17-Feb-2011 - Pfizer’s Capsugel unit has bought an injection molding technology that, it believes, will expand its capsule filling business into new “high value segments.”
16-Feb-2011 - French drugmaker Sanofi Aventis will buy Genzyme after the firms finally agree a valuation based on manufacturing performance, approvals and sales.
09-Feb-2011 - Novasep and instrAction have partnered to develop improved methods for the production of taxane-based active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) citing growing demand for cancer treatments as key driver.
18-Jan-2011 - US CRO INC Research has bought industry consulting group Avos Life Sciences, citing pharma clients’ need to maximize return on R&D and minimize risk as the key driver.
10-Jan-2011 - Cultural diversity within India underpins differing attitudes to oral dose pharmaceutical packaging and this could impact on prescribing habits.
14-Dec-2010 - Pharma should forget about ‘the next blockbuster drug’ and invest more money creating novel drug delivery systems with emerging developers to enhance product value and efficacy, say researchers.
01-Dec-2010 - Novartis will reduce its US General Medicines sales force by 1,400 employees next year in preparation for impending patent loss for key products.
08-Nov-2010 - Celanese has launched a new controlled-release EVA excipient and says developing enhanced formulations is key to a drugmaker’s competitive edge in today’s pharmaceutical market.
28-Oct-2010 - Drug industry demand for chemical intermediates and development projects has rebounded significantly in the last 12 months according to UK group Endeavour Specialty Chemicals.
20-Oct-2010 - Particle Sciences (PSI) becomes provider of Solumer drug delivery tech in deal with Israeli developer SoluBest.
19-Oct-2010 - Prosonix expects high demand for innovative particle processing technologies in the $24bn (€17bn) a-year respiratory pharmaceuticals market over the next few years.
18-Oct-2010 - Data from a study comparing an oral spray formulation of sildenafil citrate to Viagra has been presented by NovaDel Pharma.
13-Oct-2010 - IMS Health predicts that global drug sales will increase 5 to 7 per cent next year, driven by development of innovative pharmaceuticals and growth of emerging markets.
29-Sep-2010 - Venus Remedies is supplying docetaxel to Thailand after a compulsory license was issued to make the drug more affordable.
27-Sep-2010 - Stirling Products is in discussions with three large pharma interesting in accessing its HDA drug delivery platform.
23-Sep-2010 - India’s Sun Pharma has finally acquired a controlling stake in Israeli generics firm Taro Pharmaceutical Industries, significantly expanding its manufacturing capacity in North America.
23-Sep-2010 - Oracle is revising its lifecycle management package to streamline processes including scale-up to commercial production and QbD implementation.
15-Sep-2010 - Q Chip is using new funding to scale up its Q-Sphera technology for cGMP production of sustained release peptide and protein therapeutics.
14-Sep-2010 - Sanofi Pasteur has filed a sBLA with the FDA for an intradermal form of influenza vaccine Fluzone using a microinjection system.
08-Sep-2010 - GSK will work with Lonza on the development of a UK biomanufacturing plant as part of a new MAb manufacturing contract announced today.
08-Sep-2010 - Actavis is looking to enter the biosimilars sector through the proposed acquisition of a stake in Biopartners.
07-Sep-2010 - Indian drugmaker Cipla may invest in South Africa’s Cipla Medpro to boost manufacturing capacity and improve access to rapidly expanding African pharmaceutical markets.
06-Sep-2010 - Colorcon says proximity to emerging drug manufacturing markets was key driver for new Turkey technical service lab.
01-Sep-2010 - NanGenex is introducing GMP bench-top and pilot plant reactors to scale-up its process for the continuous production of nanostructured active ingredients.
31-Aug-2010 - Genzyme has rejected Sanofi-Aventis' $18.5bn (€14.5bn) takeover bid, describing it as offering no improvement in price on the previous proposal and failing “to establish a basis for engagement.”