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28-May-2015 - Dutch scientists have 3D printed a protective scaffold that could make cell transplant-based diabetes treatment more successful and eliminate the need for immunosupressive drugs.
28-May-2015 - Sovaldi maker Gilead Sciences has opened a new laboratory and is investing a further $100m (€91m) for API manufacturing at its site in Canada.
28-May-2015 - Merck KGaA is confident it will close the $17bn acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich in mid-2015 despite competition concerns from the European Commission (EC).
28-May-2015 - [View the story "Many languages, same goal: World's translational medicines experts meet in Amsterdam" on Storify]
27-May-2015 - Novartis has partnered with Google-backed Rani Therapeutics to assess an oral platform which delivers biologics through the intestinal wall using needles made of sugar.
27-May-2015 - US production of chemicals for the drug industry fell in April according to data released days after renewed calls for permanent tax breaks to help American manufacturers compete globally.
27-May-2015 - Lonza shipped a sample batch of a drug for resistant cancers this week and is set produce commercial supplies if the Phase I candidate goes on to be approved says...
26-May-2015 - WR Grace says certification for its excipient plant in Germany will reduce the audit burden faced by drug industry customers.
26-May-2015 - Intertek has opened a new stability facility citing demand for bespoke drug and device services like abuse potential assessments and stress testing.
25-May-2015 - The EMA has released draft guidelines to aid the gene therapy developers, many of which it says are small companies not familiar with the regulatory environment.
25-May-2015 - Following a re-examination requested by MAHs (marketing authorisation holders) for seven of the medicines suspended, the EMA has re-confirmed its recommendation to suspend hundreds of drugs following issues with clinical...
22-May-2015 - Top science academics have launched an initiative to consider emerging human gene-editing tools such as CRISPR-Cas9.
21-May-2015 - US Senator Bernie Sanders has called on the Secretary of Veteran Affairs to invoke a law which would break Gilead’s patent on Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi and allow cheaper generics....
21-May-2015 - EFPIA and EGA say European Commission GMP guidance should be more closely aligned with guidelines elsewhere to help international drugmakers understand the recently updated requirements.
21-May-2015 - Access to yeast strains modified to produce opiates for cheaper, more effective pain meds must be strictly controlled according to researchers who warn that stopping criminals using such API manufacturing routes...
20-May-2015 - Serendex Pharmaceutical is a step closer to developing an inhalable biopharmaceutical for lung disease after adopting stabilising tech from Novozymes.
20-May-2015 - The EMA has released guidelines on developing combination drugs with more than one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).
20-May-2015 - Despite pharma being “highly regulated and slow to change,” continuous manufacturing will soon be realised, says Rutgers University which has received an R&D grant from J&J.
20-May-2015 - The US FDA has lambasted two sterile compounders for violating cGMP in letters citing recent legislation brought in to ensure such companies are fully regulated.
19-May-2015 - Almac is coupling tiny shark proteins to a cancer-killing warhead to develop an oncology drug, saying their small size makes for easy conjugation.
19-May-2015 - Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services has launched a bulk freeze drying offering for APIs and intermediates, citing new contracts as a driver for the investment.
19-May-2015 - Endo’s $8bn takeover of Par Pharmaceutical is expected to shake-up the generics sector, while Lupin is expanding its South American network – welcome to In-Pharmatechnologist’s M&A round-up.
18-May-2015 - Diabetes drugs made by J&J, AstraZeneca and Boehringer-Ingelheim are being investigated by the US FDA after 20 cases of acidosis resulting in hospitalisation were recorded.
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