28-May-2015 - Merck KGaA is confident it will close the $17bn acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich in mid-2015 despite competition concerns from the European Commission (EC).
News in brief
26-May-2015 - Intertek has opened a new stability facility citing demand for bespoke drug and device services like abuse potential assessments and stress testing.
21-May-2015 - Access to yeast strains modified to produce opiates must be controlled say researchers who warn that stopping criminals using such API manufacturing routes to make narcotics is vital.
20-May-2015 - Despite pharma being “highly regulated and slow to change,” continuous manufacturing will soon be realised, says Rutgers University which has received an R&D grant from J&J.
19-May-2015 - Endo’s $8bn takeover of Par Pharmaceutical is expected to shake-up the generics sector, while Lupin is expanding its South American network – welcome to In-Pharmatechnologist’s M&A round-up.
18-May-2015 - Pfizer is set to close its $17bn (€15bn) acquisition by the end of the year after receiving the thumbs up from Hospira shareholders.
13-May-2015 - A lack of scientific talent will hold pharma back from adopting continuous manufacturing despite the imminent opening of regulatory pathways, says an MIT Professor.
11-May-2015 - Novartis subsidiary Sandoz has opened a new packaging facility to support the five billion tablets made at a site in Poland.
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Richard Steiner and Maik Jornitz
GEA and G-CON
Simon Sturge leaves Boehringer Ingelheim to head Merck's biosimilars unit, as well as the European Medicines Agency, Shire and EFPIA in this week's People on the Move column.