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Acquired Sigma-Aldrich businesses part of Merck's Africa growth plan

26-Nov-2015 - New acquisition Sigma Aldrich will play a part in African growth plans in addition to giving it a presence in the preclinical services sector says Merck*.

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Novo Nordisk to switch to 100% renewable electricity

26-Nov-2015 - Novo Nordisk plans to switch all its production plants worldwide to renewable energy, including wind, by 2020.

Xellia buys ex-Ben Venue site and aims to restart production in 2017

25-Nov-2015 - Restarting production at the former Ben Venue facility in Ohio will be a “significant task” says Xellia Pharmaceuticals which plans to invest after buying the site from Hikma.

Dyadic to sell fungal expression system to DuPont for $75m

18-Nov-2015 - Dyadic has agreed to sell its enzyme-producing fungal expression system and the rest of its industrial technology business to DuPont for $75 million (€70 million).

Roche to exit four EU and US sites in small molecule network shake-up

16-Nov-2015 - Specialised drugs made using flexible technologies are the future for Roche’s small molecule portfolio, the firm says as it restructures its production network.

Pfizer-Allergan combo would comprise 100+ sites and post-Wyeth level headcount

12-Nov-2015 - Pfizer’s manufacturing network would stretch beyond 100 sites if a merger deal with Allergan is reached.

Women sue Endo for packaging mix-up ‘that left 113 pregnant’

12-Nov-2015 - More than one hundred women are suing a subsidiary of Irish manufacturer Endo International, claiming a packaging error caused their contraception to fail and result in unwanted pregnancies.


ABPI: fix the manufacturing skills gap now

11-Nov-2015 - The UK biopharma industry is reporting difficulties finding manufacturing workers with the skills to make vaccines, biologics, and advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP), according to ABPI.

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