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Pfizer hit with US FDA warning at Kansas generic Copaxone site

20-Feb-2017 - The US FDA has issued a warning letter to the former Hospira fill and finish facility in McPherson, Kansas – now part of Pfizer’s contract manufacturing business CentreOne.

Is the return of the one-stop-shop model just a CMO marketing ploy?

16-Feb-2017 - End-to end service offerings are a differentiator within the fragmented CMO industry and not driven by pharma demand, a Results Healthcare report says.

Quotient buys QS Pharma in latest US expansion move

15-Feb-2017 - Quotient Clinical Ltd. has bought Charles River Laboratories’ contract manufacturing business, QS Pharma LLC.

GSK on America First: US will not be able to own every part of supply chain

13-Feb-2017 - GSK has warned that Donald Trump’s plan to encourage US drug production through import tax hikes must take the global nature of pharma supply chains into account.

GEA takes €18m hit from 'unexpected' pharma cancellation in 2016

08-Feb-2017 - Sales within the pharma division of German engineering firm GEA were down in 2016, partly due to an unexpected €18m contract cancellation.

Ferring licenses Enteris Peptelligence to turn injectable into oral drug

30-Jan-2017 - Ferring is the third company in a week which will use Enteris BioPharma’s Peptelligence engineering platform for small molecules to develop oral formulations.

Improving solubility: MilliporeSigma opens dedicated meglumine site

19-Jan-2017 - MilliporeSigma has opened a facility in Spain dedicated to the manufacture of the solubility-enhancing excipient meglumine.

Catalent to assess resveratrol formulation across softgel platforms

11-Jan-2017 - Catalent will assess Jupiter Orphan Therapeutics’ resveratrol across its softgel technologies in an effort to improve the bioavailability of the rare disease candidate.

T-ray technique faster for tablet quality and structure testing say researchers

11-Jan-2017 - High frequency radiation can be used to test tablet quality and structural characteristics on the production line according to scientists planning to develop low cost THz sensors. 

US DEA finalises controlled substance and equipment revisions

09-Jan-2017 - Drugmakers must include a transaction identification number when buying or selling machinery for tabletting or encapsulating controlled substances, according to a final ruling from the US DEA.

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.

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.

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.

GSK exiting Australian OTC site: over 200 jobs to be lost

07-Nov-2016 - GSK says it remains dedicated to Australian despite announcing plans to shutter a painkiller manufacturing site in Sydney.

Datwyler injects CHF 100m into US drug delivery component site

03-Nov-2016 - Increasing demand for reduced particle loads in pharmaceutical containers has driven Datwyler to build a CHF 100m plant making elastomer components for injectable drug delivery systems.

Everstone Capital buys stake in Rubicon Research citing delivery techs and ANDAs

25-Oct-2016 - Everstone Capital has acquired a 70% stake in drug delivery tech firm Rubicon Research Pvt for $33m (€30m).

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.

Aralez buys rights to AZ heart drug; encouraged by generic quality issues

10-Oct-2016 - AstraZeneca will supply Toprol-XL to Aralez Pharmaceuticals Trading for at least 10 years after selling the US rights to the off-patent beta blocker for $175m.

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