27-Aug-2015 - Nitroglycerin could make cancer drugs more effective say researchers trying to use the dynamite ingredient to help destroy tumours.
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27-Aug-2015 - Novo Nordisk has confirmed it will build an API plant in the US, telling this publication a desire to have manufacturing capacity in the key market drove the decision.
25-Aug-2015 - Royal DSM will make up to 1100 staff redundant by the end of 2017 to cut costs following the formation of its Sinochem JV and pharma products deal with Patheon.
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24-Aug-2015 - Peptide maker AmbioPharma will invest $18.8m to expand its manufacturing operations in South Carolina in a move that it claims will create 100 jobs.
20-Aug-2015 - Anti-infectives firm Xellia has moved its North American HQ to the lyophilisation plant in Raleigh, North Carolina that it bought from Fresenius Kabi last July .
13-Aug-2015 - Manufacturers of excipients are being sent inappropriate requests for stability data by some regulators and pharma companies, threatening to disrupt the supply chain, IPEC claims.
12-Aug-2015 - Scientists in Japan have developed a technique for making crystal forms of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) that until now have been hard to synthesise.
11-Aug-2015 - Small molecules from our gut microbes are providing the APIs for future drugs.
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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.