Biotechnology

J&J to buy Swiss biotech company

J&J to buy Swiss biotech company

By Lucy Whitehouse

Johnson & Johnson Inc’s latest acquisition - the biggest deal in its 130-year history - of a Swiss biotech company confirms the multinational is looking to bolster its presence outside of the US.

UK scientists discover how to make soap from bacteria

UK scientists discover how to make soap from bacteria

By Michelle Yeomans

Scientists at TeeGene Biotech, an arm of Middlesbrough University, have developed unique strains of bacteria which produce biosurfactants, which act like soap and help to emulsify different liquids.

L’Oréal steps up its biotech business with Evolva collaboration

L’Oréal steps up its biotech business with Evolva collaboration

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

French cosmetics maker L’Oréal has upped its biotechnology efforts by announcing it has signed a collaboration agreement with Evolva Holding for the co-development of novel biosynthetic production routes for an undisclosed ingredient with broad applications...

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