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Colorcon: Brazil plant will secure supply chain for South American clients

03-Oct-2016 - Being geographically close to customers reduces excipient costs and timelines says Colorcon, as it prepares to open the doors at its first South American production plant.

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Analytik Jena sets up joint application center

26-Sep-2016 - Analytik Jena and the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences are to create a joint application center for customers for teaching and research.

Sartorius pledges to cut development times with upstream suite

22-Sep-2016 - Sartorius Stedim Biotech claims it has a platform that can help biopharma companies carve months off the development time for new products.

Moderna to spend $110m on mRNA therapeutics manufacturing plant

21-Sep-2016 - Moderna Therapeutics has announced plans for a $110m (€98m) API manufacturing facility for its pipeline of mRNA therapeutics.

Rentschler doubles capacity with new manufacturing plant

16-Sep-2016 - Rentschler Biotechnologie has opened a facility at its site in Laupheim, Germany and plans to create 200 new jobs.

LI-COR expansion offers early-phase cGMP services

12-Sep-2016 - LI-COR Biosciences has expanded its production facility to offer contract manufacturing for early-phase cGMP materials.

Bioavailability boost: Capsugel to up micronization offering at US site

07-Sep-2016 - Capsugel plans to up micronisation capacity at Quakertown, Pennsylvania facility to provide API processing services for clinical candidates and commercial drugs.

Hikma continues beefing up US and European manufacturing capabilities

29-Aug-2016 - Hikma invested over $25m in its US facilities in the first half 2016, and plans to use excess capacity at a former Boehringer Ingelheim plant for contract manufacturing.

Cost pressures turning pharma towards automation tech, says Zenith

23-Aug-2016 - Increased cost pressures and a shift to biologics manufacturing are driving demand for automation technologies, says Zenith which is opening two offices in the US.

Fresenius Kabi set for tax breaks after commiting to invest $250m in US plant

18-Aug-2016 - Fresenius Kabi has said it will increase manufacturing capacity and create jobs at a site in Illinois in a move that will earn the German firm US tax breaks.

Public Patheon's $2bn warchest may bolster biologics offering, analyst

17-Aug-2016 - Biomanufacturing demand will drive revenues for Patheon according to an Evercore ISI analyst, who has predicted the newly-listed CDMO will strengthen its capabilities through M&A.

Novartis invests €100m to boost mAb production 70% at French biologics site

12-Aug-2016 - Novartis has recruited Jacobs to undertake a €100m expansion at a French biomanufacturing facility which will add a second purification line and several cell culture bioreactors.

Valeant gives six months timeline for FL plant reinspection after eye drug CRL

11-Aug-2016 - Concerns raised by the US FDA pertaining to cGMP at a Florida facility are expected to be resolved within six months, according to Valeant.

Catalent wins early-phase contract for Arch's inhaled orphan drug

11-Aug-2016 - Arch Biopartners has selected Catalent to carry out studies and make batches of its orphan drug candidate AB569 for upcoming clinical trials.

Danish children hospitalized by super strength Inno Pharma vitamin D

04-Aug-2016 - Several children have been hospitalized by a vitamin D supplement made by Inno Pharma according to regulators in Denmark.

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Piramal announces $25m Kentucky site investment

03-Aug-2016 - Piramal Pharma Solutions will spend $25m (€22m) to expand the Coldstream Laboratories site it bought in 2015.


Keryx halts Auryxia production citing API related manufacturing problems

02-Aug-2016 - Keryx Biopharmaceutical's CMO has halted production of Auryxia (ferric citrate) as a results of manufacturing problems.

Pfizer to repurpose warehouse space in $150m Michigan investment

01-Aug-2016 - Pfizer will convert warehouse space at its Kalamazoo-Portage plant to provide extra manufacturing capacity for sterile injectable products.

Amgen begins to see results from manufacturing efficiency drive

28-Jul-2016 - A restructuring programme which closed two US facilities and slashed hundreds of jobs has paid off says Amgen, attributing increased margins to better manufacturing efficiencies.

Saneca inks Eastern Europe manufacturing and registration deal with Xantis

27-Jul-2016 - Slovakian CDMO Saneca Pharma will make more than 20 generic products for Xantis after selling the registration dossiers to the Swiss firm.

GSK commits to UK manufacturing with £275m investments across three sites

27-Jul-2016 - GSK will pump £275m ($360m) into its UK manufacturing network and says the country has a “leading position in life sciences” despite the recent Brexit vote.

QuVa buys New Jersey manufacturing plant citing access to regional markets

26-Jul-2016 - QuVa Pharma has agreed to buy a manufacturing facility in New Jersey, US at which it plans to compound sterile pharmaceutical products for hospitals.

Single-use driving double digit growth for Pall and Sartorius

26-Jul-2016 - Bioprocess equipment vendors Pall and Sartorius have each cited demand for single-use technologies as a growth driver in the first half 2016.

Recipharm: Q2 rev up on M&As, higher demand and anti-radiation med

25-Jul-2016 - Acquisitions, higher demand for sterile liquid processing and a surge in Thyrosafe orders helped Recipharm offset pricing pressure in Portugal and lower UK sales in Q2.

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