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Eisai to sell clinical diagnostics supply business

25-Nov-2015 - Eisai will sell its clinical diagnostics business – EIDIA Co. Ltd - to Sekisui Chemical for JPY 22.4bn ($183m).

UK packager Essentra adds 70 Newport jobs

19-Nov-2015 - Packaging company Essentra will create 70 jobs after its expansion in Newport, Wales.

TF opens giant Singapore storage and supply hub

19-Nov-2015 - Thermo Fisher has opened a 70,000 sq ft GMP clinical supply hub in Singapore.

As Philidor closes, Valeant tries to shake off ties

13-Nov-2015 - Specialty pharmacy Philidor Rx has been forced to fold as its sole customer Valeant distances itself from claims their relationship broke the law.  

Horizon Pharma says ‘captive pharmacy’ accuser is ‘anti-competitive’

13-Nov-2015 - Horizon Pharma has hit back at allegations it was secretly working with a “captive pharmacy” to preferentially dispense its own drugs, claiming its accuser is trying to reduce competition with...


Ex McDonald's chief to chair Quintiles

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Repligen halting one Protein A media programme but still in resin market

10-Nov-2015 - Repligen has halted a Protein A media programme due to mixed feedback and dilution risks but says it is still a player in the $350m market.

AmerisourceBergen to 'set the bar' for compounding quality as it closes PharMEDium deal

09-Nov-2015 - Legislation allowing compounders to register as outsourcing facilities was a key driver in the acquisition of PharMEDium, AmerisourceBergen says as it completes the $2.6bn deal.

Hanson, Shimadzu combine technologies to create an automated testing system

30-Oct-2015 - Hanson Research and Shimadzu have teamed up to combine their respective technologies into an automated online pharmaceutical testing system.

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Pharma manufacturers using smart glasses for virtual POV

29-Oct-2015 - Big pharma is adopting Google Glass-type tech to remotely advise and monitor manufacturing operators, says the company licensing the handsfree tech.

Thermo Fisher benefitting from blossoming biotechs, regardless of size

23-Oct-2015 - Thermo Fisher has positioned itself to capitalise on the success of small biotechs, the firm says as it reports flat third quarter results.


New heads for ICON's Asian business

22-Oct-2015 -

Sigma-Aldrich to manufacture Wellcome CRISPR library

20-Oct-2015 - Sigma-Aldrich is partnering with the Wellcome Trust to manufacture and distribute a CRISPR library on behalf of the UK research charity.


Stem cell pioneer joins cold chain board

16-Oct-2015 -

GSK keeps focus on core offerings with Romanian distribution divestiture

16-Oct-2015 - GSK has inked a deal to offload its Romanian subsidiary Europharma Distribution, saying distribution is not one of the Big Pharma’s core offerings.

CPhI Worldwide 2015

Dow launches green MUPS-coating tech at CPhI

15-Oct-2015 - Dow has revealed a polymer for multi-particulate drugs that it says is solvent-free and bypasses slow-drying water-based methods.

CPhI Worldwide 2015

As it happened: CPhI Pharma Awards winners announced

14-Oct-2015 -   [View the story "2015 CPhI Pharma Awards winners" on Storify]

Evotec hopeful US NCI contract will prompt more compound management deals

06-Oct-2015 - Evotec has been hired to manage candidate drug compounds by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) under an agreement the CRO hopes will help it win further contracts.

Sterigenics invests $15m in Arkansas gamma sterilisation site

02-Oct-2015 - Sterigenics will triple gamma sterilisation capacity at a site in Arkansas on the back of strong demand from pharmaceutical and medical device customers.

Pharma outsourcing more med affairs and post approval work say experts

01-Oct-2015 - Medical affairs and post-market research are fast growing opportunities for CROs according to observers who say drug companies are starting to outsource more late-phase and post approval work.

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Android or iOS: Which cell phone OS does the drug industry prefer?

01-Oct-2015 - Do API firms adore android? Do ocular drug developers’ eyes light up when they think of iOS? 

Teva adds an 'appy medium to its respiratory portfolio with Gecko buy

30-Sep-2015 - Teva has acquired Gecko Health Innovations, adding an inhaler app it says can help patients manage asthma and COPD.

Yusen opens GDP logistics facility at Amsterdam airport

25-Sep-2015 - Yusen Logistics has opened a 1,200m2 facility at Amsterdam airport to service its pharma customers GDP needs.


Nigerian economist to head Gavi

24-Sep-2015 -

Intertek opens bioanalysis plant in UK to support biosimilar growth

24-Sep-2015 - Intertek has added 10,000 ft² of bioanalytical laboratory space through a new UK facility, the second to be opened this year.

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