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Astellas Buys US Bioelectronics Startup

30.10.2020 -

Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma has agreed to buy US bioelectronics startup Iota Biosciences. The move follows their R&D agreement signed in August 2019, under which...

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Lummus, New Hope Collaborate on Chemical Recycling

30.10.2020 -

Lummus Technology and US plastic waste company New Hope Technologies have agreed to cooperate on the marketing and further development of thermal pyrolysis technology.

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Merck KGaA and Mammoth Collaborate on Covid Test

30.10.2020 -

Germany’s Merck KGaA has agreed to collaborate with Mammoth Biosciences on development, scale-up and commercial production of the US biotech’s CRISPR-based SARS CoV-2...

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Minakem’s Flow Process Wins French Award

29.10.2020 -

French contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Minakem has won the 2020 Pierre Potier prize for its continuous flow process to produce a bio-sourced...

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Bayer Takes AskBio in $4 Billion Deal

29.10.2020 -

In its biggest pharma acquisition since the 2006 takeover of Berlin-based women’s specialist Schering, Bayer plans to plunk down up to $4 billion for US biotech firm...

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Brenntag Cuts Jobs, Closes Sites in Transformation Program

29.10.2020 -

Brenntag has announced plans to cut its workforce by approximately 1,300 and close about 100 sites across all regions as it implements its transformation program – named...

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ICL Boosts Brazilian Footprint with Fertiláqua Buy

28.10.2020 -

ICL is to acquire specialty plant nutrition company Fertiláqua from Brazilian private equity firm Aqua Capital for about $120 million. The deal boosts ICL’s specialty...

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TechnipFMC and McPhy in Green Hydrogen Pact

28.10.2020 -

Engineering contractor TechnipFMC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with McPhy, a US-based manufacturer and supplier of green hydrogen production and...