Carlsberg bids for local rival
Carlsberg, the Danish brewer, announced last week a friendly
takeover bid for Albani Brewery. The brewing giant offered DKr378m
($46m) for the company....
BioProgress makes first system sales
BioProgress of the UK, which specialises in delivery mechanisms for
the pharmaceutical oral dosage markets, has sold the first two
machines in its line of systems for tablet coating based on its
proprietary coloured cellulose film.
Catalyst deal for Materia and Sigma
Sigma-Aldrich has negotiated an exclusive contract to distribute a
range of catalysts that are used in pharmaceutical discovery and
fine chemical production.
Honeywell awarded GSK contract
Honeywell has been signed up by GlaxoSmithKline to implement a
system designed to manage clinical manufacturing operations at
three GSK sites.
New blister samples from PRG
A new range of sample blister packs from MeadWestvaco are designed
to showcase the pharma applications of the firm's Printkote
Roche reports weak sales
Roche, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, this week reported weaker
than expected sales growth. This news, together with the statement
that their respected...
Oden rolls out digital blending system
Oden has introduced its Mass/Blend Continuous Stream Digital
Blending System, designed to eliminate problems associated with
large-batch liquid preparation.
Seagram merger given U.S. go ahead
The proposed three-way merger between French groups Vivendi and
Canal Plus and Montreal-based Seagram group has been given the go
ahead by US regulators....
Crucell boosted by gene delivery deal
Crucell signs a new agreement for its PER.C6 biological drug
production technology with GeneMax, a US firm developing vaccines
Novartis may shut Indian rifampicin plant
Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis is planning to shut its only
manufacturing facility in India, at Mahad in Maharashtra, because
of increasing competition.
Genetix makes first sale of cell picker
The UK's Genetix, which makes gene and protein research equipment,
said it had received orders from leading pharmaceutical groups for
two of its new products.
New player Hikal offers gabapentin
India's Hikal has entered into an agreement with an unnamed
US-based pharmaceutical company to supply gabapentin, set to lose
its patent protection.
LIT spectrometer pushes back sensitivity barrier
A linear ion trap (LIT) spectrometer that is up to 10 times more
sensitive than current systems will be launched later this year by
Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX
Azlon unveils double-secure bottles
Azlon Plastic Packaging has introduced a range of screw top bottles
that combine both tamper-evident and child-resistant closures.
MSA plant at BASF goes on-line
BASF has completed a production plant for high-purity
methanesulfonic acid, widely used in the chemical industry and in
the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.