23-Apr-2015 - Pfizer reduced costs 40% without cutting jobs at a facility in Sweden using an alternative approach to organisational and cultural behaviour, and hopes to do the same at its newly acquired Austrian...
21-Apr-2015 - A merger with Mylan would “transform the global generics space” says Teva, which has entered a $40bn bid as an alternative to the recently proposed Mylan-Perrigo deal.
21-Apr-2015 - Almost 600 staff at Allergan’s headquarters in Irvine, California, will be laid off in the Botox maker’s latest round of job cuts.
09-Apr-2015 - Mylan has bid $29bn (€27bn) to buy Perrigo in what the firm says will create a company with “unrivalled” manufacturing and supply chain capabilities across OTCs, generics and APIs.
31-Mar-2015 - Columbia Laboratories has licensed a technology for delivering peptides using an intra-vaginal ring developed by MIT scientist Robert Langer.
30-Mar-2015 - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has completed its $4bn (€3.7bn) acquisition of Ranbaxy after receiving the thumbs up from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
05-Mar-2015 - AbbVie is set to buy Californian small-molecule maker Pharmacyclics for $21bn (€19bn), cementing its haematology-oncology business.
03-Mar-2015 - Indian giant Sun Pharma has bought GSK’s Australian Opiates business.
24-Feb-2015 - In order to close Novartis’ $16bn purchase of GlaxoSmithKline’s portfolio of cancer treatments , the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is requiring Novartis to divest all assets related to its potential BRAF and...
12-Feb-2015 - AMRI has announced plans to close an API development and manufacturing plant in Wales, UK, after efforts to establish it as a conduit between the US and Europe were deemed...
11-Feb-2015 - In a wide-ranging interview that included his take on competition from Google and R&D spending, Pfizer CEO Ian Read offered a number of clues as to where his company is...
09-Feb-2015 - Pfizer visited three troubled facilities in Hospira’s manufacturing network before entering a $17bn definitive merger agreement, the company says.
04-Feb-2015 - Specialty chemicals firm Vertellus will continue to supply antiretroviral drugmakers sodium borohydride following its takeover of a Dow plant in Washington State.
29-Jan-2015 - Novartis has divested, restructured, or mothballed 24 manufacturing plants since 2010 but says its new NBS cost-saving business will not focus on streamlining and consolidating sites.
12-Jan-2015 - Shire says its $5.2bn (€4.4bn) acquisition of NPS Pharmaceuticals is a calculated risk, coming just days before the US FDA decides whther to approve the hormone replacement therapy Natpara.
15-Dec-2014 - Sosei Group Corporation is looking to peptides to replenish its pipeline through the $70m acquisition of technology firm Jitsubo.
10-Dec-2014 - The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved Sun Pharma’s $3.2bn acquisition of Ranbaxy.
27-Nov-2014 - Just in time for the holidays, GSK can ‘give thanks’ to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which has approved the $7bn acquisition of Novartis’ vaccine business.
24-Nov-2014 - The acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA could provide some opportunities for Johnson Matthey, the fine chemical company says as it reports a flat first half 2014/15.
24-Nov-2014 - BASF says the supply of API to GSK and other pharma customers will not be affected by the divestment of an omega-3 production plant in Norway.
17-Nov-2014 - After fending off hostile takeover bids from Valeant for nearly seven months, Allergan is finally agreeing to a takeover, but with Ireland-based Actavis.
23-Oct-2014 - Almost 100 jobs at a commercial packaging facility in New York are set to go as part of Actavis’s continued integration of Forest Laboratories.
01-Oct-2014 - The acquisition of Shasun Pharmaceuticals will add API production and contracting services to Strides Arcolab, and according to Shasun’s CEO no jobs will be lost.
25-Sep-2014 - Acorda has gained a pulmonary delivery technology and a GMP manufacturing site in Massachusetts along with a Parkinson’s disease candidate in its $525m (€410m) acquisition of Civitas.
22-Sep-2014 - The $17bn (€13.2bn) acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich is “not just a milestone but a quantum leap” for Merck KGaA, the firm says.