Merck and C Sixty

Merck and C Sixty to pursue fullerene antioxidant technology - In the field: pharmaceutical science & technology newsMerck and Co. (Whitehouse Station, NJ) has entered into an agreement with the biotechnology company C Sixty (Houston, TX) for the development and commercialization of C Sixty's fullerene antioxidant technology.

Universities and FDA

Universities and FDA collaborate to reduce cost of manufacturing - In the field: Pharmaceutical Science & Technology newsThe top 16 U.S. pharmaceutical companies spend more than $90 billion on manufacturing each year, according to a Wall Street Journal article released 3 September 2003.

EU to provide

EU to provide incentives for "orphan" drugs - NewsThe European Union has introduced new legislation designed to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop treatments for "orphan" (rare) diseases that affect fewer than five people in every 10000 within the 15 member bloc.

The happiness

The happiness industry: there are big profits in claiming to make people happy. But are those who seek well-being from therapy, drugs and self-help books being ripped off?We know that money doesn't buy happiness. But the search for happiness is certainly enriching a lot of people. The feel-good industry is flourishing.



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