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Pfizer hails portable manufacturing as latest in lean

Continuous manufacturing can go anywhere in the world by boat or helicopter, says Pfizer's expert

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 the world via helicopter… and pack away again if a market turns.

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Catalent to tap particle size engineering industry with Micron buy

17-Nov-2014 - Last week CDMO Catalent acquired Micron Technologies, a provider of particle size engineering technologies, with the aim of improving its early stage tech offering.

GSK eyes emerging markets with $27m manufacturing tech investment

17-Nov-2014 - GSK Australia will invest about $27m (€22m) in manufacturing technology to expand its Boronia site in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. 

Live from London: FT Global Pharma and Biotechnology Conference

17-Nov-2014 - in-Pharmatechnologist.com is in London for the Financial Times Global Pharma and biotechnology conference

Aseptic manufacturers must invest in latest GMP compliance, says UK CMO

11-Nov-2014 - Investing in GMP compliance regulations is key to success in sterile manufacturing says UK-based Symbiosis which is looking to capitalise on gaps left by recent CMO pullouts.

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Encapsulating the problem? Machinery could save drugmakers up to $1m, says Capsugel

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

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US FDA offers more perspective on real-time release testing

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.

Novartis completes layoffs at Nebraska plant with 44 more departures

03-Nov-2014 - By dropping 44 more employees, Novartis has completed the final phase of the planned restructuring of its once-beleaguered Lincoln, Nebraska manufacturing facility. 

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DPI delivered peptide could prevent deaths during childbirth, says GSK
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Inhaler delivered peptide could prevent LDC deaths during childbirth, says GSK

Inhaled delivery of the labour inducing peptide oxytocin could help prevent millions of deaths in the lesser-developed...

Why Apple and Google hold the key to avoiding Pharmageddon
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Why Apple and Google hold the key to avoiding Pharmageddon

In the future pharma will be reliant on technology, says physician-scientist Daniel Kraft, who warns that companies...

India cuts stability data reqs for API firms seeking docs to ship to EU

India cuts stability data reqs for API firms seeking docs to ship to EU

India has relaxed stability data requirements for API manufacturers seeking “written confirmation of quality” certificates needed to...

Life on Mars? Ground control to remotely deliver drugs in space

Life on Mars? Ground control to remotely deliver drugs in space

Animal astronauts on the International Space Station will test an implant which allows doctors back on earth...

Why there's no sign of Pfizer among top pharma employers
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Why there's no sign of Pfizer among top pharma employers

A head-hunter explains why Regeneron, Novo Nordisk and Genentech top a global survey of science employers, but...

EDQM sets new policy for testing of bacterial endotoxins

EDQM sets new policy for testing of bacterial endotoxins

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Health Care, under the European Pharmacopeia, has set...

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