20-Oct-2016 - Bespak has launched an auto-injector designed to deliver higher viscosity drug formulations.
20-Oct-2016 - Acura Pharmaceuticals has licensed rights to use it anti-abuse technology to develop drug formulations to prodrug firm Kempharm.
17-Oct-2016 - CDMO Juniper Pharma Services has added a small-scale roller compactor as the latest investment in its enabling technology offerings.
10-Oct-2016 - QuiO has raised $1.05m to develop its real-time adherence monitoring solution for injectable therapies – a device which could allow CROs to monitor injection events remotely.
07-Oct-2016 - MonoSol Rx has licensed development rights to its film drug delivery technology to Lupin Pharmaceutical.
04-Oct-2016 - Capsugel’s Vcaps Enteric offering can speed up development of delayed release drugs by removing the need for an additional enteric film coat, the firm says.
27-Sep-2016 - Becton Dickinson says it is upgrading equipment and technology at its Holdrege manufacturing facility to better serve the global diabetes market.
22-Sep-2016 - Colorcon and Dow have expanded a nine year controlled release alliance to include further solubility, coating and ion exchange platforms.
19-Sep-2016 - Shire says it will appeal a decision invalidating a patent surrounding the controlled-release composition of its ulcerative colitis drug Lialda (mesalazine).
14-Sep-2016 - Lonza has licensed rights to synthetic adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors developed by scientists at US hearing research centre, Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
14-Sep-2016 - AstraZeneca has struck a supply deal with Bespak for components in pressurised metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) for a recently approved COPD treatment.
14-Sep-2016 - Aptar Pharma has formed an alliance with Becton, Dickinson & Co to develop new self-injection devices that will tap into the strong growth in injectable drugs.
13-Sep-2016 - Novo Nordisk has recalled six lots of its GlucaGen HypoKit pen in the US after customers in Europe complained of detached needles.
13-Sep-2016 - Catalent has announced its intention to buy Pharmatek Laboratories to boost its drug bioavailability offering.
12-Sep-2016 - Spanish API maker Suanfarma has acquired a stake in contract manufacturer and spray-drying specialist Idifarma, boosting its international presence.
12-Sep-2016 - Gerresheimer has agreed to sell its lab glassware business to a private equity investor, describing the deal as part of an effort to focus on delivery devices and pharmaceutical packaging.
07-Sep-2016 - Allergan has added to its fast-growing eye health portfolio by buying gene therapy firm RetroSense Therapeutics for $60m (€53m) upfront.
05-Sep-2016 - Aluminium adjuvants should not be used in trial placebos according to UK scientists who say the differing physical and biological properties of alum salt forms makes some safer than others.
01-Sep-2016 - PharmaJet has inked a multi-year deal with the World Health Organization for its needle-free technology, which uses 80% less vaccine than traditional methods.
01-Sep-2016 - Recipharma will provide pellet coating technology for controlled release drugs to Tillotts Pharma as part of a long-term manufacturing deal.
31-Aug-2016 - For drug molecules, having a flexible rather than a rigid structure can sometimes make you a better medicine, say scientists in California.
30-Aug-2016 - A device that isolates and sprays a patient’s own stem cells onto serious burns could have significant implications in the organ regeneration industry, says developer RenovaCare.
30-Aug-2016 - Catalent has more than doubled its biologics business since it went public in 2014, but the sector still represents less than 5% of the CDMO’s revenues.
25-Aug-2016 - Grunenthal has reiterated the benefits of its anti-crush intac tech after licensee Endo withdrew its request to have Opana ER labelled as “abuse deterrent."
17-Aug-2016 - Biomanufacturing demand will drive revenues for Patheon according to an Evercore ISI analyst, who has predicted the newly-listed CDMO will strengthen its capabilities through M&A.