AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC), a leading US-based contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) has announced its sale to SK Holdings, an investment holding company of SK Group (South Korea).
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Government’s Global Antimicrobial Resistance Innovation Fund (GAMRIF) have joined the CARB-X partnership, which supports global scientific research to develop new vaccines, preventatives and other products against drug-resistant bacterial infecti
Agrichemical giant Bayer has won EU antitrust approval for its US$62.5 billion acquisition of Monsanto, Reuters reports, on condition that Bayer sells off substantial parts of its business. If the merger goes ahead, it would create a company with control of more than a quarter of the world’s seed and pesticides market.
Chemicals company Evonik and electronics giant Siemens have launched a joint research project to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into speciality chemicals, using electricity from renewable sources and bacteria.