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30-Nov-2010 - Lubrizol has opened a new applications centre in India to capture a share of the country’s growing coatings and drug ingredients market.
30-Nov-2010 - GSK has announced plans to invest £500m in its UK R&D and production operations with a particular focus on boosting biomanufacturing capacity.
30-Nov-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Hospira, Celanese, Nycomed and Unigene Laboratories.
30-Nov-2010 - Performing environmental testing early in a molecule’s development and including data in tech transfers to CMOs helps ensure there is little mass loading from pilot and commercial plants.
29-Nov-2010 - Demand for high-end capsule filling technologies, particularly those used for early clinical development projects, has increased in 2010 according to Capsugel.
29-Nov-2010 - The primary containers and drug delivery system production company, Gerresheimer AG, is further investing in prefilled syringes with the launch of a new production line.
29-Nov-2010 - Narrowly defined pharma self-interest and lack of coordinated political effort means, despite the best effort of some, the problem of counterfeiting may be worsening.
29-Nov-2010 - Pfizer has welcomed Government commitments to keep Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate in face of recent EU pressure to increase it as a condition of the €85bn 7-year...
29-Nov-2010 - Johnson & Johnson is recalling a further 9m Tylenol bottles in the US after learning of inconsistencies in product label warnings.
25-Nov-2010 - Genzyme met its first consent decree deadline by transferring all fill/finish of US products from its Allston plant to its site in Ireland and Hospira.
25-Nov-2010 - GlaxoSmithKline will sell its oral penicillin manufacturing facility in Tennessee, US, to Dr Reddy’s for an undisclosed sum, along with US rights to its Augmentin and Amoxin brands.
25-Nov-2010 - Lonza has formed a strategic alliance with California Peptide Research, (CPRI) for its peptide manufacturing and development services.
25-Nov-2010 - Aluminium lakes and in-liner packaging can, in some cases, be used to control reactive components in excipients and therefore overcome drug product instability.
24-Nov-2010 - Production of BioDelivery Sciences International’s (BDSI) chronic pain treating drug, ONSOLIS, has resumed after a temporary voluntary shut down at contract manufacturers, Aveva Drug Delivery Systems.
24-Nov-2010 - Drug manufacturers do not pay enough attention to the colour of their drugs, according to researchers examining the importance of aesthetics in pharmaceutical over-the-counter (OTC) products.
24-Nov-2010 - Camlin Fine Chemicals has been given the green light from its board of directors to acquire an unnamed Italian fine chemicals manufacturer and form a subsidiary company to help boost...
24-Nov-2010 - ACTA was finalised last week but controversies remain, with research warning it could “create significant barriers to international trade, especially in generic medicines”.
24-Nov-2010 - The knowledge and means are in place to implement real-time release (RTR), a PAT pioneer said at AAPS, but questions remain about whether pharma has the will and desire.
23-Nov-2010 - Poor recruitment practices cost the United States pharmaceutical industry millions of dollars, warns a leading US biopharma recruitment agency.
23-Nov-2010 - Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil unit has initiated another recall, this time involving 4m packs of Children’s Benadryl allergy tablets and around 800,000 bottles of junior-strength Motrin caplets.
23-Nov-2010 - Rumours suggest that Genzyme would consider accepting lower value takeover bids that take into account future performance of its cancer drug Campath in MS indications.
23-Nov-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Euthymics, CytomX, NPS Pharmaceuticals and InQ Biosciences.
23-Nov-2010 - Nose-to-brain delivery can become a reality, even for molecules with high molecular weights, but barriers relating to administration and adsorption remain, according to a panel at AAPS.
22-Nov-2010 - Globalisation is the main challenge to drug supply chain security according to USP scientist Desmond Hunt, who says greater collaboration is the key to maintaining product integrity
22-Nov-2010 - BTG is to add embolising and drug-eluting beads to its portfolio through the proposed £177.2m ($283.8m) acquisition of Biocompatibles.
22-Nov-2010 - Novartis aims to focus on the development of specialty medicines in a new long-term strategy to boost profitability in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
22-Nov-2010 - Last week everything from co-processed excipients to Viagra-stuffed teddies were discussed at AAPS 2010. Now, with the show having finished, we present our personal take on the event.
18-Nov-2010 - Syringe maker Unilife attributed increased first-quarter losses to higher expenditure, costs associated with relocation to the US and the construction of its new global headquarters and production facility in York,...
18-Nov-2010 - Roche will cut 4,800 jobs worldwide over the next two years as part of a restructuring program designed to slash $2.4bn Swiss francs ($2.4bn) from annual costs.
18-Nov-2010 - German pharmaceutical giant Merck's life science division, EMD Millipore, has launched its 'single-use' Mobius 3L CellReady Bioreactor, for use in the development and optimisation of cell culture processes.
18-Nov-2010 - Agilent Technologies has launched its 708-DS Dissolution Apparatus, a quality control instrument that can be set up for manual or automated applications to measure the release rate of an API...
17-Nov-2010 - IMS Health predicts China will become the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market by 2015 due to robust economic growth and healthcare reforms that allow for increased spending on drugs.
17-Nov-2010 - Combatting counterfeit drugs through forging stronger partnerships is beyond profit, it is about saving lives, AstraZeneca principal scientist Dr Michael Claybourn told a workshop on global drug quality at the...
17-Nov-2010 - Spencer Pharmaceutical’s board of directors in favour of $0.97 per share buyout offer from anonymous buyer.
17-Nov-2010 - GEA Pharma Systems stamps its authority in the Asian Pacific’s emerging freeze drying industry acquiring Beijing Sino-German Tianhe Technology (BGST).
16-Nov-2010 - Biogen Idec has started shedding development programmes to stay in line with the restructuring plan and job cuts it announced earlier this month.
16-Nov-2010 - The USP is building a database of counterfeit essential medicines to support international drug procurement organisations, such as WHO, and the timely sharing of information between national regulators.
16-Nov-2010 - The HIV company, ViiV, set up by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer in 2009, might be spun off and floated in an initial public offering.
16-Nov-2010 - According to IMS Health Research, US sales of oncology drugs are slowing despite more firms promising exciting cancer drug developments.
15-Nov-2010 - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) says 12-month API plant joint inspection programme has fostered greater collaboration between international drug industry regulators and cut the number of duplicate visits.
15-Nov-2010 - Outsourcing-Pharma reviews the latest developments in drug delivery with news from HepaLife Technologies and Jeiven, SurModics and Edge, as well as EDAP, Epitarget AS and INSERM.
15-Nov-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Aqua Pharmaceuticals, Algeta ASA and Amarin.
15-Nov-2010 - A report by GBI Research predicts the drug delivery market will grow by 10.3 per cent annually in the years leading up to 2016.
10-Nov-2010 - Novartis says it plans to submit its microchip containing ‘smart-pill’ technology to European regulators within 18 months.
10-Nov-2010 - US drugmaker Eli Lilly said it will buy Avid Radiopharmaceuticals to expand its neuroscience diagnostics business.
10-Nov-2010 - Gerresheimer will open a representative office in Mumbai India this week as part of its growth strategy to capitalise in emerging markets.
10-Nov-2010 - In the 20 month period before the heparin crisis no Chinese producers were inspected by the FDA and efforts during and since have been hindered by legal and practical challenges.
09-Nov-2010 - The US FDA’s Puerto Rico office may be “having difficulty” monitoring drug manufacturing in the country according to the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
09-Nov-2010 - Dutch biopharmaceutical company Crucell expects its operating loss for 2010 to be in the €20-25 million range, citing costs associated with microbial contamination at its Shingal facility in Korea as...
09-Nov-2010 - Sharp Corporation has joined the TraceLink Network to provide production visibility and serialisation services for life sciences customers.
09-Nov-2010 - Substandard and counterfeit antimalarials have been found in Ghanaian hospitals by the Medicines Quality Monitoring programme, a collaborative initiative involving the USP.
09-Nov-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including the departure of an FDA foreign inspections official and the search for a leader of the EMA.
08-Nov-2010 - Penwest Pharmaceuticals shareholders have voted in favour of Endo Pharmaceuticals takeover plan, paving the way for the $144m merger.
08-Nov-2010 - Celanese has launched a new controlled-release EVA excipient and says developing enhanced formulations is key to a drugmaker’s competitive edge in today’s pharmaceutical market.
08-Nov-2010 - Novartis is teaming up with Arab Company for Pharmaceutical Products (Arabio) to provide Saudi Arabia and surrounding regions with vaccines for common diseases.
08-Nov-2010 - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic and CHDI Foundation are collaborating to advance RNAi delivered by an implantable infusion device for treating Huntingdon’s.
04-Nov-2010 - Overseas offices will help the FDA schedule inspections more quickly in times of crisis but, as yet, employees based abroad have visited relatively few facilities.
04-Nov-2010 - Sales and profits increased at West Pharmaceutical Services in Q3, but rising manufacturing costs hit drug packaging systems earnings.
04-Nov-2010 - ATMI has acquired Artelis, a Belgian biotech firm, in an effort to “get closer to customers” by widening its disposable technology portfolio to the life sciences research and manufacturing sector.
04-Nov-2010 - Jacobs Engineering Group is providing engineering services to support construction of a multi-purpose GMP production facility in Chongqing, China.
04-Nov-2010 - Collaboration between four companies is supporting clients’ serialisation and ePedigree needs to ensure patient safety, prevent counterfeiting and limit diversion.
03-Nov-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents interactive charts visualising FDA overseas inspections by type and year, as well as the proportion of sites that may never have been inspected.
03-Nov-2010 - Cambrex buys 51 per cent stake in Indian formulations firm Zenara Pharma, citing efforts to grow in emerging markets as key driver.
03-Nov-2010 - Jansen-Systems says EasyTRA’s automatic SDS functionality will make REACH exposure risk calculations “100 times faster.”
03-Nov-2010 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Agensys, Unigene, Medivir and Apitope.
02-Nov-2010 - Agilent Technologies has opened a new instrument plant in Singapore to boost capacity for LC/MS production and drive expansion across Asia.
02-Nov-2010 - Baxter International will sell its US generic injectables business to UK-based manufacturer Hikma Pharmaceuticals
02-Nov-2010 - Biopharm are increasingly assessing the threat counterfeiting and diversion pose to emerging biotechs when planning an acquisition, according to a white paper.
02-Nov-2010 - Pfizer has widen its recall of the cholesterol-fighting drug, Lipitor, after two more complaints of a musty odour emanating from the product’s bottles.
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