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UK Chemical industry welcomes strong showing in EU economy

Published: August 03, 2017

Chemical businesses across the UK have stressed the importance of an improving European Union economy to their UK manufacturing operations.

Biological products trade association to hold Sustainability Symposium

Published: July 30, 2017

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), a rapidly growing US-based trade association representing the biopesticides and biostimulants industries, will be holding a Sustainability Symposium in Orlando, Florida on 11th October 2017. Focusing on the role of biological products in sustainability, the symposium is for biological products manufacturers and marketers, distributors, food processors, growers, and service providers supporting agriculture, public health, forestry, and specialty markets such as home and garden, turf and ornamentals, and structural pest control. 

£30 million upgrade of industrial gas production plant

Published: July 10, 2017

Air Products has reinforced its position as one of the world’s leading industrial gas companies with the successful completion of a multi-million upgrade to its gas production facility in Carrington, Manchester (UK), which is already onstream.

BASF takes home 2017 EUROPUR Innovation Award

Published: July 10, 2017

BASF has been recognised for the innovative development of its Irgastab PUR 70 antioxidant for polyurethane foam at the annual European Association of Flexible Polyurethane Foam Manufacturers (EUROPUR & EURO-MOLDERS) event, held in Milan, Italy.

Global Chemical Control Regulations

Published: July 10, 2017

For globally-acting companies, REACH is not the only regulatory challenge – it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Knoell´s conference on global chemical regulations provided an overview about the recent status and developments in chemical regulations, particularly in Asia and the Americas.

Preview of Speciality & Agro Chemicals America

Published: July 09, 2017

This event features conference presentations covering market trends in the agrochemical and speciality chemical industries, alongside more than 225 exhibitor displays and company showcase presentations.

FDA statement on ‘Drug Quality and Security Act’

Published: July 03, 2017

In the first week of July, the FDA released a statement by its Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on the importance of the Drug Quality and Security Act and overseeing the safety of compounded drugs. A copy of the statement is provided below. Statement by FDA Commissioner, Dr Scott Gottlieb

Silicon: a unifying theme for concepts and applications

Published: June 29, 2017

The 48th Silicon Symposium returned to Philadelphia in June to continue the long tradition of connecting academia and industry, and to discuss latest developments and new applications in silicon chemistry.

Johnson Matthey and Intrexon collaborate on peptide-based APIs

Published: June 26, 2017

Johnson Matthey, a global leader in science that enables cleaner air, improved health and more efficient use of natural resources, and Intrexon, a leader in the engineering and industrialization of biology, have entered into an exclusive collaboration to focus on the development of fermentation processes to produce peptide-based APIs. Peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are used as highly effective treatments in numerous therapeutic classes. However due to their structural complexity, peptides are costly and difficult to produce, requiring specialized equipment and reagents, and lengthy synthetic sequences with low chemical yields. To address this, Intrexon will focus on strain generation, utilizing its proprietary microbial hosts, initial fermentation and downstream isolation and purification. Subsequently, Johnson Matthey will be responsible for product scale-up and commercialization, ultimately developing much more efficient and effective processes for peptide-based drugs.

Flamma opens $20M facility in China

Published: June 26, 2017

Flamma, a family-owned CMO that develops, manufactures, and commercializes small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for the pharmaceutical industry, celebrated the Grand Opening of its new cGMP workshop and R&D Centre in Dalian, China on 19th June.

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