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New class of chemical compounds makes cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapy drugs

Scientists have pinpointed the relevant enzyme, identifying a new target for anti-tumour agents

Europe | R and D | Therapeutic Sector

Changing face of the US pharma industry

With pharmaceuticals possibly being included in the planned Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership, a report compiled by CPhI Worldwide and InformEx looks at the outlook for pharma companies operating in the US – either as their domestic market or as an export destination

Ingredients | Europe | North America | R and D | Latin America | Asia | Manufacturing

SGS Life Sciences Services announces new French facility

To increase its quality control service throughput and integrate biopharmaceutical analysis

Design and Build | Europe | Measurement and Analysis

Interview: Changing perceptions

Peter Harding, Process Engineer, Primary Operations at GSK Worthing, and 2014’s BASF Young Ambassador of the Year in the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) Awards, talks to Jane Ellis about ways of encouraging the younger generation to consider the chemical industries as a career


Almac doubles global cold room capacity to meet increasing biologics demand

Dedicated temperature- and humidity-controlled labelling suites go live in US and Europe

Europe | North America

Assessing the right PPE for handling chemicals

The selection of personal protective equipment (PPE) for chemical hazard situations is a complex task and is often either over- or under-specified. DuPont illustrates the need for systematic risk analysis to get it right

Clothing and Personal Equipment | Regulatory

Mymetics’ HIV vaccine candidate to begin study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Follows a successfully completed smaller study at the Institute of Laboratory Animal Science (ILAS)

Europe | North America | R and D | Vaccines

Digital by design

With research productivity top of the agenda, Dennis Curran, Director of Product Management, BIOVIA, Dassault Systèmes (previously Accelrys), discusses how to modernise a laboratory in five key steps

R and D | Information Technology

Psoriasis – brodalumab

Psoriasis treatment has been revolutionised by the development of monoclonal antibody drugs that act on the immune system in a disease modifying manner

Regulatory | R and D | Therapeutic Sector

Can creative carriers deliver the goods?

There are many reasons why conventional drug delivery technologies may not be effective and a more creative approach is required to convey the active ingredient to its destination. Dr Sarah Houlton looks at the more promising technologies in development

Drug Delivery | R and D