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Symyx launches CDMO

Symyx launches CDMO

By Nick Taylor

At BIO 2009 Symyx was promoting its new CDMO offering, which it believes meets a “real need in the industry” and can save clients time and materials by leveraging its prior knowledge.

BIO 2009: snapshot of an evolving biotech industry

BIO 2009: snapshot of an evolving biotech industry

By Nick Taylor

in-Pharmatechnologist's Nick Taylor looks back on BIO 2009, an event at which uncertainty about the development of the biotechnology industry’s future shape dominated proceedings.

France helps clusters battle for bio bucks

France helps clusters battle for bio bucks

By Nick Taylor

HEM Pierre Vimont, Ambassador of France to the US, was at BIO 2009 talking about the measures his nation have taken to attract biotechs, including the introduction of the "most favourable R&D tax in Europe".

Time of rapid change in fine chemicals supply, says SAFC

Time of rapid change in fine chemicals supply, says SAFC

By Gareth Macdonald

Tom Beil, SAFC’s VP of Quality and Regulatory affairs, whose talk on fine chemicals supply was a highlight of last month's DCAT week, spoke with in-PharmaTechnologist about the benefits and risks of working with global suppliers.

Deuteration may help drug development

Pharma Phacts

Deuteration may help drug development

By Gareth Macdonald

New research suggests that deuteration, the replacement of hydrogen atoms with heavier forms, can alter an API's crystallisation properties and help drugmakers make better more effective drugs.

Novartis comments on $490m cell-culture vaccine contract

Novartis comments on $490m cell-culture vaccine contract

By Gareth Macdonald

Late last week the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Novartis a $490m contract to continue work on its cell-culture influenza vaccine plant in Holly Springs, North Carolina, US. in-PharmaTechnologist spoke with Novartis spokesman...

What to look out for at Pharmapack '09

What to look out for at Pharmapack '09

By Nick Taylor

in-PharmaTechnologist is joined by Aurore Domange, Pharmapack Manager, who details the highlights of this year’s show, which starts in Paris, France, this week.

Interview with IPEC China chairman Nevin Cheng

Interview with IPEC China chairman Nevin Cheng

By Gareth Macdonald

Since its inauguration last year, IPEC China has been working to improve the quality of excipient manufacturing in the country. in-PharmaTechnologist spoke with organisation president Nevin Cheng about the steps the body has taken so far and what it will...

Light microscopy technique for improving contaminant analysis

Light microscopy technique for improving contaminant analysis

By Gareth Macdonald

The timely identification of contaminants in pharmaceutical manufacture can be critical to avoiding costly delays. While it is relatively straightforward to establish the composition of a contaminating particle, determining its origin in the manufacturing...

MicroCHIPS' CEO responds to AAPS award

MicroCHIPS' CEO responds to AAPS award

After collecting the drug delivery award at this year's AAPS, John Santini, CEO of MicroCHIPS, was on hand to explain what the gong meant to the company.

AAPS preview

AAPS preview

By Gareth Macdonald

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist's (AAPS) president Dr Karen Habucky sets out the programme for the group's forthcoming annual meeting and exposition, which is being held in Atlanta, US between November 16- 20.