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.
30-Oct-2014 - Contract research and manufacturing organization Paragon Bioservices has raised $13m in a Series A Preferred Stock financing, led by NewSpring Capital and Camden Partners, to continue to grow the company....
29-Oct-2014 - DPT has expanded bottle filling capacity with a new line at its manufacturing liquid and semi-solid drugs facility in San Antonio, Texas.
28-Oct-2014 - A plant being set up by Pharma Action and meat supplier Toennies will produce 15 tonnes of 100% traceable crude heparin a year.
28-Oct-2014 - Texas, US-based GSK influenza vaccine partner Kalon Therapeutics has agreed to a takeover by Japanese conglomerate Fujifilm.
24-Oct-2014 - The products, unveiled at BioProcess International in Boston this week, will help industry with their upstream and downstream processing and include an anti-CHO host cell protein detection kit, the first...
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.