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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.”
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