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Agilent unveils Q-TOF system for routine analyses

23-Apr-2015 - Agilent Technologies has launched a quadrupole-time of flight (Q-TOF) mass spectrometry system for applications including food safety and pharmaceuticals.

Tech transfer will drive pharma investment in Africa, says industry group

23-Apr-2015 - Technology transfer is the first step to bringing pharma investments to Africa, says the African Regulatory Network (ARN).

Dispatches from Interphex

Roundup of the day’s top news at Interphex

22-Apr-2015 - The world’s top pharma and biologics manufacturing and processing companies have come together in New York this week to showcase the latest in equipment and services.

US-Cuban embargo nears end as Pfizer and Regeneron make trade trip

21-Apr-2015 - Pfizer and Regeneron are in Cuba this week, scouting the country for business opportunities.

Allergan axing a further 577 at Cali HQ, post-Actavis acquisition

21-Apr-2015 - Almost 600 staff at Allergan’s headquarters in Irvine, California, will be laid off in the Botox maker’s latest round of job cuts.

LB Bohle: Tech Center hopes to drive away hesitancy in continuous processing

20-Apr-2015 - LB Bohle has opened a multi-million euro Technology Center it says can help expedite the shift to continuous processing within the pharma industry.

‘We must not rest on our laurels’

GEA revenue growth for 2015 overshadowed by 1,450 job cuts

20-Apr-2015 - GEA said it expects to achieve a moderate organic growth in revenue and an operating EBITDA of between €580 and €620m in the current fiscal year 2015, but its growth is overshadowed by 1,450 job cuts.

Dispatches from BPI 2015

Breakthrough barriers: Seeking fast track review means betting on data says Roche

16-Apr-2015 - To benefit from breakthrough therapy designation (BTD) pharma companies must be willing “bet on the right data” according to Roche, which says this could be a challenge for smaller firms.

Bayer spends $100m on haemophilia development in Berkeley

16-Apr-2015 - Bayer has announced it will create a $100m (€94m) product testing site in California for its haemophilia A pipeline.

Update

Novo Nordisk pushes into Russia with new insulin manufacturing facility

13-Apr-2015 - Novo Nordisk has opened a new manufacturing facility in Russia for the formulation and filling of insulin as a diabetes treatment. 

Almac to relocate protein business to up capacity and add new services

13-Apr-2015 - Almac will transfer its custom peptide manufacturing business to a site at the Edinburgh Technopole business park in Scotland’s capital in a £3.5m move designed to expand capacity.

My oh Mylan! $29bn Perrigo deal would create 'unrivalled' manufacturing network

09-Apr-2015 - Mylan has bid $29bn (€27bn) to buy Perrigo in what the firm says will create a company with “unrivalled” manufacturing and supply chain capabilities across OTCs, generics and APIs.

US military strikes deal to secure adenovirus shots from Teva

03-Apr-2015 - Supply of the Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine to all US military personnel has been secured through a five-year contract with Teva worth $170m (€156m).

No more waiting for the Sun: FTC approves $4bn Ranbaxy acquisition

30-Mar-2015 - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has completed its $4bn (€3.7bn) acquisition of Ranbaxy after receiving the thumbs up from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

GMP for excipients: new EU rules on raw materials, packaging, tracking

25-Mar-2015 - The European Commission has published guidelines on GMP excipients after a two-year consultation.

AbbVie bucks Puerto Rico departure trend with $30m expansion

25-Mar-2015 - AbbVie is investing $30m (€27m) in contract manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico and plans to create 100 jobs over the next two years.

Dispatches from DCAT

Message is clear: Europe is in trouble in terms of pharma growth, experts say

17-Mar-2015 - The European pharma market isn’t likely to deliver much growth over the next five years as generic markets commoditize, IMS Health VP Graham Lewis warned participants at the DCAT (Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies) conference on Monday.

Penn invests in pill tech citing industry demand

11-Mar-2015 - Penn Pharma has added new tablet making technology at its facility in Tredegar, Wales citing drug industry demand for dry granulation manufacturing capacity.

Johnson Matthey builds HPAPI site in Scotland

11-Mar-2015 - API- and catalyst-maker Johnson Matthey has built high containment facilities for potent products at its site in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sun Pharma goes after opiates with deal to buy GSK’s Aus business

03-Mar-2015 - Indian giant Sun Pharma has bought GSK’s Australian Opiates business.

California bill would require Big Pharma to unveil how drugs are priced

26-Feb-2015 - A new California bill introduced earlier this week would, for the first time, require pharma companies to unveil a number of unique operational costs as a way to better understand drug pricing.

FTC requires Novartis to divest two potential cancer drugs to Array as part of GSK deal

24-Feb-2015 - In order to close Novartis’ $16bn purchase of GlaxoSmithKline’s portfolio of cancer treatments , the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is requiring Novartis to divest all assets related to its potential BRAF and MEK inhibitor drugs to settle anticompetitive charge.

Fresenius Kabi sells cancer compounding biz to NewCo Pharma

17-Feb-2015 - Fresenius Kabi has sold its cancer drug pharmacy network CFL GmbH to NewCo Pharma GmbH five years after spending €42m to buy compounding capacity in Germany.

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Ever wanted to buy catalysts on your iPhone? Now you can thanks to Johnson Matthey

16-Feb-2015 - Quick question for chemists: Have you ever wanted to research chemical reactions and buy catalysts on your mobile phone? 

News in brief

London calling: Gilead to expand operations in UK capital

11-Feb-2015 - Gilead Sciences has committed S20m (€18m) to expand its presence in the UK and will double its workforce in the country.

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