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World's first toxicology testing strategy without animal testing adopted by OECD

Success for long-standing collaboration between BASF and Givaudan to develop and validate alternative methods


The world’s first toxicology testing strategy without animal testing has been approved by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). The testing strategy consists of three so-called alternative methods. They can be used to predict whether a substance causes allergic ...


IIVS Collaborates with BASF and Givaudan to Validate a Non-animal Test for Regulatory Submissions


The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), with an established track record in the validation of alternatives to animal testing, is teaming up with BASF and Givaudan to validate an improved skin sensitization reactivity method to address the needs of toxicologists and regulators. Scientists at ...


Cash offer to acquire Verenium

Proposed transaction strengthens position in strategic growth market for enzymes


BASF announced that its U.S. affiliate, BASF Corporation, has entered into an agreement to commence a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the biotechnology company Verenium Corporation (VRNM) for US$4.00 per share. Based on all outstanding shares and including ...


Eurofins Enters Into an Agreement to Acquire QTA and a Supply Agreement with BASF


Eurofins Scientific, Inc. announces the planned acquisition of the Quality Trait Analysis (QTA®) business of BASF Corporation. The acquisition will strengthen Eurofins’ growing presence in the US while adding a unique business possessing the most advanced expertise in on-site quality analysis ...


BASF Venture Capital invests in German biotechnology company baseclick

Group of investors invests €1.2 million


baseclick GmbH, a spin-off from BASF SE and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, raised an additional €1.2 million from private investors and BASF Venture Capital, the largest single investor, in the second round of financing. The start-up company baseclick GmbH, founded in the year 2008, is ...


Intelligent catalysis allows controlled synthesis of fluorinated compounds

Professor Tobias Ritter of Harvard University receives BASF Catalysis Award 2011


For his outstanding research contributions to catalytic processes in organic synthesis, Professor Dr. Tobias Ritter of Harvard University in Cambridge (USA) is receiving the BASF Catalysis Award 2011. The prize, worth €10,000, was presented by Dr. Friedrich Seitz, Head of BASF’s Technology ...


Novel process for DNA labeling


For the first time, baseclick GmbH, a start-up company spun off from BASF SE and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, is making its newly developed process for labeling nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) available to customers. The company recently signed licensing agreements for this technology with ...


Magnetic technology revolutionizes refrigeration

BASF researchers cooperate with Delta Electronics, Inc.


BASF and Delta Electronics, Inc. want to use environmentally friendly magnetocaloric technology to develop new cooling systems and explore the opportunities of magnetocaloric power generation. The cooperation partners are working on materials and prototypes for cooling systems and power ...


Argonne’s lithium-ion battery technology to be commercialized by BASF

BASF proposes construction of lithium-ion battery material production plant in Elyria, Ohio


The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and BASF have signed a world-wide licensing agreement to mass produce and market Argonne's patented composite cathode materials to manufacturers of advanced lithium-ion batteries. BASF will conduct further lithium-ion battery ...


The race is on for new lithium ion batteries

Battery consortium headed by BASF receives € 21 million sponsorship from German Ministry of Education and Research


Financial sponsorship running into millions has opened the way for the development of new generations of high energy batteries for use in plug-in hybrid automobiles and the electric powered vehicles of the future. Under the guidance of BASF Future Business GmbH, eighteen partners from industry ...


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