26-May-2016 - The US FDA has voted in favour of two combination type 2 diabetes drugs putting Novo Nordisk and Sanofi head-to-head in a crowded market.
24-May-2016 - Combination therapies and collaboration will be key in curing cancer, according to Pfizer which has seen 'astounding progress' in its immuno-oncology partnership with Merck KGaA.
19-May-2016 - Researchers have developed an “easy-to-adopt” process for removing excess additives from injectable drugs.
19-May-2016 - A solid dose version of the acromegaly treatment octreotide developed by Glide Technologies has entered a proof-of-concept study.
18-May-2016 - As “one of the fastest growing areas in pharma,” the demand for finished dosage formulations is having an impact on several aspects of the CMO industries.
18-May-2016 - Pfizer and Anacor Pharmaceuticals have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Anacor for approximately $5.2bn.
16-May-2016 - Rumoured IPO-ready Capsugel has added micro-dose capabilities at its facility in Ploërmel, France citing its acquisition of Xcelience as the driver for the expansion.
11-May-2016 - A remediation plan by Medreich Limited is sufficient to bring its Andhra Pradesh antibiotics plant in to compliance with GMP according to French regulator ANSM.
10-May-2016 - Juniper Pharma Services will up its solubility enhancement capabilities through the addition of a new spray-dryer at its site in Nottingham, UK.
09-May-2016 - Inadequate record keeping at Merck & Co.’s contract manufacturer has delayed the European launch of its hepatitis C drug Zepatier (elbasvir and grazoprevir).
09-May-2016 - The manufacturing suspension at a French softgel plant and low demand for modified release tech stunted Catalent’s Q3 2016 results, the firm says.
02-May-2016 - The US FDA has modified a 2013 consent decree issued to Ben Venue Laboratories, paving the way for new owners Xellia Pharmaceuticals to resume manufacturing at the dormant Ohio site.
02-May-2016 - Full production at Catalent’s Beinheim softgel plant has begun five months after the discovery of out-of-place capsules led to French regulators suspending operations.
26-Apr-2016 - 3D printing can make drug production simpler and cheaper according to a UK expert who says using it for commercial production is about “numbering up” not scaling up.
26-Apr-2016 - The savings will come from centralising manufacturing services and will complement the firm’s cost-saving business division launched last year.
20-Apr-2016 - API manufacturer PCI Synthesis has set up a polymer development group citing growing drug industry demand for advanced coating technologies and excipient technologies.
19-Apr-2016 - The US FDA has hit an Indian formulation facility run by Alembic Pharmaceuticals with a Form 483 with four observations.
14-Apr-2016 - Lonza acquiring Catalent would make “strategic sense,” according to an analyst as rumours circulate about a CMO megamerger.
13-Apr-2016 - Colorcon has launched a tablet coating system for multiparticulate dosage forms citing growing demand for such pills, particularly among the elderly.
12-Apr-2016 - A European chemical industry group has reiterated that gelatin is safe after Indian regulators called for feedback on a plan to replace the excipient with cellulose in pharmaceutical capsules.
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