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31-Mar-2011 - Chinese (API) maker ScinoPharm said that it met its sales targets in 2010, despite rocketing raw materials prices, cutbacks in government healthcare spending in key markets and currency revaluation.
31-Mar-2011 - A new, tougher approvals policy for pharmaceutical products in China will bring opportunities for Western contract companies able to help domestic firms meet the strict new rules, according to a...
31-Mar-2011 - Planning the commercial production and delivery of effective cell therapies will be key if the sector is to achieve forecast growth of $6bn within nine years, according to a seminar...
30-Mar-2011 - The US FDA set out its support for properly planned continuous manufacturing during a fascinating opening presentation at the first day of Interphex 2011 in New York, US yesterday.
30-Mar-2011 - West Pharmaceutical Services has moved to expanded its offering by partnering on the development of a new needle-free technology for drug reconstitution with hospital supply giant Carefusion.
30-Mar-2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new advisory designed to help drugmakers prevent the formation of glass fragments in vials following a spate of recent recalls.
29-Mar-2011 - Unigene Laboratories claims a Phase III trial has validated its oral peptide drug delivery technology.
29-Mar-2011 - Novavax halved its operating loss in the fourth quarter as a result of lower clinical trial spending.
29-Mar-2011 - The pharmaceutical industry’s PAT initiative is set to drive demand for process analytical instruments, according to a F&S study.
29-Mar-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Baxter and Achaogen.
28-Mar-2011 - Novartis has acquired a majority stake in vaccine maker Zhejiang Tianyuan Bio-Pharmaceutical, continuing its efforts to accelerate revenue growth in China.
28-Mar-2011 - Mississippi, US has passed anti-counterfeiting legislation to give law enforcement the tools needed to tackle fake products.
28-Mar-2011 - Sigma Pharmaceuticals posted a A$235.4m (€172.0m) loss in 2010 but its share value soared on payment of a special dividend.
28-Mar-2011 - Outsourcing-Pharma presents a round up of recent clinical trial packaging services partnerships.
24-Mar-2011 - Kerry Logistics has opened two distribution centres in China to serve pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and other industries.
24-Mar-2011 - Scientists from the University of Syracuse’s chemistry department have created a new drug delivery system which they claim will improve the efficacy of cancer-killing drugs.
24-Mar-2011 - Cumberland Pharmaceuticals has introduced an Acetadote (acetylcysteine) formulation that is free from stabilisation or chelating agents.
24-Mar-2011 - The UK has drafted a budget to attract and keep business but there are still significant barriers to investment, warns the CIA.
23-Mar-2011 - Switzerland-based Lonza has signed two new manufacturing deals with pharmaceutical firms that look set to improve capacity utilisation.
23-Mar-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents a round up of current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) related warning letters sent by the FDA in the first quarter.
23-Mar-2011 - GSK is participating in a UK Government-backed innovative manufacturing initiative aimed at revitalising the sector.
23-Mar-2011 - Gerresheimer has bought Brazilian pharmaceutical plastic packaging maker Vedat, citing rapid growth of the country’s drug market, particularly the generics segment, as the main driver for the acquisition.
23-Mar-2011 - Finesse Solutions has added off-line data processing modules to its bioprocess parameter control software, TruBio DV.
22-Mar-2011 - US delivery device maker Unilife has reported growing drug industry interest in its Unifill prefilled syringe range.
22-Mar-2011 - Copley Scientific, the Nottingham, UK-based lab equipment manufacturer, has confirmed delivery of eight tablet dissolution testers to contract research organisation (CRO), Melbourn Scientific.
22-Mar-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at PharmStar, Cephalon, Covidien and Catalent.
21-Mar-2011 - Next month the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will organise a meeting to discuss ways of encouraging the production of pharmaceutical in Africa.
21-Mar-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents a round-up of fine chemicals news, including developments at Camlin, CABB, Albemarle and Materia.
21-Mar-2011 - Novartis, the Basel, Switzerland-based pharma giant, has announced a raft of job cuts at its research and development site in Horsham, UK.
21-Mar-2011 - Inovio has received a US grant to investigate delivering DNA vaccines to different parts of the body at the same time.
21-Mar-2011 - Genzyme will be unable to meet demand for Thyrogen until July 2011 because of a manufacturing issue.
17-Mar-2011 - The EMA and the US FDA will conduct parallel assessment of QbD development and manufacturing data for new drug submissions under a new pilot scheme announced this week.
17-Mar-2011 - US contractor Multi Packaging Solutions plans to expand its label and carton manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan to cater for growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry.
17-Mar-2011 - World Street Fundamentals (WSF), the financial research specialist, has released two industry reports highlighting the mixed fortunes of biotech firms Biodel and MannKind, but claims a “brighter decade” lies ahead...
17-Mar-2011 - Don’t think of the global regulatory information clampdown as a burden. It’s an opportunity to put your house in order, says Adam Sherlock, MD of ISI Europe.
16-Mar-2011 - Johnson & Johnson, the multinational healthcare giant, has announced it has finalised the terms of a consent decree with the FDA over its stricken McNeil PPC manufacturing plants.
16-Mar-2011 - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has partnered with Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) to provide a patient SMS verification service for its antibiotic, Ampiclox..
16-Mar-2011 - Life sciences drove Pall’s growth in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, with sales to the biopharmaceuticals sector making the biggest gains.
16-Mar-2011 - Cytovance Biologics, the US-based biopharmaceutical contract manufacturer (CMO), has secured a growth equity investment from Connecticut, US-based private investors, Great Point Partners.
15-Mar-2011 - Researchers have uncovered a link between exposure to sunlight and the body's ability to break down medicines that could have big implications for formulators.
15-Mar-2011 - GEA Lyophil has won US FDA approval for a new gas-based steralistion technology for pharmaceutical freeze drying.
15-Mar-2011 - German machine tool maker Fette Compacting has set up a tablet compression and flowability testing centre in Goa, India.
15-Mar-2011 - SOCMA and the EFCG want the US FDA to make inspection of overseas API manufacturing sites mandatory, with the facilities paying for the costs themselves.
15-Mar-2011 - US drug giant Pfizer may sell its generics, consumer health and Capsugel units in an effort to slim down and refocus on its core pharmaceutical business according to a number...
14-Mar-2011 - The Japanese drug sector seems to have survived the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country largely unscathed, with early reports suggesting that most manufacturing sites have escaped damage.
14-Mar-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round-up of movements in the pharma sector including appointments at Sanofi, GSK, Eli Lilly and Watson Pharmaceuticals.
14-Mar-2011 - Amgen will buy a manufacturing facility in Ireland from US drug giant Pfizer, securing the site’s workforce.
14-Mar-2011 - Gerresheimer has taken out a new loan to refinance four years ahead for schedule, citing the favourable financial climate as the key driver.
10-Mar-2011 - West Pharmaceutical Services will invest $29m to expand its syringe plungers and intravenous (IV) system components facility in Kinston, North Carolina, in the US.
10-Mar-2011 - API maker IPCA laboratories has received UK MHRA approval for its formulations and production unit in Indore, India.
10-Mar-2011 - Medtronic, the US-based medical technology firm, has officially opened its new regional headquarters building in Shanghai, China.
10-Mar-2011 - A new study suggests pressurised carbon dioxide can accelerate crystalisation during drug production, and potentially save manufacturers time and money.
10-Mar-2011 - Regional production hubs created by technology transfer can improve public health and drive economic development in low- to mid-income countries, says Eli Lilly
09-Mar-2011 - GSK has invested in a new manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka for the production of its over-the-counter (OTC) painkiller Panadol.
09-Mar-2011 - Sanofi Aventis has had a busy few days with media speculation about potential job cuts following just 24 hours after the firm extended its takeover offer for Genzyme.
09-Mar-2011 - US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has recalled 384,000 of its insulin cartridges on concerns the products could cause serious health problems for diabetics.
09-Mar-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Gentium, Endo Pharmaceuticals and American Peptide Company.
08-Mar-2011 - AstraZeneca has announced it is discontinuing production of the pMDI version of its asthma drug Pulmicort due to technical issues with the drug's delivery device.
08-Mar-2011 - Swiss pharmaceutical ingredient maker Helsinn says its new cytotoxic API production plant will be operational for laboratory-scale projects early next year.
08-Mar-2011 - GEA Pharma Systems, the German drug processing equipment manufacturer, has signed a representation agreement with Swedish hi-tech firm Christian Berner Tech Trade.
08-Mar-2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a predictive assay that, it claims, can assess a drug candidate’s potential to cause liver damage earlier than traditional methods.
07-Mar-2011 - Efforts to detect fakes with handheld spectrometers appear to be having a positive impact on drug quality in Nigeria according to research by US think-tank the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
07-Mar-2011 - CSM GlobalPharma has announced plans to invest $65m in a manufacturing facility in Kigali, Rwanda in collaboration with the Rwandan Development Board (RDB).
07-Mar-2011 - Eisai has unveiled plans to cut around 100 jobs in Japan, 600 in the US and 200 in Europe by 2015 as Aricept and some of its key products start to face generic competition.
07-Mar-2011 - Charles River Laboratories (CRL) said it will distribute several Pfizer-developed R&D models, in a deal that continues the US CRO’s efforts to expand its lab animals business.
03-Mar-2011 - The WHO expects global vaccine supplies will benefit significantly after it approved the Chinese SFDA regulatory system.
03-Mar-2011 - The GAO has again included the FDA in its high-risk series because of shortcomings in the oversight of overseas manufacturing facilities.
03-Mar-2011 - Agilent Technolgies, the Santa Clara, US-based scientific instrument manufacturer, has acquired instrument manufacturer and contract research organisation (CRO), Biocius Life Sciences, for an undisclosed amount.
03-Mar-2011 - Governments must close loopholes and increase oversight to prevent diversion of pharmaceutical formulations into illicit supply chains.
02-Mar-2011 - Valeritas has received US FDA clearance for the use of its disposable delivery device in combination with a second insulin product.
02-Mar-2011 - US FDA inspectors have arrived at Perrigo’s Allegan, Michigan, US facility to re-inspect it as part of its follow-up to a warning letter last year.
02-Mar-2011 - Lonza is working with energy broker Usource to reduce costs at a number of its US production and R&D facilities.
02-Mar-2011 - Clondalkin is to buy the printed components unit from Catalent as part of an ongoing acquisition strategy in the strong sector growth.
02-Mar-2011 - Delivery technologies for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors will feature heavily at the fifth annual Aerosol Forum in Paris next week.
01-Mar-2011 - New research has questioned the widely accepted $1.3bn average cost of R&D per new drug, claiming it is an overestimate and an obstacle.
01-Mar-2011 - Generic drugmaker SOHM has expanded its manufacturing capacity for “lifestyle” diseases to meet growing Indian demand.
01-Mar-2011 - LG Life Sciences is to build an influenza vaccine production facility in South Korea after licensing technology from Novavax.
01-Mar-2011 - Four US packaging firms have merged to form Aphena Pharma Solutions in a bid to create a single-source offering.
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