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API firm Unimark Remedies warned by US FDA about Indian plants

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25-Aug-2016 - The US FDA has warned API manufacturer Unimark Remedies about unsanitary conditions at its facility in Vapi and Bavla in India.

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CMO contracts will transfer to Pfizer

Pfizer to buy AstraZeneca's antibiotic business in deal worth up to $1.5bn

24-Aug-2016 - Pfizer will buy most of AstraZeneca’s antibiotics business in a $1.5bn deal that will see the Anglo-Swedish drug firm continue to package Merrem at its Macclesfield, UK plant for at least the next 18 months.

Pharma pollution an 'ignored' cause of antibiotic resistance

24-Aug-2016 - Pollution in pharma supply chains is contributing to the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), says a new report.

New synthesis promises to cut cost of making amine drugs

24-Aug-2016 - Scientists in Switzerland have developed a simple and cheap way to synthesise amines - compounds that form the backbone of many active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Phyton has developed a cell-based thapsigargin production method for Inspyr

23-Aug-2016 - Phyton Biotech has developed a cell based way of making thapsigargin, a cytotoxic plant extract that is being developed for the treatment of cancer by Inspyr Therapeutics.

BASF API biz boosts Siegfried in H1, but IT integration costs hit profits

22-Aug-2016 - Siegfried Holding AG has attributed a surge in API sales to the drug ingredients business it bought from BASF last year, but says that integration costs hurt profits.

US FDA wants to reclassify co-crystals to ease regulatory burden

18-Aug-2016 - The US FDA wants to reclassify pharmaceutical co-crystals as solvates rather than intermediates to reduce the regulatory burden on manufacturers that work with them.

Piramal: $53m Ash Stevens addition ‘synergistic’ with ADC business

18-Aug-2016 - The acquisition of Ash Stevens and a US high potent API facility will bolster Piramal’s antibody-drug conjugate offerings, the Indian CDMO says.

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