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31-Oct-2012 - Lonza says it will cut jobs at its facility in Visp, Switzerland and that it may enact ‘similar productivity improvement programmes’ at other facilities.
31-Oct-2012 - The full impact of Superstorm Sandy is still being assessed, but early reports suggest that the East coast contract manufacturing industry has escaped relatively unscathed.
31-Oct-2012 - SAFC will provide pre-formulation services for South Korea-based NSAID developer CrystalGenomics.
30-Oct-2012 - Cyprotex has signed an 18-month collaboration with US drug giant Pfizer focused on predictive in-vitro toxicology in preclinical development.
30-Oct-2012 - French contract research organisation (CRO) Biotrial will buy Warnex’s bioanalytical services business for C$6m before the end of the year.
29-Oct-2012 - Canadian CMO Patheon will buy softgel specialist Banner Pharmacaps, moving forward with its plan to build in the oral dose delivery sector.
29-Oct-2012 - Lonza claims a new selection technology to its microbial protein expression system will improve yields and boost efficiency.
29-Oct-2012 - Outsourcing-pharma.com presents a roundup of contract manufacturing news with deals for Lonza, DSM and Ark Therapeutics and an expanded agreement with Shire for AMRI.
25-Oct-2012 - Ukraine hopes changes to import laws will help cut trial start-up time from six month to 45 days.
25-Oct-2012 - CMO Cobra Biologics says North America is an obvious place to look at for a facility acquisition.
25-Oct-2012 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents its weekly round-up of the latest appointments within the industry, including news from Quintiles, AMRI and PDI.
24-Oct-2012 - Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies has partnered with Piramal Healthcare on development and manufacture of ADCs.
24-Oct-2012 - Discovery of the genetic basis for the placebo effect in IBS patients has wider implications for protocol design and trials of personalised medicines say researchers.
24-Oct-2012 - Quintiles has established roots in Indonesia through a new partnership with Prodia.
24-Oct-2012 - Penn Pharma is in talks with a number of “big players” over its upcoming high containment oral solid dose facility.
23-Oct-2012 - The EMA has issued new guidance on the publication of clinical trial results as part of an effort to make such data publicly available.
23-Oct-2012 - The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan has set up a committee to resolve registration and licensing issues with local contract manufacturers.
23-Oct-2012 - Xcelience is shopping for a European distributor after opening a new clinical trial supply facility in the US.
23-Oct-2012 - Cobra Biologics says former Lonza biopharmaceutical science officer brings strategic insight, process development and manufacturing expertise.
22-Oct-2012 - Catalent says making its technology available to industry will not affect its competitive edge.
22-Oct-2012 - Wuxi AppTec has opened a biologics manufacturing facility that will play a key role in its recent accord with Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca.
22-Oct-2012 - Preclinical services firm SNBL USA has gained AAALAC accreditation for animal research programs at its sites in Everett, Washington and Alice, Texas.
18-Oct-2012 - US CMO Ben Venue has restarted 'limited drug manufacturing' at its plant in Bedford, Ohio, but does not expect to start shipping product for several months.
18-Oct-2012 - Catalent has established a new institute in a bid to advance drug delivery by creating links between industry and academia.
18-Oct-2012 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents its weekly round-up of the latest changes, faces and places in the pharma services sector, including news from Wolters, Advanced Clinical and BIA.
18-Oct-2012 - Charles River Laboratories' deal with AstraZeneca may only formalise an existing relationship but a second Big Pharma accord is good news for the CRO say analysts.
17-Oct-2012 - Icon has expanded its early-phase medical imaging services business, citing greater use of the technology in clinical development.
17-Oct-2012 - Bend Research is “actively” hunting new partnerships similar to its recent alliance with Dow.
16-Oct-2012 - Make information about generic production readily available when working with vendors in emerging markets for quicker US approval, says the FDA.
16-Oct-2012 - SternMaid has invested €14m in its Wittenburg factory to enlarge capacity and extend the range of its products and services, involving the introduction of new fluid bed technology.
16-Oct-2012 - Sino-US CRO Pharmaron has signed a drug discovery partnership with Anglo-Swedish drug major AstraZeneca.
16-Oct-2012 - A new trade organisation intended to give clinical research sites a voice was launched at industry event earlier this week.
15-Oct-2012 - Trial and sample logistics services firm Marken has been recertified by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
15-Oct-2012 - Returning demand for late-phase trial services will help PPD grow revenue in 2013 but rising labour costs will impact earnings says S&P.
15-Oct-2012 - Outsourcing-pharma.com presents a round-up of developments in the contract research sector with news from Max Neeman, ACM and Verum.de.
15-Oct-2012 - Piramal Healthcare wants to add sterile injectables to its offering but is unwilling to overpay for facilities owned by 'value focused' private equity groups.
12-Oct-2012 - Demand for better bioavailability drove another deal this week with Bend Research and Dow teaming up to develop spray drying-based solutions.
12-Oct-2012 - A new independent review panel will decide to grant access to GSK’s clinical trial data based on scientific merit.
12-Oct-2012 - Swedish CMO Recipharm has won a development and manufacturing deal with Astimex Pharma and may be in the running for future contracts.
10-Oct-2012 - Commitments not to ship animals two cargo firms gave animal rights protesters won't impact drug research, but such campaigns will continue.
10-Oct-2012 - The pharma industry does not include children in clinical research for fear of mentally scarring them, according to ResearchNurses.co.
09-Oct-2012 - Indian contractor Piramal Healthcare is on the lookout for acquisitions in the US and Europe that will expand its CRAMS business.
09-Oct-2012 - Demand for larger-scale, sustainable API manufacturing capacity is a key strategy driver for Almac if developments this week are an indication.
09-Oct-2012 - Scotland’s emergence as a biopharma hub – as evidenced by announcements by SAFC and Quintiles last week – is due to Government support, electronic health records and speedy trial approvals...
09-Oct-2012 - Dr Reddy's Laboratories has added conjugation tech production capacity its UK plant.
08-Oct-2012 - ACRO says media portrayal of clinical trial participants as ‘guinea pigs’ or ‘test monkeys’ has a negative impact on drug research.
08-Oct-2012 - Symbiosis has opened a new sterile manufacturing facility in Scotland for clinical trial drug supply.
08-Oct-2012 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents its weekly round-up of the latest appointments in the pharma services industry, including news from Chiltern, Novacep and Emergent.
04-Oct-2012 - CiToxLAB says LAB Research acquisition was key driver for growth in H1 2012 and hints at future collaborations with clinical CROs.
04-Oct-2012 - The CMO sector welcomed its newest member this week with Olympus Biotech launching a drug contract manufacturing business.
04-Oct-2012 - Almac has invested in new flexible blister tech for its site in Northern Ireland facility just months after bolstering its US packaging business.
04-Oct-2012 - Icon has forged an alliance with the South Korean Government in a bid to boost local trial activity.
03-Oct-2012 - The Mann who bought Marken for investment group Apax Partners has stepped down, describing the deal for the logistics contractor as one of the ‘tough ones’.
03-Oct-2012 - ChemAxon has opened a US headquarters to boost its technical, scientific and consultancy services.
03-Oct-2012 - CRO QPS Qualitix has continued its expansion in Asia with a new office in China.
03-Oct-2012 - Catalent and Parexel have teamed up to offer clinical trial material supply services.
02-Oct-2012 - Quintiles has forged a deal with the Scottish Government which it says will boost clinical trial activity in the country.
02-Oct-2012 - Lonza will produce clinical trial supplies of an enzyme-replacement therapy being developed by Celladon Corp as a treatment for heart failure.
02-Oct-2012 - Pluristem Therapeutics has enlisted Fisher BioServices to distribute its placenta-based cell therapies to clinical and preclinical trial sites globally.
02-Oct-2012 - WorldCare Clinical has launched a blinded independent safety and efficacy review service to speed FDA approval of clinical trial data.
01-Oct-2012 - Lonza has signed a contract to make preclinical trial supplies of an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) being developed by Intellect Neurosciences.
01-Oct-2012 - Children are not included in enough clinical trials in the US, according to an FDA committee.
01-Oct-2012 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents its weekly round-up of the latest movers and shakers in the world of pharma, including news from Icon, Althea and PSKW.
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