25-Nov-2015 - Eisai will sell its clinical diagnostics business – EIDIA Co. Ltd - to Sekisui Chemical for JPY 22.4bn ($183m).
24-Nov-2015 - The US FDA has cleared Ash Stevens to make the API for Takeda's new multiple myeloma drug Ninlaro, which is the first oral proteasome inhibitor to be approved in the country.
24-Nov-2015 - AstraZeneca says it had no worries about giving rival Sanofi a potential blockbuster drug when the two exchanged compound library molecules this month.
23-Nov-2015 - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says the country of origin of Carlsbad Technology’s acyclovir is where the API is sourced, not the US where the tablets are made.
23-Nov-2015 - Strides Shasun has restarted some active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) production at a plant in Cuddalore, India after a fire last week.
19-Nov-2015 - France's government has proposed new labelling for medicines that would indicate whether the contents were manufactured in or outside Europe.
17-Nov-2015 - As World Antibiotics Awareness Week draws attention to the threat of resistance, pharma companies large and small say a worldwide overhaul of payment models will make anti-infective R&D profitable again.
09-Nov-2015 - The over-reaction to quality infringements by Indian drugmakers is part of a “turf war” with Western firms, the Indian Government says.
09-Nov-2015 - AMRI attributed recent M&A activity to passing the $100m (€93m) quarterly sales milestone, reporting high double-digit growth across its API and small-scale manufacturing divisions.
05-Nov-2015 - Production has begun at a BASF facility in Germany to help feed the growth in pharma demand for specialty amines.
04-Nov-2015 - Almac has acquired Arran Chemical Company to further grow its biocatalysis services and increase its large-scale intermediates capacity.
04-Nov-2015 - A manganese-based catalyst invented by chemists in Illinois could transform the solubility of drug candidates and improve their therapeutic properties.
28-Oct-2015 - A team of researchers has modified a lectin protein found in bananas to diminish its inflammatory properties, potentially setting it on the path to use as an antiviral.
21-Oct-2015 - ‘Pharmerging markets’ have extended beyond Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) and will be worth $500bn by 2020, according to Reva Pharma.
20-Oct-2015 - EMD Millipore will offer drugmakers two-years of unlimited access to its suite of raw materials dossiers for 20,000€ as part of its enhanced portfolio offering.
20-Oct-2015 - Hovione will spend $10m refurbishing a plant acquired from a Portuguese generics company to create an oral and inhalation formulation site.
15-Oct-2015 - Big Pharma has returned to Europe for its API sourcing due to reasons of quality and reliability, according to the European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG).
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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 - DSM may have narrowed the focus of its pharmaceutical business in recent years, but the Netherlands-based supplier is still trying to win drug industry customers at a trade show in Spain.
13-Oct-2015 - A BASF expert is calling for an independent review body for new excipients to reassure wary drugmakers of their quality.
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.
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12-Oct-2015 - The cost of outsourcing is far more than simply the price per kilogram of an API says Hovione, which is expanding a plant in New Jersey.
12-Oct-2015 - Nisso Soda Co. has partnered with Mutchler Pharmaceutical Ingredients to try and win a greater share of the US hydroxypropyl cellulose market months after expanding production capacity.