Marketing deal for Prosonix’s SonoLab
Syrris has become the primary marketer for Prosonix’s new SonoLab laboratory scale sonocrystallisation and sonoprocessing equipment.
Pharma manufacturing products: News in brief
in-PharmaTechnologist.com’s latest round up of products launched in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector includes new offerings from Premier Pneumatics, GE Healthcare and WaterSep.
DSM invests in microchip compliance packaging
DSM has invested in The Compliers Group (TCG), a company developing pharmaceutical packaging containing microchips to monitor a patient's compliance.
Handheld device for validating raw materials
Ahura Scientific has launched an updated version of its TruScan handheld instrument, which allows for raw materials to be quickly verified.
PEPFAR drops Ranbaxy from recommended list
Ranbaxy’s antiretrovirals zidovudine, lamivudine, and nevirapine have been removed from PEPFAR’s list of approved products until ongoing GMP problems at two of the firm’s Indian manufacturing plants are resolved.
Sagent acquires rights to multi-chamber syringe
Sagent Pharmaceuticals has acquired the rights to a patented, multi-chamber, sequential dose syringe from Infusive Technologies.
BioTrove clears the way for new disease pathway research
BioTrove has launched a series of assay panels that enable researchers to skip the laborious initial steps of gene selection and assay optimisation and start studying disease pathways straightaway.
TTP mosquito nanolitre liquid handler ‘bulks up’
TTP LabTech has transformed its ‘mosquito’ nanolitre liquid handler into a highly flexible system for preparing microplates for high throughput (HT) screening applications.
Teva Kowa JV to target Japanese generics market
Teva and Kowa have set their sights on Japan’s $4.6bn (€3.1bn) generics market with their development and manufacturing joint venture Teva-Kowa Pharma.
Dragon files new drug packaging film with SFDA
Chinese packaging specialist Dragon International is seeking SFDA marketing approval for a new composite film product for the suppository drug market.
Alpharma licenses transdermal delivery patch
Alpharma has licensed an investigational transdermal bupivacaine patch from Durect for an initial $20m, with further payments based on reaching developmental milestones.
Manufacturing facility news in brief
in-PharmaTechnologist.com’s periodic round-up of developments in the pharmaceutical manufacturing space includes news on MannKind, Nycomed, ABS and Tris.
Pfizer’s API unit to use Prosonix' Prosonitron
Prosonix, a specialist developer of ultrasonic industrial processing solutions, says that global drug giant Pfizer is to begin using its Prosonitron reactor and sonocrystallisation technology at its manufacturing facility in Ireland.
Health Canada adds to Ranbaxy’s woes
A domino effect appears to have been started by the FDA blocking Ranbaxy imports, with other regulatory bodies paying close attention to the generics giant.
EU cash for plant cell biosynthesis
The production of pharmaceutical products in plant cells has been given a boost, after the European Union ploughed $8.8m into a research programme.