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30-Nov-2011 - Aurobindo Pharma says a fire that broke out at its manufacturing plant in India injuring three employees did not disrupt production operations.
30-Nov-2011 - Ideal Cures says its new Instacoat E Series film can cut tablet coating times in half and save manufacturers money.
30-Nov-2011 - Novo Nordisk has stopped using living animals in batch quality tests after developing a virus filtration tool for factor VII production.
30-Nov-2011 - Taste masking plays a vital role in treatment compliance according to Cargill, which has launched a new flavour technology that it claims can make drugs more pleasant to take and...
29-Nov-2011 - High potency APIs are becoming a key focus of the pharmaceutical business, with drug makers from all areas racing to establish a foothold in the market.
29-Nov-2011 - The USPTO has rejected MonoSol RX’s claims that production methods for a cancer pain patch developed by BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI) infringe on manufacturing techniques it uses to make its own...
29-Nov-2011 - USP is creating a China-focused East Asia expert committee to develop quality standards for excipients.
28-Nov-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its round-up of the latest drug delivery research developments in the pharmaceutical world, including tumour targeting peptides and lipid nanoparticle drug-delivery technology.
28-Nov-2011 - Generic drugs manufacturer SOHM is continuing its expansion into the Indian market with the acquisition of Novatrend Medicament’s product line.
28-Nov-2011 - Industry reluctance to share information on economic adulteration is hindering FDA efforts to tackle tainted ingredients, a GAO report found.
24-Nov-2011 - The EC is seeking industry comments before implementing the serialisation aspect of the falsified medicines directive.
24-Nov-2011 - Biocon is close to signing an agreement with a partner willing to inject cash into its experimental insulin pill, said its MD.
24-Nov-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its weekly line-up of the latest appointments in the pharmaceutical industry, including news from Genesis, Acino and Pharmalink AB.
24-Nov-2011 - A Pfizer Ireland plant has become the first in its network to achieve ISO accreditation for cutting CO2 emissions and energy use.
23-Nov-2011 - pSivida has inked a technology evaluation agreement with an unnamed global pharma over its Durasert drug delivery technology.
23-Nov-2011 - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has urged the US FDA consider the absorption of nanomaterials in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract within its proposal for new regulations on nanotechnology.
23-Nov-2011 - The EMA is recalling cancer drugs manufactured by CMO Ben Venue Laboratories after inspectors found quality shortcomings.
23-Nov-2011 - Shire has submitted EMA and FDA regulatory filings to add ‘substantial manufacturing capacity’ for Vpriv (velaglucerase alfa).
23-Nov-2011 - The US FDA has sent Mylan a warning letter after inspectors found GMP testing failings at its Puerto Rico facility.
22-Nov-2011 - German technology giant Schott has signed an agreement with a Chinese firm to provide the fast-growing pharmaceutical market with a range of high-end glass packaging products.
22-Nov-2011 - FDA draft guidance defines nanoparticles too broadly and could result in APIs being categorised as nanomaterials, industry said.
22-Nov-2011 - Biocon has begun selling a reusable insulin pen, based on Haselmeier technology, to patients in India.
22-Nov-2011 - Novavax is leasing a cGMP plant in Maryland under ‘very favourable terms’ to meet anticipated demand for its VLP vaccines.
21-Nov-2011 - Gold nanoparticles can target endothelial cells to cut the supply of oxygen to most types of tumour, according to a new study.
21-Nov-2011 - Ben Venue Laboratories has voluntarily suspended manufacture at the Ohio plant linked to drug shortages.
21-Nov-2011 - Real-time release testing can save money by cutting recalls but “fear of the unknown” is limiting use, a FDA official said.
21-Nov-2011 - IntraPac is creating 63 jobs by relocating operations from New Jersey to an 80,000 sq ft packaging plant in Indiana.
17-Nov-2011 - AptarGroup has bought a 20 per cent stake in Oval Medical to enter the injectable drug delivery device business.
17-Nov-2011 - Ashland expects integration of ISP and demand for pharma ingredients to drive “accelerated growth” in the next few years.
17-Nov-2011 - Net profit at Indian API and formulation business Aanjaneya Lifecare jumped as it enacted post-IPO expansion plans to ‘dominate’ its markets.
17-Nov-2011 - India plans to end price control of bulk drugs as the practice ‘is inherently anti-competitive’ and gives China an advantage.
16-Nov-2011 - IPEC India membership dues will be fair for excipient manufacturers, users and distributors in the country according to the IPEC Federation.
16-Nov-2011 - ProMetic grew third quarter sales on demand for affinity absorbents and expects the recovery to continue.
16-Nov-2011 - Boehringer Ingelheim is investing $65m (€48m) in a US API manufacturing facility to meet its early development needs.
16-Nov-2011 - Endeavour Specialty Chemicals has launched a novel range of pyridinyl thioureas designed to cater for growing pharmaceutical industry interest in the development of prion disease treatments.
15-Nov-2011 - The USP has forged closer bonds with the Chilean Pharmacopoeia Foundation (CPF) in the latest of a series of agreements with regional drug quality groups.
15-Nov-2011 - Merck & Co has gained access to spray-dried dispersion technology through an agreement with Bend Research.
15-Nov-2011 - Wholesalers’ trust in the quality of products from some countries could decrease vigilance and allow counterfeits to reach pharmacies, research found.
15-Nov-2011 - To boost solubility pharma must develop, refine and improve existing methods as a “quantum leap” in formulation is unlikely, Pharmaterials' CEO said.
14-Nov-2011 - Processing technology maker Pall has opened a new centre of excellence in Singapore in a bid to capture a share of the country’s growing biomanufacturing sector.
14-Nov-2011 - Bristol-Myers Squibb has penned a technology transfer agreement with the Brazilian government in what it says is a bid to increase access to HIV drug Reyataz (atazanavir sulfate) in the...
14-Nov-2011 - The EDQM has suspended five CEPs in a little over a month, bringing the total to nine so far this year.
14-Nov-2011 - Indian excipient manufacturers could have a new trade body in early 2012 according to an international industry organisation asked to set up an association in the country.
10-Nov-2011 - Pfizer will sell Mylan its dry-powder inhaler delivery system in an agreement set to pit the generics firm against UK drug major GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
10-Nov-2011 - Neuroderm has seen “promising” results in its Phase II clinical trial of a new drug delivery patch to increase the efficacy of Parkinson’s medication.
10-Nov-2011 - AGC is to open an API and intermediate production plant in Japan to meet increased demand from the aging population.
10-Nov-2011 - The US FDA is publishing immediate and modified release QbD examples to help generics companies prepare for full implementation in 2013.
09-Nov-2011 - Bosch Packaging has started work on a second production facility in Chengdu, China to increase manufacturing capacity.
09-Nov-2011 - Pharma sector corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting has increased dramatically in recent years according to a new report that argues such activity enhances financial value.
09-Nov-2011 - The FDA is investigating compounding pharmacies’ Makena after K-V Pharmaceutical said they differ from approved forms.
09-Nov-2011 - The EMA plans to update guidance on certification and batch release in response to globalisation of the pharma supply chain.
08-Nov-2011 - The Chinese FDA should hire more CMC reviewers to encourage QbD applications, a Pfizer executive said.
08-Nov-2011 - Canada’s pharmaceutical intellectual property laws need a shake-up to encourage innovation in drug development, according to an article in CMAJ.
08-Nov-2011 - The US FDA has sent Genentech a GMP 483 after inspectors found failings in the capping process for Avastin.
08-Nov-2011 - BASF will start producing synthetic menthol next year using a new method that, it claims, offers significant quality and supply advantages for drug and food manufacturers.
07-Nov-2011 - Greater FDA oversight of US manufacturing plants increased the number of drug recalls in Q3 in a trend that is likely to continue according to a new report.
07-Nov-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its round up of the latest comings and going within the pharmaceutical industry, including news from SPBT, Viamet and Virobay.
07-Nov-2011 - Demand for drug delivery technologies helped Cambrex post double-digit sales growth but guidance fell below expectations.
07-Nov-2011 - The EMA is to clarify when a product should be manufactured in a dedicated facility to avoid risk of cross contamination.
07-Nov-2011 - The US FDA has updated its ICH Q8, Q9 and Q10 question and answer document to clarify design space requirements.
03-Nov-2011 - Novozymes Biopharma says its new hyaluronic acid has sustainability, safety and production benefits for the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.
03-Nov-2011 - ViiV, GSK and Pfizer’s HIV joint venture, has partnered with Russia’s JSC Binnopharm to boost manufacturing capacity in the country.
03-Nov-2011 - Bend Research is developing a nanoparticle drug delivery system for treating osteoarthritis in a “close collaboration” with Pfizer.
02-Nov-2011 - Using chiral metal surfaces in drug manufacturing could save companies time and money, say researchers at University of Cambridge.
02-Nov-2011 - US President Barack Obama has leaned on the US FDA to ramp up its early warning system for drug shortages and asked manufacturers to do more.
02-Nov-2011 - in-PharmaTechnologist presents its round-up of the latest appointments in the pharmaceutical industry, including news from BIO, Natrix, Amarantus and 3M.
02-Nov-2011 - SurModics is selling its drug delivery assets and cGMP manufacturing facility to Evonik for $30m (€22m) in cash.
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