18-Dec-2014 - An AstraZeneca API plant in Bristol, UK will close its doors within two years due to patent expirations of its cholesterol-lowering blockbuster Crestor.
17-Dec-2014 - GE Healthcare has pledged its support and technology to a national £55m ($86m) Cell Therapy manufacturing centre in Stevenage, UK, set to launch in 2017.
16-Dec-2014 - Asian API makers are turning to ‘out-of-the-box’ Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to help manage documentation and control quality, according to IT solutions Werum.
11-Dec-2014 - Pharma companies have called on the Swedish government to prevent manufacturing going the way of R&D and leaving the country, after AstraZeneca closed its research in Lund in 2012.
10-Dec-2014 - Pfizer has revealed a unique way of hiring employees in Sweden it compares to “American Idol” auditions.
08-Dec-2014 - Cultural differences and broken promises are behind Indian GMP failures and acute generics shortages in the UK, according to one pharmaceutical distributor.
05-Dec-2014 - How many drugs are prescribed in the North Pole? Have a guess and win a cuddly giant microbe in our Christmas Competition.
05-Dec-2014 - Novartis has spoken about the extensive safety testing at its production sites after its seasonal flu vaccine Fluad was found to be unconnected to 19 deaths in Italy.
04-Dec-2014 - The World Health Organisation says its prequalification scheme gives free help to makers of selected APIs, drugs and vaccines who want to boost their standards and access international markets.
02-Dec-2014 - The company behind a new pipe cleaning technology known as ‘ice pigging’ has been bought by the UK arm of Spanish water treatment firm Agbar.
01-Dec-2014 - Mylan will manufacture and distribute Gilead's antiretroviral HIV drugs, following a tech transfer, in order to increase access in developing countries.
27-Nov-2014 - Aurobindo Pharma has recalled one lot of Gabapentin for the treatment of epilepsy and postherpetic neuralgia (pain after shingles), after it was found to contain empty capsules.
26-Nov-2014 - Merck KGaA will run its manufacturing plant in Goa on fuel from cashews and coconuts.
25-Nov-2014 - The two guidelines offer help to manufacturers looking to use potentially hazardous phthalates as excipients in drugs, as well as those that have shared facilities where multiple drugs are produced.
25-Nov-2014 - AMRI’s Albuquerque, New Mexico sterile injectable facility has resumed full manufacturing operations following an environmental deviation.
19-Nov-2014 - How can a pharma company invest in continuous manufacturing without bleeding money when it retreats from a local market? Pfizer’s answer is production pods it can roll out anywhere in the world via helicopter… and pack away again if a market turns.
17-Nov-2014 - Last week CDMO Catalent acquired Micron Technologies, a provider of particle size engineering technologies, with the aim of improving its early stage tech offering.
17-Nov-2014 - GSK Australia will invest about $27m (€22m) in manufacturing technology to expand its Boronia site in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.
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11-Nov-2014 - Investing in GMP compliance regulations is key to success in sterile manufacturing says UK-based Symbiosis which is looking to capitalise on gaps left by recent CMO pullouts.
06-Nov-2014 - Using encapsulation machinery that is well serviced and appropriate to the type of powder being used can save drugmakers hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to Capsugel
04-Nov-2014 - As manufacturers begin to implement new RTRT (real-time release testing) models, a US FDA expert on the matter is offering additional help.
03-Nov-2014 - By dropping 44 more employees, Novartis has completed the final phase of the planned restructuring of its once-beleaguered Lincoln, Nebraska manufacturing facility.
30-Oct-2014 - Novo Nordisk on Wednesday announced plans to hire up to 90 people at its newly-acquired manufacturing facility in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.
29-Oct-2014 - A head-hunter explains why Regeneron, Novo Nordisk and Genentech top a global survey of science employers, but Pfizer is nowhere to be seen in the top 20.
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