SGS partners with Nature’s Fingerprint to beat counterfeiting

Published: September 26, 2017

SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, has entered into a partnership with Nature’s Fingerprint, a Connecticut-based division of Molecular Isotope Technologies , specializing in product and process authentication via natural tracers, to mitigate identity theft of bio/pharmaceutical products and the patented synthetic pathways by which they are produced. Counterfeiting of products and infringement of patented processes are multi-billion dollar problems for the bio/pharmaceutical industry and their global supply chain. This partnership will enable SGS to provide its clients with a unique additional analytical service that uses cutting edge technology to verify product authenticity, process authenticity and product/process infringement.

Cutest and XCellR8 win Innovate UK grant

Published: September 25, 2017

A collaborative project between non-animal testing laboratory, XCellR8, and dermatological testing organization, Cutest, has been launched, thanks to a substantial grant by Innovate UK. With the goal of overcoming the need to reference animal test data, the project will look at improving human safety predictions for consumer products.

Brenntag UK & Ireland opens Food Application Kitchen

Published: September 25, 2017

Brenntag UK & Ireland, a leading distributor of ingredients for a variety of food and beverage applications, have announced the launch of their new Food Application Kitchen.

Johnson Matthey and Snapdragon bring continuous manufacturing solutions

Published: September 25, 2017

Johnson Matthey, a global leader in science that enables cleaner air, improved health and more efficient use of natural resources, and Snapdragon Chemistry, a leader in flow chemistry process design and technology development, have entered into a collaborative agreement to provide integrated continuous manufacturing services – from development to full-scale GMP manufacturing.

Iofina’s new IO#7 to expand iodine production

Published: September 25, 2017

Iofina, specialists in the exploration and production of iodine and halogen based specialty chemical derivatives, have provided an update regarding the replacement of its IO#3 plant at a superior production site.

Holodiag and Holochem in strategic partnership

Published: September 25, 2017

Solid state solutions provider Holodiag and fine chemical R&D experts Holochem join forces to offer integrated CMC services.

UK Aerosol industry heads north for BAMA

Published: September 24, 2017

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) will hold its 9th Annual Forum and Awards Dinner on 18th October at the prestigious Oulton Hall Hotel in Leeds.

CPhI Worldwide Pharma Awards finalists unveiled

Published: September 22, 2017

CPhI Worldwide, organized by UBM, has announced the finalists of the 2017 CPhI Pharma Awards. A record 98 entries have been shortlisted, with the winners due to be announced during this year’s CPhI Worldwide in Frankfurt. Now in its 14th year, an impressive 19 commendations will be awarded in celebration of the most successful and innovative pharma achievements. These awards recognise and honour both large established companies, as well as early stage innovators.

UK chemicals: economic outlook from the CIA

Published: September 21, 2017

The UK’s Chemicals Industries Association (CIA) has briefed the media on its chemical sector outlook. Sarah Harding, Editor of Speciality Chemicals Magazine, reports.

Spectrum Chemical in distribution agreement with Cole-Parmer

Published: September 21, 2017

Spectrum Chemical, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of fine chemicals, laboratory equipment and supplies, has announced a new US distribution agreement with Cole-Parmer, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies since 1955.


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