11-Feb-2016 - Rondaxe Enterprises says CMOs can more accurately predict the cost of making customers drugs using its new software.
10-Feb-2016 - Suspension of operations at a French softgel facility reduced Catalent’s second quarter revenues by around $21m, but the firm expects full production to restart in March.
08-Feb-2016 - Indian drugmaker Strides Shasun has bolstered its generics manufacturing network by acquiring stakes in Kenya’s Universal Corporation and Australia’s Generic Partners Holdings.
04-Feb-2016 - Cell therapy development and production will not be sustainable unless there is a vendor-led shift to automated processes, said experts in Brussels yesterday.
03-Feb-2016 - Up to 80 UK sterile manufacturing jobs could be lost as part of a technical overhaul at a Teva site near Liverpool.
02-Feb-2016 - Reneuron has been granted a US patent for a cryopreservation technology that does not rely on toxic reagents and says it would consider licensing it to other stem cell therapy developers on a case-by-case basis.
29-Jan-2016 - Biocision has revamped its cell thawing platform to accommodate larger vial sizes and started developing an automated system for cell therapies in cryopreservation bags.
28-Jan-2016 - More plants in China will close says a US-based analyst who predicts that some drugmakers' inability to comply with stricter quality rules will create an opportunity for those that can.
28-Jan-2016 - Plans to centralise its manufacturing operations will optimise use of new technologies across Novartis’s divisions without resulting in any additional facility closures, the firm says.
26-Jan-2016 - Hermes Pharma has added hot melt coating capabilities to its offering and hopes the food industry technique will win it pharma customers with unpleasant tasting APIs.
26-Jan-2016 - Yan Mei, a defendant charged with stealing GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) trade secrets including biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes, remains at large, a spokesperson for the US Attourney's office told us yesterday.
13-Jan-2016 - The Pfizer-Allergan $160bn merger will create the world’s largest pharma company but potentially not for long, as the two CEOs discuss breaking the entity up in 2018.
12-Jan-2016 - Continuous manufacturing (CM) offers several benefits over traditional pharma manufacturing, including real-time monitoring, says expert.
12-Jan-2016 - Thermo Fisher will expand its antibody, multiplex RNA, and protein analysis tech offerings through the $1.3bn acquisition of Affymetrix.
07-Jan-2016 - Waters Corporation will offer an open access analytical laboratory and technology support to biotechs based at a former AstraZeneca site in the UK.
06-Jan-2016 - Dr Reddy’s has changed the colour of its Nexium generic capsules from purple to blue in a bid to resume US sales, as litigation with AstraZeneca continues.
05-Jan-2016 - Paragon Solutions has rolled out a new service to help drugmakers make sure their manufacturing operations comply with US FDA regulations.
04-Jan-2016 - B. Braun has asked the World Bank for a €55m loan to support construction of a parenteral drug manufacturing facility it is building in Indonesia.
04-Jan-2016 - Software firm LZ Lifescience says small drugmakers could increase their productivity by over 25% by accessing Manufacturing Execution Systems (MESs) traditionally restricted to Big Pharma firms
21-Dec-2015 - Almost half of all manufacturers have reported production downtime resulting from barcode labelling problems, according to a new survey.
16-Dec-2015 - Nasdaq-bound Chinese biopharma BeiGene has chosen GE Healthcare’s Flexfactory platform for the monoclonal antibody (mAb) plant it is building in Suzhou.
15-Dec-2015 - AstraZeneca has invested £75m ($114m) to build packaging and warehouse facilities at its manufacturing site in Macclesfield, UK.
15-Dec-2015 - Sun Pharma has announced it will divest a plant in Ohio to further consolidate manufacturing operations following its $4bn acquisition of Ranbaxy.
15-Dec-2015 - Protea Biosciences has teamed up with Agilent Technologies to offer drugmakers mass spectrometry alternatives to UV detection in QA/QC of recombinant proteins.
11-Dec-2015 - Sanofi Pasteur says Mexican approval for Dengvaxia vindicates the ‘industrial risk’ it took when it invested €350m in a dengue fever vaccine plant in 2009.