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30-Nov-2009 - AstraZeneca will outsource the manufacture of all drug APIs under a operating plan discussed last week.
30-Nov-2009 - Japanese regulators have arrived in Canada to begin investigating reports that GSK’s H1N1 vaccine has been linked to a number of allergic reactions.
30-Nov-2009 - RPC Group said strict cost cutting measures were responsible for it posting a half-year profit of £8m - despite the continued economic gloom and hints of polymer price rises.
30-Nov-2009 - Sanofi-Aventis plans to participate with a Russian state-owned corporation in a project to attract innovative drug manufacturers to the country, using its insulin facility as a pilot initiative.
30-Nov-2009 - Unilife Medical Solutions has filed US patents for Unifill Select, which it claims is the first ready-to-fill (RTF) syringe specifically designed for vaccine delivery.
26-Nov-2009 - Amcor has indicated it would be prepared to sell a flexible packaging business to address European Union anti-trust fears over its proposed takeover of Alcan.
26-Nov-2009 - The recent wave of M&A will lead to manufacturing over-capacity at pharma companies but only a small number of these sites will be sold to CMOs, in part because of...
26-Nov-2009 - Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories has withdrawn stocks of its acne drug Sotret in the US for the second time this year after some tablets were found to be out of...
26-Nov-2009 - SAFC Biosciences hopes Ex-Cell Antifoam, its new foam control product for cell culture bioreactors, will work the biomanufacturing sector into a lather.
26-Nov-2009 - US drugmaker Merck & Co is to close a New Jersey warehouse owned by recent acquisition Schering-Plough, cutting 80 jobs.
26-Nov-2009 - Sinovac Biotech has formed a joint venture which will give it cost effective manufacturing capacity for 20m does of live attenuated vaccines and 20m doses of vero cell cultured vaccines...
25-Nov-2009 - Novartis says its new cell culture plant in Holly Springs, North Carolina could begin making its flu vaccine boosting MF59 adjuvant as early as next month if approved by US...
25-Nov-2009 - Pfizer will expand its clinical services and biomedical presence in China as part of a worldwide effort to develop its R&D infrastructure.
25-Nov-2009 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including the departure of West’s COO and appointments at LSO and Genocea Biosciences.
25-Nov-2009 - The USP has clarified its proposed revision to the labelling of injectable drug vials which states that ferrules and cap overseals can only have markings intended to prevent an imminent...
24-Nov-2009 - GSK has asked several Canadian provinces to stop using one batch of its H1N1 vaccine after a higher than expected number of allergic reactions.
24-Nov-2009 - Merck KGaA says China’s growing drug market is the key driver for the new €150m ($224m) clinical R&D hub it plans to set up in Beijing.
24-Nov-2009 - Millipore has acquired the remaining 60 per cent of its Indian joint venture (JV) to drive growth in the country which it views, along with the other BRICS nations, as...
24-Nov-2009 - French drugmaker Servier has opened a new €47m manufacturing and R&D facility in Ireland.
23-Nov-2009 - GEA Pharma Systems has extended its agency agreement with India’s Ace Technologies to include its range of lyophil freeze-dryers in a bid to further open up the market.
23-Nov-2009 - A $150m (€100m) biologics manufacturing plant is being setup in Abu Dhabi to produce therapeutics for the Middle East and North Africa, according to the Khaleej Times.
23-Nov-2009 - A five-day international anti-counterfeiting operation involving regulators, police and customs officials from 24 countries has resulted in the seizure of 167,000 counterfeit pills.
23-Nov-2009 - Just weeks after completing its billion dollar Wyeth takeover, US drug giant Pfizer has floated the idea of entering Japan’s $5.8bn (€3.9bn)-a-year generic drugs market in 2011 in a bid...
19-Nov-2009 - Continued high demand for vaccine manufacturing technologies saw life sciences emerge as one of the few positives for industrial processing specialist Pall in Q1.
19-Nov-2009 - It is “legislative madness” to allow reimportation in the US, according to the chair of EAASM who spoke at AAPS about Europe’s “porous supply chain” and how it could affect...
19-Nov-2009 - Belgian biotech UCB is to reduce workforce 2 per cent as part of R&D restructuring plan according to various reports.
19-Nov-2009 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Xoma and Watson Pharmaceuticals, plus a new role for Fred Hasaan.
18-Nov-2009 - Boehringer Ingelheim looks set for a significant windfall with results from Phase III trials indicating that its drug flibanserin can boost sexual desire in women, raising the prospect of a...
18-Nov-2009 - UK process technologies firm Reaxa has received a £146K (€164K) R&D grant from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) to scale-up production of its EnCat nickel catalyst.
18-Nov-2009 - The FDA encourages innovation in excipients to develop new drugs or improve approved therapeutics and IPEC is helping to drive acceptance of these novel products, according to BASF.
18-Nov-2009 - Neurosurgeons have developed and used a novel intra-arterial (IA) technique to deliver Avastin (bevacizumab) directly into a malignant brain tumour, potentially administering a higher dose with reduced toxicity.
17-Nov-2009 - Regulatory enforcement efforts to tackle counterfeit and substandard APIs are in disarray, according to Guy Villax, CEO of Hovione, who spoke at AAPS about the scale of the problem.
17-Nov-2009 - Colorcon has met US FDA calls for PCIDs to combat fake drugs with the mark On-Dose ID labelling technology for tablet coatings.
17-Nov-2009 - Spanish ingredient supplier Cafosa has launched a new directly compressible pharmaceutical excipient for medicated chewing gums that, it claims, can boost patient compliance.
17-Nov-2009 - US biotech Emergent BioSolutions has bought a manufacturing facility from Maryland’s MdBio Foundation is a bid to expand its production infrastructure.
17-Nov-2009 - GSK has signed a $540m (€362m) licensing agreement with Nabi Biopharmaceuticals for the Phase III candidate nicotine vaccine, NicVAX.
16-Nov-2009 - Schott begins commercial scale production of its TopLyo vials in a bid to meet growing demand for packaging solutions for freeze-dried bio-drugs.
16-Nov-2009 - LyondellBasell has launched Purell PE 3420F, a new low density polyethylene grade (LDPE) for pharmaceutical packaging applications.
16-Nov-2009 - US FDA maintains market approval for key Genzyme drugs despite reports of steel and rubber fragments in some batches.
16-Nov-2009 - A consortium including GlaxoSmithKline and GEA has been formed to push continuous processing and improve pharma manufacturing efficiency in the UK in response to competition from emerging markets.
12-Nov-2009 - ISP Pharmaceuticals hopes its new excipient focussed web resource will help the drug industry formulate “the next generation” pharmaceuticals.
12-Nov-2009 - French drug delivery specialist Galenix has named DSM’s pharmaceutical products unit as its manufacturing and co-marketing partner as it continues to efforts build its global presence.
12-Nov-2009 - Dow has used AAPS 2009 to launch an updated, digital version of its Keys to Chelation compilation, which allows to industry reference standard to be used more effectively, according to...
12-Nov-2009 - AAPS 2009 has drawn to a close but over the three days numerous trends and debates emerged, including the strategies CROs are using in the downturn, and we take a...
10-Nov-2009 - Pfizer will close six R&D facilities in the US and the UK, reducing its global capacity by over a third following completion of its acquisition of Wyeth.
10-Nov-2009 - Following the first full day of AAPS 2009 in Los Angeles, California, US we take a look at the major developments and talking points.
10-Nov-2009 - Genmab has put its Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, US facility up for sale, which will reduce its headcount by 300, and plans to use CMOs to cover for the loss of capacity.
10-Nov-2009 - Dow has used AAPS 2009 to launch low aldehyde grades of its Carbowax Sentry PEG, which are niche products aimed at formulators seeking to improve shelf life.
10-Nov-2009 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Sanofi-Aventis, RXi Pharmaceuticals and Vivus.
09-Nov-2009 - BASF says the new coloured tablet extension to its Kollicoat IR coating polymer will help manufacturers produce patient-friendly pills.
09-Nov-2009 - New US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) monographs designed to prevent adulteration of key excipients with diethylene glycol (DEG) and ethylene glycol (EG) have been published ahead of their official implementation date...
09-Nov-2009 - The ICH says it made progress on its S9 guideline on non-clinical data requirement for late-stage cancer treatments at its most recent steering committee meeting in Missouri, US.
05-Nov-2009 - US contract services firm Catalent has launched a new test service capable of detecting trace amounts of the toxic chemical melamine in pharmaceuticals.
05-Nov-2009 - US CMO PharmaForm has added spray-drying to its contract offering to capture a share of the ever-present market for drug bioavailability enhancement.
05-Nov-2009 - Particulate Systems (PS) and Surface Measurement Systems (SMS) have entered into a strategic collaboration drawing on their knowledge of using analytic equipment for the characterisation of particulate, porous and complex...
05-Nov-2009 - Abraxis Health has dedicated its manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona, US which is the result of a $70m (€47m) investment to give the company the nanotech and biologics capacity needed...
05-Nov-2009 - US R&D facilities in Rahway and Kenilworth, New Jersey will remain operational as they are vital to the to the newly formed Merck Schering-Plough group, according to CEO Richard Clark....
04-Nov-2009 - West Pharmaceutical Services is laying off 100 staff as part of restructuring efforts after its third quarter results fell short of expectations, despite operating profit increasing by 45 per cent.
04-Nov-2009 - Genzyme is evaluating to-BBB’s G-Technology as part of a research collaboration aimed at developing treatments capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier (BBB).
04-Nov-2009 - GSK and Pfizer have launched their HIV focused JV, ViiV Healthcare with the promise that it will undertake “relentless pursuit” of new drugs.
03-Nov-2009 - Welsh contract services firm Penn Pharmaceuticals has reorganised its transport and delivery infrastructure in the first phase of a £12m (€13.3m) expansion at its facility in Tredegar.
03-Nov-2009 - Pfizer and Nigerian authorities want Trovan compensation claimants to provide DNA samples to confirm their identity, according to former Nigerian Supreme court justice Abubakar Wali.
03-Nov-2009 - Novartis is investing $250m (€170m) to construct a facility in China focused on research, development and manufacture of APIs and has earmarked a further $1bn to expand its R&D activities...
03-Nov-2009 - Insulated packaging specialist ThermoSafe Brands has formed a supply partnership with German firm Storopack Hans Reichenecker in an effort to expand in Europe.
03-Nov-2009 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest roundup of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Intrexon, Cephalon, NeoPharma and Chelsea Therapeutics.
02-Nov-2009 - Early-stage CDC research suggests that the anti-inflammatory properties of cholesterol-busting statin drugs can help mitigate the impact of flu infection.
02-Nov-2009 - Lonza cuts 2009 earning guidance and may reduce its workforce under “Project Bond” cost cutting plan after a Q3 characterized by an “accumulation of unexpected events”
02-Nov-2009 - Good news for Human Genome Sciences (HGS) as development partner GSK reports Ph III data showing that their co-owned lupus treatment Benlysta (belimumab) is effective.
02-Nov-2009 - Phoenix Chemicals will re-open a chemicals manufacturing plant in Scotland less than a year after it was closed by former owner Shasun Pharma Solutions.
02-Nov-2009 - O’Hara Technologies has launched a lab-scale tablet coating system that incorporates a blender and tray dry oven inserts to cut capital expense and GMP spaced needed perform these tasks.
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