26-May-2016 - Xellia Pharmaceuticals has started building a stability and release-testing unit at its API facility in Budapest, Hungary that is designed to support increased output.
25-May-2016 - Colorcon will buy BASF’s Kollicoat excipient coating system product line in a deal announced today.
25-May-2016 - Selcia has opened a production facility for 14C radiolabelled drug ingredients in the UK citing growing demand from CROs and sponsors running first-in-man studies.
25-May-2016 - The US FDA has issued warning letters to two API makers found to have deviated from cGMP: Germany’s BBT Biotech and China’s Tai Heng Industry.
25-May-2016 - An API plant operated by Dhanuka Laboratories does not comply with good manufacturing practices according to Croatian regulators.
23-May-2016 - Italian API firm Olon SpA has signed a definitive agreement to buy Infa Group in a deal designed to strengthen its portfolio.
23-May-2016 - Indian API maker JP Laboratories is unable to sustain GMP compliance at its facility in Daund, Maharashtra according to the Italian Medicines Agency (IMA).
23-May-2016 - APIs made by Krebs Biochemicals and Industries at its facility in Visakhapatnam, India pose a ‘critical risk’ to public health according to Italian regulators.
19-May-2016 - Ajinomoto Althea has been granted a US patent for a whole antibody crystallization method that is faster at producing stable, biologically-active crystals than current techniques.
18-May-2016 - As “one of the fastest growing areas in pharma,” the demand for finished dosage formulations is having an impact on several aspects of the CMO industries.
18-May-2016 - Suir Pharma is set to close or be sold with the loss of 130 jobs less than a year after it was acquired by Slovakian API manufacturer Saneca Pharmaceuticals.
17-May-2016 - Fermion will invest €30m ($33m) to expand its API facility in Hanko, Finland to build its high potency drug ingredient manufacturing business.
17-May-2016 - Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical has confirmed it made a takeover bid for Indian sterile injectable drug firm Gland Pharma.
16-May-2016 - Envirotainer has opened a ‘service station’ in Delhi, India to help local API and generic drug manufacturers comply with international shipping regulations.
05-May-2016 - AMRI has acquired the Italy-based chemical company, Euticals, in a move that expands its API development and manufacturing business.
02-May-2016 - An API facility Cambrex is setting up in Charles City, Iowa will be operational later than planned due to delayed equipment deliveries and installation challenges.
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.