14-Oct-2015 - Clients are turning their backs on low-cost economies like India and returning to Infa Group, the Italian API maker says.
13-Oct-2015 - Pharma and biotech firms not using ‘green chemistry’ to make their products incur higher costs and risk losing market share according to Piramal.
05-Oct-2015 - BASF expects to reduce its workforce though natural employee turnover rather than redundancies as part of a new €1bn cost cutting plan.
02-Oct-2015 - Over 40 new jobs will be created at Pfizer’s manufacturing sites in Cork, Ireland, including at a bulk Lipitor facility once earmarked for closure.
01-Oct-2015 - Johnson Matthey has bought Sigma-Aldrich’s Pharmorphix division to add a 'significant' customer base and expand its European API business.
30-Sep-2015 - Drug companies still outsource to cut costs but environmental concerns and therefore contractors’ green credentials are increasingly important say industry experts.
28-Sep-2015 - Increasing QbD needs and a range of technical service centres have driven up the prices of Evonik’s drug delivery excipient portfolio, the company says.
24-Sep-2015 - Better health monitoring could cut the number of adverse drug reactions and guide development of safer formulations say researchers.
24-Sep-2015 - It will be business as usual for pharma customers as Ashland approves a plan to separate into two independent companies, the ingredients firm says.
23-Sep-2015 - India may classify vitamin supplements as drugs rather than foods if the manufacturers of such products claim they can treat or prevent disease.
22-Sep-2015 - The UK government is granting £1.9m ($2.9m) to pharma company Mission Therapeutics to create small-molecule cancer inhibitors.
21-Sep-2015 - South African Police shut down three counterfeit drug making plants last weekend in an INTERPOL-co-ordinated operation that seized 150 tonnes of fake medicines.
16-Sep-2015 - Indian API maker Pan Drugs is reconstructing its manufacturing suite after holes in the wall and rusty equipment landed the facility a US FDA warning.
10-Sep-2015 - Resin from conifer trees hold the key to future epilepsy APIs, according to Swedish scientists.
07-Sep-2015 - The EU needs to better define mercury limits for drugs and dietary supplements say Polish researchers who want pharmaceuticals in Europe to be tested more regularly.
01-Sep-2015 - AMRI has inked a deal with Slovakia’s Saneca Pharmaceuticals to bolster its opium-derived API portfolio.
01-Sep-2015 - Fareva has bought an API plant in France from Merck & Co. and outlined plans to turn it into a high-potency actives site.
27-Aug-2015 - Nitroglycerin could make cancer drugs more effective say researchers trying to use the dynamite ingredient to help destroy tumours.
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 for its oral diabetes candidate, semaglutide, 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.
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.