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Former Lotte Chemical chief under fire

22 July 2016 Business

Ex-head of South Korean firm grilled by prosecutors over alleged fake accounting records

DuPont found liable in second of 3400 cancer cases

20 July 2016 Business

US jury awards over $5 million in claim linked to PFOA emitted by DuPont plant

Juno CAR-T trial suspended after patient deaths

20 July 2016 Business

Immunotherapy study restarted with amended pre-treatment protocol

Brexit uncertainty ripples across regulation

14 July 2016 Business

What might leaving the EU mean for medicines regulation, the Unified Patent Court, and the UK’s participation in Reach?

All part of the service

12 July 2016 Business

Simon Hirst, founder of contract research organisation Sygnature, is the 2016 Chemistry World entrepreneur of the year

Temporary reprieve for glyphosate in EU

4 July 2016 Business

European commission extends license by 18 months

Henkel to buy detergent maker Sun Products

4 July 2016 Business

€3.2bn deal boosts Henkel’s position in North American laundry care market

Novartis partners with Xencor for cancer antibodies

4 July 2016 Business

Deal deepens Novartis’s focus on immuno-oncology

AstraZeneca licenses skin drugs to Leo

4 July 2016 Business

Offloading psoriasis and dermatitis antibodies continues AZ’s plan to refocus on fewer therapy areas

Unpicking doctor payments

4 July 2016 Business

Accepting even small meals from drug industry reps appears to influence doctors’ prescription rates

Lies and deception see Astellas UK suspended by trade body

1 July 2016 Business

Company promoted drugs inappropriately and misled regulators in the resulting investigation

Dow to cut 2500 jobs in Corning merger

30 June 2016 Business

Firm will close silicones manufacturing plants in North Carolina and Japan as it absorbs former joint venture

Sanofi and Boehringer agree €11bn asset swap

29 June 2016 Business

Deal swaps Sanofi’s animal health arm for Boehringer’s consumer healthcare business as both firms aim to boost scale

Harvard settles with ex-student over drug royalties

28 June 2016 Business

Student claimed university forced him to accept unfair cut in patent deal

Teva sells off products in preparation for Allergan merger

27 June 2016 Business

Generics deals with Impax, Dr Reddy’s and Sagent aimed at satisfying competition authorities

EU poised to legislate endocrine disruptor definition

23 June 2016 Business

The European Commission’s newly proposed standards to identify endocrine disruptors face industry opposition

BASF boosts coatings with Chemetall buyout

22 June 2016 Business

$3.2bn purchase from Albemarle continues BASF’s efforts to expand and refocus its coatings division

US biotech director accused of insider trading

22 June 2016 Business

Biostatistics chief at Akebia charged with securities fraud

Metals boss admits illegal export plot

21 June 2016 Business

Global Metallurgy chief conspired to export restricted metals to Iran

Judge voids Merck & Co’s $200m patent claim

21 June 2016 Business

‘Serious misconduct’ kills case over Gilead’s hepatitis C drugs

Adventures of an accidental entrepreneur

15 June 2016 Business

India needs to break out of its colonial mindset and tap into its innovative potential, says Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Westlake Chemical to buy rival Axiall

14 June 2016 Business

US chemical manufacturer Axiall acquired by Westlake Chemical for $3.8 billion, after its earlier bid was rejected

Merck & Co to buy Afferent for neurology drugs

13 June 2016 Business

Deal worth up to $1.25bn includes drug candidate for chronic coughs

J&J to buy Vogue for haircare range

7 June 2016 Business

$3.3bn deal expands Johnson & Johnson’s consumer products segment

Vertellus enters bankruptcy

3 June 2016 Business

Chemical maker files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for its US operations and plans to auction the business