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France builds pre-industrial plant for White Biotech

04.04.2011

Toulouse – Three French research clusters have earmarked EUR20 million to build a pre-industrial demonstration plant in the area of white biotechnology. The new facility, will test the feasibility of industrial production of 2nd generation biofuels, chemical intermediates, biopolymers and biomaterials. It is run by a consortium of 15 companies – including Total, L'Oréal, Michelin, Veolia, Sofiprotéol Roquette and Syral, 3 donors (Aba, Seventure, Sofinnova) and 2 Pôles de Compétitivité. The demonstration plant is part of the Toulouse-based Laboratory for Biological Systems and Process Engineering (LISBP), in which 270 researchers from the Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the Institute for Applied Sciences (INSA) and the Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) will work together. An additional EUR3.5 million have been earmarked for the Synthacs project, that aims at biologically production of methionine, an amino acid for the synthesis of animal food.

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19.08.2011

Marcy l’Etoile – French in vitro diagnostics group Biomérieux S.A. informed the markets that it has acquired Argene, a French company specialising in molecular diagnostics for immuno­compromised patients. Biomérieux said it was...

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17.08.2011

Paris – A team consisting of French scientists and biotech start-up Epixis SA has developed a novel hepatitis C vaccine based on retrovirus-derived virus-like particles (VLPs) pseudotyped with the heterologous viral envelope...

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10.08.2011

Neuilly/New York - Les Laboratoires Servier and Intercept Pharmaceuticals join forces for the development of diabetes drugs. France’s largest independent pharmaceutical company and the US biotech entered into a worldwide ex-U.S....

FranceFrance

20.07.2011

Paris/New Haven - Sanofi pays a $9m milestone payment to Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The French pharmaceutical company recently signed worldwide research collaboration and option for license for novel classes of antibiotics...

FranceFrance

12.07.2011

French drug maker Sanofi SA announced mixed results of a late-stage trial of multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada. The two-year study CARE-MS I is the first of two randomised, Phase 3 clinical trials comparing Sanofi's alemtuzumab to...

FranceFrance

05.07.2011

French Biotech BioAlliance Pharma S.A. has announced plans to raise up toEUR 16.6 million through the sale 3.4 million shares at EUR 4.90 in a rightsissue. The price is a 20% discount to BioAlliance's closing price of EUR6.10...

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14.06.2011

Paris – Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a severe disease of the arterial blood vessels in the lungs, leads to chronically elevated pulmonary artery pressure and remodelling of the small pulmonary arteries (SMPs) as a...

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