08-Dec-2016 - Fareva Group has set up an aerosol manufacturing facility at its site in Richmond, Virginia as part of a $40m (€37m) investment in its drug, OTC medicine and beauty care business.
06-Dec-2016 - The development partnership has been extended as GlaxoSmithKline looks to make clinical trial scale batches using Puridify’s Protein A alternative to packed bed chromatography columns.
05-Dec-2016 - Takeda will build a high containment production facility at its site in Dublin, Ireland to support the manufacturing of its oncology product Ninlaro (ixazomib).
01-Dec-2016 - Takeda has started work on a vaccine plant to make its candidate Dengue fever virus vaccine, TAK-003.
01-Dec-2016 - Idifarma has invested over €300,000 in its facility in Spain in order to offer its customers automated capsule filling for commercial batches.
28-Nov-2016 - Plans to build a five-story biomanufacturing plant in Ireland could be shelved following the clinical failure of Pfizer's proposed cholesterol-lowering candidate bococizumab.
21-Nov-2016 - Continuous manufacturing and sterile production innovations have dominated requests to participate in the US FDA’s Emerging Technology programme, the Agency says.
21-Nov-2016 - Larger CMOs are likely to be better for commercial manufacturing but small players offer niche services and agility for lower volumes, say Symbiosis and Idifarma.
14-Nov-2016 - Thermo Fisher Scientific has provided Rutgers’ researchers with hot-melt extrusion tech to support development of continuous manufacturing for drug production.
14-Nov-2016 - Recent facility closures due to a hurricane and a power outage have cost Patheon around $15m in lost revenues, the firm says.
10-Nov-2016 - Saneca Pharma will invest in its manufacturing site in Slovakia to service a five-year agreement supplying the Menarini Group with controlled release pellets.
09-Nov-2016 - Pfizer has earmarked two sites in the UK for closure, including an ex-Hospira aseptic plant in London it says would need ‘significant investment’ to remain open.
07-Nov-2016 - GSK says it remains dedicated to Australian despite announcing plans to shutter a painkiller manufacturing site in Sydney.
03-Nov-2016 - Increasing demand for reduced particle loads in pharmaceutical containers has driven Datwyler to build a CHF 100m plant making elastomer components for injectable drug delivery systems.
02-Nov-2016 - Lonza has opened a drug quality testing and formulation laboratory in Basel, Switzerland.
01-Nov-2016 - Agilent Technologies has contracted the original creators of its RapidFire 365 High-throughput Mass Spectrometry System to further develop new applications.
01-Nov-2016 - South Korea is a key opportunity for biopharma services firms says Thermo Fisher, reporting its third quarter which saw it up capabilities in the region.
25-Oct-2016 - Patheon will make a candidate AMD treatment under a contract with French biotech Biophytis.
19-Oct-2016 - Samsung Bioepis has contracted Catalent to provide fill finish services for its Enbrel (etanercept) biosimilar, Benepali.
18-Oct-2016 - A newly opened training centre in Leeds, UK will help fulfil demand for skilled workers in the drug production space, says the head of process manufacturing.
17-Oct-2016 - Work has started to expand Agilent’s Fredrick Campus to include a bulk tank farm and manufacturing and lab/office buildings.
17-Oct-2016 - Two manufacturing facilities were closed after being hit by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month, according to a Patheon SEC filing.
13-Oct-2016 - With the top 500 molecules in development having a commercial potential of $180bn by 2022, being first-to-market is critical says Pfizer.
12-Oct-2016 - Danaher Corporation will further extend its presence in the life sciences space through the acquisition of separations and purification firm Phenomenex.
10-Oct-2016 - AstraZeneca will supply Toprol-XL to Aralez Pharmaceuticals Trading for at least 10 years after selling the US rights to the off-patent beta blocker for $175m.