GermanyGermany

Rentschler and Boehringer pioneer novel antibody purification technology

15.01.2010

Ingelheim/Laupheim/Biberach – German bioprocessing specialists have baged 3.2m euros from the German Research Ministry to develop a pioneering scalable purification method that could cut the cost of downstream protein processing by up to 90 percent. A research consortium including Rentschler Biotechnology GmbH and Boehinger Ingelheim headed by former m-phasys and m-fold CEO Prof. Hans Kiefer (Hochschule Biberach) succeeded in crystallisation of a therapeutic monoclonal antibody with no loss of activity. The team is now is in the process of bringing their work up to pilot scale. The goal is to replace the costly protein A-capture and subsequent polishing steps of antibody drugs into a one-step operation. Because protein crystals show a highly regular arrangement of the same protein, the approach aims to employ crystallisation to exclude impurities automatically through the use of organic solvents, PEG, or salt.

Germany, FranceGermany

21.12.2011

Martinsried/Paris - Sanofi has done some Christmas shopping in Munich and has licensed Scil Technology’s programme for the regenerative treatment of osteoarthritis and cartilage disorders. Under the agreement, Scil could reap up...

GermanyGermany

20.12.2011

Monheim - It's nearly Christmas, and Bayer Crop Science gives out some presents. As the company announced, a $750 million settlement with U.S. rice farmers is now binding and can move forward. In summer the German firm had agreed...

GermanyGermany

16.12.2011

Bonn – Germany’s federal government is prolonging one of its most successful measures to date for stimulating the establishment of high-tech companies – the High-Tech-Gründerfonds (HTGF). The HTGF was launched in 2005 with €272m...

GermanyGermany

15.12.2011

Leverkusen – One short statement from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) means one giant step for German biotech company Biofrontera. The agency issued a favourable opinion on the firm’s marketing approval application for its...

GermanyGermany

15.12.2011

While the European sovereign debt crisis keeps capital markets in a choke-hold, with potential negative effects on the financing situation in many industries – including biotech – there was encouraging news for drug-developing...

GermanyGermany

08.12.2011

Heidelberg – There is still life in the European life science finance. EMBL Ventures has closed a €40m fund. The early stage investor and the venture capital arm of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory(EMBL) announced the...

GermanyGermany

03.11.2011

Düsseldorf – BIO-Europe 2011 in Düsseldorf has again broken all previous records in terms of participants and company numbers. More than 3,000 representatives from 1,800 companies registered for Europe‘s largest partnering event....

GermanyGermany

02.11.2011

Brussels/San Francisco – As the biggest biotech partnering event on the continent, BioEurope, draws to a close, the venture capital community sent ambivalent messages for life sciences. Dow Jones VentureSource, an analyst,...

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