22-Oct-2014 - As single-use technology replaces traditional stainless steel technology in biomanufacturing, suppliers will own a larger portion of the supply chain, which is creating anxiety for end users such as Pfizer...
21-Oct-2014 - Patients receiving court-ordered treatment can be stopped from secretly spitting out their medicines by formulations which dissolve quickly in the mouth.
20-Oct-2014 - BASF, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, has chosen Colorcon to distribute its Kollicoat Immediate Release (IR) tablet coatings.
20-Oct-2014 - Changing pills to a more user-friendly formulation can increase patient compliance, brand loyalty, and extend IP exclusivity, says CMO Hermes in an exclusive podcast.
20-Oct-2014 - Analysts predicting a second wave of global API hubs say it will be hard for manufacturers in Latin America, Ukraine and Taiwan to avoid the pitfalls that stymied former high...
16-Oct-2014 - Strategic relationships with contract manufacturers are becoming the standard, but big and small pharma demands differ considerably according to the two largest CDMOs, DPx and Catalent.
16-Oct-2014 - Government contracts guaranteeing market share in Brazil are starting to attract innovators like Roche, Novartis and Sanofi and may see API suppliers get long-term work according to a spokesman for...
15-Oct-2014 - Drug active ingredients in food supplements are Europe’s real falsified medicines problem according to the head of AIFA’s counterfeit prevention team.
14-Oct-2014 - Royal DSM has launched a statin API it claims is made using a green production method that reduces reliance on intermediate suppliers.
14-Oct-2014 - Aesica has turned its back on sterile injectables manufacturing and, in an exclusive interview, told Outsourcing-Pharma.com there is now limited steriles capability in the UK following the exit of other...
13-Oct-2014 - The auditing company, SGS, recently certified that Capsugel’s manufacturing sites in Colmar, France and Bornem, Belgium meet Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards set by EXCiPACT for pharmaceutical excipients manufacturing.
10-Oct-2014 - US academics have licensed a mobile clean room design from Xoma for a vaccine and medical countermeasure plant being built in Texas as part of an HHS-funded project.
08-Oct-2014 - The sharing of audit reports for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) is essential in order to help avert the global decline in quality, according to Hovione’s CEO.
07-Oct-2014 - Lonza has launched an API-making platform that uses chemical microreaction technology for continuous processing.
07-Oct-2014 - Baxter International plans to set up a new global R&D center in Cambridge, Mass, for Baxalta, its biopharmaceuticals spinoff, which is expected be formally incorporated next year and headquartered in...
06-Oct-2014 - West Pharmaceutical Services plans to expand its global manufacturing operations with a new site in Waterford, Ireland.
02-Oct-2014 - Catalent has urged industry and academia to share knowledge about delivery technologies to help improve drug efficacy as it signs a deal to develop ADHD treatments for Cingulate.
02-Oct-2014 - China-based WuXi PharmaTech has acquired CRO XenoBiotic Laboratories (XBL) to bolster its bioanalytical and DMPK (Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics)/ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) services. Financial terms were not disclosed....
30-Sep-2014 - Consort Medical will buy UK contractor Aesica for £230m from Silverfleet Capital in a deal announced today.
24-Sep-2014 - Life science sector consolidation is a concern for some biomanufacturers, who say mega mergers like Merck KGaA’s $17bn acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich will limit their ability to negotiate on prices.
23-Sep-2014 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says compounding pharmacies must not manufacture medicines for hospitals and doctors’ offices, except for named patients.
18-Sep-2014 - Following the recent IPO from Catalent, has private equity called time on the CDMO industry? Outsourcing-pharma’s Dan Stanton thinks it has for now.
17-Sep-2014 - The US FDA has warned the public not to use any sterile medicines made by Downing-owned NuVision Pharmacy, Texas, which failed to comply with a recall order.
17-Sep-2014 - As contract manufacturers continue to consolidate , some in the industry are questioning whether the resulting companies have the ability to offer the same services as the former individual companies.
16-Sep-2014 - Almac has teamed up with Welsh Academics and industrial chemistry firm Hockley International to develop enzymes capable of making drug intermediates more quickly.