02-Sep-2015 - The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER ) in India has created and licensed technology for producing nano-crystal based medicines that it says will cut drug costs.
02-Sep-2015 - Novo Nordisk says nuclear submarine veterans’ “mission critical” mentality is suited to pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
02-Sep-2015 - Pfizer has confirmed it is in discussion with labour unions in Korea as part of an evaluation of its business in the country.
01-Sep-2015 - AMRI has inked a deal with Slovakia’s Saneca Pharmaceuticals to bolster its opium-derived API portfolio.
27-Aug-2015 - Novo Nordisk has confirmed it will build an API plant in the US, telling this publication a desire to have manufacturing capacity in the key market for its oral diabetes candidate, semaglutide, drove the decision.
25-Aug-2015 - Royal DSM will make up to 1100 staff redundant by the end of 2017 to cut costs following the formation of its Sinochem JV and pharma products deal with Patheon.
25-Aug-2015 - Mylan will run Perrigo as a wholly-owned subsidiary if it acquires between 50-80% of shares, the firm has clarified.
25-Aug-2015 - Regis Technologies has opened a site for manufacturing highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) in Illinois.
24-Aug-2015 - Peptide maker AmbioPharma will invest $18.8m to expand its manufacturing operations in South Carolina in a move that it claims will create 100 jobs.
20-Aug-2015 - Valeant Pharmaceuticals is set to buy Addyi maker Sprout Pharmaceuticals under a $1bn (€895m) deal agreed today.
20-Aug-2015 - Anti-infectives firm Xellia has moved its North American HQ to the lyophilisation plant in Raleigh, North Carolina that it bought from Fresenius Kabi last July .
20-Aug-2015 - The Italian Ministry of Health has banned compounding pharmacies from preparing drugs containing any of seven APIs after chemists were discovered making dangerous off-label weight loss treatments.
19-Aug-2015 - Pakistani pharmaceutical manufacturers are today halting production in protest at changes to manufacturing regulations.
19-Aug-2015 - As it tries to close its biggest deal ever -- a $33bn acquisition of Perrigo -- Mylan is now also dealing with an FDA warning letter citing cGMP violations tied to three of its manufacturing facilities in India.
12-Aug-2015 - Scientists in Japan have developed a technique for making crystal forms of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) that until now have been hard to synthesise.
11-Aug-2015 - Small molecules from our gut microbes are providing the APIs for future drugs.
03-Aug-2015 - As the US regulator awards iclaprim expedited QIDP status, a former FDA antibiotics expert says the scheme boosts antibiotics without enough evidence for efficacy.
30-Jul-2015 - A drug delivery platform which increased the bioavailability of a cannabis-based drug candidate 30% could be used to boost solubility of other APIs, says Echo Pharmaceuticals.
29-Jul-2015 - Issues with batch production records at an Indian facility have landed API maker Mahendra Chemicals with a US FDA warning letter.
29-Jul-2015 - New FDA draft guidance offers drug and API manufacturers a peek into the measurements or metrics that will be used to evaluate the quality of the facilities and the processes that they use to make drugs and biologics.