19-Apr-2017 - Manufacturing tweaks have severe effects on the quality and yield of stem cells, says Pluristem which has successfully scaled-up production through a decade of process development evolution.
10-Apr-2017 - Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd has ordered cell culture technologies from Hitachi as part of its effort to develop a treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
28-Mar-2017 - Private equity fund Permira has announced its intention to buy freeze drying firm Lyophilization Services of New England Inc (LSNE)
28-Mar-2017 - Mylan will close a manufacturing site in Decatur, Illinois that it gained when it bought Swedish drug maker Meda last year.
27-Mar-2017 - Eli Lilly will invest $850m in its US operations this year but warns the country’s antiquated tax system leaves the firm at a competitive disadvantage.
24-Mar-2017 - Eurofins will expand its UK biopharmaceutical testing offering through a £4m ($5m) facility in Livingston, Scotland.
21-Mar-2017 - Solvias has struck a deal with Germany’s Merck to supply a monocyte activation test (MAT) kit for detecting pyrogens in pharmaceutical raw ingredients.
13-Mar-2017 - Novartis subsidiary Lek Pharmaceuticals will consolidate its Slovenian logistics and warehousing operations from 10 sites to one.
09-Mar-2017 - Generics maker Apotex will construct a manufacturing and packaging facility as part of a $184m US expansion.
06-Mar-2017 - Merck KGaA has opened a €42m production facility in Reinbek near Hamburg, Germany.
06-Mar-2017 - Keryx Biopharmaceuticals will continue to work with Norwich Pharmaceuticals despite bringing Patheon on board to manufacture Auryxia (ferric citrate).
02-Mar-2017 - Allergan has committed €42m ($44m) to increase capacity and capabilities at two manufacturing facilities in Ireland.
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.