18-Jan-2017 - AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. will start 40-person clinical trial in the Netherlands for a mint-flavoured medical marijuana chewing gum to treat Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
18-Jan-2017 - Servier has recruited CDMO MaSTherCell SA to manufacture its universal CAR-T candidate UCART19, licensed from the biotech Cellectis as an off-the-shelf cell therapy for leukemia.
12-Jan-2017 - FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies USA (FDBU) has selected SciQuest to automate ‘critical’ purchasing and accounts payable processes.
11-Jan-2017 - Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc will lease a 30,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Ireland to commercialise its eye-drop product for Glaucoma after delays at a third party CMO.
11-Jan-2017 - Catalent will assess Jupiter Orphan Therapeutics’ resveratrol across its softgel technologies in an effort to improve the bioavailability of the rare disease candidate.
11-Jan-2017 - After buying two CMOs, Japanese glassmaker AGC has made “a full-fledged launch” into the biologics manufacturing space and says it will consider further M&A opportunities.
10-Jan-2017 - CSSi LifeSciences and BioMARC have announced a strategic partnership to provide 'fully cohesive product development and support' for vaccine and biologic development.
10-Jan-2017 - From a new administration under president-elect Donald Trump, to continued consolidation, the CRO and CMO industry can expect accelerated change – good or bad – says PCI Synthesis.
09-Jan-2017 - Orchard Therapeutics has selected Dutch CMO PharmaCell to manufacture products from its gene therapy pipeline.
05-Jan-2017 - Recipharm receives approval to buy Kemwell’s Indian operations and PolyPeptides completes the acquisition of Lonza’s peptide business. Welcome to in-Pharmatechnologist’s 2017 M&A round-up.
21-Dec-2016 - Catalent has partnered with US non-profit PATH for antibody discovery using the CDMO’s GPEx cell line platform, funded by PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI).
21-Dec-2016 - AGC Asahi Glass has signed an agreement to buy CMC Biologics, the second biologics CDMO acquisition for the Japanese chemicals firm in three months.
15-Dec-2016 - bluebird bio Inc has hired apceth Biopharma GmbH to make its candidate ALD cell therapy Lenti-D and its thalassemia treatment LentiGlobin for the European market.
14-Dec-2016 - PPD has expanded its stability sample storage capacity and capabilities at its Middleton, Wisconsin-based good manufacturing practices (GMP) lab.
13-Dec-2016 - A fire has damaged a facility operated by Indian contractor, Syngene International.
13-Dec-2016 - Evonik Industries AG has acquired the silica business from the US company J.M. Huber, expanding the company’s presence in North America and Asia.
13-Dec-2016 - Avid Bioservices has reported strong contract manufacturing revenues for its Q2 and is confident a planned third facility will not leave the firm with too much capacity.
12-Dec-2016 - Lonza has confirmed it is interested in buying Capsugel.
12-Dec-2016 - Aptar Pharma is nearing completion of its US-based manufacturing site, as it continues to expand globally to keep pace with growth in the injectable drug delivery industry.
12-Dec-2016 - Catalent has become the first CDMO to join the PSCI – a voluntary industry initiative focused on the social, environmental and economic impact of the supply chain.
08-Dec-2016 - Fareva Group has set up an aerosol manufacturing facility at its site in Richmond, Virginia as part of a $40m (€37m) investment in its drug, OTC medicine and beauty care...
07-Dec-2016 - Lonza has agreed to sell its therapeutic peptide business to PolyPeptide Laboratories in a deal that will also see the latter firm take on 280 staff.
05-Dec-2016 - Accinov has teamed up with Canadian clinical research organisation (CRO) Biodextris to provide a transatlantic biomanufacturing ‘plug and play’ service for biopharmaceuticals—with a particular expertise in vaccines.
01-Dec-2016 - Idifarma has invested over €300,000 in its facility in Spain in order to offer its customers automated capsule filling for commercial batches.
30-Nov-2016 - Vetter's new data processing center at its headquarters in Ravensburg, Germany has met all criteria required to meet the European DIN EN 50600 standard.