On February 2, 2017, Rentschler Biotechnologie and LEUKOCARE announced a strategic alliance in which LEUKOCARE will become the exclusive formulation developer for the Laupheim-based contract manufacturer. Rentschler will acquire a 10% stake in LEUKOCARE, a biotech company established in 2003 and headquartered in Martinsried. On behalf of BIOPRO, Walter Pytlik spoke with the two CEOs, Rentschler’s Dr. Frank Mathias and LEUKOCARE’s Michael Scholl about the alliance.
The MammaScreen team from the University of Heidelberg Women’s Hospital has developed a blood test for diagnosing breast cancer. This new test can detect breast cancer at a very early stage. It works on women of all ages with tumours of any type and size.
The new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the first In Vitro Diagnostic Devices Regulation (IVDR) are likely to become European law in the second half of 2017, with transitional periods of three and five years, respectively.
Phytopharmaceuticals are herbal medicines whose efficacy is down to one or several plant substances or active ingredients. They have been used for treating diseases since time immemorial. This traditional knowledge is still the basis for many medicinal products made from plants or parts thereof. Herbal medicines have been produced in Baden-Württemberg for many generations.