17-Apr-2013 - One day after Purdue Pharma’s blockbuster opioid OxyContin lost its first patent, the US FDA has amended the drug’s label and now requires generic drugmakers to adopt similar abuse-deterrent formulations.
10-Apr-2013 - Pfizer’s recall of Levoxyl has created a stink among manufacturers of the oxygen-absorbing canisters designed to stop such drugs degrading.
14-Feb-2013 - Hospira says bringing medical device manufacturing operations up to code will take 'a lot of work' after Lake Forest, Illinois plant is hit with US FDA Form 483.
28-Jan-2013 - European drugmakers are seeking between six months and a year to prepare and print updated product information, including the black symbol for drugs that require additional monitoring as part of their approval.
15-Jan-2013 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can require opioid generics to have abuse-deterrent properties if the same requirements are applicable to their brand name counterparts, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said in a letter to Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) last week.
20-Nov-2012 - Brazil wants to buy pharmaceutical manufacturing technology from the Ukraine as part of a $4.5bn investment plan.
05-Nov-2012 - Eli Lilly plans to boost its in-house insulin production capabilities will a $140m investment for its Indianapolis site.
11-Sep-2012 - Takeda has opened a new $96m (€75m) pharma facility in Russia as part of its bid to “outgrow” the already thriving local market.
30-Aug-2012 - Hospira has bought Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceutical’s active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) facility in Aurangabad, India, to support its expanding antibiotic business.
28-Aug-2012 - Bosch packaging has launched two new capsule filling machines which it says are capable of handling all current and future applications.
13-Aug-2012 - Bosch Packaging Technology says India is becoming one of its key markets, citing the growing pharma sector as a key driver for the development of its new Goa facility
06-Aug-2012 - West Pharmaceutical Services is sticking with plans to lessen CMO (contract manufacturing organisation) activities and boost proprietary products despite a hefty uptick in contract production in Q2.
06-Aug-2012 - Results season is well under way and in-PharmaTechnologist.com is here to bring you the latest as companies announce their chops, changes and plans for the coming quarters.
26-Jul-2012 - Cherwell Laboratories has more than doubled the size of its Bicester, UK, plant that manufactures prepared media for microbial production after a boom in demand for its goods.
03-Jul-2012 - The implementation of single use technology in the biopharmaceutical fill and finish process has seen a massive uptick recently because of better industry understanding, according to Pall’s Bruce Rawlings.
19-Jun-2012 - Safety, efficiency, innovation and single-use tech are the buzz words at Achema 2012 in Frankfurt.
14-Jun-2012 - Mettler Toledo is taking its ramped-up track and trace offering to the US in a bid to plug what it says is a sizeable gap in the market.
15-May-2012 - PTI says its new non-destructive testing technology is uniquely positioned to help manufacturers reduce waste and save time and money.
12-Apr-2012 - Demand for insulin pens and ready-to-fill syringes helped Gerresheimer post double-digit first quarter sales growth and raise its outlook.
20-Mar-2012 - Sigma Aldrich says new packaging facility in China will shorten supply chains and help it build in an increasingly important regional market.