29-Jul-2014 - Robust quality systems differentiate Biocon from other Indian manufacturers, the firm says, despite political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa impacting first quarter 2015 sales.
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
29-Jul-2014 - Analytic science company Waters has acquired all of the assets of MediMass, which includes its Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) technology, as well as patent applications, software, databases and REIMS expertise.
23-Jul-2014 - Patent expiration and a large molecule pipeline has prompted Eli Lilly to repurpose a solid oral dose plant in Indiana.
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.
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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.