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28-Apr-2011 - Royal DSM NV says its pharmaceutical contract manufacturing business model is ‘out of step with market needs’ after the unit’s Q1 performance blots an otherwise positive set of financials.
28-Apr-2011 - Switzerland – based specialty chemicals group Clariant has acquired 96.15 per cent of German Süd – Chemie.
28-Apr-2011 - Becton, Dickinson and company (BD) has announced that production of its Hypak prefilled in Japan will resume later this year as operations in the country are recovering faster than expected.
28-Apr-2011 - US drug developer, PharmStar Pharmaceuticals, has reached an agreement to buy a new 24,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Wilson, North Carolina.
28-Apr-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at DSM, Mersana and Diamyd Medical.
27-Apr-2011 - The finding that space flight is detrimental to drug stability may have implications for drug packaging, dispensing technologies and mail order delivery according to a NASA study.
27-Apr-2011 - The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) and the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission (ChP) have made mutual executive appointments in an effort to further align drug quality standards.
27-Apr-2011 - Oystar has sold its processing tech units, Huttlin and Manesty, to Bosch in a deal that continues its effort to refocus on primary and secondary packaging.
27-Apr-2011 - Pharma giant Eli Lilly and medical device maker Medtronic are to collaborate on the research and development of an implantable drug delivery system for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
27-Apr-2011 - Teva has resumed production at its Irvine, California plant a year after quality control issues put production on hold.
26-Apr-2011 - Bio-Rad has launched what it claims is the drug industry’s first all in one chromatrography platform for small-scale biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
26-Apr-2011 - Tablet testing tech specialist Sotax has set up a new unit in India in the first stage of a five year plan to expand its business in the country.
26-Apr-2011 - US-based vaccine specialist, Caliber Biotherapeutics, has opened the world’s largest modular, plant-made pharmaceutical manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Bryan, Texas.
26-Apr-2011 - Biogen Idec and Merck & Co are expanding capabilities and adding jobs in Durham, North Carolina, US.
21-Apr-2011 - Gilead has entered into a licence and collaboration agreement with drug delivery specialists MicroDose Therapeutx to develop a treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
21-Apr-2011 - China-based Hebei Aoxing is to produce naloxone hydrochloride API after it successfully adopted new drug processing technology.
21-Apr-2011 - Industrial PC supplier Noax says pharmaceutical industry demand for sealed computers is growing and being driven by increasing regulatory focus on containment in manufacturing processes.
21-Apr-2011 - US-based chemical services provider Doe and Ingalls has renewed and expanded its partnership with BioVectra.
20-Apr-2011 - Ireland-based Warner Chilcott is to axe 500 European jobs as it deals with the fallout from the patent expiry of its osteoporosis drug, Actonel.
20-Apr-2011 - Pharma, distributors and dispensers have all called for a single, US-wide track-and-trace standard that pre-empts state laws.
20-Apr-2011 - Sartorius Stedim Biotech has launched a handheld device to aseptically cut and seal silicone tubing after fluid transfer.
20-Apr-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Raptor, Regulus, Novavax and Symphogen.
19-Apr-2011 - US-based tissue regeneration specialist, Organogensis, has broken ground on the construction of the world’s largest automated living cell manufacturing plant in Canton, Massachusetts.
19-Apr-2011 - The IFPMA has welcomed a WHO proposal to fund creation of extra vaccine production capacity to cope with global influenza epidemics.
19-Apr-2011 - Continuous manufacturing offers significant advantages for drug production in terms of quality and efficiency, but more research and regulatory input is needed to help the pharmaceutical sector reap the benefits...
19-Apr-2011 - China-based Jiangbo Pharmaceutical is to acquire Shandog Xinkangqi Medical Company, a regional wholesale drug distributor in the Shandog Province.
18-Apr-2011 - Teva has withdrawn its lansoprazole delayed-release ODT formulation after reports it blocked oral syringes and feeding tubes.
18-Apr-2011 - MENA-focused drug manufacturer, Hikma, has entered into a strategic partnership with Indian API and intermediates business, Unimark Remedies.
18-Apr-2011 - ATMI has added process control to its single-use bioreactor through a distribution deal with Finesse Solutions.
18-Apr-2011 - Indian pharma companies are being encouraged to set up manufacturing facilities in Kazakhstan through joint ventures.
14-Apr-2011 - Access Pharmaceuticals’ targeted RNAi delivery technology will be used by a pharma major after the companies inked a deal.
14-Apr-2011 - West Pharmaceutical Services is preparing to increase its manufacturing capacity in response to an increased demand for its Daikyo Crystal Zenith 1mL syringe system.
14-Apr-2011 - FDA Commissioner Hamburg has asked for more supply chain security and quality control regulatory powers.
14-Apr-2011 - Univar has announced plans to ramp up capacity for medicinal white oils, predicting that increased regulatory focus on supply chain integrity will drive drug industry demand.
13-Apr-2011 - Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has moved its UK subsidiary, Chirotech, to a new purpose built lab facility at the Cambridge Science Park.
13-Apr-2011 - New powers and a budget increase, despite cuts to government spending, have been proposed to help the FDA monitor the global supply chain.
13-Apr-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including a new role for former Genzyme CEO and a leadership change at Astellas Europe.
12-Apr-2011 - How have single-use technologies changed drug production? How do you dispose of a disposable technology? What will drive the market going forward? EMD Millipore answered these questions and more at...
12-Apr-2011 - Delivery technology firm Monosol Rx has been grated a US patent for production of pharmaceutical films containing certain antiemetics, analgesics and antiabetics.
12-Apr-2011 - Nano Terra, a surface engineering and nanotechnology company based in Brighton Massachusetts, US, has struck a deal to acquire neighbouring drug developer, Surface Logix.
12-Apr-2011 - Microbiology media maker Cherwell Laboratories has announced plans to expand its manufacturing capacity in response to growing industry demand for environmental monitoring products.
12-Apr-2011 - PanGen Biotech is to supply Compass Biotechnologies with APIs for biobetters after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
11-Apr-2011 - PTI Inspection Systems and Nikka Densok USA have teamed up to take high-voltage leak detection (HVLD) from the factory floor to the pharmaceutical lab.
11-Apr-2011 - Bend Research, the Oregon US-based drug manufacturer, has received a new US patent covering the use of polymer additives to help increase the efficacy of low-solubility drugs.
11-Apr-2011 - US drugmaker Amgen has acquired Brazilian manufacturer Bergamo in a bid to improve its access to ‘one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical markets in the world.”
11-Apr-2011 - Lonza is selling MycoTOOL detection kits for final release testing after inking a distribution agreement with Roche.
07-Apr-2011 - LB Bohle says healthy level of demand for processing technology demos at its recently opened service centre is an indication of processing tech market recovery.
07-Apr-2011 - Gerresheimer reported revenue growth in the first quarter of fiscal 2011, citing demand from the pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors as the key drivers.
07-Apr-2011 - CCL Industries has acquired US label company Thunder Press to expand its pharmaceutical inserts and outserts business.
07-Apr-2011 - Embedding QbD elements into drug development could make approval timelines and inspection success more predictable, say a Genentech team.
07-Apr-2011 - US delivery technology firm Fuisz Pharma has developed an oral dosage form with improved compliance characteristics.
06-Apr-2011 - Unilife has begun a ‘scheduled realignment’ of its operating infrastructure to support the production and sale of its Unifill prefilled syringe, according to a statement released by the company.
06-Apr-2011 - The US Pharmacopeia (USP) has launched a free, public database of its drug testing to improve surveillance of poor-quality medicines.
06-Apr-2011 - The FDA has released draft guidance on using separate facilities to prevent cross-contamination with non-penicillin beta lactam antibiotics.
06-Apr-2011 - The biomanufacturing industry needs to adopt an integrated approach to upstream and downstream processing to boost efficiency and productivity according to EMD Millipore.
06-Apr-2011 - Sepha, the Belfast, Northern Ireland-based packaging machinery expert, has developed what it claims is the world’s first tool-less vision-based leak detection machine for blister-packs.
05-Apr-2011 - Regulatory demands for ‘in process’ performance data have changed the pharma sector’s approach to materials analysis and enhanced the quality of the drugs it produces according to Freeman Technology.
05-Apr-2011 - Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has agreed to sell Capsugel, its drug delivery technology unit, to US investment group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) for $2.4bn (€1.7bn).
05-Apr-2011 - Germany-based Glycotope Biotechnology has stated adding new cleanrooms at its antibody production facility in Heidelberg.
05-Apr-2011 - Processing and packaging technology firm Romaco will be sold to German private equity group Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) for €61m (£86.5m).
05-Apr-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at the MHRA, Daiichi, Eisai and Takeda.
04-Apr-2011 - Chemicals supplier BASF has increased the price of all APIs and drug excipients by 10 per cent, citing higher costs
04-Apr-2011 - The pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Puerto Rico will thrive because of and not in spite of changes to the country’s tax and incentive laws according to the Puerto Rico Industrial...
04-Apr-2011 - ATMI LifeSciences has introduced a new method of integrity testing for its range of single-use bioprocess vessels that, it claims, will take QA in the biomanufacturing sector to a new...
04-Apr-2011 - Double-digit growth in the Chinese pharmaceutical sector will increasingly make the nation a lucrative place for Western companies to do business, delegates heard at the InterPhex trade event in New...
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