30-Nov-2015 - Hefei will manufacture the API for Oramed's oral insulin tablet as part of a potential $50m licensing deal in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
30-Nov-2015 - Pfizer says it will decide in 2018 whether to split its generics and branded businesses but M&A experts are already predicting how the giant will get rid of its established drugs programme.
26-Nov-2015 - Teva has teamed with Heptares to develop and commercialise easily-deliverable small-molecule calcitonin gene-related peptide (GPCR) antagonists to treat migraine.
23-Nov-2015 - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says the country of origin of Carlsbad Technology’s acyclovir is where the API is sourced, not the US where the tablets are made.
19-Nov-2015 - A laser-based treatment will allow powdered vaccines to be delivered through the skin, scientists say.
16-Nov-2015 - Specialised drugs made using flexible technologies are the future for Roche’s small molecule portfolio, the firm says as it restructures its production network.
11-Nov-2015 - In the second setback for Dr Reddy’s within a week, the District Court of Delaware has granted a temporary restraining order preventing the company from selling esomeprazole, the generic version of AstraZeneca’s Nexium.
10-Nov-2015 - MannKind says it is confident sales of its inhaled insulin product Afrezza - commercialised by Sanofi - will pick up after disappointing growth since launch.
04-Nov-2015 - A manganese-based catalyst invented by chemists in Illinois could transform the solubility of drug candidates and improve their therapeutic properties.
03-Nov-2015 - Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to work together on the development of a new version of the former's continuous processing technology for oral solid dosage (OSD) drugs.
30-Oct-2015 - A protein in malaria could be used to deliver anti-cancer drugs to many types of tumours.
28-Oct-2015 - A team of researchers has modified a lectin protein found in bananas to diminish its inflammatory properties, potentially setting it on the path to use as an antiviral.
28-Oct-2015 - Irish scientists have completed the most comprehensive structural study yet of a PEGylated protein, giving greater insight into how such molecules improve injectable therapies.
26-Oct-2015 - A nanoparticle that binds to immune cells in the body has been shown to tune down inflammation and offer a potential first-of-a-kind treatment for sepsis.
20-Oct-2015 - Hovione will spend $10m refurbishing a plant acquired from a Portuguese generics company to create an oral and inhalation formulation site.
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13-Oct-2015 - A BASF expert is calling for an independent review body for new excipients to reassure wary drugmakers of their quality.
12-Oct-2015 - [View the story "Meds makers meet in Madrid " on Storify]
07-Oct-2015 - The US Government is becoming increasingly critical of industry attempts to ward off competition through ‘product-hopping,’ an IP lawyer says.
07-Oct-2015 - Capsugel has seen growing pharma demand for vegetarian capsules with formulation benefits outweighing the fact they cost more than gelatin.
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