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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
18-Jun-2015 - Contract research organisation WuXi has entered a manufacturing collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania to produce gene therapy vectors.
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.
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)
16-Jun-2015 - Debiopharm has acquired Spinomix's FibroTrap sample processing technology for an undisclosed sum.
11-Jun-2015 - Irish researchers are using Process Analytical Technology (PAT) to find faster, cheaper pharma manufacturing methods, say the nation’s scientists.
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.
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.
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.
01-Jun-2015 - An ex-Sanofi site in the UK has been redeveloped to offer start-up and small pharma access to manufacturing space.
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).
26-May-2015 - Intertek has opened a new stability facility citing demand for bespoke drug and device services like abuse potential assessments and stress testing.
21-May-2015 - Access to yeast strains modified to produce opiates for cheaper, more effective pain meds must be strictly controlled according to researchers who warn that stopping criminals using such API manufacturing routes to make illegal narcotics is vital.
20-May-2015 - Despite pharma being “highly regulated and slow to change,” continuous manufacturing will soon be realised, says Rutgers University which has received an R&D grant from J&J.
19-May-2015 - Endo’s $8bn takeover of Par Pharmaceutical is expected to shake-up the generics sector, while Lupin is expanding its South American network – welcome to In-Pharmatechnologist’s M&A round-up.
18-May-2015 - Pfizer is set to close its $17bn (€15bn) acquisition by the end of the year after receiving the thumbs up from Hospira shareholders.
13-May-2015 - A lack of scientific talent will hold pharma back from adopting continuous manufacturing despite the imminent opening of regulatory pathways, says an MIT Professor.
11-May-2015 - Novartis subsidiary Sandoz has opened a new packaging facility to support the five billion tablets made at a site in Poland.
07-May-2015 - Hospira’s closure of its manufacturing facility in Clayton, North Carolina, which it says is a cost rather than a quality issue , will result in the laying off of 100 employees, according to a WARN notice posted Wednesday.
06-May-2015 - Schott, Heuft and GEA have teamed up to offer drugmakers a serialisation service for primary packaging to help with EU anti-counterfeiting requirements.
01-May-2015 - Though making the switch from batch to continuous manufacturing may be difficult, costly and time consuming, pharma manufacturers and CMOs should begin to consider the switch as in the long-run it will end up saving companies time, money and space, FDA’s CDER Director Janet Woodcock told congressmen in a hearing Thursday.