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Regulatory changes 'defining' serialization processes: key considerations and opportunities

11-Jul-2016 - With deadlines around the corner, companies are beginning to plan their serialization initiatives – a process defined by regulatory changes, says Antares Vision.

Clinical Trials Day: focusing on awareness, the ‘war on talent,’ and an industry-wide commitment

19-May-2016 - Clinical Trials Day celebrates the first randomized clinical trial conducted in May 1747 and the clinical research professionals that work in the industry more than 265 years later.

DCAT Week preview with Executive Director Margaret Timony

03-Mar-2016 - DCAT Week, which will be March 14-17 in New York, is organized by the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT), and brings together key players from across the industry.

Global regulators demanding needless drug quality levels, says Indian Gov

15-Oct-2014 - Overzealous and unnecessary quality demands by some regulatory agencies are driving up the cost of medicines, according to the Indian Government.

CDMOs: Leave aseptic manufacturing to the Vetters of this world, says Aesica

14-Oct-2014 - Aesica has turned its back on sterile injectables manufacturing and, in an exclusive interview, told there is now limited steriles capability in the UK following the exit of other...

Lilly backs track-and-trace and commits $102m to fight counterfeits

22-Jan-2014 - Eli Lilly is spending €75m ($102m) to meet latest global anti-counterfeiting regulations, its security experts said in an exclusive interview with

Bend expands SDD services with $20m Capsugel capital injection

11-Nov-2013 - Bend Research is expanding its commercial spray-dried dispersion (SDD) manufacturing with capital from new owners Capsugel in order to offer unique integrated capabilities, the firm says.

BASF nutrition president on high-end omega-3, Equateq and the phood “white space”

13-Dec-2012 - BASF is moving en masse into omega-3 - especially if its bid for Norwegian player Pronova is approved - but it is technology gained from its May acquisition of a high-dose omega-3...

Aptar Pharma says new eDevices will speed up regulatory approval

21-Feb-2012 - Aptar Pharma says its new eDevices can help companies gain quicker regulatory approval for their nasal drug products without having to re-do clinical trials.

Rx-360 membership to “snowball” as it prioritises growth

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.

Biopharm sees large future for media enhanced packaging

14-Oct-2010 - Biopharm sees a large future for packaging containing digital codes that can link mobile devices to content, according to Catalent.

Falsified APIs and gangsters in the pharma industry

12-Oct-2010 - Guy Villax, board member of the EFCG, talks falsified APIs, EU efforts to tackle the issue, and the presence of gangsters in the pharma industry in an in-PharmaTechnologist video interview.

SAFC completes Jerusalem fermentation plant expansion

07-Oct-2010 - SAFC has completed the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Jerusalem, Israel, further increasing its global footprint.

Thermo to add sites in China to fulfil APAC aspirations

07-Sep-2010 - Extension of a production site in Shanghai is a small part of the big aspirations Thermo has for China and Asia Pacific.

SAFC outlines Asia strategy; plans to expand manufacturing footprint

07-Jul-2010 - The rapidly evolving Asian drug manufacturing sector represents both an opportunity and a challenge for the fine chemicals and molecules industry, according to SAFC president Gilles Cottier.

Atacama CEO on Excella deal and development of PDG for HPAPIs

18-Mar-2010 - CEO Steffen Mittwich updates in-PharmaTechnologist on Atacama Labs' pneumatic dry granulation (PDG) API processing tech, its deal with German CMO Excella and future development plans.

Artel's QA/QC services driving expansion

14-Oct-2008 -  With big pharma and biopharma looking to cut costs and increase efficiency, liquid handling experts Artel have found that their services are in greater need than ever before.

IPEC China’s chairman sets out next steps

18-Sep-2008 -  IPEC China must become a “harmonisation bridge between China and other countries,” according to Colorcon’s Nevin Cheng who was recently elected chairman of the new organisation. 

Equateq bullish about lipid API market

27-Aug-2008 - A facility operated by fatty acid specialist Equateq on the island of Lewis in Scotland has met with UK good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards for the production of lipid-based APIs...

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