28-Apr-2016 - Indian firm Polydrug Laboratories failed to investigate complaints about APIs containing foreign bodies including hairs and insects, the US FDA says in a Warning Letter.
27-Apr-2016 - WuxI AppTec has a chemical trading network designed to help drug manufacturers source more efficiently.
27-Apr-2016 - AstraZeneca will supply Ironwood Pharmaceuticals with the API and finished dosage form of the gout drug Zurampic under the licensing deal agreed this week.
21-Apr-2016 - The WHO has removed two APIs supplied by Anuh Pharma from its list of prequalified ingredients and announced plans to inspect the firm’s facility in Boisar, India.
21-Apr-2016 - PCI Synthesis has formed a cGMP Advanced Polymer Development and Manufacturing Group after experiencing a growing demand from the industry.
20-Apr-2016 - API manufacturer PCI Synthesis has set up a polymer development group citing growing drug industry demand for advanced coating technologies and excipient technologies.
19-Apr-2016 - Johnson Matthey has teamed up with Domainex to offer integrated API discovery, preclinical development and manufacturing services.
19-Apr-2016 - Evotec has been hired to manage candidate drug compounds by French privately-owned pharmaceutical firm Pierre Fabre.
18-Apr-2016 - Recipharm has agreed to buy Kemwell’s contract development and manufacturing business for a total of SEK1.7bn in two separate deals.
12-Apr-2016 - A European chemical industry group has reiterated that gelatin is safe after Indian regulators called for feedback on a plan to replace the excipient with cellulose in pharmaceutical capsules.
11-Apr-2016 - IPCA has lost its supply agreement with the Global Fund just weeks after claiming to have “written confirmation” of an impending order.
11-Apr-2016 - API firm Orchid Pharma has passed a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection at its facility in Tamil Nadu, India.
11-Apr-2016 - Indian regulators have called for industry feedback on a proposal to replace gelatin in capsules with cellulose.
07-Apr-2016 - Pharmachem Technologies has started expanding its API facility in Grand Bahama just days after its main customer Gilead Sciences won US FDA approval for a new HIV drug.
06-Apr-2016 - China and India are causing a “tsunami” in the drug substance market – yet significant hurdles may bring fine chemical outsourcing back to the West.
06-Apr-2016 - Closure of its Benicar intermediates plant was prompted by impending US patent loss and a decision to focus on large molecule drugs says Daiichi Sankyo.
05-Apr-2016 - Aesica has doubled early formulation development capacity and added controlled drug handling capabilities at its manufacturing facility in Queenborough, UK.
04-Apr-2016 - BASF has expanded its Kollicoat range of polymer excipients with a product dust-free alternative to enteric coatings.
31-Mar-2016 - IMCD has opened a sales office in Japan citing growing demand for pharmaceutical fine chemicals and food ingredients.
30-Mar-2016 - Anuh Pharma has breached GMP rules at its API processing facility in Boisar, India say French regulators who visited the site last month.
24-Mar-2016 - Dipexium Pharmaceuticals has successfully scaled-up API for its antimicrobial peptide phase III candidate Locilex, made from the skin of the African Clawed Frog.
23-Mar-2016 - The Siegfried Group has reported record sales for fiscal 2015 and predicted the API business it bought from BASF will drive further growth this year.
22-Mar-2016 - Drug companies were a more important source of revenue for Lonza in 2015 than in previous years with four of its five biggest spending customers coming from the pharmaceutical sector.
21-Mar-2016 - Martindale Pharma will relaunch its opioid substitution therapy in Scandinavia after reformulating the oral solution to remove the excipient povidone.
17-Mar-2016 - Compounds that leave pathogenic bacteria alive but harmless could yield antibiotics that are less likely to induce resistance development say the authors of a new study.