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When national businesses become global operations… With the industry sourcing more raw materials and services from around the world and distributing its products in new markets, companies are adapting their business processes to suit a more complex global operating environment.

Patheon ramping up former Roche site to fulfil demand for Western APIs

20-Mar-2017 - Patheon believes it can triple revenues at its recently acquired Roche facility in South Carolina due to a shortage of Western active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) capacity.

Apotex expanding US footprint with $184m investment

09-Mar-2017 - Generics maker Apotex will construct a manufacturing and packaging facility as part of a $184m US expansion.

Allergan's €42m investment boosts Irish manufacturing and jobs

02-Mar-2017 - Allergan has committed €42m ($44m) to increase capacity and capabilities at two manufacturing facilities in Ireland.

GSK on America First: US will not be able to own every part of supply chain

13-Feb-2017 - GSK has warned that Donald Trump’s plan to encourage US drug production through import tax hikes must take the global nature of pharma supply chains into account.

Cambrex riding high on demand for Western innovator APIs

06-Feb-2017 - Limited US manufacturing capacity and a growing demand for innovator APIs will drive continued growth, says Cambrex.

Biocon wins $68m Malaysian contract for biosimilar insulin and pen supply

26-Jan-2017 - Biocon has been awarded a three-year contract to supply recombinant human insulin formulations made at its Malaysian facility to the country’s Ministry of Health.

GAO wants US FDA to show benefits of overseas inspections

18-Jan-2017 - The US FDA is inspecting more foreign plants but has not shown if its efforts have improved the quality of API and drug imports according to a GAO report.

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JP Morgan Conference: Trumpcare, moonshots and M&A

10-Jan-2017 - If you're not going to San Francisco, in-Pharmatechnologist brings you a smattering of the best tweets from the 35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.

Catalent joins industry group supply chain initiative

12-Dec-2016 - Catalent has become the first CDMO to join the PSCI – a voluntary industry initiative focused on the social, environmental and economic impact of the supply chain.

GSK exiting Australian OTC site: over 200 jobs to be lost

07-Nov-2016 - GSK says it remains dedicated to Australian despite announcing plans to shutter a painkiller manufacturing site in Sydney.

Recipharm invests €1.2m in Italian small-scale API capabilities

02-Nov-2016 - Smaller drugmakers are shifting away from generics and towards niche new molecules says Recipharm, which has expanded a small-scale API facility to feed demand.

CFDA: reports of clinical trial data fraud 'not fact based'

25-Oct-2016 - The Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CDFA) has fired back on lack of context in media reporting “80% of China’s clinical trial data are fraudulent.”

Dispatches from CPhI Worldwide

UK-based CMOs benefitting from currency exchange post-Brexit vote

07-Oct-2016 - UK-based contract manufacturers are benefitting from the weak pound following the country’s referendum in June, but the long-term impact of Brexit is still unknown.

AbbVie API plant opens in Singapore as first part of larger $320m site

29-Sep-2016 - AbbVie has opened an oncology and women’s health API plant, part of its planned 120,000m2 small and large molecule manufacturing site in Singapore.

Attention Amgen: Canada OKs Samsung Bioepis and Merck's Enbrel biosimilar

12-Sep-2016 - Canada has approved Brenzys, its first biosimilar version of Amgen’s Enbrel (etanercept) made by Korean drugmaker Samsung Bioepis.

India turns to certification in pharma manufacturing quality drive

01-Sep-2016 - India's government has launched a certification programme aimed at tightening up quality standards in its domestic drug industry.

Hikma continues beefing up US and European manufacturing capabilities

29-Aug-2016 - Hikma invested over $25m in its US facilities in the first half 2016, and plans to use excess capacity at a former Boehringer Ingelheim plant for contract manufacturing.

AstraZeneca: Retaining current regulatory procedures crucial, post-Brexit

01-Aug-2016 - AstraZeneca says it will be critical to avoid duplicated regulatory efforts and costs once the UK leaves the European Union.

GSK commits to UK manufacturing with £275m investments across three sites

27-Jul-2016 - GSK will pump £275m ($360m) into its UK manufacturing network and says the country has a “leading position in life sciences” despite the recent Brexit vote.

Brexit: Indian firms worried but Big Pharma and EMA remain positive for now

Worried and bewildered: Brexit sparks uncertainty for Indian pharma in Europe

28-Jun-2016 - Indian companies in the UK are among many in the pharma industry facing an uncertain future after Britain voted to exit the single-market last week.

Biotrinity 2016

UK fully supportive of complex pharma manufacturing, George Freeman MP

28-Apr-2016 - Precision pharmaceutical manufacturing is crucial to the UK’s economy, according to life science minister George Freeman MP.

Biotrinity 2016

Biopharma 'future is better in Europe,' says UK life science minister

27-Apr-2016 - Britain’s minister for life sciences has called on the country’s £60bn pharma sector to rally together in support of remaining in the European Union.

Novo Nordisk €100m expansion to add 250 jobs in France

21-Apr-2016 - Novo Nordisk has announced plans to expand an insulin production site in France in the latest investment in its manufacturing network.

US FDA hits another Indian drugmaker over data integrity issues

21-Apr-2016 - Sri Krishna Pharmaceuticals has been hit with a warning letter after the US FDA found problems with quality data at a site in Hyderabad, India.

US FDA guidance looks to stem ‘major problem’ of data integrity

18-Apr-2016 - The US FDA has issued draft guidance to address the recent torrent of data integrity problems at drug manufacturing sites.

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