15-Oct-2015 - API suppliers should be allowed to make process improvements without having to seek re-approval says consultant Girish Malhotra, who argues that the current rules create inefficiency and waste.
14-Oct-2015 - Clients are turning their backs on low-cost economies like India and returning to Infa Group, the Italian API maker says.
13-Oct-2015 - DSM may have narrowed the focus of its pharmaceutical business in recent years, but the Netherlands-based supplier is still trying to win drug industry customers at a trade show in Spain.
13-Oct-2015 - Pharma and biotech firms not using ‘green chemistry’ to make their products incur higher costs and risk losing market share according to Piramal.
12-Oct-2015 - The cost of outsourcing is far more than simply the price per kilogram of an API says Hovione, which is expanding a plant in New Jersey.
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08-Oct-2015 - Chemical synthesis of peptides and proteins can be done at a tenth of the cost of bioproduction says French chemistry specialist Provepep.
05-Oct-2015 - The MHRA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indian regulators to help ensure the quality of drugs in the UK.
05-Oct-2015 - BASF expects to reduce its workforce though natural employee turnover rather than redundancies as part of a new €1bn cost cutting plan.
05-Oct-2015 - Buying an API plant from its supplier Acacia Lifesciences proved more advantageous than building a new facility, says Indian drugmaker Biocon.
02-Oct-2015 - Over 40 new jobs will be created at Pfizer’s manufacturing sites in Cork, Ireland, including at a bulk Lipitor facility once earmarked for closure.
01-Oct-2015 - Johnson Matthey has bought Sigma-Aldrich’s Pharmorphix division to add a 'significant' customer base and expand its European API business.
30-Sep-2015 - Drug companies still outsource to cut costs but environmental concerns and therefore contractors’ green credentials are increasingly important say industry experts.
30-Sep-2015 - The FDA will begin destroying drugs which are refused entry to the US instead of returning them to their sender.
29-Sep-2015 - A UK supplier of metal catalysts to the drug industry has been fined after an explosion at its site in Widnes left an employee with minor injuries.
24-Sep-2015 - It will be business as usual for pharma customers as Ashland approves a plan to separate into two independent companies, the ingredients firm says.
23-Sep-2015 - India may classify vitamin supplements as drugs rather than foods if the manufacturers of such products claim they can treat or prevent disease.
23-Sep-2015 - Drugmakers need more certainty and reliabilty around their supply chain in light of increased regulatory vigilance says Mylan, itself carrying out remediation across several Indian facilities.
16-Sep-2015 - Indian API maker Pan Drugs is reconstructing its manufacturing suite after holes in the wall and rusty equipment landed the facility a US FDA warning.
16-Sep-2015 - Biocon has begun commercial manufacturing at its Bangalore devices facility to support the launch of its insulin pen product, Basalog One.
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