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Lonza remains on track


In the third quarter 2013, Lonza’s business performance remained on track as anticipated. The Specialty Ingredients market segment delivered a good performance despite a continued weak recreational water market. The Pharma&Biotech market segment delivered as expected. Strong cost controls and ...


A natural boost for MRI scans


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique widely used in medicine to create images of internal organs such as the heart, the lungs, the liver and even the brain. Since its invention in 1977, MRI has become a staple of clinical radiology, used across the world to identify health problems in ...


Almost as sensitive as a dog's nose

New sensor for SERS Raman spectroscopy


Scientists at ETH Zurich and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California have developed an innovative sensor for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Thanks to its unique surface properties at nanoscale, the method can be used to perform analyses that are more reliable, ...


Lonza and BioWa sign license agreements with Pfizer


BioWa, Inc. and Lonza announced that they have entered into research agreements with Pfizer Inc. allowing the use of the POTELLIGENT® CHOK1SV Cell Line in the research and development of multiple proprietary antibodies in Pfizer’s pipeline. POTELLIGENT® CHOK1SV is a host cell line for ...


Teva and Lonza announce to discontinue Biologics Joint Venture


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Lonza Group announced that following a strategic review of the Teva-Lonza Joint Venture (TL-JV), the companies have decided to discontinue their collaboration for the development, manufacturing and marketing of biosimilars. The discontinuation of the TL-JV, ...


Lonza delivers better than expected half year CORE EBIT


In the first half of 2013, Lonza successfully executed several previously announced strategic tasks and initiated activities to deliver long-term sustainable growth. From a results perspective, the two market segments, Specialty Ingredients and Pharma&Biotech, performed better than expected on a ...


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Nanosensors support skin cancer therapy


Malignant melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer. In more than 50 percent of affected patients a particular mutation plays an important role. As the life span of the patients carrying the mutation can be significantly extended by novel drugs, it is very important to identify those ...


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A scanner for hereditary defects


Our genetic material is constantly exposed to damage, which the body’s own proteins normally repair. One of these proteins works like a scanner, continually scouring the genetic material for signs of damage. Researchers from the Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology at the ...


Nano-velcro clasps heavy metal molecules in its grips

Researchers develop nano-strips for inexpensive testing of mercury levels in our lakes and oceans with unprecedented sensitivity


Mercury, when dumped in lakes and rivers, accumulates in fish, and often ends up on our plates. A Swiss-American team of researchers led by Francesco Stellacci at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Bartosz Grzybowski at Northwestern University has devised a simple, ...


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A giant step in a miniature world: UZH researcher measures the electrical charge of nano particles


Nano particles are a millionth of a millimeter in size, making them invisible to the human eye. Unless, that is, they are under the microscope of Prof. Madhavi Krishnan, a biophysicist at the University of Zurich. Prof. Krishnan has developed a new method that measures not only the size of the ...


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