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Drug industry disaster concerns prompted lab expansion says Intertek

30-May-2017 - Drug industry concerns about natural disasters are driving demand for ‘storage-only’ stability testing according to Intertek, which has announced plans to expand its UK lab.

CDMO Recro expands manufacturing capabilities at former Alkermes site

24-May-2017 - Recro has added a new tablet manufacturing suite that enables it to compress single- and bi-layer tablets at commercial speeds.

Looking to the long-term: Serialisation regulations here to stay, Tracelink

23-May-2017 - Pharma and CMOs must start addressing their serialization needs ahead of 2019’s EU Falsified Medicines Directive, says Tracelink which is bringing its supply chain event NEXUS to Barcelona next month.

500 jobs to go as Teva exits troubled Hungary plant

17-May-2017 - Teva Pharmaceuticals has confirmed it intends to sell or close its Gödöllő manufacturing plant by the end of 2018. 

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Cambrex invests $2.4m at former PharmaCore site

17-May-2017 - Cambrex Corporation is installing a fourth reactor suite at its High Point, NC-based facility as it continues to grow with its customers in the market, says company VP at CPhI North America.

Russia clears Saneca Pharma to supply dosage forms made at Slovakian site

16-May-2017 - Russian Regulators have issued Saneca Pharma with a cGMP certificate after inspecting its facility in Hlohovec, Slovakia.

Boehringer Ingelheim opens Shanghai contract biomanufacturing plant

16-May-2017 - Boehringer Ingelheim says the biologics plant it opened in Shanghai, China today will cater for customers targeting local and international markets.

Frontida site receives US FDA all-clear for former Sun Pharma site

16-May-2017 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the go ahead to Frontida BioPharm’s Pennsylvania, US-based site, eight months after distributing a Warning Letter for the facility.


How Thermo Fisher buying Patheon could simplify pharma supply chains

15-May-2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific is set to buy contract manufacturer Patheon, but what would this mean for the life science tech firm?

Connecticut ‘injects’ in SCA Pharma

15-May-2017 - Injectable pharmaceuticals manufacturer, SCA Pharmaceuticals, is building a 90,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Windsor, Connecticut, US.

Avantor to spend $6.4bn on VWR acquisition

12-May-2017 - Avantor has agreed to purchase independent laboratory product, supply chain and service provider VWR for approximately $6.4bn (€5.9bn), reflecting a share price of $33.25.

Unused €107m pilot plant in France to be demolished, says Sanofi

11-May-2017 - Sanofi says it will demolish a pilot plant in Montpellier that has been left idle since its completion in 2011, citing its evolving biologics-focused portfolio.

Patheon spends $26m to up capacity for liquid and freeze-dried drugs

09-May-2017 - Patheon NV has completed a $26m-expansion of its Greenville, North Carolina manufacturing site at which it will make lyophilised pharmaceuticals.

Catalent: biologics contracting still major growth driver in Q3

05-May-2017 - Biologics contracting drove growth in fiscal Q3 according to Catalent, which predicted the proportion of revenue it generates from large molecule work will continue to increase.

AMRI says it is well placed to win more NCATS contracts

AMRI gets 5-year NIH API manufacturing and process dev contract

02-May-2017 - AMRI has been hired by the NIH to provide synthesis and manufacturing services for APIs being developed by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) division of preclinical innovation.

Romaco's PE owner sells majority of stake to China-based Truking

02-May-2017 - Romaco GmbH owner DBAG has sold most of its stake in the processing technology firm to Truking Group.

Catalent to increase spray-drying capacity for APIs at Pharmatek

27-Apr-2017 - Catalent Pharma Solutions has said it will increase spray drying capacity at a plant owned by recent acquisition Pharmatek Laboratories.

MPP to make hep C drug affordable for low and middle income countries

26-Apr-2017 - Pharco Pharmaceuticals has granted a license to make, sell and export the hepatitis C drug ravidasvir (RAV) to Medicines Patent Pool (MPP). 

LabCorp to relocate and expand UK CMC business

25-Apr-2017 - LabCorp will relocate its UK CMC services unit to a larger site and has said it is confident the Government will maintain its commitment to the drug industry after Brexit.

1st Stem Cell Community day in Germany

For stem cells 'the process is the product,' says Pluristem

19-Apr-2017 - Manufacturing tweaks have severe effects on the quality and yield of stem cells, says Pluristem which has successfully scaled-up production through a decade of process development evolution.

Sumitomo Dainippon buys cell therapy processing tech from Hitachi

10-Apr-2017 - Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd has ordered cell culture technologies from Hitachi as part of its effort to develop a treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

News in brief

Permira to buy Lyophilization Services of New England

28-Mar-2017 - Private equity fund Permira has announced its intention to buy freeze drying firm Lyophilization Services of New England Inc (LSNE) 

Mylan confirms plan to close Meda Soma plant in Illinois

28-Mar-2017 - Mylan will close a manufacturing site in Decatur, Illinois that it gained when it bought Swedish drug maker Meda last year.

Lilly: Tax reforms would release $150m to further support US manufacturing

27-Mar-2017 - Eli Lilly will invest $850m in its US operations this year but warns the country’s antiquated tax system leaves the firm at a competitive disadvantage.

Eurofins pumping $5m into a UK biopharmaceutical testing site

24-Mar-2017 - Eurofins will expand its UK biopharmaceutical testing offering through a £4m ($5m) facility in Livingston, Scotland.

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