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Allergan targets Actavis legacy plant in Iceland in cost-cutting move

The plant in Hafnarfjordur earmarked for closure is powered solely by geothermic energy

02-Jul-2015 - Manufacturing operations at an Actavis legacy site in Iceland will cease and products will be transferred out the country from 2016, Allergan has announced.

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Hospira's Vizag plant begins sterile production following US FDA approval

02-Jul-2015 - Hospira has begun commercial production at a sterile injectable plant in India hit with several 483 forms after the US FDA deemed the site ‘acceptable.’

GSK investing $60m in greener manufacturing at Singapore amoxicillin plant

01-Jul-2015 - GSK is investing £38m ($60m) in enzymatic manufacturing at an antibiotic facility in Singapore which the firm says is greener and more efficient than traditional approaches.

'Outperform' Perrigo better off without Mylan, says analyst report

30-Jun-2015 - The proposed Perrigo merger with Mylan would be of no benefit to either firm in the “highly competitive” OTC sector, according to financial analysts BMO.

Small-scale will be the next big thing says UK’s CPI

24-Jun-2015 - Small-scale production technologies will dominate the biopharmaceutical industry in years to come according to the UK CPI.

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Wuxi and University of Pennsylvania partner on vector production

18-Jun-2015 - Contract research organisation WuXi has entered a manufacturing collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania to produce gene therapy vectors.

Dispatches from ACHEMA 2015

Surge in demand keeping packaging industry fragmented say ACHEMA vendors

18-Jun-2015 - The patent cliff and biopharmaceuticals have driven opportunities for pharma packaging companies, which say they are opting to grow through innovation rather than M&A.

Processing sector meets at Achema in Frankfurt

17-Jun-2015 - Too much information to process at the massive Achema tradeshow in Frankfurt this week? in-Pharmatechnologist brings you all the news that matters. (Sorry Dan we aren't going to buy you a Segway - Ed)

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