20-Oct-2016 - Nucleic acid manufacturer Nitto Denko Avecia has agreed to buy Irvine Pharmaceutical Services and Avrio Biopharmaceuticals in deals designed to expand its production business.
19-Oct-2016 - Merck has completed the expansion of its biologics API manufacturing facility in Madrid, Spain increasing production capacity by 50%.
18-Oct-2016 - BASF is confident the shutdown of its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany will not disrupt the supply of drug excipients.
17-Oct-2016 - The WHO has added side-effect heavy, TB drug ingredient gatifloxacin to its prequalification list to encourage production.
13-Oct-2016 - CMC Biologics and IDT Biologika have added Cerbios-Pharma SA and Oncotec Pharma Produktion GmbH to the companies’ PROVEO Partnership – a strategic collaboration for manufacturing antibody drug conjugates (ADCs).
12-Oct-2016 - Finding and validating an ingredient supplier can take up to 26 weeks says consultancy firm Rephine, which hopes to address the burden through an online API sourcing platform.
10-Oct-2016 - French regulators have recommended that drugs containing APIs made at Nandu Chemicals Industries’ site in Hubli, India be recalled after uncovering “serious” problems during an inspection in August.
03-Oct-2016 - in-Pharmatechnologist.com is in Barcelona to hear about market and regulatory developments in the API and CMO sectors. Check back for updates.
03-Oct-2016 - CPhI Worldwide is a marathon not a sprint says marketing guru Raman Sehgal who has written a survival guide for folks going to the drug industry’s biggest tradeshow.
29-Sep-2016 - AbbVie has opened an oncology and women’s health API plant, part of its planned 120,000m2 small and large molecule manufacturing site in Singapore.
28-Sep-2016 - Cheng Fong Chemical has addressed problems at its Taoyuan City plant but still needs to identify the source of foreign matter found in its APIs according to the US FDA.
27-Sep-2016 - Avantor Performance Materials has had its positive rating reiterated by Moody’s just days before its merger with Nusil Technology is expected to complete.
27-Sep-2016 - BASF is poised to start making polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) at its facility in Shanghai, China after completing work on a $70m (€62m) manufacturing expansion.
26-Sep-2016 - Cambrex will acquire clinical-scale API maker PharmaCore for $25m adding a standalone GMP facility in North Carolina approved to make Schedule II to V products.
26-Sep-2016 - Drug companies need to me more open about their API suppliers to help fight the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) according to DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals.
22-Sep-2016 - Clot busting drugs derived from human urine are no more likely to be contaminated with Zika virus than other medicines according to research by the EMA.
21-Sep-2016 - Banned API firm Hebei Yuxing Bio-Engineering has had a microbial contamination problem at its plant since 2013 according to the US FDA.
20-Sep-2016 - The UK MHRA has awarded Johnson Matthey’s API facility in Scotland a GMP certificate.
14-Sep-2016 - Indoco Remedies says problems the US FDA identified at an ophthalmic and injectable drug plant in Goa, India last month are “correctable.”
07-Sep-2016 - The latest in a series of investments, Cambrex has recently expanded its Sweden-based site as part of its ongoing investment in small molecule API manufacturing across its global network of facilities.
07-Sep-2016 - AMRI has said integrating recent Italian acquisition Prime European Therapeuticals, also known as Euticals, will involve layoffs.
07-Sep-2016 - Avara Pharmaceutical Services will buy the UK manufacturing facility at which AstraZeneca made the API for Crestor and Seroquel.
07-Sep-2016 - Cambrex will spend $9m (€8m) to add large-scale manufacturing capability at its API production facility in Karlskoga, Sweden.
07-Sep-2016 - The global excipient certification organization has announced IPEC Association (China) Limited as its fifth member, joining IPEC Europe, IPEC Americas, FECC, and PQG (UK).
06-Sep-2016 - A synthetic short cut could make it easier and cheaper to produce nitrile-containing compounds, a group which includes dozens of marketed and pipeline drugs.