23-Jul-2014 - Patent expiration and a large molecule pipeline has prompted Eli Lilly to repurpose a solid oral dose plant in Indiana.
News in brief
- Indian state regulator revokes manufacturing suspension at Wockhardt plant
- Baxter to continue to grow manufacturing network in pharma spin-out
- Amgen Acquires Onyx for $10.4bn
- Mystery Pill Causes Prompt Paracetamol Recall in Australia
- Disillusioned with Tablet Testing? Copley Launches Time Saving Solution
22-Jul-2014 - Botox maker Allergan announced sales and earnings per share growth above the high end of its expectations, but it will cut 1,500 jobs, or about 13% of its workforce as it continues to avoid a $54bn hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
21-Jul-2014 - India-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has announced plans to set up a new oral solid dosage manufacturing facility in North Carolina.
15-Jul-2014 - Biocatalyst developer Codexis says its new platform licensing deal with GSK is a model with which it can approach other Big Pharma firms.
11-Jul-2014 - Pfizer says 100 workers at an Irish facility will now keep their jobs due to an unpredicted increase in production volumes of off-patent drugs.
10-Jul-2014 - Actavis says it is closing facilities in St. Louis, Missouri affecting 190 jobs a week after completing the $28bn (€21bn) acquisition of Forest Laboratories.
10-Jul-2014 - G-CON says a multi-million dollar investment by Pfizer could hasten the “paradigm shift” in pharma manufacturing towards flexible cleanroom technology and portable facility design.
08-Jul-2014 - Finished dosage form and API manufacturer Xellia has acquired a US plant from Fresenius Kabi in a deal it says enhances supply chain security.
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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.