19-Jan-2017 - The implementation of serialisation regulations in 2017 are among the opportunities for drugmakers to improve manufacturing efficiencies, says IT and engineering firm Zenith Technologies.
17-Jan-2017 - Siemens and GEA have developed a continuous manufacturing platform for pharmaceuticals that integrates the former’s quality control software.
11-Jan-2017 - High frequency radiation can be used to test tablet quality and structural characteristics on the production line according to scientists planning to develop low cost THz sensors.
09-Jan-2017 - Drugmakers must include a transaction identification number when buying or selling machinery for tabletting or encapsulating controlled substances, according to a final ruling from the US DEA.
22-Dec-2016 - Cytobioscience Inc, has acquired Soluble Therapeutics Inc to expand its high throughput formulation screening capabilities.
20-Dec-2016 - DuPont has joined a Gates Foundation backed effort to develop low cost production methods for therapeutic proteins.
15-Dec-2016 - bluebird bio Inc has hired apceth Biopharma GmbH to make its candidate ALD cell therapy Lenti-D and its thalassemia treatment LentiGlobin for the European market.
15-Dec-2016 - Cipla Ltd has formed a joint venture with Ahran Tejarat Company to manufacture and sell drugs in Iran.
13-Dec-2016 - A fire has damaged a facility operated by Indian contractor, Syngene International.
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.