17-Dec-2014 - The US FDA has set up a committee to provide advice on scientific, technical and medical issues concerning drug compounding.
12-Dec-2014 - German contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Vetter has built a facility for pre-clinical and clinical syringe filling in Chicago.
12-Dec-2014 - Analyst firm N+1Singer has endorsed stem cell manufacturer Reneuron based on its “off-the-shelf” therapy pipeline and a new facility that will reduce the need to outsource.
11-Dec-2014 - Pharma companies have called on the Swedish government to prevent manufacturing going the way of R&D and leaving the country, after AstraZeneca closed its research in Lund in 2012.
11-Dec-2014 - Peregrine Pharmaceuticals is expanding its contract manufacturing capacity to meet growing client demand and to produce its own monoclonal antibody bavituximab, the company has revealed.
10-Dec-2014 - Manufacturers developing Ebola vaccines will be immune from lawsuits following a decision by US HHS (Health and Human Services) to issue a declaration on the matter.
04-Dec-2014 - Meda has terminated a manufacturing contract with Recipharm which says a facility in Sweden and up to 60 jobs could be at threat.
02-Dec-2014 - Third-party manufacturers anxious about Big Biopharma investments and downbeat industry reports can relax as experts concur “it’s a time of growth for biopharmaceutical outsourcing.”
01-Dec-2014 - Mylan will manufacture and distribute Gilead's antiretroviral HIV drugs, following a tech transfer, in order to increase access in developing countries.
27-Nov-2014 - Recipharm will acquire a facility and add technologies including spray granulation and spray coating as part of a “truly strategic” collaboration with France-based Flamel Technologies.
25-Nov-2014 - AMRI’s Albuquerque, New Mexico sterile injectable facility has resumed full manufacturing operations following an environmental deviation.
24-Nov-2014 - Rottendorf is looking to break from being “the best kept secret in the CMO world” by targeting the thousands of virtual and SME pharma firms in the US, according to its CEO....
24-Nov-2014 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is encouraging hospitals to purchase their compounded drugs from organisations registered as outsourcing facilities, and has issued guidance on accreditation.
20-Nov-2014 - Catering for low value, high volume customers as well as the growing number of firms developing complex drugs will be a big challenge in the era of personalised medicine according...
17-Nov-2014 - Investors only back drug innovators because they have to according to Index Venture Management's Kevin Johnson, who says less risky 'first to be second' firms are much more attractive.
17-Nov-2014 - Last week CDMO Catalent acquired Micron Technologies, a provider of particle size engineering technologies, with the aim of improving its early stage tech offering.
17-Nov-2014 - Recipharm has bought Portugal-based contractor Lusomedicamenta for SEK1bn ($1349m) following up on the plan to add manufacturing capacity that it outlined after going public this summer .
17-Nov-2014 - With biologics declared as its main driver over the next few years, CDMO Wuxi is seeing rapid manufacturing growth and planning two new facilities in the next two years.
13-Nov-2014 - Biopharma companies are not likely to outsource a larger chunk of their manufacturing than they have in the past 10 years, according to a new report from PharmSource.
11-Nov-2014 - Investing in GMP compliance regulations is key to success in sterile manufacturing says UK-based Symbiosis which is looking to capitalise on gaps left by recent CMO pullouts.
11-Nov-2014 - Power interruptions and remediation work at AMRI’s Albuquerque, New Mexico facility, as well as unexpected delays to API shipments have driven down the company’s Q3 profits.
07-Nov-2014 - GSK is keeping its Ebola vaccine production in-house, despite previously leaked documents which suggested the company could not ramp up volume of BS-2 manufacturing without impacting its other vaccine lines.
06-Nov-2014 - Using encapsulation machinery that is well serviced and appropriate to the type of powder being used can save drugmakers hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to Capsugel
05-Nov-2014 - Kemwell’s daughter company Cirrus will start manufacturing pharmaceuticals for clinical trials out of a GMP suite set to open in North Carolina.
03-Nov-2014 - Warburg Pincus has bought a 32% stake in Indian API maker Laurus Labs Private Limited citing the ARV drug ingredients market and international opportunities as drivers.