02-Dec-2013 - Apotek Produktion & Laboratorier AB (APL) says manufacturing knowledge and drug delivery tech knowhow gained by its compounding business is a boon for its CMO unit.
27-Nov-2013 - Actavis says it is restructuring a Californian manufacturing facility at a cost of 56 jobs weeks after the announced closure of a plant in North Carolina.
25-Nov-2013 - Particle Sciences has been tasked with creating a nasal formulation of the steroid hormone progesterone that can be used to treat patients who have suffered traumatic brain injury.
13-Nov-2013 - The US FDA is working with GEA to validate continuous manufacturing as the pharma industry enters “the start of the end” for batch manufacturing, according to GEA.
13-Nov-2013 - Drug delivery experts say fixed dose combination (FDC) products for non-oral forms can benefit both the manufacturer and the patient.
12-Nov-2013 - There are multiple ways to make amorphous dispersions in order to enhance bioavailability but spray dry dispersion (SDD) is often the most applicable, Bend Research says.
12-Nov-2013 - Understanding how a drug will interact with food is vital even if predicting it accurately during development can be a challenge according to speakers at AAPS yesterday.
05-Nov-2013 - A new tableting excipient eliminates the need for wet granulation and saves up to 60% on overall manufacturing costs according to developer Dow.
31-Oct-2013 - The acquisition of Bend Research by Capsugel may be “a marriage made in heaven” for customers, the firms say, as the first drug delivery tech is transferred.
28-Oct-2013 - Dow says the acquisition of partner Bend Research is “good news” and will strengthen its developments in solving solubility and bioavailability issues in drug formulation.
23-Oct-2013 - Indian manufacturing heavyweight Mylan Laboratories is looking to build off its major acquisition of Agila with a number of smaller acquisitions, while Natco is about to receive a cash infusion for manufacturing expansions.
22-Oct-2013 - Linking peptide and small molecule drugs to albumin will improve pharmacokinetics, says Almac as it partners its manufacturing capabilities with Novozymes’ half-life extension platform.
21-Oct-2013 - Drugmakers, fine chemicals firms, delivery technology manufacturers and processing system developers from around the world meet in Frankfurt, Germany.
21-Oct-2013 - In calling an unregistered product ‘fake,’ the Ghanaian FDA has sparked a media war with industry, but are critics using this as an excuse to knock the regulators whilst importers gain undeserved sympathy? in-Pharmatechnologist’s Dan Stanton believes so.
17-Oct-2013 - Cirrus Pharmaceuticals has received a grant to investigate the effect of excipient concentration and API molecule size on metered dose inhaler (MDI) formulations.
15-Oct-2013 - AstraZeneca has become the latest company to invest in antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology with the acquisition of Spirogen for $200m (€148m).
15-Oct-2013 - Colorcon has called on Evonik Industries to help it sell a co-developed, delayed release pill coating technology.
10-Oct-2013 - Catalent has continued its softgel expansion in emerging markets with the acquisition of Relthy Laboratórios in Brazil.
09-Oct-2013 - An intravaginal ring filled with an anti-retroviral drug being developed by Northwestern University could be used to deliver drugs for a number of indications, says the Professor behind the research.
07-Oct-2013 - Merck, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Celgene and industry groups are taking issue with recent FDA draft guidance on how manufacturers can reject or limit agency inspectors.