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28-Oct-2010 - B. Braun is recalling lots of its injectable anticoagulant, Heparin, manufactured in 2008, after finding a sample used to manufacture Heparin Sodium USP active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) was contaminated.
28-Oct-2010 - Drug industry demand for chemical intermediates and development projects has rebounded significantly in the last 12 months according to UK group Endeavour Specialty Chemicals.
28-Oct-2010 - Novartis will invest $600m to expand its US R&D campus over the next five years to strengthen its position in US development hotspot.
28-Oct-2010 - Aoxing Pharma and Johnson Matthey team up to research, develop, manufacture and market active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for narcotics and neurological drugs in China.
28-Oct-2010 - Overseas FDA offices have realised immediate benefits but strategic planning is needed to ensure the ventures, critical aspects of the agency’s ability to ensure drug quality, are long-term successes according...
27-Oct-2010 - The FDA may never have inspected 88 per cent of the 920 Chinese facilities in its inventory, according to the GAO.
27-Oct-2010 - UK-drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) must pay $750m to settle a law suit criticising manufacturing practices at plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico that was shut down in 2009.
27-Oct-2010 - PhRMA says a new Puerto Rico law to tax offshore manufacturers will “dramatically hinder” biopharma companies.
27-Oct-2010 - India-based Biocon is investing RM500m ($161m) in Malaysia to establish a cGMP biomanufacturing and R&D facility.
26-Oct-2010 - ATMI opens new packaging plant in China; positions for growth of bioprocess business in Asia and sees modest growth of life sciences business in Q3.
26-Oct-2010 - West has launched the Daikyo Crystal Zenith 1ml long insert needle syringe system to meet demand for break-resistant delivery options.
26-Oct-2010 - Rx-360 expects membership numbers to “snowball” in the coming year as it looks to build on progress made in establishing the consortium.
26-Oct-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Jennerex, a new KV subsidiary and Takeda.
25-Oct-2010 - Unilife wins US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as guarantor for new manufacturing facility and global headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, US.
25-Oct-2010 - US FDA finds high levels of peroxide in batch of the excipient Crospovidone made by China’s Tianjin Boai NKY International (TBNI).
25-Oct-2010 - The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) and six government drug control laboratories in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) join to launch a drug quality improvement Network.
25-Oct-2010 - US Biotechnology firm Genzyme predicts 2011 earnings in $4.30 to $4.60 range, which would make it worth $89 per share or $22.7bn.
25-Oct-2010 - Sanyo Biomedical is launching a cost-effective, space-saving stand-alone cell processing work station (CPWS) for GMP production.
21-Oct-2010 - A developmental purification system for Antibody-Drug-Conjugates will be launched by ADC Biotechnology (ADBC), a spin off from Reaxa, which promises reduced manufacturing costs for “magic bullet” cancer drugs.
21-Oct-2010 - iGPS is offering what it claims is the world’s first pallet rental service to supply plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to the pharmaceutical and life sciences...
21-Oct-2010 - The WHO is today initiating a pilot prequalification programme for selected APIs used in drugs for HIV and related diseases, antimalarials and anti-tuberculosis medications.
21-Oct-2010 - Access Pharmaceuticals and Lotus Pharmaceuticals have both moved to protect their oral delivery technologies with patents.
21-Oct-2010 - Bio-Research Products (BRP) launches lower cost, industrial chloroperoxidase (CPO) for organic syntheses in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
20-Oct-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents a round up of cGMP related warning letters issued by the FDA this week.
20-Oct-2010 - Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recalls another 128,000 bottles of its over-the-counter painkiller, Tylenol, after new complaints of a “mouldy odour.”
20-Oct-2010 - Sanofi Aventis has been given the go ahead to pursue US biotech Genzyme by the country’s antitrust authorities.
20-Oct-2010 - Particle Sciences (PSI) becomes provider of Solumer drug delivery tech in deal with Israeli developer SoluBest.
20-Oct-2010 - Eli Lilly has unveiled plans to close its Singapore R&D centre by the end of the year and relocate discovery operations to its global headquarters in the US.
19-Oct-2010 - Industrial catalysis firm WR Grace has been OKed to acquire fine chemicals group Synthetech by the US Bankruptcy Court.
19-Oct-2010 - Prosonix expects high demand for innovative particle processing technologies in the $24bn (€17bn) a-year respiratory pharmaceuticals market over the next few years.
19-Oct-2010 - Microscan has introduced a system for inspecting and verifying package label content that can be implemented with the minimum of cost and effort.
19-Oct-2010 - A week of global anti-counterfeiting law enforcement coordinated by Interpol led to the shutdown of 290 websites, seizure of 11,000 packages and confiscation of 1m pills.
18-Oct-2010 - Drug delivery and pharmaceutical coating technologies firm SurModics will cut jobs and reorganise operations in a bid to reverse falling revenues and tumbling profits.
18-Oct-2010 - The FDA and PAHO are collaborating to develop an information hub for medical products and regulatory processes in the Americas.
18-Oct-2010 - Data from a study comparing an oral spray formulation of sildenafil citrate to Viagra has been presented by NovaDel Pharma.
18-Oct-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including board elections at ISPE and appointments at Advaxis and Asubio.
18-Oct-2010 - Pfizer has invested £26.3m ($41.7m) into a new facility at its biotech packaging and distribution site in Havant, UK.
14-Oct-2010 - Baxter International will combine its delivery business, which supplies IV infusion systems and intravenous solutions, with its renal products unit in new Medical products division.
14-Oct-2010 - The FDA is to collaborate with the WHO to build a global surveillance and monitoring system for combating falsified medicines and breaches of the supply chain.
14-Oct-2010 - Biopharm sees a large future for packaging containing digital codes that can link mobile devices to content, according to Catalent.
14-Oct-2010 - Stemedica and AnC Bio have formed a joint venture to manufacture stem cells for the treatment of ischemic stroke and other degenerative disorders.
13-Oct-2010 - Pharmatek Laboratories has once again expanded service offerings at its San Diego, California facility by adding two roller compactors to its solid oral dosage form manufacturing capabilities.
13-Oct-2010 - New ‘chiral center’ in Belgium promises to help drug firms comply with regulatory demands for quality and accelerate registration of new compounds.
13-Oct-2010 - “Musty smells” associated with three Lipitor bottles indicate a problem within the supply chain, says Rexam of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, who were confirmed by Pfizer as the “third-party recalling...
13-Oct-2010 - In Phase III trials an implanted drug delivery device administering a steady low-dose of buprenorphine reduced illicit opioid use compared to placebo.
13-Oct-2010 - IMS Health predicts that global drug sales will increase 5 to 7 per cent next year, driven by development of innovative pharmaceuticals and growth of emerging markets.
12-Oct-2010 - Guy Villax, board member of the EFCG, talks falsified APIs, EU efforts to tackle the issue, and the presence of gangsters in the pharma industry in an in-PharmaTechnologist video interview.
12-Oct-2010 - Halozyme Therapeutics will cut its workforce 25 per cent to focus on strategic alliances and development of most advanced in-house candidates.
12-Oct-2010 - Merck KGaA has expanded its Parteck range with a directly compressible magnesium salt excipient that eliminates need for binders in tablet production.
12-Oct-2010 - SoluBest and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories are joining forces to develop a proprietary formulation of one of SoluBest’s pipeline compounds using its Solumer platform.
12-Oct-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at NormOxys, Caraco, Shire and ChemWorth.
11-Oct-2010 - Pfizer says low levels of 2,4,6 tribromoanisole were detected in seven lots of the cholesterol buster, Lipitor, that it recalled in August.
11-Oct-2010 - Novartis will use technology from Synthetics Genomics Vaccines to speed up the development of influenza vaccines for seasonal and pandemic flu outbreaks.
11-Oct-2010 - Inviragen and PharmaJet have been awarded a $15.5m (€11.1m) contract by the US NIAID to develop a needle-free dengue vaccine.
11-Oct-2010 - Sanofi Aventis says eliminating 1,700 jobs in US will help it concentrate resources on business development, investment in late-stage development projects and will position it for growth after patent expiry.
07-Oct-2010 - Novo Nordisk is investing $73m in the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Clayton, North Carolina, to make room for increased production capacity for the biopharma giant’s insulin delivery services....
07-Oct-2010 - Pfizer has hired Morgan Stanley to review its Capsugel business unit with the possibility of selling the maker of capsules for dietary supplements and oral medicines.
07-Oct-2010 - SAFC has completed the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Jerusalem, Israel, further increasing its global footprint.
07-Oct-2010 - Accucaps has added a Speciality Products Centre to support clients' high potency liquid filled soft gel formulation needs.
07-Oct-2010 - China leads the field in 'potential future' API suppliers, positioning it to become a dominant force as these companies develop, Thomson Reuters said at CPhI 2010.
07-Oct-2010 - Cargill is using CPhI 2010 to launch a formulation of its Zerose erythritol excipient for use in orally disintegrating tablets (ODT).
07-Oct-2010 - GlaxoSmithKline has told its workforce that 55 jobs will be axed at its manufacturing base in Currabinny, Co Cork, and 66 jobs will be lost as a result of revised shift-working plans.
06-Oct-2010 - Univar is now exclusively distributing Dow's Carbowax Sentry PEGs in Europe and the range is proving popular at CPhI 2010 with manufacturers facing restricted supply from other sources.
06-Oct-2010 - Galapagos’ acquisition, Argenta, has signed up to a $46m cancer drug discovery service deal with Janssen Pharmaceutica, aimed at delivering novel cancer drug candidates.
06-Oct-2010 - Pack-Smart and ISRA Surface Vision have developed a system to compare folded cartons against print quality requirements at speeds of up to 300 metres per minute.
05-Oct-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Oso BioPharmaceuticals, Creabilis SA and Clondalkin.
05-Oct-2010 - Gilead Sciences has received a warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning manufacturing problems at the San Dimas, California, plant, where HIV medicines are made.
05-Oct-2010 - RXi and EyeGate lift the lid on ocular delivery of RNAi therapeutics for retinal disorders as the two firm’s team up to provide a unique needle-free solution.
04-Oct-2010 - Adoption of electronic submission by regulators around the world is good news for drugmakers’ efforts to access emerging markets says industry expert Kate Wilber.
04-Oct-2010 - French drugmaker Sanofi Aventis has tabled an $18.5m, $69 per share, hostile takeover bid for Genzyme after failing to secure an amicable acquisition.
04-Oct-2010 - Cost-effective, large-scale production of oncology drug Taxol (paclitaxel) intermediates could eventually be achieved using engineered Escherichia coli.
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