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28-Nov-2013 - The US FDA has started work on a national track and trace system for pharmaceuticals after President Barack Obama signed the Drug Quality and Safety Act into law last night.
28-Nov-2013 - AstraZeneca was one of the first pharmaceutical companies in the world to adopt Toyota's 'lean manufacturing' methods. in-Pharmatechnologist.com visited the firm's plant in Södertälje to find out what impact this way...
27-Nov-2013 - Actavis says it is restructuring a Californian manufacturing facility at a cost of 56 jobs weeks after the announced closure of a plant in North Carolina.
27-Nov-2013 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has hit Wockhardt with a second import alert this year, this time at its Chikalthana, India facility.
26-Nov-2013 - Unilife has signed a $40m long-term supply agreement with Hikma and says it is committed to becoming the world’s largest and most successful injectable drug delivery systems supplier.
26-Nov-2013 - Novo Nordisk has teamed up with Roche to launch a prefilled cartridge for insulin pump users and says the system offers advantages over injections.
25-Nov-2013 - Pfizer says it intends to shutter a manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico just days after Merck & Co. announced it was reducing its footprint on the island.
25-Nov-2013 - Particle Sciences has been tasked with creating a nasal formulation of the steroid hormone progesterone that can be used to treat patients who have suffered traumatic brain injury.
25-Nov-2013 - New appointments at AstraZeneca offshoot MedImmune, Pfizer and Immunocore in this week's in-Pharmatechnologist's People on the Move.
25-Nov-2013 - A £25m (€40.5m) investment at an API facility in Scotland will allow GSK closer control over its manufacturing network efficiency, the firm says.
25-Nov-2013 - Merck Serono has announced plans to build an $80m plant for the production of diabetes and cardiovascular drugs in China.
21-Nov-2013 - The high cost of energy in the UK is having a negative impact on drug and chemical firms' ability to compete according to manufacturers quizzed by the Chemical Industries Association...
21-Nov-2013 - Aptar Pharma has launched a new auto-injector technology as part of a strategic effort to build its presence in the biopharmaceutical sector.
20-Nov-2013 - Eli Lilly is investing over $700m (€518m) at a number of its insulin producing sites globally saying it is a response to the “growing diabetes epidemic.”
19-Nov-2013 - Royal DSM wants to merge its pharmaceutical products business with Patheon and has signed a deal with the latter's owner, investment group JLL Partners.
19-Nov-2013 - US authorities will soon have a new system capable of tracking drugs from the factory floor to the pharmacy shelf after the Senate passed the “Drug Quality and Security Bill”...
19-Nov-2013 - An industry group has called for greater regulatory harmonization in South America, arguing that both the drug industry and patients would benefit.
18-Nov-2013 - US Senators will debate pharmaceutical track and trace legislation later today in a session that could have a dramatic impact on how drug supply chains in the country are monitored.
18-Nov-2013 - AstraZeneca says it would never outsource the manufacture of Zoladex after announcing plans to invest £120m ($190m) in a fifth production facility for the blockbuster cancer drug.
18-Nov-2013 - GSK has announced plans for a new manufacturing plant to "bring more medicines to the people of India" weeks after revealing that some drug wholesalers in the country have stopped buying...
13-Nov-2013 - The US FDA is working with GEA to validate continuous manufacturing as the pharma industry enters “the start of the end” for batch manufacturing, according to GEA.
13-Nov-2013 - Drug delivery experts say fixed dose combination (FDC) products for non-oral forms can benefit both the manufacturer and the patient.
12-Nov-2013 - There are multiple ways to make amorphous dispersions in order to enhance bioavailability but spray dry dispersion (SDD) is often the most applicable, Bend Research says.
12-Nov-2013 - Concerns recently introduced import laws would cause EU-wide API shortages now appear unfounded, but European industry groups say the buffering effects of stockpiling mean it is still too early to...
12-Nov-2013 - Understanding how a drug will interact with food is vital even if predicting it accurately during development can be a challenge according to speakers at AAPS yesterday.
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