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Marijuana Associated with Three-Fold Risk of Death from Hypertension

Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Steps are being taken towards legalisation and decriminalisation of marijuana in the United States, and rates of recreational marijuana use may increase substantially as a result,” said lead author Barbara A. Yankey, a [...]

CPhI Worldwide Opens Entries for Largest Ever Pharma Awards

CPhI Worldwide, organized by UBM EMEA, announces the opening of the eagerly anticipated 2017 CPhI Pharma Awards. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the awards have expanded to 20 categories – accommodating the increased demand from companies across the full spectrum of pharma – with eight new additions reflecting the increased diversity of attendees at CPhI Worldwide. [...]

Magnesium Elektron Launches New Biomedical Solutions Using Magnesium Alloys

Magnesium Elektron, a global materials technology company specialising in the design and manufacture of high performance materials, has announced the launch of magnesium for its first biomedical applications. The use of the bioresorbable material, specifically Magnesium Elektron’s revolutionary Synermag magnesium alloy, in CE approved, cardiovascular applications has been announced. This and a wide variety of potential [...]

CPhI China to Launch China Pharma Week

CPhI and P-MEC China 2017, hosted by UBM EMEA and China Chamber of Commerce of Medicines & Health Products Importers & Exporters (CCCMHPIE), and co-organized by Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo, will be held on 20–22 June in Shanghai New International Expo Center. Concurrent with the show, the first ever edition of “China Pharma Week” will be launched – 19–23 June [...]

IDBS and ChemAxon Partnership Extends to Harness Leading Biomolecule Handling Technology

IDBS announces that the strategic technology partnership with ChemAxon has been further strengthened. IDBS is now able to leverage ChemAxon’s Biomolecule Toolkit and BioEddie with its flagship E-WorkBook suite. The addition of the advanced biomolecule structure indexing and web rendering capabilities from ChemAxon complements IDBS’ deep-domain biology expertise and bolsters its single, cross-domain platform. Paul [...]

Cambridge Research Biochemicals Launches Second Catalogue: DISCOVERY Antibodies to the Life Science Community

Cambridge Research Biochemicals (CRB), a longstanding British company specialising in the synthesis of custom peptides and the generation of bespoke antibodies for pharmaceutical and medical research, has announced the release of its new DISCOVERY Antibodies catalogue. This ties in with the 3 year anniversary of CRB’s expansion and relocation, which took place in January 2014 and secures the company’s [...]

Merck Launches Parteck MXP Excipient for Increased Solubility

Merck, a leading science and technology company, has introduced Parteck MXP, a polyvinyl alcohol-based excipient that enhances solubility of a wide range of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) with poor bioavailability. Parteck MXP excipient maintains stability at temperatures above 200 degrees Celsius, making it well-suited for hot melt extrusion (HME), a process used by drug manufacturers to enhance the solubility and bioavailability [...]

Honeywell Launches New Research Chemicals Business

Honeywell has announced the launch of a new business, Honeywell Research Chemicals, which will now include several brands and solvent and inorganic chemical products that were acquired from Sigma-Aldrich in December 2015. Honeywell Research Chemicals combines more than 200 years of industry expertise and experience with a level of customization that meets the fast-changing needs of advanced [...]

Cambrex Wins API Development Award at CPhI Worldwide

Cambrex Corporation, the leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), has won the ‘API Development’ category at the annual CPhI Pharma Awards, which took place at a Gala Dinner at CPhI Worldwide in Barcelona on 4 October. The winning entry presented a case study which examined Cambrex’s synthesis to an [...]

Avantor to Begin cGMP Production of J.T.Baker High Purity Low Endotoxin Sugars in Panoli, India

Avantor, the global leader in ultra-high-purity materials for the life sciences and advanced technology markets, has begun production at a new cGMP manufacturing area at its Panoli, India, facility. The ISO 9001:2008 certified and Indian FDA approved manufacturing facility makes Avantor unique in offering cGMP capabilities in the US, Europe and India. The India-based cGMP [...]