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The self-regulation society? Consultant challenges manufacturing status quo

15-Oct-2015 - API suppliers should be allowed to make process improvements without having to seek re-approval says consultant Girish Malhotra, who argues that the current rules create inefficiency and waste.

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Final designs for UK Gov-backed facility 'weeks away' says Cell Therapy Catapult CEO

13-Oct-2015 - The CEO of Cell Therapy Catapult says technical designs for the new UK biomanufacturing centre will be completed in the next few weeks.

Chemical synthesis of IL-10 cytokine 90% cheaper than bioproduction, Provepep

08-Oct-2015 - Chemical synthesis of peptides and proteins can be done at a tenth of the cost of bioproduction says French chemistry specialist Provepep.

Latest job cuts leave MannKind a third smaller than in 2014, says CFO

07-Oct-2015 - MannKind has cut more jobs in efforts to streamline operations, leaving the inhalable insulin manufacturer around a third smaller than this time last year.

Biocon buys Vizag API plant from supplier Acacia

05-Oct-2015 - Buying an API plant from its supplier Acacia Lifesciences proved more advantageous than building a new facility, says Indian drugmaker Biocon.


Pfizer commits to $194m clean-up at Wyeth EPA 'superfund' site

01-Oct-2015 - Pfizer has agreed to perform $194m worth of clean-up work at a former-Wyeth site in New Jersey.

Catalloy fined after explosion at metal catalysts plant

29-Sep-2015 - A UK supplier of metal catalysts to the drug industry has been fined after an explosion at its site in Widnes left an employee with minor injuries.

GSK will create 300 new production jobs in France despite R&D pull out

GSK in France: 'Oui' to manufacturing, 'non' to R&D

28-Sep-2015 - GSK is selling a French R&D site as part of a global restructuring move but says it will continue growing its manufacturing presence in the country.

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