. The facility will be

Roche's Genentech is to build on its existing partnership with T cell receptor (TCR) specialists Immunocore, and this time around the companies take aim at a certain protein type found in many solid tumors. That protein is known as MAGE-A4 and Imm

Considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest wone all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor in a Lead Tole, Actress in a Lead Role, Director, and Screenplay).

The FDA approved a label expansion for Adcetris less than two weeks after Seattle Genetics submitted the sBLA. The agency said Adcetris is the first U.S.-approved treatment for newly diagnosed peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), and the second drug

Lilly is understood to be considering the sale of a portfolio of off-patent drugs in China as the leading biopharma seeks to raise cash amid a push into higher-growth products. According to reports, Lilly is working with advisers to gauge interest