19-May-2010 - Rumours have resurfaced that Indian generics firm Piramal Healthcare is in talks with Sanofi-Aventis and Pfizer about a potential takeover.
19-May-2010 - Pfizer plans to close eight manufacturing sites and reduce operations at a further six by the end of 2015, leading to 6,000 job losses, as part of its reorganisation after acquiring Wyeth.
10-May-2010 - Millipore says that rebounding Big Pharma spending and biotechnology drove first-quarter 2010 gains.
05-May-2010 - DSM Biologics says combining its XD platform with newly-acquired Rhobust chromatography platform will create high yield, low cost bio-manufacturing option.
27-Apr-2010 - US drug packaging firm Comar says acquisition of Universal Container Corp (Unicon) provides capacity for growth, particularly in key liquid medication delivery device market.
19-Apr-2010 - AMPAC Fine Chemicals boosts reactor capacity 30 per cent with new manufacturing plant and says North America is attractive for API production.
13-Apr-2010 - US drugmaker Javelin Pharmaceuticals says Hospira’s takeover bid is “superior” and terminates agreement with Myriad Pharmaceuticals (MPI).
31-Mar-2010 - Silence Therapeutics says extension of RNAi drug delivery collaboration by Dainippon Sumitomo is evidence of technology’s potential.
23-Mar-2010 - Industrial glass maker Schott ended a “rather difficult” fiscal 2009 with a loss but says rise in drug packaging sales will help drive double-digit earnings growth in current financial year.
03-Mar-2010 - Reports suggest that Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma has gone to the US courts to prevent takeover target OSI Pharmaceuticals from impeding its efforts just days after it tabled its $3.5bn...
01-Mar-2010 - German investment group Aurelius AG has acquired French fine chemicals supplier Isochem from state owned firm Groupe SNPE.
01-Mar-2010 - German pharmaceutical firm Merck KGaA says proposed Millipore acquisition will transform its chemicals unit and give it a more balanced business profile.
22-Feb-2010 - RecipharmCobra Biologics (RCB) launched today as a specialist biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO).
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.
17-Feb-2010 - Hospira’s acquisition of Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals generic injectables business is on track to complete next month now the Hart-Scott-Rodino period required by the US Federal Trade Commission has elapsed....
08-Feb-2010 - Icelandic generics firm Actavis says expansion of its tablet plant will boost production capacity 50 per cent and create 50 new jobs.
04-Feb-2010 - In a busy week of Big Phama results Pfizer reports sales boost from Wyeth, Roche says Genentech hit profits and GSK unveils surge in Relenza sales and plans to expand...
02-Feb-2010 - Global packaging giant Amcor today announced that its acquisition of Alcan Packaging had been completed as it spelled out what the move would mean for suppliers and customers.
02-Feb-2010 - Keller-Crescent has acquired Puerto Rico-based Lehigh Press to expand its capacity for producing pharmaceutical labels, inserts and outserts.
01-Feb-2010 - US generics group Watson Pharmaceuticals has bought UK contract biomanufacturing specialist Eden Biodesign.
27-Jan-2010 - Recipharm says acquisition of German CMO Wasserburger Arzneimittelwerk from Hospira adds large-scale lyophilisation services to its offering.
20-Jan-2010 - Blow-moulded packaging companies Pretium Packaging and Novapak Corporation have been taken over by New-York-based buyout firm Castle Harlan Inc in a deal worth $200m.
20-Jan-2010 - Ranbaxy Laboratories has strengthened its vaccine and biologics manufacturing capabilities by acquiring India-based Biovel Lifesciences.
13-Jan-2010 - Pall says its acquisition of MicroReactor Technologies (MRT) broadens its offering in the $1bn (€689m) a year global biopharmaceutical process development market.
11-Jan-2010 - Production has begun at the US API plant German chemicals firm Evonik Industries recently bought from drugmaker Eli Lilly.