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Coca-Cola buys Australia’s kombucha maker Mojo

September 19, 2018

Coca-Cola Co said on Tuesday it bought Australia-based Organic & Raw Trading Co, known for its Mojo brand of kombucha tea, extending its push into healthier drinks. The world’s largest drinks company has been increasingly diversifying its portfolio to include healthier options such as sparkling..

3 surprising ways to improve your decision making

September 19, 2018

When faced with choices, some people are swift and decisive. Others are at the opposite end of the scale, becoming cognitively crippled in the face of a decision. But wherever you fall, chances are you’re not exactly armed with an arsenal of decision making tools…

US-China trade war creating side effects for global oleochemicals market

September 19, 2018

The trade war between the US and China is already having side effects on the global oleochemicals market, industry sources said on Wednesday. This side effect comes despite most oleochemicals not being directly impacted by the two countries’ trade tariffs imposed on each other. While..

Chris Corsico jumps from Boehringer to head development at GSK

September 19, 2018

When Boehringer Ingelheim announced last Monday that Chief Medical Officer Chris Corsico was on his way out, the company said only that he would be pursuing his career “outside of the company.” Now, Reuters reports, Corsico will fill a new role at GlaxoSmithKline: senior vice..

Vaessen-Schoemaker completes majority stake acquisition of Polish alginate-gel business Agersol

September 19, 2018

Vaessen-Schoemaker has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Agersol Sp. z o.o. (Agersol). Katowice area-based, Agersol is a Polish producer of innovative, functional ingredients for meat applications and predominantly focuses on the production of alginate-gel based casings. Vaessen-Schoemaker has established itself in ingredient..

SABIC’s Occhiello to succeed Kottmann as Clariant CEO

September 19, 2018

Clariant has named SABIC executive Ernesto Occhiello as CEO following SABIC’s recent acquisition of a 24.99% stake in the company. Occhiello succeeds Hariolf Kottmann as CEO on 16 October. Kottmann will become board chairman. SABIC will also gain four board seats. Clariant and SABIC also..

Virion Biotherapeutics fills out executive ranks with CEO, CSO

September 19, 2018

Virion Biotherapeutics announced Monday that Vanessa King and Isabel Najera have signed on as CEO and chief scientific officer, respectively. King has held a number of business development and operations roles, including at Novartis and deCode Genetics and has led Luc Therapeutics as its CEO…

Novo to lay off 400 staff in major R&D reorganization

September 18, 2018

Novo Nordisk is laying off 400 employees in China and Denmark as part of a reorganization of its R&D department. The reshuffle comes as the company seeks to build a pipeline of chronic disease drugs capable of mitigating the pressures faced by its core diabetes..

An industry abandoned

September 18, 2018

For many decades, the UK government has pursued twin objectives in its dealings with the pharmaceutical industry. On the one hand, it has sought to deliver value for money to the NHS. And, on the other, it has sought to support a flourishing life sciences..

Gen Z is officially here. How will we manage?

September 18, 2018

We’ve all been there. You’re chatting with a younger colleague about popular music, movies or sports, and you wistfully mention Michael Jordan scoring 55 in his comeback game against the New York Knicks, or the twist ending to The Usual Suspects, or seeing Dave Matthews..