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31-Jan-2011 - Arena Pharmaceutical will cut its workforce by 25 per cent as it refocuses to try and win US approval for its weight management drug Lorcaserin.
31-Jan-2011 - Crystal Pharmatech is to provide solid-state characterisation training in China to advance local API and drug development beyond its “infancy phase”.
31-Jan-2011 - The European Parliament’s Socialist and Democrats (S&D) group wants to ban the export of drugs used to execute death row inmates.
31-Jan-2011 - Tianyin Pharmaceutical has completed the construction of its Jiangchuan macrolide facility (JCM) near Chengdu, China.
27-Jan-2011 - Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma has recalled three lots of injected drugs made at its plant in Ashikaga, Japan after “some aspects of [quality] testing were inadequate.”
27-Jan-2011 - Irish drugmaker Elan has confirmed that it has axed 130 jobs, reducing its workforce by 10 per cent.
27-Jan-2011 - SurModics is still considering “strategic alternatives” for its pharmaceutical business, which has seen revenues continue to decline in the first quarter of 2011.
27-Jan-2011 - Medisafe 1 Technologies is to enter the pharma anti-counterfeiting sector through development of a barcode system.
27-Jan-2011 - Oystar has sold its Brazilian unit, Oystar Fabrima, to Sao Paulo-headquartered firm Masipack in an effort to focus its business on country’s the primary and secondary packaging markets.
27-Jan-2011 - Abbott Laboratories is to cut 1,900 US commercial and manufacturing jobs in response to healthcare reform and tough regulators.
26-Jan-2011 - GSK and Teva will invest in Russian drug manufacturing in response to PM Vladimir Putin’s warning that Pharmas will face restrictions if they fail to boost local production and transfer...
26-Jan-2011 - PsiOxus Therapeutics has predicted growing demand for oncolytic vaccines, citing recent industry acquisitions as evidence of the need for novel treatments for cancer.
26-Jan-2011 - Russian drugmaker Pharmsynthez has bought Estonian manufacturer Kevelt in a bid to expand its international business.
26-Jan-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including a new job for former FDA chief and Catalent packaging appointments.
26-Jan-2011 - Failure to reduce counterfeiting is one of a number of issues slowing healthcare regulation harmonisation in ASEAN.
25-Jan-2011 - Affygility Solutions has launched a new smartphone app designed to let life science EHS’ to access compliance requirements in real-team.
25-Jan-2011 - Hospira has confirmed it will no longer make Pentothal - an anaesthetic used in lethal injections – as the company “never condoned” its use in executions.
25-Jan-2011 - Baxter has shut down a production area at its plant in Castlebar, Ireland, telling the EMA it cannot guarantee peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions made there are free of endotoxin contamination.
25-Jan-2011 - Torrent Pharma has begun construction of $75m API and formulation facilities in India to support its international expansion programme.
25-Jan-2011 - There is a dramatic lack of planning for the production and distribution of medical pandemic countermeasures, according to an OECD report.
24-Jan-2011 - One employee has died and two have been injured after an incident at Baxter International’s manufacturing facility in Atwater, California last weekend.
24-Jan-2011 - The US FDA has suggested pharmaceutical firms use a maximum bead size of 2.0mm for modified-release drugs formulated for “sprinkle” delivery to avoid problems resulting from inadvertent chewing.
24-Jan-2011 - Genzyme will build a second manufacturing plant in Geel, Belgium to ensure it has the capacity to meet demand for its Pompe disease drugs Myozyme and Lumizyme.
24-Jan-2011 - Amrutanjan and Austin Chemical are establishing a joint venture to market Indian-produced clinical trial materials.
20-Jan-2011 - The US FDA has rejected MannKind’s inhaled insulin Afrezza and called for more clinical trials to prove the product’s “Dreamboat” delivery tech is comparable to the MedTone device used in...
20-Jan-2011 - Teva has confirmed it will cut 200 jobs this year after a voluntary hold was placed on all manufacturing at its Irvine, California, US facility.
20-Jan-2011 - All Indian pharma exports will soon require barcodes on primary, secondary and tertiary packaging as part of anti-counterfeiting efforts.
20-Jan-2011 - A magnetically controlled pill may boost the body’s absorption of drugs by safely securing the tablet at the right site in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, say researchers at Brown University,...
19-Jan-2011 - Cambrex’s Hyderabad, India plant has received a GMP compliance certificate, accepted throughout the EU, from the DKMA.
19-Jan-2011 - Actavis has expanded its renewable energy powered pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Iceland for tablet manufacturing and packaging.
19-Jan-2011 - Bio-Manguinhos has licensed green plant-based vaccine production technology to position Brazil at the forefront of biologics manufacture.
19-Jan-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including a new job for former EMA chief and Catalent strengthening its production team.
18-Jan-2011 - Italy-based API maker Euticals will buy fine chemicals firm Archimica from investment group TowerBrook Capital Partners.
18-Jan-2011 - The UK NHS will award a prize to innovations that increase patient compliance and, as a result, help it make better use of resources.
18-Jan-2011 - ShangPharma has opened a multi-purpose pharmaceutical development cGMP manufacturing facility in Fengxian, China, and started operations on the initial phase of production.
18-Jan-2011 - Fairfield Group has introduced a scanner capable of reading 1D barcodes, Pharmacodes and 2D data matrices used on pharmaceutical packaging.
18-Jan-2011 - GSK has set aside an additional £2.2bn ($3.4bn) to cover anticipated Q4 legal costs related to a US investigation of its diabetes drug Avandia.
17-Jan-2011 - Solvent selection and solid loading are critical to optimising the spray drying process and unlocking its solubility-enhancing properties for drug production according to a new report by ISP Pharmaceuticals.
17-Jan-2011 - Rentschler Biotechnologie has inked a deal to become the sole manufacturer of recombinant human interferon beta-1a (IFN-beta 1a) API for Faron Pharmaceutical.
17-Jan-2011 - Bristol-Myers Squibb has recalled 64m tablets of its Avalide blood pressure drug in the US and Puerto Rico over fears it has the potential for reduced efficacy.
17-Jan-2011 - Sigma has experienced minimal damage from Australian floods but road closures have impacted on deliveries to customers.
17-Jan-2011 - German technology group Schott and Japan’s Naigai Glass Industry Company have teamed up to enter the country’s pharmaceutical packaging market.
13-Jan-2011 - Expansion has been a theme for German pharmaceutical packaging firms of late with the acquisition of Seidenader Maschinenbau by the Kober Group following just weeks after Edelmann bought a stake...
13-Jan-2011 - Telstar Group and Puretech Process Systems are teaming up to meet the flood of pharma and biotech demand for water treatment technologies.
13-Jan-2011 - KV Pharmaceutical saw its share price plummet after an FDA delay prompted it to evaluate its liquidity outlook.
13-Jan-2011 - Genzyme has lowered 2011 financial projections after delaying the date it expects Fabrazyme production to return to normal.
12-Jan-2011 - NextPharma Technologies will be bought by Sun European Partners, the European adviser to US investment group Sun Capital Partners, in a deal announced late yesterday.
12-Jan-2011 - Enlight Biosciences, a Boston, US-based drug discovery and development technologies company, has formed the new company, Entrega, which focuses on oral drug delivery techniques.
12-Jan-2011 - Mobile software developer Wind River says Fedegari Autoclavi has adopted its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) for its Therma4 control systems for its industrial sterilisation machines.
12-Jan-2011 - NextWave Pharmaceuticals has secured $45m (€35m) in Series C financing to commercialise products using its proprietary drug delivery technology.
12-Jan-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at BioDelivery Sciences, SOCMA and Sanofi-aventis.
11-Jan-2011 - Advances in materials technology are driving the autoinjection drug delivery device market according to new research.
11-Jan-2011 - A report claims that extended clinical trial data exclusivity would benefit pharmaceutical innovation, leading to over 200 extra drug approvals and to greater life expectancy in future decades.
11-Jan-2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific expects Dionex acquisition to boost global customer base and bolster applied chromatography offering.
11-Jan-2011 - Aurobindo Pharma is to sell its Chinese unit to Sinopharm as part of a strategic shift from low-margin ingredients to more profitable formulations.
11-Jan-2011 - Dendreon is to build a Provenge production facility in Germany, due to be operational in 2013, and in the meantime is to outsource to a CMO.
10-Jan-2011 - Cultural diversity within India underpins differing attitudes to oral dose pharmaceutical packaging and this could impact on prescribing habits.
10-Jan-2011 - The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) says proposed new labelling standards for prescription pharmaceuticals will improve patient safety and reduce drug misuse.
10-Jan-2011 - Sixty-two workers at Wanbei Pharmaceutical’s manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China have been sickened after a chemical leak.
10-Jan-2011 - Drug developers are “aggressively changing” research and development (R&D) methods in the pursuit of the next blockbuster, according to the Tufts Centre for the Study of Drug Development (Tufts CSDD)....
10-Jan-2011 - Legislation and resources are needed to support Croatian pharmaceutical regulators in preparation for accession to the European Union (EU).
06-Jan-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist.com presents a round up of cGMP related warning letters published recently by the FDA.
06-Jan-2011 - Instrument supplier Mocon has taken its business to new heights, literally, by installing two testing units at a Government pharmaceutical laboratory in Lhasa, Tibet.
06-Jan-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including a departure at the US FDA’s principal deputy commissioner and appointments at Cephalon, AstraZeneca and Biogen Idec....
06-Jan-2011 - Synageva BioPharma and to-BBB technologies are collaborating on transporting therapeutic proteins across the blood-brain barrier (B-BB).
05-Jan-2011 - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has highlighted the quality APIs manufactured outside the EU as an area of concern in the draft 2015 road map it unveiled this week.
05-Jan-2011 - Belgium’s UCB expects to beat its guidance for 2010 due to higher than expected drug sales.
05-Jan-2011 - Demand for compliant, patient safe packs will help drive the global blister packaging market to a total value of $32.5bn by 2015, according to new research.
04-Jan-2011 - GSK says there is no evidence that patients were harmed as a result of production issues at its manufacturing plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico.
04-Jan-2011 - Merck KGaA has opened a new centre in India to showcase its range of technology solutions to the country’s rapidly expanding pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
04-Jan-2011 - in-Pharmatechnologist presents a roundup of the latest deals and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical sector with news from Optima, SPI and DPS Engineering.
04-Jan-2011 - Indian drugmaker Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has formed a manufacturing partnership with R-Pharm in a bid to strengthen its position in Russia’s fast-growing drug market.
03-Jan-2011 - The US FDA has finally become a member of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention and Pharmaceutical Co-Operation Inspection Scheme (PIC/S) after a five-year application process.
03-Jan-2011 - US drugmakers Luitpold and Cumberland have both withdrawn injectable pharmaceutical products after contamination concerns.
03-Jan-2011 - An explosion at a plant owned by Chinese drugmaker Quanxin Pharmaceutical Company has killed five employees and injured eight more according to a number of reports.
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