18-Mar-2010 - Ireland must become an R&D hub as well as a drug manufacturing destination to prosper in the increasingly competitive global pharmaceutical market, says industry body PharmaChemical Ireland (PCI).
17-Mar-2010 - Prosonix’ new UMAX particle engineering technology is set to “revolutionise” the field of respiratory medicines, according to company CEO David Hipkiss.
16-Mar-2010 - US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) request for more Afrezza data is not safety related and will not require new clinical trials, says developer MannKind.
15-Mar-2010 - Drug researchers will have greater access to some top selling molecules, including currently patented compounds atorvastatin, sildenafil and celecoxib, thanks to Sigma Aldrich’s new bioactives deal with US drug major...
15-Mar-2010 - AstraZeneca targets global generics market in license and supply deal with Indian manufacturer Torrent Pharma.
01-Mar-2010 - US FDA clearance for Italian antibiotics production facility is important for global growth says German contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Haupt Pharma.
18-Feb-2010 - US group Aptuit has bolstered its chemistry offering with a new solid state chemistry screen that it says will enable better decisions during drug formulation development and process scale-up.
17-Feb-2010 - Merck & Co says manufacturing and R&D jobs will go as part of the post acquisition workforce reduction programme it announced yesterday.
11-Feb-2010 - Generics firm Sohm says deal with manufacturer in Himachal Pradesh doubles capacity, cuts costs 6 per cent and increases profitability.
02-Feb-2010 - In-PharmaTechnologist presents a round up of recent developments in the field of drug delivery, with new deals for Starpharma and Penwest, and a regulatory filing for Hovione.
01-Feb-2010 - US generics group Watson Pharmaceuticals has bought UK contract biomanufacturing specialist Eden Biodesign.
29-Jan-2010 - AstraZeneca will cut 8,000 more jobs by 2014 with R&D and supply chain operations being the main focus of the cutbacks.
28-Jan-2010 - Crospon has spun out its transdermal controlled release patch into a distinct company, two years after it licensed the system from HP, using funding from a pharma firm to further...
26-Jan-2010 - LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme (LTS) signs up as manufacturer of drugs that use IntelGenx’s VersaFilm delivery technology.
21-Jan-2010 - Indian drugmaker Lupin can start seeking US approval for new drugs made at its API plant in Mandideep, Bhopal after resolving the cGMP deficiencies that earned the facility a US...
20-Jan-2010 - Access Pharmaceuticals’ insulin diabetes treatment has shown promise in preclinical trials, achieving over 80 per cent oral bioavailability, leading the company to target proof-of-concept studies in humans.
18-Jan-2010 - Global vaccine revenues will be $52bn (€36.2bn) in 2016, more than double the total for 2009, driven by new products and indication expansions of established therapies, according to a report.
14-Jan-2010 - Lonza will shut down its API plant in Riverside, Pennsylvania, US by the end of the year as part of a plan to cut costs and shift small-molecule production to...
11-Jan-2010 - GSK says it will start making its BPH drug Avodart (dutasteride) at its facility in Poznan, Poland when it completes a PLN70m (€17m) capacity upgrade in January next year.
07-Jan-2010 - Daiichi-Sankyo subsidiary Luitpold Pharmaceuticals has acquired PharmaForce, giving it a 40,000 sq ft cGMP compliant sterile manufacturing facility and a 20,000 sq ft API production plant.
07-Jan-2010 - Pfizer will soon sell more generic pharmaceuticals in the US after its agreement with Indian non-branded drugmaker Strides Arcolab.
06-Jan-2010 - The US PTO has granted CyDex new patent for the production of ultra high-purity modified cyclodextrin.
05-Jan-2010 - Ranbaxy Laboratories has sold its Chinese JV, Ranbaxy Guangzhou China Limited (RGCL), as part of a new approach to the country’s rapidly expanding drug market.
21-Dec-2009 - US drug major Merck & Co will buy into the UK's contract biologics manufacturing sector with the acquisition of Tees Valley-based Avecia Biologics.
21-Dec-2009 - The Indian pharmaceutical market was worth $10.8bn (€7.5bn) this year and will more than double in value by 2014 according to a new industry report by Cygnus Business Consulting & Research.