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Nanoscale Friction: High Energy Losses in the Vicinity of Charge Density Waves

17-Dec-2013

In collaboration with the University of Basel, an international team of researchers has observed a strong energy loss caused by frictional effects in the vicinity of charge density waves. This may have practical significance in the control of nanoscale friction. The results have been published in ...

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Roche and Molecular Partners enter into alliance

Partnership will combine novel biologics (DARPins) with Roche drug-conjugate technology

05-Dec-2013

Roche and Molecular Partners AG announced that they have entered into a research collaboration and licensing agreement to discover, develop and commercialize several proprietary therapeutics incorporating Molecular Partners’ DARPin® biologics conjugated to toxic agents developed at Roche for the ...

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Electrified Diamonds: Basel Physicists on the Trail of Quantum Information

21-Nov-2013

With the help of tiny diamond crystals, physicists at the University of Basel have discovered new possibilities of quantum information: The scientists discovered at specific circumstances electric currents that made it possible to identify defects in the carbon lattice of single diamonds ...

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Anton Paar GmbH acquires CSM Instruments

The measuring instrument manufacturer expands its portfolio

20-Nov-2013

On November 15, 2013, the purchase contract between Anton Paar GmbH and CSM Instruments SA was signed. CSM Instruments SA will continue under the name "CSM Instruments SA | A company of Anton Paar" at the present location in Peseux (Switzerland). The purchase of CSM Instruments represents a ...

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Interaction between two leukemia drugs explained

07-Nov-2013

Currently no treatment option is available for five percent of patients suffering from chronic myelogenous leukemia, since they have developed resistance to conventional medications. Prof. Stephan Grzesiek’s group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, in collaboration with Dr. Wolfgang ...

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Lonza remains on track

01-Nov-2013

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 ...

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A natural boost for MRI scans

23-Oct-2013

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 ...

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Almost as sensitive as a dog's nose

New sensor for SERS Raman spectroscopy

02-Sep-2013

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, ...

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Lonza and BioWa sign license agreements with Pfizer

31-Jul-2013

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 ...

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Teva and Lonza announce to discontinue Biologics Joint Venture

29-Jul-2013

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, ...

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