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Lonza to sell therapeutic peptides business to PolyPeptide

Lonza's peptides facility in Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium (source Google maps)

07-Dec-2016 - Lonza has agreed to sell its therapeutic peptide business to PolyPeptide Laboratories in a deal that will also see the latter firm take on 280 staff.

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US FDA says Interquim's API plant remediation plan is inadequate

06-Dec-2016 - The US FDA has asked Spanish API firm Interquim S.A. for more details of its plan to bring its Barcelona manufacturing plant up to code.

Merck launches HME excipient with high API loading capacity

06-Dec-2016 - Merck has launched a polyvinyl alcohol-based excipient developed for use in drugs produced via hot melt extrusion (HME).

Italian PM's resignation will hit API sector if anti-EU party takes power says expert

05-Dec-2016 - Italian PM Matteo Renzi has quit after voters rejected his controversial plan for parliamentary reforms, setting the stage for political and economic turmoil.


Ita-leave? Italian referendum may impact European API supply chain

02-Dec-2016 - A ‘no’ vote in the Italian constitutional referendum this weekend may hurt the country's API industry and impact European drug supply chains.

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Ecstasy to treat PTSD by 2021? US FDA approves Ph III trial

01-Dec-2016 - Party drug MDMA has been claimed to be effective in helping treat Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients, with the FDA approval for a Ph III trial to go ahead in the US.

US FDA slams Dongying Tiandong for poor raw heparin supplier oversight

30-Nov-2016 - Dongying Tiandong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd does not do enough to ensure the crude heparin it uses is free potentially lethal contaminant OSCS according to the US FDA.

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AMRI signs second API supply deal with Shire

29-Nov-2016 - AMRI has signed a second deal with Shire plc under which it will supply an undisclosed active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

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