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Unilife has invested in manufacturing capacity for its drug delivery devices ahead of schedule to support the accelerated commercial launch date of its customers' products.

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a microneedle patch that can deliver lidocaine in what they say is a “faster, more effective and painless” way.

The Irish Government announced plans to invest €5m in an “industry-focused” pharmaceutical manufacturing technology centre at the University of Limerick last week in a bid create a hub for process innovation.

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Sanofi, Amgen, FDA: All change

Who's in, who's out: all the latest changes in senior pharmaceutical appointments.

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CRL plans M&As ahead of surge in discovery outsourcing from Outsourcing-Pharma.com

Half of drug discovery will eventually be outsourced as the service area goes the way of contract toxicology, according to the CEO of Charles River Laboratories (CRL).

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Public CROs are sign of booming market, not PE apathy say financial advisors from Outsourcing-Pharma.com

Experts have predicted more CROs will go public as Private Equity looks to get a return on its investments, but such shifts are indicative of a booming market rather than waning interest.

Relypsa selects Patheon for finished dose manufacturing of patiromer from Outsourcing-Pharma.com

Relypsa has entered into a multi-year commercial manufacturing and supply agreement with CMO Patheon for the finished product manufacture of patiromer, Relypsa's potential treatment of hyperkalemia.  

Quintiles continues seeking more small biopharma with new solution from Outsourcing-Pharma.com

Recognizing the critical role of emerging biopharma companies and their recent influx of cash , Quintiles has launched a new ‘emerging biopharma solution’ that aims to capitalize on the unique development needs of the companies.  

More new rules for trial sponsors and CROs in India from Outsourcing-Pharma.com

Drugmakers sponsoring trials in India will need to weigh the potential risks and benefits for the people who take part under new guidelines issued by the CDSCO.

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Ben venue fallout continues to cause headache for Boehringer Ingelheim

Ben venue fallout continues to cause headache for Boehringer Ingelheim

Divested sterile manufacturer Ben Venue has continued to cause trouble for Boehringer Ingelheim with a second recall...

‘James bond’-like tech is the end to overdoses, says formulation firm

‘James bond’-like tech is the end to overdoses, says formulation firm

Canadian drugmaker Intellipharmaceutics has developed a kill-switch formulation it says will prevent drug misuse and accidental overdoses.

Find other oral forms for tablet-hating patients, drugmakers told

Find other oral forms for tablet-hating patients, drugmakers told

Pharma firms must provide imaginative solid dosage alternatives to tablets and capsules, says research claiming more than...

Gangsters imported fake drugs from Asia says Europol

Gangsters imported fake drugs from Asia says Europol

Millions of fake pharmaceuticals seized earlier today were imported from Asia by an organised crime group that...

Compounding the problem: US warns two more pharmacies

Compounding the problem: US warns two more pharmacies

The US FDA has criticised the Compounding Shop and Zion Rx Formulations Services for making unapproved and...

Is Pfizer now eyeing up Actavis three months after failed AZ bid?
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Is Pfizer now eyeing up Actavis three months after failed AZ bid?

Pfizer is rumoured to be eyeing up Actavis three months after failing to woo AstraZeneca in a...

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