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April US chemical output for pharma down says ACC; SOCMA welcomes R&D tax credit move

US chemical production for pharma falls in April

27-May-2015 - US production of chemicals for the drug industry fell in April according to data released days after renewed calls for permanent tax breaks to help American manufacturers compete globally.

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Lonza set to get commercial Adva-27a contract if cancer drug is approved

27-May-2015 - Lonza shipped a sample batch of a drug for resistant cancers this week and is set produce commercial supplies if it goes on to be approved says Sunshine Biopharma.

Grace: silica gel plant certification will cut customer audit burden

26-May-2015 - WR Grace says certification for its excipient plant in Germany will reduce the audit burden faced by drug industry customers.

Home-brew morphine: Is opiate production about to get way too easy?

21-May-2015 - Access to yeast strains modified to produce opiates must be controlled say researchers who warn that stopping criminals using such API manufacturing routes to make narcotics is vital.

European freeze-drying market heats up: Symbiosis invests citing high demand

19-May-2015 - Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services has launched a bulk freeze drying offering for APIs and intermediates, citing new contracts as a driver for the investment.

Dr Reddy’s yen for growth: Indian generics and API firm plans to partner in Japan

18-May-2015 - Dr Reddy’s has set out to build in the Japanese market days after revealing that higher generic and API sales elsewhere had been pegged back by currency fluctuations.

SAFC expands ADC and bulk drug manufacturing in CA, MO

13-May-2015 - SAFC has announced investments in gene therapy manufacturing sites in Missouri and California.

Nisso opens expanded HPC plant on back of pharma demand

11-May-2015 - Recent US FDA approval of products containing the excipient HPC has driven demand, according to Nippon Soda (Nisso) which has expanded its production facility in Japan.

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