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Friday 22 August 2008
Thursday 31 July 2008
Scientists have identified three faults in human DNA that are linked with schizophrenia in a study that could open the way to a fundamental understanding of an illness that affects one in every hundred people at some time in their lives.
Thursday 31 July 2008
Ark Therapeutics, the gene therapy group, gave the beleaguered UK biotech industry a shot in the arm yesterday when it said that the third phase trial of its brain cancer treatment, Cerepro, has shown good initial results and that it now expects to be able to market the drug by next year.
Saturday 26 July 2008
The French drugs giant Sanofi-Aventis is buying the British vaccine-maker Acambis for £276m in the latest round of consolidation in the biotech sector.
Tuesday 22 July 2008
If it ain't broke, why break it? Roche's $43.7bn cash offer for the outstanding minority in Genentech risks upsetting a model partnership between big pharma and innovative biotech, an apparently perfect marriage of Roche's marketing might with Genentech's unmatched record in cancer drug discovery, including the breast cancer drug Herceptin. Yet here comes old clumsy clogs with a low ball bid for its beautiful young soulmate.
Monday 23 June 2008
Gordon Brown and the Government are today given a blunt warming about their new enthusiasm for genetically-modified crops and food by the head of the Government's own countryside and wildlife agency.
Monday 16 June 2008
New drug development by the biotechnology industry is threatened by increasingly risk-averse investors and intensifying competition from generic rivals, a survey shows.
Sunday 08 June 2008
The Investment Column: JJB is still goal-orientated, but investors say it's a long-ball game, not a quick net result
Wednesday 21 May 2008
Tuesday 20 May 2008
Wales is no longer Wales and indecisive middle-aged men need therapy for fear of choosing the wrong pasta sauce. At first, you don't quite know where you are, or where you might be going in Natural Selection. Here is much of our world and its issues, but skewed, shaken up and remade into an alternative universe that melds ineffectual terrorists with archaeological digs and evolution theory with the material concerns of the consumer age.
Friday 09 May 2008
From the creators of the 2004 anime hit Appleseed comes this hi-tech parable about depersonalisation. In the mid-21st century Japan has become savagely isolationist, while it pursues dangerous experiments in biotechnology.
Friday 25 April 2008
The Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca posted what analysts considered to be disappointing first-quarter sales figures yesterday, but said that its full-year earnings growth was on track to meet expectations.
Wednesday 12 March 2008
Thursday 21 February 2008
Peter Fellner, the executive chairman of Vernalis, has orchestrated a huge restructuring at the loss-making biotechnology company that will see it retreat from America, cut more than half of its workforce, and result in the departure of its chief executive.
Saturday 09 February 2008
Gerard Fairtlough began his career as an organisation man, spending 25 years with Royal Dutch Shell, but he later acquired a taste for entrepreneurial action and became an inspiration to emerging businesses. In 1980 he set up the biotechnology company Celltech, heading the firm as chief executive until 1990.
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