Yearly Archives: 2010

Biovail, Alexza develop inhaled mental health treatment

An inhaled mental health drug could appear on the market in the near future under a collaboration announced Wednesday by Biovail Corp. and Alexza Pharmaceuticals. Biovail subsidiary Biovail Labs International SRL ... Read More

Biofuel for planes may take off within 10 years

Within a decade, passenger planes will be flying on jet fuel largely made from plants — flax, marsh grass, even food waste — as airlines seek to break away from the ... Read More

Bick Group acquires cloud consultants

Data center design/build firm Bick Group has announced the acquisition of Blue Mountain Labs (BML), a consulting firm focused on the adoption of cloud computing within enterprise and government organizations. Terms ... Read More

Bayer MaterialScience opens carbon nanotube pilot facility

Bayer MaterialScience announced last week that he has opened the world’s larger pilot facility for manufacture of carbon nanotubes at CHEMPARK Leverkusen in Germany. “Current forecasts predict an annual growth rate ... Read More

Baxter to buy British firm ApaTech for $330M

Specialty drug and medical device maker Baxter International Inc. said Monday it will spend up to $330 million to acquire ApaTech, a privately held British concern that makes bone and soft ... Read More

Baxter gets FDA’s green light for surgical sealant

Baxter International Inc. and Nycomed said Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration approved the surgical sealant TachoSil, which is used to control blood loss. TachoSil is manufactured and patented by Nycomed, ... Read More

BASF poised to buy Cognis for $4 billion

BASF, the world’s largest chemicals maker, has sealed a deal to buy Cognis, a German maker of additives, for at least 3.3 billion euros ($4.1 billion), The Wall Street Journal reported, ... Read More

BASF 1Q profit hits $1.4B, nearly triples

German chemical company BASF SE said Thursday that the economic recovery and a push by customers to restock their own inventories helped it nearly triple its first-quarter net profit. The company, ... Read More

Barnes-Jewish 1 of 14 hospitals on U.S. News Honor Roll

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and its physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine are one of 14 hospitals and medical institutions nationwide included on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s ... Read More

Ball selling packaging unit to Amcor for $280M

Metal and plastic packaging supplier Ball Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its U.S.-based plastic packaging business to Australian packaging company Amcor Ltd. for $280 million. The deal ... Read More