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Envigo and Covance in asset swap

Envigo’s Research Models Services business is to acquire the Research Products business of LabCorp’s Covance subsidiary, becoming a pure-play research models and services business. As part of the same transaction, Covance is also acquiring Envigo’s non-clinical research services business, expanding its services in that field.

ICCA calls for chemical ‘navigator’

The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), meeting at Montevideo, Uruguay, has called for the creation of a global repository of publicly available information on chemicals, or ‘international navigator’.

ECHA lists substances for evaluation

At its annual forum for exchange of information on enforcement in Helsinki on 19-22 March, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) adopted the updated Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for substance evaluation.

ECHA publishes additives inventory

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published an inventory of all plastic additives used to date in the EU, describing it as “an important step towards better risk assessment of these substances under REACH and CLP”.

Ineos chairman blasts European regulation

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder, chairman and 60% owner of Ineos, has written an open letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, lambasting European chemical regulation in general and ‘green taxes’ in particular.
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