Drug distribution and pharmaceutical technology firm Cardinal
Health has added detail to its previously announced restructuring
initiative with the news that it plans to cut 4,200 jobs and close
25 facilities around the world.
Plastics are featuring more often in the packaging of healthcare
products, including pharmaceuticals, and this will drive a 28 per
cent increase in the volume of plastic resins used between now and
2009 in North America.
BioProgress, which makes cellulose based XGEL films for coating
tablets and capsules, has signed an agreement with a contract
manufacturing organisation to accelerate the installation of its
own film manufacturing capacity.
Singapore-based biologics contract manufacturer, A-Bio Pharma has
won its first contract after entering into a process development
and clinical supply service agreement with GlaxoSmithKline's
vaccine division, GlaxoSmithKline...
Cardinal Health reported its long-delayed fourth-quarter financial
results yesterday, revealing a hike in profit and revenues for the
three months to end June, but lowered guidance for the first half
of this fiscal year.
Pharmaceutical company Mayne Pharma has entered into a unique
relationship with Birmingham's Aston University to create a
cleanroom for aseptic production that could improve the delivery of
drugs to the UK National Health Service...
Medivative Technologies, a contract manufacturing and process
engineering services supplier to the life sciences and medical
device industries, has just been cleared for operations by the US
Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Cardinal Health says it plans to expand and restructure several of
its facilities around the world after what it describes as
'heightened customer demand for clinical supply services, such as
design, packaging, labelling, storage...