16-Sep-2014 - Almac has teamed up with Welsh Academics and industrial chemistry firm Hockley International to develop enzymes capable of making drug intermediates more quickly.
News in brief
16-Sep-2014 - Mannkind says Sanofi could become a second API supplier for its recently approved inhalable insulin drug Afrezza following its commercialisation partnership last month.
15-Sep-2014 - The Irish Government announced plans to invest €5m in an “industry-focused” pharmaceutical manufacturing technology centre at the University of Limerick last week in a bid create a hub for process innovation.
08-Sep-2014 - Synthon has consolidated its Czech API capabilities through the sale of a laboratory and pilot scale plant in Prague to CRO Mercachem.
News in brief
08-Sep-2014 - Chemicals firm Evonik has expanded its capacity in Japan to cope with high demands for specialty silica, used in various drugmaking operations.
08-Sep-2014 - The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) last week offered up a preview to its plan to help manufacturers avoid or mitigate drug shortages due to manufacturing or quality issues.
04-Sep-2014 - Xellia has agreed to invest $100m in equipment, retain staff and create 40 full time jobs at the plant it bought in Raleigh, North Carolina in return for business incentives.
03-Sep-2014 - Novo Nordisk has scrapped all its inflammatory disease therapy development programmes, cutting 400 jobs.
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in-Pharmatechnologist.com presents a roundup of news in the fine chemicals sector, beginning with Johnson Matthey which has started a review of its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business after competition in the UK impacted its third quarter margins.