19-Jan-2017 - Cipla has launched a breath activated inhaler in South Africa.
16-Jan-2017 - MannKind Corporation met with the US FDA last month to discuss a single-use disposable epinephrine inhaler it says could be an affordable alternative to the Epipen.
11-Jan-2017 - Catalent will assess Jupiter Orphan Therapeutics’ resveratrol across its softgel technologies in an effort to improve the bioavailability of the rare disease candidate.
10-Jan-2017 - Quotient Clinical has been hired to develop child-friendly formulations of several off-patent drugs by Proveca Ltd.
09-Jan-2017 - Aurobindo Pharma Limited has agreed to buy Portugal-based Generis Farmaceutica SA for €135m in a deal that includes a tablet and capsule plant in Amadora.
05-Jan-2017 - Shire has sold its MRT messenger RNA platform to RaNA Therapeutics but will retain an equity stake in the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech.
04-Jan-2017 - The Gates Foundation has invested $140m in Intarcia Therapeutics Inc to develop the biotech’s needle-free delivery pump for use with an HIV prophylactic therapy.
04-Jan-2017 - The project funded by the UK and Mexican governments will look to prove the scalability of Prokarium’s oral vaccine platform, the firm says.
21-Dec-2016 - AstraZeneca has opened a £120m ($148m) cancer treatment manufacturing site in Macclesfield in the UK.
19-Dec-2016 - Baxter International has agreed to pay Claris Lifesciences $625m (€598m) for three manufacturing facilities and a portfolio of 11 approved injectable drugs.
15-Dec-2016 - Lonza has agreed to buy US capsule manufacturer Capsugel for $5.5bn (€5.2bn) in cash in an acquisition the Swiss firm says will expand its drug delivery business and enable savings of CHF100m a year by 2019.
14-Dec-2016 - The US FDA has criticized Pocono Coated Products' (PCP) efforts to bring its transdermal patch plant in Cherryville, North Carolina into compliance with cGMP standards.
12-Dec-2016 - Lonza has confirmed it is interested in buying Capsugel.
12-Dec-2016 - Aptar Pharma is nearing completion of its US-based manufacturing site, as it continues to expand globally to keep pace with growth in the injectable drug delivery industry.
07-Dec-2016 - As part of its collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the DNA vaccine clinical trial for the Zika virus, PharmaJet is providing its Stratis Needle-Free device and training to the NIH.
06-Dec-2016 - Takeda was awarded conditional EU marketing authorisation of the small molecule drug Ninlaro, overturning the EMA’s negative opinion on its efficacy against Multiple Myeloma (MM).
06-Dec-2016 - AstraZeneca has partnered with Bicycle Therapeutics in a potential $1bn deal to develop a new class of small molecules which have antibody-like properties.
02-Dec-2016 - Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. has also laid off its Chief scientific officer David Lewis - as part of the 34 staff cull - after several trials using delivery vehicle Ex1 were stopped by the firm.
30-Nov-2016 - Arrowhead has abandoned development of therapies which use its Ex1 delivery vehicle, axing multiple clinical trials and sacking staff.
30-Nov-2016 - Delivery device with West Pharmaceutical Services has completed the expansion of its plant in Mulhuddart, County Dublin.
28-Nov-2016 - Catalent will add two Canadian manufacturing facilities to its softgel network through the acquisition of Accucaps.
23-Nov-2016 - Evonik has laid plans to expand a polymer facility in Alabama to cater for growing demand for sophisticated drug delivery and medical devices.
22-Nov-2016 - The US FDA has cleared Aduro Biotech to recruit for trials of its listeria-based immunotherapies after the firm modified protocols to reduce the risk of subjects developing listeriosis.
22-Nov-2016 - Lyndra Inc. has developed a star shaped gastric device which claims to solve the problem of delivering drugs with short half-lives.
21-Nov-2016 - Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced its intention to buy Arsia Therapeutics citing its formulation viscosity reduction platform as the driver for the deal.