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CPhI 2012 in Madrid

The drug industry gathered in Madrid, Spain in October for CPhI.

The editorial team were there to track down all the breaking news and speak with the movers and shakers about the latest industry trends.

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Aesica ramps up HPAPI capacity to meet industry demand

07-Nov-2012 - The technical challenge posed by potent APIs means drug industry demand for R&D-scale contract manufacturing is largely unmet, according to Aesica.

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Cobra Biologics talks recent fill finish acquisition and future growth plans

25-Oct-2012 - CMO Cobra Biologics says North America is an obvious place to look at for a facility acquisition.

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New import laws spur hopes for reduced trial start-up time in Ukraine

25-Oct-2012 - Ukraine hopes changes to import laws will help cut trial start-up time from six month to 45 days.

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Penn Pharma in talks with the big boys over new facility

24-Oct-2012 - Penn Pharma is in talks with a number of “big players” over its upcoming high containment oral solid dose facility.

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Piramal looking for injectables capacity but wont overpay

16-Oct-2012 - Piramal Healthcare wants to add sterile injectables to its offering but is unwilling to overpay for facilities owned by 'value focused' private equity groups.

Indian pharma regulations should not change to suit others, says the Government

15-Oct-2012 - Indian regulations should not change to suit Western GMP standards, according to the country’s Deputy Drug Controller.

BASF wants a share of pharma omega-3 market

15-Oct-2012 - BASF wants a share of the $1.5bn global market for drug grade omega-3 and expects the plant it is building to start shipping product early next year. 

Albemarle sees pharma ‘flight to quality’

12-Oct-2012 - Albemarle says it is seeing a flight to quality as pharmaceutical fine chemical customers begin to return to western suppliers.

Novasep to invest €30m in large-scale API production plant

12-Oct-2012 - Novasep plans to build the ‘world’s largest’ chromatography-based API production plant with backing the French government, banks and gas firm Total.

Mutual recognition agreements will solve global GMP woes, says EFCG

10-Oct-2012 - Mutual recognition agreements between Western regulators would help ensure a safe API supply chain, according to the EFCG.

CPhI Worldwide 2012: Networking, up-coming countries and bioavailability

08-Oct-2012 - is going to Madrid, Spain to meet API and excipient makers, Biopharma firms, processing tech developers and contract services organisation gathered for one of the drug industry's biggest trade shows....

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