Novotech expands in Asia with new Malaysian base
Novotech says its new “management hub” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will serve as a base for expansion in the booming Asia-Pacific contract research sector.
New drug marketing agency Vertiyo Health founded
US branding agency Vertiyo has set up a new health care marketing unit that, it says, gives drugmakers a cost effective product promotion alternative.
PPD cuts outlook on Q3 results; spins-off compounds and buys in China
PPD accompanies news of drop in Q3 profits with announcement of plans to spin-off compound partnering and buy China’s Excel PharmaStudies.
Qualitest expands recall to all Accusure insulin syringes
US generics firm Qualitest Pharmaceuticals has recalled all Accusure insulin syringes after reports that the needles may detach from the syringe.
Nokia forms anti-counterfeiting JV
Nokia, SAP and G&D are forming a company to provide anti-counterfeiting services which will draw on the firms’ respective expertise in mobile phones, supply chain technology and encryption.
Alliance model provides rapid global expansion, says inVentiv
inVentiv Clinical Solutions' new Clinical Global Alliance will help meet industry demand for rapid access to “concentrated patient populations” according to CEO Michael Hlinak.
Quintiles to open Phase I site in ‘experimental medicine’ hub
Quintiles is collaborating with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London to establish a 30 bed Phase I site which will help meet demand for early-stage research conducted in patients.
CDC targets track and trace
CDC Software has launched Trace Express Viewer which helps identify suspect materials, provides cGxP compliant transaction processing and covers users’ ePedigree requirements.
Unilife tagets pharma with Unifill brand
US headquartered Unilife is targeting pharmaceutical companies with its new Unifill RTF safety syringe and product range and has begun seeking international trademarks.
3Ms Drug delivery sales slide in comparison with strong 2008
Drug delivery device sales for Q3 were one of the few low points for 3M’s healthcare business, falling 5 per cent year on year.
Malvern and Kaiser partner on Raman microscope development
Malvern Instruments and Kaiser Optical Systems have teamed up to meld Raman spectroscopy with particle characterisation in a unique combination that has application across the drug development and manufacturing process.
Queensland CROs collaborate to target Japan
Australia-based CROs, state government and a clinical trails network are collaborating with a Japanese company to encourage businesses to outsource preclinical and early-stage research to Queensland.
Appointments at Hospira, PTI, Migenix and Shrink Nanotechnologies – People on the move
in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at Hospira, PTI, Migenix and Shrink Nanotechnologies.
Covance’s Chandler site OKed by AAALAC
Covance’s animal testing facility in Chandler, Arizona has been fully accredited by the AAALAC with no recommendations for improvement.
Korsch and ACG set up tabletting machine JV
German compression technology specialist Korsch says its JV with ACG Worldwide (ACG) helps meet growing global demand for tabletting machines.