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European API makers must invest to compete with India, says Infa Group

An Indian elephant with an EU flag

14-Oct-2015 - Clients are turning their backs on low-cost economies like India and returning to Infa Group, the Italian API maker says.

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It's not easy being green, but biotechs should consider it according to Piramal

13-Oct-2015 - Pharma and biotech firms not using ‘green chemistry’ to make their products incur higher costs and risk losing market share according to Piramal.

Nisso asks Mutchler to help it communicate better with US pharma

12-Oct-2015 - Nisso Soda Co. has partnered with Mutchler Pharmaceutical Ingredients to try and win a greater share of the US hydroxypropyl cellulose market months after expanding production capacity.

CPhI reveals Pharma Awards shortlist ahead of Madrid show

12-Oct-2015 - CPhI has announced the finalists for its 2015 Pharma Awards, to be held at the trade show CPhI Worldwide in Madrid on October 13.

BASF new efficiency drive may involve job cuts

05-Oct-2015 - BASF expects to reduce its workforce though natural employee turnover rather than redundancies as part of a new €1bn cost cutting plan.

Pfizer hiring 40 at its Lipitor and Viagra API plants in Ireland

02-Oct-2015 - Over 40 new jobs will be created at Pfizer’s manufacturing sites in Cork, Ireland, including at a bulk Lipitor facility once earmarked for closure.

Johnson Matthey to take on all Pharmorphix staff

Johnson Matthey buys Sigma-Aldrich solid state chem unit to boost API business

01-Oct-2015 - Johnson Matthey has bought Sigma-Aldrich’s Pharmorphix division to add a 'significant' customer base and expand its European API business.

Pharmas factor green considerations into sourcing decisions say experts

30-Sep-2015 - Drug companies still outsource to cut costs but environmental concerns and therefore contractors’ green credentials are increasingly important say industry experts. 

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