27-Nov-2015 - Watson-Marlow Fluid Technologies has bought Flow Smart for £5.7m ($5.3m) to bolster its biopharma-focused pump and fluid path tech portfolio.
26-Nov-2015 - New acquisition Sigma Aldrich will play a part in African growth plans in addition to giving it a presence in the preclinical services sector says Merck*.
26-Nov-2015 - Novo Nordisk plans to switch all its production plants worldwide to renewable energy, including wind, by 2020.
25-Nov-2015 - Restarting production at the former Ben Venue facility in Ohio will be a “significant task” says Xellia Pharmaceuticals which plans to invest after buying the site from Hikma.
18-Nov-2015 - Dyadic has agreed to sell its enzyme-producing fungal expression system and the rest of its industrial technology business to DuPont for $75 million (€70 million).
16-Nov-2015 - Specialised drugs made using flexible technologies are the future for Roche’s small molecule portfolio, the firm says as it restructures its production network.
12-Nov-2015 - Pfizer’s manufacturing network would stretch beyond 100 sites if a merger deal with Allergan is reached.
12-Nov-2015 - More than one hundred women are suing a subsidiary of Irish manufacturer Endo International, claiming a packaging error caused their contraception to fail and result in unwanted pregnancies.
11-Nov-2015 - The UK biopharma industry is reporting difficulties finding manufacturing workers with the skills to make vaccines, biologics, and advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP), according to ABPI.
04-Nov-2015 - While pharma is increasing use of automation and data integration tools in process development and manufacturing, it lags behind in electronic documentation of quality control, according to Lonza Biologics QC director Jessica Jean.
03-Nov-2015 - Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to work together on the development of a new version of the former's continuous processing technology for oral solid dosage (OSD) drugs.
30-Oct-2015 - Hanson Research and Shimadzu have teamed up to combine their respective technologies into an automated online pharmaceutical testing system.
29-Oct-2015 - Big pharma is adopting Google Glass-type tech to remotely advise and monitor manufacturing operators, says the company licensing the handsfree tech.
29-Oct-2015 - Pollution caused by pharmaceuticals in wastewater is a major challenge facing the industry, but researchers in Greece may have come up with a solution.
26-Oct-2015 - A GlaxoSmithKline plant in China that was hit by an explosion in the summer has had its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate revoked by the UK medicines regulator.
23-Oct-2015 - Pfizer has announced an extra 90 production jobs at Dublin’s Grange Castle biomanufacturing site, adding to the 40 hires it plans for its API facilities in Cork, Ireland.
22-Oct-2015 - AstraZeneca has opened a $224m manufacturing site in Russia it says is the largest foreign pharma investment in the country.
22-Oct-2015 - As pharma sells off manufacturing capacity and outsources to large and specialist CMOs, smart contract houses will have an opportunity to grab market share in a currently fragmented sector, say experts.
22-Oct-2015 - Biogen will cut around 530 US jobs as part of a restructuring plan it hopes will save $250m (€221m) in operating costs annually.
19-Oct-2015 - Problems with manufacturing have left Shire with a Complete Response Letter for its dry eye disease small-molecule integrin inhibitor lifitegrast.
19-Oct-2015 - An Irish compounding pharmacy has recalled several batches of chemotherapy medicines because of a sterility alert.
15-Oct-2015 - Dow has revealed a polymer for multi-particulate drugs that it says is solvent-free and bypasses slow-drying water-based methods.
15-Oct-2015 - API suppliers should be allowed to make process improvements without having to seek re-approval says consultant Girish Malhotra, who argues that the current rules create inefficiency and waste.
14-Oct-2015 - US biotech Asterias Biotherapeutics will set up a UK subsidiary to access Cell Therapy Catapult’s (CTC) process development know-how.
13-Oct-2015 - The CEO of Cell Therapy Catapult says technical designs for the new UK biomanufacturing centre will be completed in the next few weeks.