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Sanofi to set up new facility in Saudi Arabia

30-Jun-2010 - Sanofi-Aventis will build a new manufacturing plant in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Saudi Arabia through an agreement with the Emaar development company (ECC).

People on the move: pharma manufacturing jobs

30-Jun-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma space, including appointments at DSM, Codexis, USP and MonoSol Rx.

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Colorcon adds formulation labs in Brazil

30-Jun-2010 - Colorcon has added processing and formulation development capacity at its technical service laboratory in Cotia near Sao Paulo, Brazil.

NeoStem’s cGMP approval finds favour with investors

30-Jun-2010 - Suzhou Erye, a subsidiary of NeoStem Pharmaceutical, has passed inspection by the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) meaning the company's new manufacturing facility will go ahead with the manufacture...

Alembic to demerge pharma business

30-Jun-2010 - India’s oldest pharmaceutical company Alembic went one step closer to the biggest restructuring in its history as its board approved the demerging of its main pharmaceutical business into a separate...

West and Daikyo Seiko launch Ready Pack

29-Jun-2010 - West Pharmaceutical Services and Japan’s Daikyo Seiko team on container technology they claim will help drugmakers ensure consistency during scale-up operations

NextPharma project makes PAT humidity monitoring breakthrough

29-Jun-2010 - Results from PAT humidity monitoring research will improve API granulation process, product yields and reduce variability during drug manufacture, says NextPharma.

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Borregaard to shut Italian catechol plant

29-Jun-2010 - Norwegian bio-chemicals producer Borregaard is closing down its production facility in Italy due to “challenging market conditions.”

Sosei buys Activus Pharma and drug delivery technology

29-Jun-2010 - Sosei has revealed its intention to acquire Activus Pharma in a deal which allows the Japan-based firm to get their hands on Activus' nanoparticle drug formulation tools, a technology that’s...

Piramal’s gains thermogel tech with $3.8m BioSyntech buy

29-Jun-2010 - Piramal Healthcare has signalled its intent to enter the biotechnology sector with its acquisition of BioSyntech in a deal worth $3.8m and includes full access to BioSyntech’s proprietary biotherapeutic thermogel...

Gilead buys a $120m ticket for protein kinase research role

28-Jun-2010 - A deal to broaden Gilead’s research expertise into protein kinase biology has been finalised with the $120m acquisition of CGI Pharmaceuticals, in a deal that compliments its comprehensive selection of...

TRL refocuses new US site on biologic drugs

28-Jun-2010 - Tanabe Research Labs (TRL) has revealed details of its new San Diego facility in which the revised layout of the site allows a fresh focus on antibody and biological approaches...

Gerresheimer chief wants more global expansion

28-Jun-2010 - New Gerresheimer CEO Uwe Roehrhoff wants the German firm to become the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry “first choice” partner for high-tech packaging.

Regulus’ microRNA wins potential $750m Sanofi deal

28-Jun-2010 - Regulus Therapeutics’ microRNA satellite technology has won the firm its biggest deal to date with French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis agreeing a development accord worth up to $750m (€606m).

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Baxter sets up Belgian R&D hub

28-Jun-2010 - Baxter Healthcare is expanding its European R&D presence with a new facility designed to take new pharmaceuticals from “conception to registration.”

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Pfizer deal for virtual metabolic patients

24-Jun-2010 - Pfizer will use “virtual” patients to test the efficacy of candidate drugs though a new deal with Entelos.

Supercritical drug delivery patent awarded to Aphios

24-Jun-2010 - Aphios has been awarded a patent that details an improved process to formulate a polymer-based drug delivery nanotechnology platform. The method offers a more sustainable, consistent administration of therapeutics with...

Scientists detail method to greener drug production.

24-Jun-2010 - A new technique developed by researchers has yielded results, which suggests that drug production and manufacturing can essentially be achieved without toxic by-products.

ViroPharma files with FDA to up HAE drug production

24-Jun-2010 - ViroPharma is seeking permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase production of Cinryze to an industrial scale as part of its ongoing expansion activities.

Merck & Co hopes for big win in South Africa

24-Jun-2010 - US drugmaker Merck & Co’s new deal with Adcock Ingram proves the FIFA football World Cup isn’t the only thing attracting people to South Africa this summer.

Schott takes ready-to-fill syringe production back to the US

23-Jun-2010 - Schott Pharmaceutical Packaging has revealed details of its US-based ready-to-fill syringe production line capabilities in a manufacturing sector that has traditionally been the strong hold of countries like Germany and...

Disposable processing drove investment in media biz, says SAFC

23-Jun-2010 - US supplier SAFC recently expanded its liquid cell culture reagents in response to growing biomanufacturing industry demand.

Sanofi works to secure Egyptian drug supply chain

23-Jun-2010 - French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis continues to spearhead the fight for a more secure pharmaceutical supply chain by launching an anti-counterfeit medication initiative in Egypt.

People on the move: pharma jobs

23-Jun-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including changes at Relypsa, Genzyme, Benitec, Genmab, Celsion, Alligator Bioscience.

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Biovail and Valeant to merge

23-Jun-2010 - Canada’s Biovail plans to buy Valeant Pharmaceuticals to strengthen US position in specialty CNS, dermatology and generics markets.

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