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30-Sep-2010 - High production volumes, a reduction in the total cost of ownership, flexibility and a speedy delivery time are benefits claimed by Bosch for its new range of infeed systems launched...
30-Sep-2010 - Lupin has notified the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that is has acquired a majority stake in Australian pharmaceutical company, Generic Health.
30-Sep-2010 - Zydus Nycomed expects commercial production at its newly commissioned API plant in Navi Mumbai, India to begin in December 2010.
30-Sep-2010 - RXi Pharmaceuticals and EyeGate Pharma will unite to develop non-invasive, needle-free ocular delivery of RNAi therapeutics using the EyeGate II system for the treatment of retinal disorders.
30-Sep-2010 - SP Scientific is combining its lyophilisation equipment with ControLyo from Praxair to enable precise control over the freeze-drying process.
29-Sep-2010 - Sheffield Bio-Science takes on responsibility for global sales, distribution and development of Girus Life Sciences’ chemically defined Regocel supplements.
29-Sep-2010 - HUYA Bioscience International will co-develop a new Chinese cancer drug, HBI-8000, with Quintiles for the “benefit of cancer patients globally.”
29-Sep-2010 - The US FDA and NIH are funding research into bioinformatics-modelling of nanoparticles as part of a collaborative initiative to advance regulatory science.
29-Sep-2010 - Venus Remedies is supplying docetaxel to Thailand after a compulsory license was issued to make the drug more affordable.
28-Sep-2010 - TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals receives $5m (€3.7m) investment from Pfizer Ventures, helping fund clinical development of a drug that mimics naturally forming proteins, promoting cell death.
28-Sep-2010 - RTS Life Science has formed a Pharmaceutical Testing Group to integrate UK developed products for inhaler and tablet testing with US developed products for dissolution and content uniformity testing.
28-Sep-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Discovery Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Agios Pharmaceuticals.
28-Sep-2010 - Catalent licenses Digimarc’s embedded data packaging technology to take authentication and brand awareness into digital age.
27-Sep-2010 - Helvoet Pharma breaks begins construction of INR1.2bn ($26.5m) primary packaging plant which, it hopes, will help boost export volumes.
27-Sep-2010 - The combined global market for MS disease-modifying therapies is set to grow at annual rate of 8.1 per cent from 2010 to 2015, according to a new market research report by BCC Research.
27-Sep-2010 - Prosonix says UMAX particle tech-based LABA/ICS drug developed with partner Chiesi offers compliance, convenience and efficacy advantages.
27-Sep-2010 - Stirling Products is in discussions with three large pharma interesting in accessing its HDA drug delivery platform.
23-Sep-2010 - DSM aims to keep pace with the rapid evolution of pharmaceutical sector through increased partnering and a focus on Asia.
23-Sep-2010 - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has entered into two unrelated development deals by signing license agreements for Delphi Genetics’ StabyExpress for its vaccine production operations and OncoMethylome Sciences’ DNA methylation specific PCR biomarkers...
23-Sep-2010 - India’s Sun Pharma has finally acquired a controlling stake in Israeli generics firm Taro Pharmaceutical Industries, significantly expanding its manufacturing capacity in North America.
23-Sep-2010 - Apricus Bio’s NexACT drug delivery technology has qualified as an anti-microbial preservative, according to results from a US Pharmacopeia Preservative Efficacy Test (USP PET).
23-Sep-2010 - Oracle is revising its lifecycle management package to streamline processes including scale-up to commercial production and QbD implementation.
23-Sep-2010 - Reengineering erythropoietin (EPO) as an immunoglobulin G (IgG) fusion protein enables penetration of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in mice, according to researchers.
22-Sep-2010 - Abbott Laboratories says it will shed manufacturing jobs as part integration of the pharmaceutical business it bought from Solvay earlier this year.
22-Sep-2010 - Intelsius, formerly DGP Group, has introduced Orcatherm to address the increasing pharma industry need for temperature-controlled packaging and regulatory compliant sample transport solutions.
22-Sep-2010 - IDT Biologika unveils plans to expand viral vaccine contract manufacturing operations and says global capacity failing to keep pace with resurgence in drug industry demand.
21-Sep-2010 - Elan Drug Technologies (EDT) says new bespoke oral solid dose (OSD) service will take its contract manufacturing business beyond drug delivery.
21-Sep-2010 - in-pharmatechnologist presents a roundup of the latest drug sector manufacturing expansions with Sanofi Aventis, Takeda, Cerbios and Alliance Medical all adding capacity.
21-Sep-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Norgine, CDRD and Prometheus Laboratories.
21-Sep-2010 - Pall is launching the GeneDisc Rapid Microbiology System for quicker microbial quality monitoring and improved production efficiency.
20-Sep-2010 - SOCMA CEO predicts reintroduction of rejected permanent R&D tax credit plan and urges Congress to act “sooner rather than later” to support US manufacturers.
20-Sep-2010 - Life Technologies has concluded license agreements, providing rights to its proprietary Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell lines for production of recombinant proteins used as therapeutic agents and vaccines.
20-Sep-2010 - Danish biopharma giant, Novo Nordisk is expanding its R&D Centre in China by introducing a new Diabetes Research unit and doubling its quota of employees from 100 to 200 by 2015.
20-Sep-2010 - The US FTC has given a positive advisory opinion to Rx-360’s shared audits and said the programme appears to offer “cognisable cost-saving and safety enhancing features”.
17-Sep-2010 - Johnson & Johnson is in advanced talks to buy biotechnology firm Crucell to boost vaccine development and manufacturing capacity.
16-Sep-2010 - Aspen Pharmacare increased operating profit by 20 per cent to R2.6bn ($368m) in its full year results.
16-Sep-2010 - Rexam and Med Time Technology, a US manufacturer of plastic prescription vials, have launched “Pill Timer,” a packaging solution designed to boost treatment compliance rates.
16-Sep-2010 - Forest Pharmaceuticals has pleaded guilty to obstruction of an FDA inspection and agreed to pay $313m (€239m) in criminal and civil penalties to resolve this and other issues.
16-Sep-2010 - Amcor says soaring raw material costs are behind its announcement to increase prices for most of its flexible packaging products.
15-Sep-2010 - Pall has ended fiscal 2010 with strong set of sales after recovering pharmaceutical industry demand for bioproduction tech maintained its momentum in Q4
15-Sep-2010 - The US FDA has warned Bristol-Myers Squibb (B-MS) about significant GMP violations at plant in Manati, Puerto Rico, including a failure to establish anti-contamination protocols.
15-Sep-2010 - Q Chip is using new funding to scale up its Q-Sphera technology for cGMP production of sustained release peptide and protein therapeutics.
15-Sep-2010 - Apricus Biosciences, formerly NexMed, announce preclinical data shows NexACT technology enables rectal delivery of biologics, including human antibodies.
14-Sep-2010 - US demand for pharmaceutical packaging is expected to increase by 5.5 per cent a year and top $18.4bn in 2014, according to a new study.
14-Sep-2010 - DSM has confirmed that three workers were killed at the weekend after an industrial accident at its food and pharmaceutical ingredient plant in southern Italy.
14-Sep-2010 - Industrial catalysis firm WR Grace moves for struggling Synthetech to boost pharmaceutical intermediates and chiral chemistry offering.
14-Sep-2010 - Sanofi Pasteur has filed a sBLA with the FDA for an intradermal form of influenza vaccine Fluzone using a microinjection system.
14-Sep-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Protalix, Pevion, NeoStem and ProStraken.
13-Sep-2010 - Genzyme has confirmed plans to sell genetic testing unit to LabCorp for $925m amid media rumours that 1,000 employees face redundancy.
13-Sep-2010 - Scientists say counterfeit drug and ingredient detection using NQR could benefit both manufacturers and pharmacies.
13-Sep-2010 - Japanese excipient maker Hayashibara will access new markets through expanded deal with long-standing partner DKSH.
13-Sep-2010 - KV Pharmaceutical is to return its first product to the market following a successful inspection of its facilities by the FDA.
09-Sep-2010 - Abbott completes $2.2bn acquisition of Piramal’s Healthcare Solutions biz and predicts Indian sales of $2.5bn by 2020.
09-Sep-2010 - The Norwegian “green packaging” company, TimeTemp AS, intends to develop, produce and market freshness and quality indicators to the pharmaceutical industry that can be attached to cartons or pallets to...
09-Sep-2010 - Bend Research is bolstering its hot-melt extrusion service capabilities by installing new equipment at its contract manufacturing site.
09-Sep-2010 - Verayo and SkyeTek have partnered with GlobalPCCA to provide a low-cost RFID authentication system to fight counterfeits in Africa.
08-Sep-2010 - GSK will work with Lonza on the development of a UK biomanufacturing plant as part of a new MAb manufacturing contract announced today.
08-Sep-2010 - Global biopharmaceutical company, Bristol-Myers Squibb will buy ZymoGenetics for $885m to become owner of a hepatitis C drug the companies are jointly developing.
08-Sep-2010 - Sanofi-Aventis is discontinuing use of old insulin pen devices in the UK in response to NPSA guidance.
08-Sep-2010 - Actavis is looking to enter the biosimilars sector through the proposed acquisition of a stake in Biopartners.
07-Sep-2010 - Extension of a production site in Shanghai is a small part of the big aspirations Thermo has for China and Asia Pacific.
07-Sep-2010 - DSM Pharma Chemicals, a business unit of DSM Pharmaceutical Products, has announced the launch of InnoSyn route scouting services, meeting pharma needs to outsource process development R&D.
07-Sep-2010 - Drugmakers may soon have a soon be able to identify fake pharmaceuticals using a new technique based on principals originally developed to detect explosives
07-Sep-2010 - The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) wants to harmonize general chapters with global standards set by the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG).
07-Sep-2010 - Indian drugmaker Cipla may invest in South Africa’s Cipla Medpro to boost manufacturing capacity and improve access to rapidly expanding African pharmaceutical markets.
06-Sep-2010 - Colorcon says proximity to emerging drug manufacturing markets was key driver for new Turkey technical service lab.
06-Sep-2010 - Aurobindo Pharma is to supply AstraZeneca with solid dosage and sterile generic products for sale in emerging products.
06-Sep-2010 - Drug delivery company Monosol Rx and partner Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals have received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market a sublingual film formulation of the opioid dependence treatment...
06-Sep-2010 - US pharmaceutical packaging firm PrePak has bought US counterpart TestPak to add back-up manufacturing capacity.
06-Sep-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Inspire, King, Bionor and Oncothyreon.
02-Sep-2010 - Ranbaxy is latest firm targeting South African growth with a new £30m (€24m) Johannesburg tablet and capsule manufacturing plant.
02-Sep-2010 - US formulation services provider Bend Research has received a new patent for the process of producing spray-dried solid amorphous dispersions of drugs using single-fluid pressure nozzles.
02-Sep-2010 - Boehringer Ingelheim has opened its ‘Centre of Competence’ (CoC) in Shanghai to optimise API and chemical intermediates sourcing in China.
02-Sep-2010 - Xcellerex is providing XDR GMP single-use production bioreactors to the plant-expressed vaccine consortium behind Project GreenVax.
02-Sep-2010 - iBio, CMB and GE Healthcare are collaborating on developing and marketing biopharm production systems, including plant-based expression technology.
01-Sep-2010 - Tracking “non-content” metadata is an important part of any pharmaceutical submission, yet many drugmakers fail to take an integrated approach to the task according to regulatory expert Kate Wilber.
01-Sep-2010 - Prosonix has launched a co-crytsallisation service for the production of APIs for inhalable drugs and oral medicines.
01-Sep-2010 - RecipharmCobra Biologics has received US and EU patent protection for an antibiotic resistance gene-free plasmid maintenance technology it claims can boost biomanufacturing yields.
01-Sep-2010 - NanGenex is introducing GMP bench-top and pilot plant reactors to scale-up its process for the continuous production of nanostructured active ingredients.
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