05-May-2016 - AMRI has acquired the Italy-based chemical company, Euticals, in a move that expands its API development and manufacturing business.
03-May-2016 - Increased use of generics has put pressure on drug reviewers according to the EDQM which has called for more cross border collaboration and harmonization of regulations.
03-May-2016 - Codexis has completed the transfer of its protein engineering platform to a GSK earning it a $7.5m milestone payment.
02-May-2016 - An API facility Cambrex is setting up in Charles City, Iowa will be operational later than planned due to delayed equipment deliveries and installation challenges.
28-Apr-2016 - Indian firm Polydrug Laboratories failed to investigate complaints about APIs containing foreign bodies including hairs and insects, the US FDA says in a Warning Letter.
27-Apr-2016 - WuxI AppTec has a chemical trading network designed to help drug manufacturers source more efficiently.
27-Apr-2016 - AstraZeneca will supply Ironwood Pharmaceuticals with the API and finished dosage form of the gout drug Zurampic under the licensing deal agreed this week.
26-Apr-2016 - The savings will come from centralising manufacturing services and will complement the firm’s cost-saving business division launched last year.
21-Apr-2016 - Novo Nordisk has announced plans to expand an insulin production site in France in the latest investment in its manufacturing network.
21-Apr-2016 - The WHO has removed two APIs supplied by Anuh Pharma from its list of prequalified ingredients and announced plans to inspect the firm’s facility in Boisar, India.
21-Apr-2016 - PCI Synthesis has formed a cGMP Advanced Polymer Development and Manufacturing Group after experiencing a growing demand from the industry.
20-Apr-2016 - API manufacturer PCI Synthesis has set up a polymer development group citing growing drug industry demand for advanced coating technologies and excipient technologies.
19-Apr-2016 - Johnson Matthey has teamed up with Domainex to offer integrated API discovery, preclinical development and manufacturing services.
19-Apr-2016 - Evotec has been hired to manage candidate drug compounds by French privately-owned pharmaceutical firm Pierre Fabre.
18-Apr-2016 - Recipharm has agreed to buy Kemwell’s contract development and manufacturing business for a total of SEK1.7bn in two separate deals.
18-Apr-2016 - The US FDA has issued draft guidance to address the recent torrent of data integrity problems at drug manufacturing sites.
14-Apr-2016 - Lonza acquiring Catalent would make “strategic sense,” according to an analyst as rumours circulate about a CMO megamerger.
11-Apr-2016 - API firm Orchid Pharma has passed a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection at its facility in Tamil Nadu, India.
07-Apr-2016 - Pharmachem Technologies has started expanding its API facility in Grand Bahama just days after its main customer Gilead Sciences won US FDA approval for a new HIV drug.
07-Apr-2016 - Sun Pharmaceuticals has confirmed it will close a Ranbaxy Laboratories facility in Ireland by the end of the year.
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