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Lonza ups 2016 forecast citing Q3 biopharma gains; says capex will be higher


28-Oct-2016 - Lonza has raised its 2016 guidance and predicted higher spending on manufacturing equipment after growth of its biopharma businesses in the third quarter.

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US FDA still worried about Interpharm's efforts to stop API data manipulation

26-Oct-2016 - The US FDA wants more information on Czech API firm Interpharm Praha AS’s efforts to prevent repetition of data manipulation uncovered during 2015 inspection.

Ashland opens Nanjing excipient plant citing growing local demand in light of new quality regulations

25-Oct-2016 - Ashland has opened a pharmaceutical excipients plant in Nanjing, China in a bid to capture growing local demand for modern formulation technologies.

Nitto Denko Avecia to buy Irvine and Avrio to expand offering

20-Oct-2016 - Nucleic acid manufacturer Nitto Denko Avecia has agreed to buy Irvine Pharmaceutical Services and Avrio Biopharmaceuticals in deals designed to expand its production business.

Merck completes expansion of Madrid Gonal-f API plant

19-Oct-2016 - Merck has completed the expansion of its biologics API manufacturing facility in Madrid, Spain increasing production capacity by 50%.

BASF halts production at Ludwigshafen plant after deadly explosion

18-Oct-2016 - BASF is confident the shutdown of its site in Ludwigshafen after an explosion on Monday will not disrupt the supply of drug excipients.

WHO adds gatifloxacin to prequalification list to encourage API manufacturers

17-Oct-2016 - The WHO has added side-effect heavy, TB drug ingredient gatifloxacin to its prequalification list to encourage production.

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CMC Biologics and IDT Biologika expand ADC manufacturing collaboration

13-Oct-2016 - CMC Biologics and IDT Biologika have added Cerbios-Pharma SA and Oncotec Pharma Produktion GmbH to the companies’ PROVEO Partnership – a strategic collaboration for manufacturing antibody drug conjugates (ADCs).

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