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Eli Lilly to Take Over TVM Capital Life Science’s ‘Aurka Pharma’

USA: Pharma Deal

Eli Lilly to Take Over TVM Capital Life Science’s ‘Aurka Pharma’

05/23/2018 - The acquisition will enable Lilly to expand its pipeline with promising oncology compounds. The firm is hoping to deliver a potential new medicine for tumour patients via this deal. read...

KBR Bags EPCM Contract from Basra Oil Company for Development of Majnoon Field

Iraq: Engineering and Construction

KBR Bags EPCM Contract from Basra Oil Company for Development of Majnoon Field

05/23/2018 - The scope of work includes overall project management, multi-discipline engineering support, procurement and construction management services. read...

PCIC Europe

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

France: Digitalisation

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

07/05/2017 - Aliad, Air Liquide’s venture capital investment arm, has announced three new equity investments in technology start-ups, Dietsensor and Ubleam, and in the investment fund Investisseurs & Partenaires. read...

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

Automation Technologies

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

04/04/2017 - Automation company ABB announced the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide. read...

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

Explosion Protection

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

08/24/2016 - A fire fighting vessel in the heart of Europe's industrial and chemical clusters needs special equipment: Equipped with specialised technology, Europe’s latest high-tech fire-fighting boat is able to work in hazardous atmospheres, fighting fires, explosions and chemical accidents. Its secret? Explosion-protected electrical equipment and lighting by technology specialists Eaton. read...

Pharma & Food

Imas New Concept for Continuous Manufacturing

Continuous manufacturing

Imas New Concept for Continuous Manufacturing

05/18/2018 - Continuous manufacturing is nowadays one of the main drivers of innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. Strongly encouraged by the regulatory authorities for drug production, continuous manufacturing can ensure flexible and efficient production, while improving the pharmaceutical products in terms of potency, effectiveness and safety. read...

Dowdupont and Monsanto Reach Licensing Agreement on Insect Control Technology

USA: Pesticides

Dowdupont and Monsanto Reach Licensing Agreement on Insect Control Technology

05/17/2018 - Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of Dowdupont, and Monsanto announced the completion of a licensing agreement for next-generation technology for insect control in corn for the US and Canada. read...

Novartis Makes Changes to the Executive Committee

Switzerland: Management Structure

Novartis Makes Changes to the Executive Committee

05/16/2018 - The Group General Counsel of the firm, Felix R. Ehrat is expected to retire on June 1, 2018 following which Shannon Thyme Klinger will lead the team. Robert Weltevreden has also been appointed as Head of Novartis Business Services. read...

Powder Bulk Handling

What to Do When Workfloor Space is at a Premium

Ultra-Compact Granulation and Drying

What to Do When Workfloor Space is at a Premium

04/24/2018 - Granulation and drying in a single, compact piece of equipment – When a Mexican pharmaceutical manufacturer was looking for a granulation solution, the challenge was in the small footprint required. Material loading, granulation and discharge had to be carried out in limited space. The solution: a technology that could do it all. read...

Business & Economics

Carbon Capture and Utilization Concept

Germany: Carbon-2-Chem

Carbon Capture and Utilization Concept

05/22/2018 - At the Achema, the trade show for the Process industries in Frankfurt am Main, the project Carbon-2-Chem will present its solutions for more climate protection in industry. read...

BP Focusses on Ultra-Fast Charging Technology

UK: Electric Mobility

BP Focusses on Ultra-Fast Charging Technology

05/22/2018 - BP announced the investment in Store Dot's ultra-fast charging battery for electric vehicles. Using this technology, the company is also developing a new type of electric-car battery that will aim to achieve a charging speed similar to the time required to refuel a traditional car. read...

Triton to Sell Aventics to Emerson

Germany: Pneumatic Systems

Triton to Sell Aventics to Emerson

05/22/2018 - Triton announced its intention to sell the pneumatic components and systems producer Aventics to Emerson. According to the company, there has been an agreement on terms with Emerson and the regulatory approval process is now underway. read...

Water Treatment

New Process Eliminates Pharmaceutical Residues in Waste Water

Germany: Water Treatment

New Process Eliminates Pharmaceutical Residues in Waste Water

05/15/2018 - A treatment module developed at Fraunhofer IKTS provides a remedy against pharmaceutical residues in waste water and completely eliminates these harmful substances. Apart from water treatment, possible applications of this new technology also include chemical synthesis. read...

Oil & Gas

Air Products Launches World-Scale Industrial Gas Complex in Kochi

India: Industrial Gases

Air Products Launches World-Scale Industrial Gas Complex in Kochi

05/22/2018 - The Kochi Industrial Gas Complex which has been constructed within BPCL’s Integrated Refinery Expansion Project aims to increase the firm’s refining capacity by nearly two-thirds, from 190,000 to 310,000 barrels per day. read...