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Catalent launches softgel products at CPhI: one vegetarian, one anti-abuse

Catalent launches softgel products at CPhI: one vegetarian, one anti-abuse

Will Downie

Senior VP Global Vusiness Development & Marketing - Catalent

Catalent has announced two new softgel solutions as it adds greater versatility to its Advanced Technologies Business Unit.

Published: 23-Oct-2013

AlpVision's iPhone Tech Offers Authentication in War on Counterfeits

AlpVision's iPhone Tech Offers Authentication in War on Counterfeits

Quincy Mattingly

Regional Manager - AlpVision

In the war against counterfeits, regulators have concentrated on serialisation and ePedigree and missed an opportunity on product authentication, according to AlpVision.

Published: 07-May-2013

Customers to Save up to 65% as ASI and Chromatan Pen Single-Use Deal

Customers to Save up to 65% as ASI and Chromatan Pen Single-Use Deal

ASI has teamed up with Chromatan in order to deliver single-use and column-free capture purification services which could save clients 65% in chromatography costs in clinical manufacturing.

Published: 30-Apr-2013

Updated IPEC Guide Steers Excipient Manufacturers Away From Unnecessary Tests

John Giannone - incoming IPEC-Americas chairman

Irwin Silverstein, COO and VP of the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Auditing, Inc.

Excipient firms that skip lot testing or use alternative analysis methods should justify their decisions according to a new COA guide issued by IPEC Americas. 

Published: 21-Feb-2013

ATMI: Single Use Bioreactors on the Up, but US Tails Europe

ATMI: Single Use Bioreactors on the Up, but US Tails Europe

Special Report from ATMI's Belgian Facility

New innovations in single-use bioprocessing systems are being picked up quicker in Europe than in the US, according to ATMI.

Published: 20-Feb-2013

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

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

Walter Dissinger

President - BASF nutrition and health

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 start-up on a remote Scottish island, that is exciting the German giant.

Published: 13-Dec-2012

Optimism is returning to the pharma fine chemicals sector, says analyst

Optimism is returning to the pharma fine chemicals sector, says analyst

Jan Ramakers

Industry consultant - Jan Ramakers Fine Chemical Consulting Group

The positive impact drug industry demand for quality is having on the fine chemicals sector was evident at industry trade show CPhI last month according to expert Jan Ramakers. 

Published: 31-Oct-2012

Capsugel expands liquid fill capsule capabilities

Keith Hutchison,

Senior VP of research and development (R&D) - Capsugel

Capsugel has expanded its Licaps liquid fill capsule line with a new facility in the US.

Published: 17-Oct-2012

New filtration tech boosts biomanufacturing yields, says Sartorius

New filtration tech boosts biomanufacturing yields, says Sartorius

Jens Meyer

Product manager for filtration technologies - Sartorius Stedim

Sartorius Stedim says its new range of sterilising-grade filters can allow steam cleaning in dry conditions and minimises protein binding.

Published: 26-Jun-2012

Submit good REMS proposals for FDA brownie points, says RAPS author

Submit good REMS proposals for FDA brownie points, says RAPS author

Ed Tabor

VP of strategic drug development - Quintiles

Submitting a REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) proposal for risky drug developments could earn companies brownie points, according to Quintiles’ Ed Tabor.

Published: 13-Jun-2012

Initial investment in REMS means big pay-put for pharma, says RAPS author

Initial investment in REMS means big pay-put for pharma, says RAPS author

Ed Tabor

VP of strategic drug development - Quintiles

A bigger initial pay-out for REMS means long-term profitability for drugsmakers, says Quintiles Ed Tabor.

Published: 06-Jun-2012

The single-use age has dawned, says ThermoFisher

The single-use age has dawned, says ThermoFisher

Bill Whitford

Senior manager of the bioprocessing market - ThermoFisher

Developments in single-use technology signals the end for clean-in-place biomanufacturing methods, according to ThermoFisher’s Bill Whitford.

Published: 21-May-2012

Fette's 'common sense' approach to boosting production

 Fette's 'common sense' approach to boosting production

Jim Mossop

New business and project manager - Fette Compacting

Reduce changeover time on oral solid dose machinery by cleaning equipment offline, Fette Compacting urged drugsmakers at this year’s Interphex.

Published: 10-May-2012

Single-use is the future of biomanufacturing: report from Interphex

Single-use is the future of biomanufacturing: report from Interphex

Various

Various - Interphex

Advancements in single-use equipment are crucial to the development of the biotechnology industry, according to experts at this year’s Interphex.

Published: 07-May-2012

Pharma needs to rethink supply chains in an era of patent expiry and global outsourcing

Pharma needs to rethink supply chains in an era of patent expiry and global outsourcing

Hedley Rees

Industry consultant - Biotech Pharmaflow

Planning supply chains early is an important part of maintaining margins but is often overlooked by Pharmas too focused on developing the next product in an era of patent expiry says industry consultant.

Published: 26-Mar-2012

Acuros in talks with Big Pharma over water-powered delivery pump

Acuros in talks with Big Pharma over water-powered delivery pump

Helge Adleff

CEO - Acuros

Acuros is seeking development partnerships with Big Pharma over its recently launched water-powered drug delivery pump.

Published: 13-Mar-2012

Create painless devices for quicker regulatory approval, says BD

Create painless devices for quicker regulatory approval, says BD

Joel Cotten

European product manager of pharmaceutical systems - BD

Reduced-pain injection systems are the key to gaining regulatory approval for new products, according to BD.

Published: 28-Feb-2012

Unilife launches Autoinfuser range publically

Unilife launches Autoinfuser range publically

Stephen Allan

VP of marketing and communications - Unilife

Unilife is expanding its large dose delivery platform in a bid to meet a “growing industry need” for at-home drug administration in bigger scale.

Published: 23-Feb-2012

Aptar Pharma says new eDevices will speed up regulatory approval

Aptar Pharma says new eDevices will speed up regulatory approval

Joachim Koerner

VP of eDevice R&D, prescription division, - Aptar Pharma

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.

Published: 21-Feb-2012

Excipact scheme to launch next week

Excipact scheme to launch next week

Excipient makers could save up to 200 man hours with a new industry-driven, third-party audit certification scheme set to launch next week.

Published: 17-Jan-2012

Cargill stresses importance of cost- efficient taste masking in drug manufacturing

Cargill stresses importance of cost- efficient taste masking in drug manufacturing

Bénédicte Pascalie

category marketing manager - Cargill Flavor Systems

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 help manufacturers save money.

Published: 30-Nov-2011

The future of HPAPIs according to industry insiders

The future of HPAPIs according to industry insiders

Allan Clarke and Radha Srikrishna Maganti

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.

Published: 29-Nov-2011

Endeavour creates new intermediates for prion drug developers

Endeavour creates new intermediates for prion drug developers

Jordi Robinson

Sales manager chemical intermediates - Endeavour Specialty Chemicals

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.

Published: 16-Nov-2011

BASF talks excipients, raw materials and development plans at CPhI 2011

BASF talks excipients, raw materials and development plans at CPhI 2011

Ralf Fink

VP global marketing pharma ingredients - BASF

BASF says solubility and bioavailability will be key focus for its pharmaceutical excipient product development efforts in the next few years.

Published: 31-Oct-2011

Excipact auditing certification scheme explained

Excipact auditing certification scheme explained

Iain Moore

Excipact Project Coordinator - Croda

April saw the publication of the second draft of Excipact, a set of certification standards for third-party auditors of excipient manufacturers.

Published: 08-Jun-2011

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