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German Merck taps up cell-based pyrogen detection kit

21-Mar-2017 - Solvias has struck a deal with Germany’s Merck to supply a monocyte activation test (MAT) kit for detecting pyrogens in pharmaceutical raw ingredients.

Novartis unit to consolidate Slovenian logistics in Kuehne + Nagel deal

13-Mar-2017 - Novartis subsidiary Lek Pharmaceuticals will consolidate its Slovenian logistics and warehousing operations from 10 sites to one.

Apotex expanding US footprint with $184m investment

09-Mar-2017 - Generics maker Apotex will construct a manufacturing and packaging facility as part of a $184m US expansion.

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Merck KGaA's Allergopharma opens production facility

06-Mar-2017 - Merck KGaA has opened a €42m production facility in Reinbek near Hamburg, Germany.

Keryx: Patheon and Norwich sites will ensure supply of iron-based Auryxia

06-Mar-2017 - Keryx Biopharmaceuticals will continue to work with Norwich Pharmaceuticals despite bringing Patheon on board to manufacture Auryxia (ferric citrate).

Allergan's €42m investment boosts Irish manufacturing and jobs

02-Mar-2017 - Allergan has committed €42m ($44m) to increase capacity and capabilities at two manufacturing facilities in Ireland.

Cardboard and brown agglomerates: FDA slams Pfizer injectables plant

01-Mar-2017 - Particulate problems in sterile injectables and poor aseptic techniques landed Pfizer with a US FDA warning letter at a former Hospira facility in Kansas.

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