18-Dec-2014 - An AstraZeneca API plant in Bristol, UK will close its doors within two years due to patent expirations of its cholesterol-lowering blockbuster Crestor.
News in brief
17-Dec-2014 - GE Healthcare has pledged its support and technology to a national £55m ($86m) Cell Therapy manufacturing centre in Stevenage, UK, set to launch in 2017.
16-Dec-2014 - Asian API makers are turning to ‘out-of-the-box’ Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to help manage documentation and control quality, according to IT solutions Werum.
11-Dec-2014 - Pharma companies have called on the Swedish government to prevent manufacturing going the way of R&D and leaving the country, after AstraZeneca closed its research in Lund in 2012.
10-Dec-2014 - Pfizer has revealed a unique way of hiring employees in Sweden it compares to “American Idol” auditions.
From CPHI India
08-Dec-2014 - Cultural differences and broken promises are behind Indian GMP failures and acute generics shortages in the UK, according to one pharmaceutical distributor.
05-Dec-2014 - How many drugs are prescribed in the North Pole? Have a guess and win a cuddly giant microbe in our Christmas Competition.
05-Dec-2014 - Novartis has spoken about the extensive safety testing at its production sites after regulators found no connection between its seasonal flu vaccine Fluad and 19 deaths in Italy.
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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.