IPECs may emerge in Latin America, India
The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) – currently represented by divisions in Europe, the Americas, Japan and China – could see sister organisations open up in Latin America and India in the coming months.
Cost cutting shows Q1 benefits for Patheon; but manufacturing earnings fall
Patheon chief Wes Wheeler says the drop in Q1 losses the firm recently reported is due to the “restructuring activities and rigorous cost containment efforts” it enacted towards the end of last year.
Tigermed aims big with MacroStat alliance
Tigermed is continuing with its plan of partnering to become the top Chinese CRO through an alliance with MacroStat to improve its range of statistical services, further broadening its business.
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Penn Pharma expands in Wales
At a time when many companies are downsizing, UK-based contract manufacturer Penn Pharmaceuticals has just announced a £12m (€13.5m) redevelopment project that could see the creation of 133 new jobs.
EU backs African clinical trial network
Central African countries have formed a network to promote excellence in clinical trials in the region, with €3m of EU funding being used to improve HIV, malaria and tuberculosis research.
Frontage deal expands service offering in China
Expansion of Frontage’s collaboration with Beijing Second Pharmaceuticals will give it a new 1,800 sq m R&D centre and further increase its presence in China.
PharmaNet aims to put bad times behind it with expansion
Despite going through a difficult period PharmaNet is continuing to expand through the opening of another office in Latin America, which reinforces its commitment to the region.
Valois to cut US timelines through expansion at Congers
Valois Pharma is installing precision plastic molding capabilities at its manufacturing facility in Congers, New York, US as part of ongoing efforts to modernise its global manufacturing operations.
Transatlantic genetic testing alliance
US firm Expression Analysis has teamed up with Complement Genomics of the UK to combine their genetic testing service offerings.
Malaysia eyes outsourcing gold through financial fog
The Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) is continuing to forge allegiances with Indian companies in an attempt to become a biotech and outsourcing hub.
PPD’ buy expands presence in booming CEE
PPD has reached an agreement to buy AbCRO, which it hopes will strengthen its position in the thriving Central and Eastern European (CEE) clinical trials scene.
GAC and Zuellig Pharma renew distribution deal
Logistics specialist GAC says its Shipping and Cargo unit has signed a new contract with Philipino drug distributor Zuellig Pharma.
Nigerians can sue Pfizer in US courts, rule appeals judges
A US federal appeal court has reinstated lawsuits by Nigerian families against Pfizer in a move that could have wide ranging implications for companies conducting clinical trials abroad.
Almac offers US innovators integrated solid state services
Almac Sciences, part of global contracting group Almac, chose this year’s Informex in San Francisco, US to showcase its solid state chemistry (SSC) services to drugmakers in North America.