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31-Aug-2011 - DMV-Fonterra excipients (DFE) will buy Indian manufacturer Brahmar Cellulose Private Limited (BCPL) to strengthen its position in the pharmaceutical excipient market and reduce costs.
31-Aug-2011 - German chemical maker Wacker Chemie is ramping up its sales operations in India, with the country’s rapidly expanding pharmaceutical sector being one of its key targets.
31-Aug-2011 - A new customised spare parts ordering platform for packaging manufacturers is faster and more user-friendly than its predecessor, said Bosch.
31-Aug-2011 - US drug giant Pfizer is to sell its plant in Henrico County, Virginia to Luxembourg-headquartered manufacturer Fareva.
31-Aug-2011 - Vivalis cut its operating loss after demand for its vaccine production cell line drove triple-digit revenue growth.
31-Aug-2011 - Unilife sales tumbled in the fourth quarter due to closure of its contract manufacturing operations and a drop in milestone payments.
30-Aug-2011 - Chemicals giant BASF has increased the price of drug APIs and excipients by 10 per cent for the second time in a year.
30-Aug-2011 - Drug manufacturers on the US’ east coast seem to have survived Hurricane Irene unscathed, with only a few incidents of damage reported so far.
30-Aug-2011 - The FDA has toned down its support of QbD in final guidance on cutting residual drug in transdermal delivery systems following industry criticism.
30-Aug-2011 - Stellar Biotechnologies is to scale up its aquaculture limpet farms for commercial supply of a vaccine component after receiving a US grant.
30-Aug-2011 - The rise of tablet splitting has prompted the FDA to advise manufacturers on what data is needed to support applications for scored doses.
29-Aug-2011 - Chemicals maker Granules India says it will expand manufacturing capacity for oral solid dose (OSD) APIs and drug intermediates in a bid to better meet the needs of clients.
29-Aug-2011 - Tanzanian Pharmaceutical Industries (TPI) is set to open the doors to a new anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) manufacturing plant.
29-Aug-2011 - Batavia Bioservices has gained access to simulated moving bed (SMB) technology by collaborating with Xendo.
29-Aug-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents a roundup of the latest drug delivery research, including bone marrow targeting nanoparticles and an imaging-treatment combo.
25-Aug-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round-up of the movers and shakers within the pharmaceutical industry, including appointments from AAPS, SurModics, Diamedica, and Sirona Biochem.
25-Aug-2011 - US chemicals maker Ashland says completion of ISP takeover means simplified supply chains for drug and cosmetics industry customers.
25-Aug-2011 - Drug delivery and pharmaceutical coating specialists SurModics are set to cut nine per cent of staff in a reshuffle of the business.
25-Aug-2011 - Irvine Scientific has begun shipping from the cell culture media plant it built to expand into Asia and give clients the security of a second source.
25-Aug-2011 - Emerson Process Management has released a dual-input liquid analyser with a high resolution colour screen.
24-Aug-2011 - US bioreactor maker PBS Biotech has bought medical device focused CMO Integrity CMI to expand its manufacturing capacity
24-Aug-2011 - Drug counterfeiters are using the Caribbean as a transport hub to ship fake pharmaceutical around the world according to the Antigua Pharmaceutical Society.
24-Aug-2011 - Unilife has developed the world’s first multi-chamber prefilled syringes that have an in-built safety mechanism.
24-Aug-2011 - The UAE needs overseas investment to kick-start its pharmaceutical manufacturing sector and end reliance on foreign imports, the DCCI says.
23-Aug-2011 - The worldwide market for needle-free drug delivery will double in value over the next five years, according to new market research by Kalorama.
23-Aug-2011 - Japanese drugmaker Takeda has been awarded JPY24bn ($313m) to develop and a cell culture influenza vaccine and establish a commercial-scale production facility.
23-Aug-2011 - Australia’s TGA will begin a series of workshops to help drugmakers navigate its revised guidance of biologics.
23-Aug-2011 - The USP is strengthening ties to the Brazilian pharmaceutical sector to improve quality and drive harmonisation of standards.
23-Aug-2011 - Catalent is to buy clinical trial supply assets from Aptuit for $410m (€285m) as it adds scale to handle the shift to preferred provider relationships.
22-Aug-2011 - Contract speciality chemical maker Chemspec International says it will ‘go private’ after being taken over by Halogen Limited, a holding company co-owned by members of its management board.
22-Aug-2011 - Vapotherm’s Precision Flow system for the conditioning of breathing gases has received the FDA thumbs up for the administration of nitric oxide via high flow nasal cannula.
22-Aug-2011 - AstraZeneca has adopted and scaled-up silica-based cartridges for removal of metal impurities at its pilot plant.
22-Aug-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents a roundup of recent ingredient and formulation research, including improved API impurity detection and a simple step to boost stability.
18-Aug-2011 - The generic drug industry and the US FDA have reached an agreement that would see the former fund the latter’s overseas facility inspection programme to the tune of $299m a...
18-Aug-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist.com presents its round-up of executive moves within the pharma sector, including appointments from Unilife, Aceto and Cangene.
18-Aug-2011 - Promega will start work on a US manufacturing facility later this month in a project expected to create 100 jobs over the next five years.
18-Aug-2011 - Repligen should consider selling its bioprocessing unit, which sells materials used in mAb production, to make best use of its assets, a shareholder suggests.
18-Aug-2011 - The FDA is prioritising development of technologies to compare biosimilars to innovator products in its plan to modernise regulatory science.
17-Aug-2011 - Intersect have received the FDA seal of approval of their targeted drug delivery technology for treatment in chronic sinusitis patients.
17-Aug-2011 - Pfizer’s former R&D facility in Sandwich, Kent has been declared an ‘enterprise zone’ by the UK government
17-Aug-2011 - A study shows mAbs processed with fast acting dehydration show equivalent structural changes to freeze dried compounds after a year, EnWave claims.
17-Aug-2011 - Encap Drug Delivery now offers a ‘feasibility package’ to assess the potential of its Phoral coating technology as a vehicle for therapy in colonic diseases.
17-Aug-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents a roundup of recent drug delivery research, including a pH activated capsule and plant-based administration.
16-Aug-2011 - West Pharmaceutical Services says new R&D centre will focus on elastomer formulations and process development for its packaging and delivery tech businesses.
16-Aug-2011 - Unilife says it will ramp up sales and marketing efforts for its Unifill prefilled syringe range after securing additional funding.
16-Aug-2011 - Surging anti-viral sales drove fine chemical growth at Ampac in Q3, but the unit posted a loss after missing efficiency and throughput targets.
11-Aug-2011 - Multivac is developing a new packaging solution for sterile medical products that it says will solve issues in packaging diversity and batch size, as well as speeding up line clearance.
11-Aug-2011 - A new review paper warning manufacturers about the dangers of under-estimating the effects of excipients has received the thumbs up from IPEC.
11-Aug-2011 - Contract packaging profit at United Drug rose in its latest results as strong US sales offset weak performance in Europe.
11-Aug-2011 - Close to two-thirds of biopharm companies plan to increase reliance on 3PL providers and global manufacturers in coming years, a survey found.
10-Aug-2011 - Tereos Syral plans to add pyrogen-controlled glucose monohydrate production capacity to expand into pharmaceutical starch derivatives.
10-Aug-2011 - Akela Pharma is focusing on its CMO and expanding it through acquisitions after its partner exited their drug development programme.
10-Aug-2011 - In-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round-up of executive moves in the pharma industry, including appointments at Akrimax, Vernalis, Sanofi and Pregis.
10-Aug-2011 - Pfizer is “aggressively” moving toward real-time release (RTR) and believes return on investment can be realised in a year.
09-Aug-2011 - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has won its four-year battle to start packaging drugs in Iraq by outsourcing production to a local company.
09-Aug-2011 - Gilead Sciences is to buy a 70,000 sq ft clinical scale biologics production plant in California from Genentech.
09-Aug-2011 - FDA scrutiny of the Burlington, MA sterile plant AMRI bought in 2010 has made the takeover a “money pit”, an analyst said.
09-Aug-2011 - AstraZeneca has collaborated to research a scalable system based on inkjet printing for formulating personalised medicines.
08-Aug-2011 - Generic manufacturers can benefit from QbD but fears it will hinder companies in the race to be first-to-file are slowing progress, a VP at Teva said.
08-Aug-2011 - International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG) will take over Roche’s Colorado API plant in a bid to gain footing in the peptide manufacturing industry.
08-Aug-2011 - The EC has updated stability testing guidance to cover procedures for variations, such as change in batch size, to marketing authorisations.
08-Aug-2011 - Neuland Laboratories posted a first quarter profit after API sales and peptide synthesis drove double-digit revenue growth.
04-Aug-2011 - The final results of the US FDA, EMA, TGA joint manufacturing facility inspection programme will make for interesting reading for API producers as they strongly hint the approach is here...
04-Aug-2011 - Shares in Cambrex soared 30 per cent after custom manufacturing and generic API sales drove revenue growth.
04-Aug-2011 - HP has launched a global authentication service it says will help identify counterfeit and stolen pharmaceuticals.
04-Aug-2011 - Stellar Biotechnologies is supplying SAFC with an intermediate derived from limpets to support production of cancer vaccines.
04-Aug-2011 - FMC plans to add controlled release technologies and expand excipient production to drive growth at its BioPolymer unit.
03-Aug-2011 - Intelliject has received tentative US FDA approval for its e-cue ‘talking’ autoinjector, setting the device maker up for a potentially lucrative partnership with licensee French drug giant Sanofi.
03-Aug-2011 - The EDQM will work to improve the quality of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) sold in Europe under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SATCM.
03-Aug-2011 - The number of in-transit pharmaceutical robberies in the US has been sliced by almost half since last year, according to FreightWatch’s Biannual Cargo Theft Report.
03-Aug-2011 - The US FDA is on track to approve more drugs in 2011 than it did last year but industry and regulators need to do more to sustain the improvement according...
03-Aug-2011 - More-and-more US biopharm companies are moving from vials to prefilled syringes ahead of the upcoming flu season, according to BD.
02-Aug-2011 - The EDQM has suggested Google Earth as a potential source of GPS co-ordinate data for manufacturing sites that must be supplied in CEP applications under recently introduced requirements.
02-Aug-2011 - Researchers have sequenced a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line to support improvements to biopharm protein production.
02-Aug-2011 - Protein engineering is an untapped method for limiting post-production aggregation that causes immunogenicity, academics say.
02-Aug-2011 - OctoPlus is targeting specialty generics manufacturers it believes can benefit from its controlled release drug delivery technologies.
02-Aug-2011 - The pharma biobanking and compound management services sector welcomed its newest member last week with Brooks Automation’s acquisition of Nexus Biosystems.
01-Aug-2011 - US drugmaker Merck & Co announced plans to reduce its workforce by 13 percent, or 13,000 employees, in a bid to cut costs and focus its efforts in emerging markets.
01-Aug-2011 - West has applied a pricing surcharge to offset rising raw material costs that dragged on margins in the second quarter.
01-Aug-2011 - Robert Bosch Packaging Technology has sold a filling line to US firm Pharmalucence Partners, which is expanding its contract pharmaceutical manufacturing business.
01-Aug-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist.com presents its latest round up of executive moves in the pharma sector, including appointments at Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Croda and Provectus.
01-Aug-2011 - Biosimilars should help Millipore achieve long-term growth but cancellation of an insulin contract and rising raw material costs hit second quarter results.
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