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Success of Allergan integration is the human capital, says Teva

03-Aug-2015 - "People are the essence of the company going forward," said Teva, referring to the news that the world's largest generic drug maker will purchase Allergan's generics business for $40.5bn, at its Q2 financial results press conference on Thursday.

US FDA finalises analytical procedures and methods validation guidance

28-Jul-2015 - Pharma firms may need to carry-out an analytical method comparability study as part of the life cycle management of a drug, according to final US FDA guidelines.

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Teva to buy Allergan's generics biz for $40.5bn

27-Jul-2015 - Teva has struck a deal to buy Allergan’s generics business a week after its persistent attempts to acquire Mylan fell through.

Sandoz shutters German and Indian production sites

23-Jul-2015 - Sandoz has revealed it will close three manufacturing sites in Germany and India.

J&J plans to reopen site in PA, relaunch OTC portfolio

21-Jul-2015 - J&J says it expects to reopen the Pennsylvania site it was forced to close after a spate of manufacturing problems with its OTC pain drugs.

Summit up as Celgene steps in to buy Merck & Co. campus

21-Jul-2015 - Celgene will take over a Merck & Co. facility in Summit, New Jersey which had been earmarked for closure.

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Torrent acquires Indian dermatological drugmaker Zyg

20-Jul-2015 - Torrent Pharma has added two facilities to its network through the acqusition of Zyg Pharma from the Encore Group.

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Pfizer to close Mumbai manufacturing facility

16-Jul-2015 - With no active production at the plant since 2013, the company said it would shutter its Mumbai, India-based facility in mid-September, according to a Bombay Stock Exchange filing . 

Fresenius Kabi fined £500,000 after patient death

13-Jul-2015 - Fresenius Kabi and a UK drug manufacturer have been sentenced for supplying faulty insulin syringes which contributed to a diabetic man’s death.

Hovione upping spray drying capacity to support rise in low solubility drugs

08-Jul-2015 - A new unit will up Hovione’s spray drying capacity 20% as it predicts a surge in demand for such a service in overcoming drug solubility issues.

Allergan targets Actavis legacy plant in Iceland in cost-cutting move

02-Jul-2015 - Manufacturing operations at an Actavis legacy site in Iceland will cease and products will be transferred out the country from 2016, Allergan has announced.

Hospira's Vizag plant begins sterile production following US FDA approval

02-Jul-2015 - Hospira has begun commercial production at a sterile injectable plant in India hit with several 483 forms after the US FDA deemed the site ‘acceptable.’

GSK investing $60m in greener manufacturing at Singapore amoxicillin plant

01-Jul-2015 - GSK is investing £38m ($60m) in enzymatic manufacturing at an antibiotic facility in Singapore which the firm says is greener and more efficient than traditional approaches.

'Outperform' Perrigo better off without Mylan, says analyst report

30-Jun-2015 - The proposed Perrigo merger with Mylan would be of no benefit to either firm in the “highly competitive” OTC sector, according to financial analysts BMO.

Small-scale will be the next big thing says UK’s CPI

24-Jun-2015 - Small-scale production techs will dominate biopharma says the UK organisation tasked with developing the £20m “biologics factory of the future” and the £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre in Darlington.

BIO 2015

Wuxi and University of Pennsylvania partner on vector production

18-Jun-2015 - Contract research organisation WuXi has entered a manufacturing collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania to produce gene therapy vectors.

Dispatches from ACHEMA 2015

Surge in demand keeping packaging industry fragmented say ACHEMA vendors

18-Jun-2015 - The patent cliff and biopharmaceuticals have driven opportunities for pharma packaging companies, which say they are opting to grow through innovation rather than M&A.

Processing sector meets at Achema in Frankfurt

17-Jun-2015 - Too much information to process at the massive Achema tradeshow in Frankfurt this week? in-Pharmatechnologist brings you all the news that matters. (Sorry Dan we aren't going to buy you a Segway - Ed)

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Debiopharm snaps up FibroTrap sample processing technology

16-Jun-2015 - Debiopharm has acquired Spinomix's FibroTrap sample processing technology for an undisclosed sum.

Ireland backs PAT for next-gen manufacturing

11-Jun-2015 - Irish researchers are using Process Analytical Technology (PAT) to find faster, cheaper pharma manufacturing methods, say the nation’s scientists.

UPDATE - Mylan demands a straightforward answer to whether Teva will make a legally binding exchange offer

Teva to Mylan: We will accomplish our 'strong and serious' takeover proposal

08-Jun-2015 - Teva has refuted accusations of “meddling” with Mylan’s business in the latest chapter of what one analyst says is a far from friendly, if not hostile takeover attempt.

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AstraZeneca signs onto JV to build $125m manufacturing facility in Algeria

08-Jun-2015 - AstraZeneca has partnered with two Algerian companies, AHT Health and Hasnaoui Finance, to create a joint venture with the aim of building a new $125m manufacturing facility in Algeria.

Mylan to Teva: 'Stop meddling in our affairs'

02-Jun-2015 - Teva has been accused of "playing games" with Mylan by acquiring a 1.35% stake in the generics firm weeks after having a $40bn (EUR36bn) takeover bid snubbed.

Ex-Sanofi site offering manufacturing space for SME pharma in London

01-Jun-2015 - An ex-Sanofi site in the UK has been redeveloped to offer start-up and small pharma access to manufacturing space.

EC competition concerns will not stop $17bn Sigma-Aldrich deal, says Merck

28-May-2015 - Merck KGaA is confident it will close the $17bn acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich in mid-2015 despite competition concerns from the European Commission (EC).

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