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Wednesday 19 August 2009
Monday 08 June 2009
Even the casual observer does not have to try too hard to find evidence of woe in various sectors on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim). For some time (and it has occasionally been chronicled in this column) various companies in high risk sectors like oil and gas exploration and biotechnology have struggled from a lack of funding and all too often business plans that assume too much on the upside.
Thursday 12 March 2009
Wednesday 11 March 2009
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Pharmaceuticals The Swiss giant Roche was rebuffed yesterday in its $42bn (£29bn) hostile bid to buy the shares it does not already own in the US biotech group Genentech.
Monday 02 February 2009
Peter Allen will be named as the new non-executive chairman of Proximagen Neuroscience this morning in a move that the group hopes will spearhead its consolidation of parts of the biotech industry.
Thursday 08 January 2009
Thursday 18 December 2008
In our article “Biotech breakthroughs Britain failed to exploit” (6 December 2008) we stated that Sir David Lane of Dundee University discovered the breast cancer gene BRCA1. Sir David Lane did not discover the BRCA1 gene. Sir David Lane is known for his contribution to the discovery of the P53 protein.
Saturday 06 December 2008
Friday 05 December 2008
Outlook: A high-level group of entrepreneurs, business leaders and scientists, including Sir Christopher Evans and Sir Richard Sykes, is warning that the financial crisis threatens meltdown in Britain's once-thriving biotech industry unless the Government steps into the breach with alternative funding. Welcome to the club. Just about every industry in the land is holding out the begging bowl right now.
Tuesday 25 November 2008
Friday 21 November 2008
I do not know if JZ Young was a religious man, but The Life of Vertebrates has the gravitas of a sacred text. The animals and bits thereof, depicted in drawings neat as woodcuts, are esoterica. It's a textbook – albeit, Young assures us, a very personal one. As a great book should, it intrigues as much as informs. Always, it implies there are layers of meaning beneath what can be summarised and that, no matter how deeply we probe, life remains mysterious.
Monday 17 November 2008
Ministers are drawing up plans for genetically-modified crops to be grown in secret and more secure locations to prevent trials being wrecked by saboteurs.
Thursday 13 November 2008
Sunday 12 October 2008
Prince Charles's assertions that suicides in India have been exacerbated by the introduction of GM are gratuitous and deeply worrying ("Charles targets GM crop giants in fiercest attack yet", 5 October). As Geoffrey Lean rightly points out, suicides were occurring long before GM crops were introduced, and we cannot condone using the tragic situation faced by some farmers in India for political point-scoring by NGOs.
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