NEDO launches program on new plastics biodegradable in marine waters

With a fund of NEDO, a consortium of companies, universities and national institutes will Develop new plastics biodegradable in the oceans. The program includes analytical procedures, new materials including composites, and new bio-manufacturing processes. As a  goal,...

Shareholder’s meeting of Takeda confirms acquisition of Shire

If Shire’s shareholders agree as well, the acquisition is expected to be completed by January 5, 2019, and will turn te company into the 9thlargest pharmaceutical company of the world, exceeding 3 trillion yen in sales. Nikkei Biotech news release, December 5,...