01-Mar-2017 - Particulate problems in sterile injectables and poor aseptic techniques landed Pfizer with a US FDA warning letter at a former Hospira facility in Kansas.
28-Feb-2017 - Fujifilm has separated its biopharmaceutical contracting business in an effort to triple its revenues to ¥100bn ($890m) within seven years.
28-Feb-2017 - Merck & Co. has put an Irish small molecule plant up for sale after ceasing production late last year.
27-Feb-2017 - GSK says the closing of its Costa Rica manufacturing facility is necessary to ensure the long-term viability of its consumer healthcare business.
22-Feb-2017 - Momenta Pharmaceuticals has reiterated its belief that problems at a US Pfizer plant mean the FDA is unlikely to reach a decision on its 40mg version of Teva’s Copaxone before April.
16-Feb-2017 - End-to end service offerings are a differentiator within the fragmented CMO industry and not driven by pharma demand, a Results Healthcare report says.
15-Feb-2017 - Quotient Clinical Ltd. has bought Charles River Laboratories’ contract manufacturing business, QS Pharma LLC.
14-Feb-2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific says it is buying Finesse Solutions, its long-term supplier of measurement and control solutions for bioprocessing applications.
13-Feb-2017 - Symbiosis has opened an office in Boston, Massachusetts citing growing demand for vial filling services for highly potent APIs and large molecule injectable formulations.
13-Feb-2017 - GSK has warned that Donald Trump’s plan to encourage US drug production through import tax hikes must take the global nature of pharma supply chains into account.
13-Feb-2017 - Atlas Genetics has said it will expand manufacturing capacity for cartridge-based STI tests at a UK facility owned by drug delivery technology firm Bespak Europe ltd.
08-Feb-2017 - Sales within the pharma division of German engineering firm GEA were down in 2016, partly due to an unexpected €18m contract cancellation.
07-Feb-2017 - Catalent says it is prepared to take on additional capacity in the US in response to a proposed border tax.
07-Feb-2017 - Roche says it will continue to expand its biologics manufacturing capacity while reducing its small molecule network.
06-Feb-2017 - CDMO KBI Biopharma, Inc. has acquired the lease and assets of Opexa Therapeutics’ facility in Texas after the firm’s lead MS candidate failed Ph IIb.
02-Feb-2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. saw revenue grow 8% in 2016, mostly due to acquisitions of new Chromotography and mass spectrometry tech and expanding its Bioproduction.
02-Feb-2017 - Patheon could reap the benefits of President Donald Trump’s call for increased drug production in the US by upping capacity utilisation an analyst says.
01-Feb-2017 - The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a DKK118m ($17m) grant to fund development of a fermentation pilot plant for cell line scale up experiments at the Technical University of Denmark.
26-Jan-2017 - Biocon has been awarded a three-year contract to supply recombinant human insulin formulations made at its Malaysian facility to the country’s Ministry of Health.
26-Jan-2017 - With no production sites of its own, we question whether Johnson & Johnson’s manufacturing network is likely to incorporate Actelion’s substantial product portfolio.
25-Jan-2017 - MannKind Corporation has agreed to sell its headquarters and manufacturing site in Valencia, California to Rexford Industrial Realty for $17.3m.
24-Jan-2017 - ADMA Biologics has agreed to buy production assets from the CMO whose manufacturing deficiencies saw the US FDA reject its lead candidate, RI-002, last year.
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.