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GMP assessments should consider environmental impact say campaigners

GMP assessments should take environmental impact into account says SumOfUs

06-Jul-2015 - A group calling for GMP assessments to consider the environmental impact of API production says pollution generated by suppliers in China is furthering the spread of resistant superbugs.

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ICH clarifies Q7 guidance on API GMP manufacturing

30-Jun-2015 - In response to a flood of requests over uncertainties regarding ICH Q7 guidance, the international consortium recently released a question and answer (Q&A) document intended help companies implement appropriate GMPs (good manufacturing practices) at all stages of the API supply chain.

Health Canada asks importers to quarantine Polydrug APIs over data concerns

29-Jun-2015 - Canada has asked importers to quarantine APIs made by India’s Polydrug Laboratories over concerns about its manufacturing plant in Ambarnath in Maharashtra.

Saneca buys Europe's only independent, US FDA approved Beta-lactams plant

25-Jun-2015 - API firm Saneca Pharmaceuticals has acquired struggling drug formulator Suir Pharma Ireland in a deal with former owner Mutares AG.

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Thermo Fisher will pay £256m for Alfa Aesar

25-Jun-2015 - Thermo Fisher Scientific has anncouned plans to buy research chemicals firm Alfa Aesar from Johnson Matthey for £256m ($405m).

UK scientists discover key poppy alkaloid production enzyme

25-Jun-2015 - GSK and UK academics claim a newly identified enzyme is the missing link in the mechanism poppies use to make painkilling alkaloids and the candidate anticancer compound noscapine.

New nanotech excipient makes for better delayed-release drugs say researchers

22-Jun-2015 - Swedish scientists who developed the solubility enhancing nanotech excipient Upsalite say it can also be used to improve delayed release formulations.

ScinoPharm to make API for Chinese drugmaker eyeing US celecoxib market

22-Jun-2015 - Raffles PharmaTech has contracted ScinoPharm to make the API for a generic version of the arthritis pain drug celecoxib being developed for the US market.

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