16-Apr-2014 - Thermo Fisher has launched a pump technology designed for applications across the bioprocessing production line and usable with "all" bioprocessing tech.
15-Apr-2014 - Novartis subsidiary Alcon has opened the doors to its new $160m facility in Singapore for the manufacture of ophthalmic drugs.
07-Apr-2014 - Regulatory compliance will be the number one focus for Sun Pharma, the company says, following its $3.2bn (€2.3bn) takeover of Indian generics firm Ranbaxy.
02-Apr-2014 - Baxter has announced plans to buy gene therapy developer Chatham Therapeutics for $70m in a deal focused on the latter’s pipeline of haemophilia candidates and gene therapy delivery platform.
31-Mar-2014 - GSK says it intends to build five new drug manufacturing as part of a £130m ($215m) investment in sub-Saharan Africa.
31-Mar-2014 - Baxter says it will spin out its pharma business to form two separate companies by 2015.
31-Mar-2014 - Hospira has agreed to pay $60m (€44m) to settle a lawsuit related to manufacturing and quality control deficiencies at its Rocky Mount facility, which is already subject to a $200m remediation programme.
26-Mar-2014 - GSK has ‘smashed’ production targets at a UK inhaler plant by revving up manufacturing operations with knowhow developed in Formula One pit lanes by partner, McLaren.
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19-Mar-2014 - ‘Podular’ manufacturing systems will dominate facility design within five years, say G-CON and GEA who have teamed with Pfizer to create a flexible, repurposable and portable facility.
17-Mar-2014 - Eli Lilly says the opportunities in China outweigh any perceived challenges as it begins a $70m expansion of its manufacturing joint venture.
13-Mar-2014 - Sun Pharma’s antibiotic facility import alert is the latest blow to the Indian drug industry but is unlikely to impact revenues or cause US shortages, the firm says.
12-Mar-2014 - The UK Government has set out to make Britain a more attractive place from which to source drugs and ingredients by awarding a series of taxpayer funded grants to supply chain focused innovation projects.
11-Mar-2014 - Pfizer’s $3.5m expansion of an Indonesian solid oral dose plant will increase capacity by 76%, the company says.
06-Mar-2014 - A GSK-led consortium will develop manufacturing technologies in a Government-backed scheme intended to safeguard the UK drug production sector.
06-Mar-2014 - Boehringer Ingelheim says it will pump a further €330m ($453m) into a German manufacturing facility critised by the US FDA in its rejection of the drug empagliflozin.
06-Mar-2014 - The US FDA has released draft guidance on how post-approval manufacturing changes should be reported in annual reports.
04-Mar-2014 - Eli Lilly says investment in its Sao Paolo, Brazil packaging plant will support growth for the local market.
04-Mar-2014 - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) stressed the potential benefits of continuous process validation in guidance issued this week and underlined that data submitted by drugmakers must demonstrate the adequacy of production operations at each site.
03-Mar-2014 - Bayer has predicted double digit growth in its Chinese consumer health business as it acquires OTC firm Dihon Pharmaceutical Group.
27-Feb-2014 - Novartis says it will continue to spend around $1m a week on clinical trials in the UK after its R&D site closes in June.
27-Feb-2014 - National prioritization, investments in healthcare infrastructure and building better epidemiological and cost databases could bring more innovative medicines to middle-income countries, according to an independent study conducted by Charles River Associates.
26-Feb-2014 - Pfizer says its hypothyroid drug Levoxyl will be available within a week after a musty smell coming from the oxygen-absorbing canister stopped production last February.
24-Feb-2014 - Development of a new quality "super office" was motivated by a desire to simplify oversight and is not a response to the recent spate of problems at overseas suppliers, says the US FDA.
24-Feb-2014 - Simon Sturge leaves Boehringer Ingelheim to head Merck's biosimilars unit, as well as the European Medicines Agency, Shire and EFPIA in this week's People on the Move column.
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