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UK generics makers and MHRA pool manufacturing knowledge

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23-Apr-2014 - The British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA) and the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will launch a forum for the generics industry to discuss manufacturing and quality issues.

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AZ for $100bn? Pfizer could buy Azerbaijan and keep the change

22-Apr-2014 - With Pfizer rumoured to be on the brink of a mega-merger with AstraZeneca, in-Pharmatechnologist.com brings you an interactive view of what £60bn ($101bn) could get.

Hospira announces two US recalls due to manufacturing, supplier issues

22-Apr-2014 - Hospira has announced US recalls for seven lots of its propofol injection and one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI Injection due to a glass contamination.

US to lose 140,000 jobs if status quo is maintained, PhRMA reports

18-Apr-2014 - Industry executives have predicted strong growth in pharma R&D and manufacturing, but greater efficiencies could result in fewer US jobs, according to a new survey from PhRMA.

Thermo Fisher: new pumps compatible with all bioprocessing techs

16-Apr-2014 - Thermo Fisher has launched a pump technology designed for applications across the bioprocessing production line and usable with "all" bioprocessing tech.

Novartis eyes Asian market with $160m Singapore ophthalmic plant

15-Apr-2014 - Novartis subsidiary Alcon has opened the doors to its new $160m facility in Singapore for the manufacture of ophthalmic drugs.

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Sun Pharma's $3.2bn Ranbaxy acq: 'Compliance first, synergies later'

07-Apr-2014 - Regulatory compliance will be the number one focus for Sun Pharma, the company says, following its $3.2bn (€2.3bn) takeover of Indian generics firm Ranbaxy.

Baxter gains access to haemophilia gene therapy platform in $70m Chatham buy

02-Apr-2014 - Baxter has announced plans to buy gene therapy developer Chatham Therapeutics for $70m in a deal focused on the latter’s pipeline of haemophilia candidates and gene therapy delivery platform.

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