13 March 2006 00:00 [Source: ICB]
Drug inspection and certification company SGS has opened a new laboratory in Singapore, dedicated to quality-control testing of pharmaceuticals, bio-pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The laboratory expands SGS’s Life Science Services (LSS) business network of 16 pharma QC operations in the US, Europe and Asia. Helge Bastian, executive vice president LSS, said it will be ‘a cornerstone of our global strategy for the LSS group’.
FMC Corporation has announced the global licensing of the complete product line of ChemAxon, a provider of chemoinformatics software for the biotech, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. Acquisition of ChemAxon’s toolkits will allow FMC to implement state-of-the-art chemoinformatics platforms, useful for in-silico structure design, screening, property prediction and management.
The UK’s BioIndustry Association, with other prominent pharmaceutical and medical research bodies, has written an open letter to The Independent newspaper calling on business leaders ‘to stand together against the animal extremists’. The letter, published in the 2 March issue, urges leaders of the banking, construction and services industries, which have been targeted by extremists, ‘to stand in public solidary with each other, with British patients and their families, and with the scientists who seek to find cures for human and animal disease’.
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