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Inhalable biologics: Serendex formulates with Novozymes’ Recombumin

20-May-2015 - Serendex Pharmaceutical is a step closer to developing an inhalable biopharmaceutical for lung disease after adopting stabilising tech from Novozymes.

EMA: show clinical justification for combination drugs

20-May-2015 - The EMA has released guidelines on developing combination drugs with more than one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

Cancer-hunting shark proteins are the future of drug conjugation, says Almac

19-May-2015 - Almac is coupling tiny shark proteins to a cancer-killing warhead to develop an oncology drug, saying their small size makes for easy conjugation. 

EMA: clinical data may not be needed for topical comparisons

13-May-2015 - The EMA (European Medicines Agency) is changing the way it assesses quality of topical drugs for marketing authorisations.

Catalent's oral Zydis tech: a hard pill for injectable vaccine makers?

07-May-2015 - Vaccines being developed using Catalent's oral Zydis platform would increase compliance and cut costs but Big Pharma is slow to get on board, the firm says.

Capsugel focusing on inhaled biotherapeutics from Bend facility

06-May-2015 - Capsugel says it is bolstering its service to offer specialised dry powder inhalation (DPI) formulations, allowing biotherapeutics to be delivered to the lung rather than by injection.

IPEC says confusion around FDA review of excipients could delay ANDA review cycles

05-May-2015 - Inaccurate and incomplete information on excipients referenced in the US FDA Inactive Ingredient Database (IID), as well as other agency policies and guidance on the review of inactive ingredients in ANDAs (Abbreviated New Drug Applications) “continue to create confusion for the pharmaceutical industry,” according to a position paper from IPEC-Americas (International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council). 

Indian API and generics firms want a bigger share of the Japanese market

04-May-2015 - Indian generics firms see opportunities in the Japanese drug market according to a trade delegation that visited Tokyo last week seeking supply contracts.

Controlled-release tech turns liquid drugs solid in stomach

04-May-2015 - A liquid-gel which solidifies in the stomach could offer drugmakers an effective modified-release delivery option, according to the lead scientist behind the project.

Catalent and 3M stress the importance of being bioavailable

30-Apr-2015 - [View the story "Bracknell hosts earnest drug delivery tech discussion" on Storify]

Dispatches from Interphex

Roundup of the day’s top news at Interphex

22-Apr-2015 - The world’s top pharma and biologics manufacturing and processing companies have come together in New York this week to showcase the latest in equipment and services.

Anti-fungal shows promise for cancer breakthrough in preclinical tests

21-Apr-2015 - An anti-fungal drug shows potential to treat a range of cancers, according to research from the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology (ReDO) project, but the drugmakers will need a financial incentive to pursue a licence for new indications.

Catalent completes expansion of US complex tablet site

16-Apr-2015 - Catalent has doubled production capacity and added extra analytical lab space at its facility in Winchester, Kentucky, US.

Concerns climate change will see tick-borne diseases spread to the UK are legitimate, says PHE

15-Apr-2015 - Concerns climate change will see malaria, West Nile virus and chikungunya spread to the UK are legitimate according to Public Health England, even though no insects carrying such diseases have been detected to date.

Recipharm invests in metal-linked API delivery tech in Synthonics deal

15-Apr-2015 - Recipharm has invested $2m (EUR1.8m) in metal co-ordinated chemistry (MCC) specialist Synthonics in a deal that will also see it help develop the US firm’s range of targeted drug products.

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Novo Nordisk pushes into Russia with new insulin manufacturing facility

13-Apr-2015 - Novo Nordisk has opened a new manufacturing facility in Russia for the formulation and filling of insulin as a diabetes treatment. 

Predicting oral bioavailability is better with AI says PharmaInformatic

09-Apr-2015 - Artificial intelligence can aid lead optimisation according to the German firm behind a new structure-based drug oral bioavailability prediction technology. 

FDA looks to incentivize abuse-deterrent opioid development with final guidance

02-Apr-2015 - Although the abuse-deterrent technology is still relatively new, the FDA has released final guidance explaining to manufacturers how to conduct studies to demonstrate that an opioid formulation has abuse-deterrent properties.

Biohaven opts for Zydis delivery tech for anxiety pill

26-Mar-2015 - Biohaven Pharmaceutical has created a melt in the mouth anxiety drug using formulation technology licensed from Catalent.

Growth with aid of Grey: Elderly folks to drive excipients sector, study

24-Mar-2015 - Demand for pensioner friendly pills will be an important growth driver for the drug excipients sector according to new analysis.

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