18-Sep-2014 - Scientists looking to solve the looming threat of antimicrobial resistance have discovered an antibiotic in the vagina.
18-Sep-2014 - After much discussion and some confusion , the ICH’s (International Conference on Harmonization) Q3D guideline , which will govern elemental impurities in final drug products, is expected to be finalized at the end of this month.
17-Sep-2014 - On the eve of the historical vote on Scottish independence from the UK tomorrow, we take a look at the pharma inventions Scotland gave the world.
16-Sep-2014 - Almac has teamed up with Welsh Academics and industrial chemistry firm Hockley International to develop enzymes capable of making drug intermediates more quickly.
16-Sep-2014 - Mannkind says Sanofi could become a second API supplier for its recently approved inhalable insulin drug Afrezza following its commercialisation partnership last month.
15-Sep-2014 - Ireland once was a drug making nexus,Making meds sold from Cairo to Texas.But with key patents gone,Firms are keen to move on,And a new Limerick tech hub reflects this, says director.
09-Sep-2014 - US authorities have arrested Glenn Chin, a supervising pharmacist they say was involved in compounding the contaminated injections behind an outbreak of fungal meningitis that struck 751 patients and killed 64 in 2012.
08-Sep-2014 - Synthon has consolidated its Czech API capabilities through the sale of a laboratory and pilot scale plant in Prague to CRO Mercachem.
08-Sep-2014 - Chemicals firm Evonik has expanded its capacity in Japan to cope with high demands for specialty silica, used in various drugmaking operations.
04-Sep-2014 - Meda has sold a New Jersey facility dedicated to its intra-urethral erectile dysfunction drug Muse as part of a strategic review of its manufacturing network.
04-Sep-2014 - Xellia has agreed to invest $100m in equipment, retain staff and create 40 full time jobs at the plant it bought in Raleigh, North Carolina in return for business incentives.
03-Sep-2014 - Novo Nordisk has scrapped all its inflammatory disease therapy development programmes, cutting 400 jobs.
02-Sep-2014 - A German biobank has made stem cells available to active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) firms this week in a bid to support industry drug development efforts.
02-Sep-2014 - Millions of fake pharmaceuticals seized earlier today were imported from Asia by an organised crime group that planned to sell them online say European law enforcement agencies that co-ordinated the swoop.
01-Sep-2014 - The US FDA has criticised the Compounding Shop and Zion Rx Formulations Services for making unapproved and contaminated drugs.
29-Aug-2014 - Biopharmaceutical firm Merck Serono will make small molecule drugs at the new plant it is building in China according to a company spokeswoman, who told us the firm will supply both local and international markets.
28-Aug-2014 - Poppies will continue to be the main source of industrial opiates long-term according to GSK, despite a recent breakthrough in efforts to produce it in GM yeast.
26-Aug-2014 - EMD Millipore has been contracted to supply raw materials to the Samsung Biologics plant where ingredients for BM-S’ anticancer monoclonal antibody Yervoy (ipilimumab) are made.
25-Aug-2014 - Argentina decided to allow Indian drug imports after inspecting just five of the country's 793 manufacturing facilities according to documents released this week.
21-Aug-2014 - Opiate API manufacturer Macfarlan Smith has been fined £12,000 for failing to ensure the safety of an employee injured at its plant in Scotland in 2011.
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