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30-Jun-2014 - With almost a week before Indian exporters would be required to put bar codes on their primary packages, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in India has pushed back...
30-Jun-2014 - Big changes in biologics in this week's column, as we round up the pharma industry's new scientific hires.
30-Jun-2014 - Chinese pharma is looking for added value and “famous brands” from its processing providers, the tableting and packaging supplier Romaco has said.
26-Jun-2014 - An online quiz about drug R&D has been criticised by economists who say its developer - Eli Lilly - is misinforming the public about the cost and time it takes...
26-Jun-2014 - Dutch API and excipients distributor IMCD has increased the number of shares it will make available in its initial public offering (IPO), citing demand.
26-Jun-2014 - Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB has teamed up with a “global pharmaceutical company” interested in its vitamin A-based nanoparticle formulation tech in a move that expands its business model to drug development...
26-Jun-2014 - Pharmaceutical companies are rushing to respond to shortened deadlines from China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for serialising drug packaging.
25-Jun-2014 - The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will consider products outside the nanoscale, up to 1,000 nanometres (nm), to involve nanotechnology and so be potentially liable...
25-Jun-2014 - GSK is confident it can meet Flulaval production targets ahead of this winter’s flu season despite ongoing endotoxin contamination problems at a Canadian plant hit with US FDA warning letter. ...
24-Jun-2014 - The use of ethanol as a diluent in injectables is under the spotlight following a new US FDA warning that its presence in the cancer medicine docetaxel poses an intoxication...
24-Jun-2014 - BioReliance and its parent company SAFC say they are working on viral-resistant cell lines that will prevent contamination in bioreactors.
24-Jun-2014 - Copley Scientific has launched new technologies to help developers of generic inhalable drugs stick to specific testing guidelines issued by the US FDA and USP.
23-Jun-2014 - Hidden costs and quality issues have encouraged pharma to abandon China and India, but Western CMOs are now under threat from a return to in-house manufacture, says a procurement consultant
23-Jun-2014 - The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a 3D Print Exchange which will turn data submitted by the public into files for printing 3D models.
23-Jun-2014 - Hospira has recalled a batch of its anaesthetic Marcaine due to visible fragments in the vials.
19-Jun-2014 - Representatives for GSK have targeted struggling graduates and unpaid interns as volunteers for clinical trials, saying the payments – up to £8,000 ($13,600) per year – “could be your solution” to money problems.
19-Jun-2014 - The WHO, the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will work with regulators to help countries manufacture a key tuberculosis drug.
19-Jun-2014 - Big pharma industry group TransCelerate discussed but ultimately decided against allowing CROs to join the collaborative, though research contractors will be engaged routinely, members of the group said.
18-Jun-2014 - Drug firms that tweet to promote pharmaceuticals will also need to detail their most serious risks under newly issued USFDA draft guidance.
18-Jun-2014 - Drug raw materials suppliers have not recognised their potential value to biopharmaceutical customers according to Roche which has called for a transformation in the vendor relationship.
17-Jun-2014 - Formulations that stop biopharmaceuticals being degraded by vials and syringes could help biopharmas avoid recalls and improve product shelf life says the UK team behind an industry focused research collaboration.
17-Jun-2014 - Fette Compacting America claims its new tablet press technology can accelerate the production of large drug batches.
17-Jun-2014 - Novartis has called in a third party organization to review how it conducts clinical trials in light of the adverse event reporting scandal that broke in Japan last week.
16-Jun-2014 - A US presidential report on plans to improve chemical facility safety and security has incorporated a number of recommendations from the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA).
16-Jun-2014 - Two billion cartridges of inhaled insulin drug Afrezza will be manufactured annually by Mannkind, the firm says as it awaits final approval next month.
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