29-Jan-2015 - Novartis has divested, restructured, or mothballed 24 manufacturing plants since 2010 but says its new NBS cost-saving business will not focus on streamlining and consolidating sites.
27-Jan-2015 - A human hair found in a vial of Sodium Chloride Injection has led to the fortieth recall in three years for Hospira.
26-Jan-2015 - A morning sickness drug made by Duchesnay USA will now display Halal and Kosher symbols – a move the company said is the first case of Kosher certification for an oral prescription drug in the US.
21-Jan-2015 - Teva must invest in its biomanufacturing network as the firm’s biologics aspirations grow beyond biosimilars, CEO Erez Vigodman told investors.
19-Jan-2015 - Hospira has announced it will close its plant in Clayton, North Carolina that it no longer deems cost effective for drug production.
19-Jan-2015 - Novartis will close an OTC plant in Puerto Rico by 2019 and transfer manufacturing and packaging actives to sites in the US and facilities operated by Eli Lilly and Virbac.
19-Jan-2015 - EFPIA has given J&J subsidiary Crucell Holland and partner Bavarian Nordic €47.6m ($54.9m) to accelerate development of an candidate Ebola vaccine.
15-Jan-2015 - A Fresenius Kabi plant in New York has been upgraded, and up to five new products could receive FDA approval, almost three years after receiving a warning letter.
15-Jan-2015 - AstraZeneca and Baxter are opting to transport pharmaceuticals by ocean and land routes as costs and cold chain security drive a drop in air freight.
14-Jan-2015 - Critical solvents used by the pharmaceutical manufacturers have been excluded from the EPA's final ruling on waste disposal, in a move welcomed by a US industry group.
13-Jan-2015 - Fareva has added extra micronization capacity citing growing demand and the opportunity to work with customers earlier in the development process as the driver for the investment.
12-Jan-2015 - Almost two years since it was first rejected , Impax Pharmaceuticals said late last week that the US FDA has approved Rytary, an extended-release oral capsule formulation of carbidopa-levodopa, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
12-Jan-2015 - Shire says its $5.2bn (€4.4bn) acquisition of NPS Pharmaceuticals is a calculated risk, coming just days before the US FDA decides whther to approve the hormone replacement therapy Natpara.
07-Jan-2015 - Cancer and infectious disease immunotherapy developer Argos Therapeutics is collaborating with Saint-Gobain’s Performance Plastics division, to design, integrate and scale production of a range of disposables for use in the manufacturing of Argos’ lead product candidate.
05-Jan-2015 - Sartorius AG has announced plans to sell its industrial weighing and control tech business, Intec, as part of a long-term strategy to focus on bioprocessing and laboratory equipment.
05-Jan-2015 - Mobile software modelled on the dating app Tinder could help life science investors find new partners according to networking firm PostHealthcare.
23-Dec-2014 - The year is over so time to reflect on who bought who, who sued who and who had what approved in our 2014 review quiz.
18-Dec-2014 - An AstraZeneca API plant in Bristol, UK will close its doors within two years due to patent expirations of its cholesterol-lowering blockbuster Crestor.
17-Dec-2014 - GE Healthcare has pledged its support and technology to a national £55m ($86m) Cell Therapy manufacturing centre in Stevenage, UK, set to launch in 2017.
16-Dec-2014 - Asian API makers are turning to ‘out-of-the-box’ Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to help manage documentation and control quality, according to IT solutions Werum.
11-Dec-2014 - Pharma companies have called on the Swedish government to prevent manufacturing going the way of R&D and leaving the country, after AstraZeneca closed its research in Lund in 2012.
10-Dec-2014 - Pfizer has revealed a unique way of hiring employees in Sweden it compares to “American Idol” auditions.
08-Dec-2014 - Cultural differences and broken promises are behind Indian GMP failures and acute generics shortages in the UK, according to one pharmaceutical distributor.
05-Dec-2014 - How many drugs are prescribed in the North Pole? Have a guess and win a cuddly giant microbe in our Christmas Competition.
05-Dec-2014 - Novartis has spoken about the extensive safety testing at its production sites after its seasonal flu vaccine Fluad was found to be unconnected to 19 deaths in Italy.
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