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Advaxis: Manufacturing, safety and efficiency key to developing cancer drugs

30-Jun-2016 - In-house manufacturing investments have been key to the clinical development of Advaxis’ oncology candidates, the firm says.

Yellow fever outbreak: Sanofi looks to double vaccine production

29-Jun-2016 - A recently opened facility will double production of Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine Stamaril which could alleviate shortages in the wake of recent yellow fever outbreaks in parts of Africa.

Also: Qiagen completes tender offer for Exiqon

Agilent Technologies to acquire assets of iLab Solutions

28-Jun-2016 - Agilent Technologies has acquired the assets of a cloud-based laboratory management software firm.

Serialisation regulations to impact all corners of pharma, says Recipharm

27-Jun-2016 - The pharma industry is underprepared for the upcoming global regulations says Recipharm, which has inked three new tech deals as part of its €40m serialisation effort.

Biogen in negotiations to sell 2,000L stainless steel plant in MA

23-Jun-2016 - Biogen will shutter a bioproduction facility in Massachusetts by the end of the year if it fails to find a buyer.

Juniper invests in tablet technology for UK site

22-Jun-2016 - Juniper Pharma Services has invested in a tablet press that can produce 42,000 pills an hour citing customers’ clinical trial supply needs as the driver.

Valeant commits to Canada with $27.5m manufacturing investment

20-Jun-2016 - Valeant will transfer production tech and modernise a controlled-release finished formulation facility as part of a $27.5m (€24m) investment in its Canadian manufacturing network.

Pfizer breaks ground on new biologics clinical manufacturing facility

17-Jun-2016 - Pfizer broke ground on its new Andover, MA-based biologics clinical manufacturing facility this week, which will feature single-use and disposable technologies.

Famar will consider more plant acquisitions in Europe and North America

16-Jun-2016 - Famar has said it will consider buying other US FDA approved facilities in Europe and North America.

Hovione says New Jersey site expansion will create 60 jobs

16-Jun-2016 - Hovione has said the expansion of its API facility in East Windsor, New Jersey will create 60 jobs by 2019.

Famar to buy Spain formulation plant from Roche

15-Jun-2016 - Famar will buy a Roche solid dose manufacturing facility in Spain in an agreement that will also see it make drugs for the Swiss pharmaceutical giant.

Sartorius: Upstream filter offers 'virus insurance' for biomanufacturers

15-Jun-2016 - Virus filters have traditionally been used in downstream processes, but Sartorius’s Virosart Media for upstream is a gamechanger, the firm says.

Round-up of ASMS 2016 news

ASMS 2016: Who launched what at the conference?

13-Jun-2016 - Industry gathered recently for the American Society of Mass Spectrometry conference (ASMS). We look at who launched what during the event.

UK drug industry output grew in April according to latest ONS data

09-Jun-2016 - The Office for National Statistics has said that overseas demand drove a monthly increase in the volume of pharmaceuticals made in the UK in April. 

Micro Macinazione opens narcotic and high potency APIs warehouse

08-Jun-2016 - Micro Macinazione SA has upped storage capacity with a warehouse for high potency and narcotic drug actives in Molinazzo di Monteggio, Switzerland.

Ko Da not at end of regulatory problems: US FDA says Taiwan firm should hire CFR 211 consultant

08-Jun-2016 - The US FDA says Ko Da Pharmaceutical facility in Taoyuan City, Taiwan will not be able to supply the US unless the firm corrects all GMP deviations identified during an inspection last May.

Inflectra-maker Celltrion to expand biosimilar capacity by 170,000L

27-May-2016 - Celltrion will invest $275m at its biosimilar production site in Korea to ramp up capacity from 140,000L to 310,000L by 2021.

Biocon granted permission for $158m expansion at Indian biomanufacturing site

27-May-2016 - Indian drugmaker Biocon has been given the go-ahead to expand a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Bangalore.

CGT to test scaffold tech for commercial-scale T-cell production

25-May-2016 - The UK Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT) will test a “scaffold” technology its Australian developers say could make T-cell production more efficient.

Juniper invests in mixer tech for UK plant

17-May-2016 - Juniper Pharma Services has upped mixing capacity at its facility in Nottingham, UK to give it the ability to support Phase III studies of topical and semi-solid products.

JHL Biotech opens single-use plant based on GE's modular tech

13-May-2016 - The world’s largest modular cGMP biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility came online this week in Wuhan, China.

Glatt and Innopharma target India with integrated PAT offering

12-May-2016 - Innopharma has teamed up with Glatt to offer Indian drugmakers process analytical technology (PAT) tools it says can reduce costs and increase compliance.

Endo takes axe to Par manufacting network: 740 jobs affected

12-May-2016 - Endo International says it intends to expedite a cost-saving plan by closing a manufacturing site in North Carolina and reducing headcount at another in Alabama.

Return to growth: Pfizer thanks Hospira and looks to biosimilars

04-May-2016 - Pfizer has attributed Hospira’s sterile injectables and biosimilar assets to its return to growth, offsetting 17 quarters of declining sales.

Codexis completes transfer of protein engineering tech to US GSK site

03-May-2016 - Codexis has completed the transfer of its protein engineering platform to a GSK earning it a $7.5m milestone payment.

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