Though famous for Comic-Con, San Diego's conference centre was full of different super-heroes for five days: those of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and our editorial team traveled from France and New York to bring you the news and views from the pharma community.
24-Nov-2014 - Rottendorf is looking to break from being “the best kept secret in the CMO world” by targeting the thousands of virtual and SME pharma firms in the US, according to its CEO....
19-Nov-2014 - Single-use continues to be adopted by the bioprocessing industry, but drugmakers are still hesitant to use disposable chromatography systems, says EMD Millipore.
19-Nov-2014 - How can a pharma company invest in continuous manufacturing without bleeding money when it retreats from a local market? Pfizer’s answer is production pods it can roll out anywhere in...
18-Nov-2014 - Sponsors are turning to outsourcing earlier for help with bioavailability formulation, say contract research organisations (CROs)
12-Nov-2014 - Lack of funding is threatening development of a nasal spray vaccine shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the Ebola virus, the lead researcher told this publication in an...
11-Nov-2014 - Transdermal delivery using microneedles is an attractive and feasible administrative route for peptides, according to a Merck & Co. Director.
07-Nov-2014 - Extractables & leachables are the number one problem holding back the adoption and scale-up of single-use technology, according to a WuXi Apptech Director.
07-Nov-2014 - GSK is keeping its Ebola vaccine production in-house, despite previously leaked documents which suggested the company could not ramp up volume of BS-2 manufacturing without impacting its other vaccine lines.
06-Nov-2014 - BARDA, the US government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, has revealed it sees Ebola “as a bioterrorism threat.”
06-Nov-2014 - Using encapsulation machinery that is well serviced and appropriate to the type of powder being used can save drugmakers hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to Capsugel
05-Nov-2014 - Analytical and bioanalytical service provider SGS has made significant changes to its global network over the past few months to stay ahead of the competition curve.
05-Nov-2014 - A vaccine candidate which treats opioid abuse could help patients recover from heroin and Oxycontin addictions.
05-Nov-2014 - Kemwell’s daughter company Cirrus will start manufacturing pharmaceuticals for clinical trials out of a GMP suite set to open in North Carolina.
05-Nov-2014 - A Pfizer Director has called for clearer manufacturing commitments in NDA and post-approval applications and the US FDA says, following its restructure, this will come.
04-Nov-2014 - As manufacturers begin to implement new RTRT (real-time release testing) models, a US FDA expert on the matter is offering additional help.
04-Nov-2014 - Inhaled delivery of the labour inducing peptide oxytocin could help prevent millions of deaths in the lesser-developed countries (LDC), according to a GSK scientist.
04-Nov-2014 - Addicts struggling to kick a meth habit could be helped by gene therapy according to the team behind a US National Institutes of Health funded project.
03-Nov-2014 - In the future pharma will be reliant on technology, says physician-scientist Daniel Kraft, who warns that companies which fail to innovate risk being left behind.
03-Nov-2014 - [View the story "Cali-pharm-ia: Live from AAPS 2014" on Storify]