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Spain's Idifarma adds capsule filling to service offerings

01-Dec-2016 - Idifarma has invested over €300,000 in its facility in Spain in order to offer its customers automated capsule filling for commercial batches.

Catalent adding OTC capsule maker Accucaps to global softgel network

28-Nov-2016 - Catalent will add two Canadian manufacturing facilities to its softgel network through the acquisition of Accucaps.

Evonik to construct second Alabama facility for drug delivery polymers

23-Nov-2016 - Evonik has laid plans to expand a polymer facility in Alabama to cater for growing demand for sophisticated drug delivery and medical devices.

Swallowing Stars: MIT spin-out invents gastric device which solves problem of daily dosing

22-Nov-2016 - Lyndra Inc. has developed a star shaped gastric device which claims to solve the problem of delivering drugs with short half-lives.

Both small and large CMOs to benefit from pharma capacity and agility demands

21-Nov-2016 - Larger CMOs are likely to be better for commercial manufacturing but small players offer niche services and agility for lower volumes, say Symbiosis and Idifarma.

Primate deaths cause stock plummet for Arrowhead as RNAi PhII trials halted by FDA

18-Nov-2016 - The US FDA has halted a trial of a candidate Hepatitis B infection drug developed by Arrowhead Pharma Inc. after primate deaths in a toxicology study.

Sanofi insulin buy back and rival price hikes a boon for MannKind's Afrezza

14-Nov-2016 - Despite requiring more API, the price of inhaled insulin Afrezza has dropped below that of injected rapid-acting rivals says MannKind's CEO, reporting a resilient Q3.

Precision meds and I-Phone microscopes: AAPS 2016 lands in Denver

14-Nov-2016 - AAPS 2016 kicked off yesterday with a focus on new technologies, new delivery modalities, accelerated drug development and precision medicines - oh and a microscope on an iPhone.

Slovakian CDMO Saneca ups capabilities after controlled release contract win

10-Nov-2016 - Saneca Pharma will invest in its manufacturing site in Slovakia to service a five-year agreement supplying the Menarini Group with controlled release pellets.

US vaccine programmes set for shake up if Trump sticks to his word

09-Nov-2016 - US public health programmes will use lower dose vaccines administered over longer periods from 2017 if President elect Donald Trump adheres to a plan he outlined last year.

USP calls for industry feedback on proposed HPMC monograph

08-Nov-2016 - The USP has proposed monograph for hypromellose capsule shells used to make vegetarian friendly medicines.

Endo finds buyer for Charlotte manufacturing plant

07-Nov-2016 - Endo International has signed an agreement to sell its facility in Charlotte, North Carolina to an unnamed buyer that will take on 125 workers currently employed at the site.

Lonza opens formulation development and testing lab

02-Nov-2016 - Lonza has opened a drug quality testing and formulation laboratory in Basel, Switzerland.

Envigo testing single wall carbon nanotubes

27-Oct-2016 - Envigo has collaborated with InterTek and OCSiAl to develop TUBALL™ single wall carbon nanotubes, which is the first of its kind to complete REACH registration.

Daiichi Sankyo to commercialize Inspirion's anti-abuse opioid in the US

27-Oct-2016 - Daiichi Sankyo will commercialize an abuse-deterrent formulation of the opioid painkiller morphine sulphate in the US in an agreement with developer Inspirion Delivery Sciences.

Lannett compiling evidence to block FDA efforts to pull generic Concerta ANDA

24-Oct-2016 - Lannett is confident it can prove the extended release tech in its Concerta generic is equivalent to the original after the US FDA said it will seek withdrawal of firms ANDA.

Kempharm opts for Acura's anti-abuse tech in $3.5m deal

20-Oct-2016 - Acura Pharmaceuticals has licensed rights to use it anti-abuse technology to develop drug formulations to prodrug firm Kempharm.

Roller compactor bolsters Juniper's granulation capabilities

17-Oct-2016 - CDMO Juniper Pharma Services has added a small-scale roller compactor as the latest investment in its enabling technology offerings.

Patheon Q4 likely to suffer from hurricane-related plant closures

17-Oct-2016 - Two manufacturing facilities were closed after being hit by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month, according to a Patheon SEC filing.

Pfizer on CMOs: $180bn is at stake so being first-to-market is critical

13-Oct-2016 - With the top 500 molecules in development having a commercial potential of $180bn by 2022, being first-to-market is critical says Pfizer.

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