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EMA says it’s busy with Brexit and needs specifics of EU pre-submission probe

The EMA has asked the European Ombudsman for concrete details of its probe of pre-submission activities, warning that Brexit preparations have limited its capacity to respond.

Anti-malaria drug casts light on cancer therapy

A treatment combining anti-malaria drug artemisinin and light-sensitive molecules could kill cancer cells and hinder tumour growth, say researchers.

Low budgets drive consolidation trend, say serialisation experts

According to industry delegates, smaller contract services firms struggling to meet track & trace implementation costs will look to consolidate with competitors in light of impending serialisation deadlines.    

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BASF to increase 1,2-PDA capacity with new China plant

BASF has announced plans for a specialty amines plant at its site on the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China, citing increasing demand from customers in Asia.

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Fresenius Kabi starts work on $250m US sterile drug plant

Fresenius Kabi has started work on a $250m (€220m) sterile drug manufacturing plant in Illinois, US.

In cold (and thin) blood: snake venom to reverse anticoagulant treatments

The use of snake venom protein-inspired candidate PseudoXa in patients taking anticoagulants, could combat severe bleeding in emergency surgery, says VarmX.

US FDA slams 13 firms for selling unapproved drugs online

Thirteen companies have received US FDA warning letters citing the unlawful sale of unapproved and misbranded drug products over the internet.

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