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Spain's Idifarma adds capsule filling to service offerings

01-Dec-2016 - Idifarma has invested over €300,000 in its facility in Spain in order to offer its customers automated capsule filling for commercial batches.

Pfizer axes parts of $425m Irish expansion after dropping PCSK9 inhibitor

28-Nov-2016 - Plans to build a five-story biomanufacturing plant in Ireland could be shelved following the clinical failure of Pfizer's proposed cholesterol-lowering candidate bococizumab.

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Continuous and aseptic innovations top FDA list of emerging tech requests

21-Nov-2016 - Continuous manufacturing and sterile production innovations have dominated requests to participate in the US FDA’s Emerging Technology programme, the Agency says.

Both small and large CMOs to benefit from pharma capacity and agility demands

21-Nov-2016 - Larger CMOs are likely to be better for commercial manufacturing but small players offer niche services and agility for lower volumes, say Symbiosis and Idifarma.

Thermo provides hot-melt tech to US continuous manufacturing researchers

14-Nov-2016 - Thermo Fisher Scientific has provided Rutgers’ researchers with hot-melt extrusion tech to support development of continuous manufacturing for drug production.

Hurricane and fire related shutdowns have cost Patheon $15m in lost revenue in Q4

14-Nov-2016 - Recent facility closures due to a hurricane and a power outage have cost Patheon around $15m in lost revenues, the firm says.

Slovakian CDMO Saneca ups capabilities after controlled release contract win

10-Nov-2016 - Saneca Pharma will invest in its manufacturing site in Slovakia to service a five-year agreement supplying the Menarini Group with controlled release pellets.

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