02-Oct-2015 - Drug companies still outsource to make fixed costs variable rather than to try and improve their public profiles through sustainable sourcing according to a Deloitte analyst.
01-Oct-2015 - Pharma M&A, complex APIs and an increasing need for flexibility are driving a €300m manufacturing network overhaul, says Vetter.
01-Oct-2015 - Johnson Matthey has bought Sigma-Aldrich’s Pharmorphix division to add a 'significant' customer base and expand its European API business.
01-Oct-2015 - Innovate Pharmaceuticals has launched what it claims is the world’s first shelf-stable liquid aspirin, and says it is on the look-out for a licensing partner for the “$500m” market.
30-Sep-2015 - Drug companies still outsource to cut costs but environmental concerns and therefore contractors’ green credentials are increasingly important say industry experts.
29-Sep-2015 - A UK supplier of metal catalysts to the drug industry has been fined after an explosion at its site in Widnes left an employee with minor injuries.
29-Sep-2015 - Novartis has extended a deal with Unilife for the supply of an injectable drug delivery system for use with an early stage drug candidate.
28-Sep-2015 - Investments in manufacturing and science have left Lonza well placed to cope with skyrocketing demand for stem cell manufacturing, the CMO says.
28-Sep-2015 - Increasing QbD needs and a range of technical service centres have driven up the prices of Evonik’s drug delivery excipient portfolio, the company says.
25-Sep-2015 - Mayne Pharma has started adding contract manufacturing capacity at its site in North Carolina in an project that will also see it consolidate US distribution operations.
25-Sep-2015 - Lonza has published a guide to clinical-grade induced pluripotent stem cell (IPSC) manufacture, addressing concerns around the derivation of cellular materials.
24-Sep-2015 - Cobra Biologics, a Swedish contract development and manufacturing organisation, has launched a project to improve scale-up of biologics with the University of Manchester, UK.
23-Sep-2015 - Hangzhou CMO Ausia BioTech has partnered with New Mexico-based PaizaBio to market its manufacturing services to Western drugmakers interested in the Chinese sterile injectables market.
23-Sep-2015 - Electricity from a ‘green energy’ biomass plant being built nearby will cut utility costs at an Aesica UK facility and help the CDMO stay competitive.
23-Sep-2015 - German CDMO IDT Biologika has opened its first facility in the US and will contract manufacture vaccines.
22-Sep-2015 - Standard & Poor has assigned a ‘stable’ rating to Greatbatch after the contract manufacturer secured $1.5bn to buy fellow medical devicemaker Lake Region Medical.
21-Sep-2015 - KeyPlants has been selected for the design and engineering of a 600,000L plasma processing facility operated by Russia’s MasterPlasma.
17-Sep-2015 - China’s ShangPharma is building a $60m (€53m) single-use biologics manufacturing plant in Qidong, to be operated by its CMO subsidiary.
16-Sep-2015 - Baxalta will sell a Minnesota facility it acquired from Genmab in 2013 as part of a new outsourcing strategy it has adopted for biosimilar production.
16-Sep-2015 - Danish biotech Bavarian Nordic has signed a $9m contract from Johnson & Johnson to improve stability of their joint Ebola vaccine. After options and milestone awards, payment could total $33m.
14-Sep-2015 - Abzena has broadened its biologics services and added a Californian manufacturing facility through the acquisition of CDMO PacificGMP.
11-Sep-2015 - Trial supplies of a radio-immunotherapy drug made by Areva Med in compliance with GMP are stable five years after they were produced according to the results of new analysis.
10-Sep-2015 - Manufacturing backlog at Avid Bioservices has reached $42m as the firm books up space at a new facility currently undergoing its first internal pilot run.
09-Sep-2015 - ProteoNic Biotechnology BV has licensed its protein production technology to US contractor Aragen Bioscience.
09-Sep-2015 - Berkshire Hathaway-owned Lubrizol has bought drug formulation and device contractor Particle Sciences.