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Lonza and Innosieve Diagnostics Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Rapid Bioburden Testing Technology

7th June 2018

Lonza and Innosieve Diagnostics Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Rapid Bioburden Testing Technology

Lonza Pharma & Biotech and Innosieve Diagnostics announced an exclusive distribution agreement for rapid bioburden testing technology. This agreement expands Lonza’s extensive offering of endotoxin products, services and software and provides pharmaceutical testing professionals with a comprehensive set of quality control (QC) tools.

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Vertellus: ZeMac* copolymer technology for adhesives and coatings applications

7th June 2018

Vertellus: ZeMac* copolymer technology for adhesives and coatings applications

Vertellus, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals used in the production of industrial technologies around the globe, is introducing ZeMac copolymer technology to the coating and adhesive marketplace. This innovative technology is an excellent fit for many different adhesive and coating applications demanding targeted performance, strength requirements and value.

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WACKER Strengthens Its Pharmaceutical-Protein Business and Buys Dutch Biotechnology Plant

7th June 2018

WACKER Strengthens Its Pharmaceutical-Protein Business and Buys Dutch Biotechnology Plant

Wacker Chemie AG has acquired a Dutch site for manufacturing biopharmaceuticals, live microbial products and vaccines, plus the associated business, from SynCo Bio Luxembourg S.à.r.l.. The Munich-based chemical company announced the acquisition today. For WACKER, maintaining SynCo’s existing customer relationships is a top priority. Moreover, WACKER is keeping on SynCo’s employees. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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FEW Chemicals receives European funding for the development of modern anti-fingerprint coatings

7th June 2018

FEW Chemicals receives European funding for the development of modern anti-fingerprint coatings

Goal of the research and development project, which is conducted by FEW Chemicals in cooperation with IMWS Fraunhofer Institute Halle, is the design of a hybrid nanocoating material based on the sol-gel chemistry. This industrial-suited coating is to be applied on steel and other metal surfaces, providing an effective anti-fingerprint (AFP) effect.

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Robinson Brothers appoints Swan Chemical Inc. as Exclusive Distributor for Robac Technology in US and Canada

11th May 2018

Robinson Brothers appoints Swan Chemical Inc. as Exclusive Distributor for Robac Technology in US and Canada

Swan Chemical Inc. (SCI) continues to grow its rubber masterbatch and additive market presence with the addition of the Robac Technology product range. Robinson Brothers continue to structure its Robac Technology business to bring innovative rubber accelerators and polymer chemicals to the global market.

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Value added by Evonik to the German economy calculated for the first time

11th May 2018

Value added by Evonik to the German economy calculated for the first time

For the first time, Evonik has analyzed the value added by the company to the German economy. This shows that every €1 value added by Evonik along the value chain creates an additional €1.50 for society, e.g., through Evonik's capital expenditures or consumer spending by employees and the employees of suppliers. “For Evonik, business success and responsible conduct belong together. As well as benefiting our shareholders and employees, our success benefits the whole economy,” said Thomas Wessel, the member of Evonik's Executive Board responsible for sustainability when the company published its Sustainability Report 2017.

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Solvias achieves CHF 75.7 million in 2017 sales, driven by ongoing expansion in biopharmaceutical analysis

11th May 2018

Solvias achieves CHF 75.7 million in 2017 sales, driven by ongoing expansion in biopharmaceutical analysis

In 2017, Swiss contract research and service provider Solvias continued on a solid growth path and significantly expanded its profitability for the fourth year running. Sales reached CHF 75.7 m, up 15.9% compared to the previous year. While the company performed well across the board, the strong contributions of Biopharmaceutical Analysis and Confarma deserve special mention. Sales growth for the Quality Control & Release unit as well as Excipients Testing also exceeded expectations. Solvias continued to expand internationally, generating 62% of its turnover outside Switzerland.

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AlzChem research uncovers new synthesis route for amidines

11th May 2018

AlzChem research uncovers new synthesis route for amidines

Amidines are organic chemical compounds with an NCN structure, meaning a typical nitrogen-carbon-nitrogen sequence. These types of chemicals are one of AlzChem’s core competencies. NCN structures are contained in many biologically active molecules, which is why a general new synthesis method is so important to the development and production of active ingredients in pharmaceuticals and crop protection. Amidines to this point have been difficult to synthesize, particularly without substituents on nitrogen. An alternative for these cases has now been uncovered: AlzChem research has found a new synthesis process for amidines that adds another innovative method to the toolbox of active ingredient chemistry.

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