10-Feb-2016 - Safic-Alcan will sell chemicals used in the synthesis of antibiotics and APIs to drug ingredient firms in Italy under a new deal with Evonik.
09-Feb-2016 - Most buildings in Taiwan are designed to withstand earthquakes according to Scinopharm, which told us such measures allowed its Tainan plant to survive a quake that felled a neighbouring tower block last week.
08-Feb-2016 - Scinopharm has confirmed that its API manufacturing facility in Tainan was not damaged by the earthquake that struck Taiwan last week.
08-Feb-2016 - A newly established trade group has invited chemical manufacturers to apply for membership and announced plans to look at API and pharma-related issues.
08-Feb-2016 - The new report indicates that the US CMO market is poised for significant growth and urges international companies to enter the market – or be left behind.
03-Feb-2016 - Envirotainer has partnered with Air China Cargo in deal that will see local and international drug and API makers use its range of cold chain shipping containers.
02-Feb-2016 - Incoming Indonesian government measures to attract foreign manufacturing joint ventures (JVs) could include a regulation to reduce API imports, Vincent Harijanto, committee head GP Farmasia said.
02-Feb-2016 - Novasep has announced it is expanding API synthesis its facility in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania and confirmed that US growth is important after the sale of Pharmachem.
01-Feb-2016 - Onyx Scientific will add a 6250sq ft facility at its site in North-East England to cope with a surge in demand for its small-scale API services.
01-Feb-2016 - Ipca has received an FDA Warning Letter at three Indian API facilities, but says it awaits re-inspection after already rectifying issues highlighted in a 2014 Form 483.
21-Jan-2016 - Johnson Matthey has expanded its UK biocatalysis R&D operations in response to growing drug industry demand.
20-Jan-2016 - Novozymes has launched its albumin operations as a stand-alone subsidiary and reiterated that its pharma business is no longer a growth driver.
19-Jan-2016 - Colorcon has acquired Paulaur Corporation’s sugar sphere business to help feed pharma’s demand for multiparticulate dosage forms.
14-Jan-2016 - Systemic data manipulation has landed Chinese API maker Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical with a US FDA warning letter.
13-Jan-2016 - Higher quality data could convince pharma firms to pay to trial generic drugs for new indications say researchers calling for diclofenac to be studied as a cancer treatment.
12-Jan-2016 - UK pharma manufacturing output increased last year according to EEF, which says lower costs and a legacy of R&D investment will drive further growth in 2016.
06-Jan-2016 - Kalbe Farma has launched construction plans for a local raw materials facility in a bid to tackle import challenges.
04-Jan-2016 - Cadila Healthcare has received a US FDA warning letter citing GMP deviations at an API plant and a formulation facility in Ahmedabad, India.
18-Dec-2015 - ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and what do you know?
16-Dec-2015 - Data falsification at API facilities is getting harder to spot say regulators who have called for more systems training and international collaboration.
14-Dec-2015 - Beat In-Albon, the man tasked with improving profitability at Lonza’s manufacturing site in Visp, Switzerland, will step down at the end of the year.
14-Dec-2015 - The US FDA has alerted compounders of potential particulate matter in an API sourced from Chinese drugmaker Taizhou Xinyou Pharmaceutical & Chemical.
11-Dec-2015 - DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have ended speculation by announcing they are to merge and the combined company will be called DowDuPont.
10-Dec-2015 - A new system will simplify and speed-up US imports of pharma ingredients the FDA says, but industry needs to be on board by the end of February.
09-Dec-2015 - New Delhi industry group ASSOCHAM says international criticism of Indian drug and API plants is due to a ‘severe shortage’ of regulatory inspectors.