US Congressman Joe Courtney (Democrat, Connecticut) has called for an investigation of current visa laws that he says may have allowed global drugs giant Pfizer to “outsource” R&D positions at its facilities in the state.
Canadian contract manufacturer PharmEng International has managed to trim down its costs once again, but is still feeling the pain associated with the opening of its new facility in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and posted a loss of over C$8m (€5m).
Postponement of this year’s CPhI and P-MEC India events for “security reasons” may be only the first impact of last week’s Mumbai terror attacks on the country’s outsourcing industry, according to PwC’s life sciences head Sujay Shetty.
DPT Laboratories chose this year’s AAPS in Atlanta to showcase its research and development capability with a unique poster presentation examining the role of various excipients in nasal drug delivery applications.
Barrack Obama’s election as US president has been roundly welcomed by India’s generics sector, despite his somewhat contradictory desire to reduce the level of outsourcing but not "shy away" from globalisation.
Pharmaceutical companies in the developed world have already
shifted substantial manufacturing and clinical trial work to
emerging economies such as China and India, but a new study suggest
they are increasingly counting on these...
The contract manufacturing sector is likely to enjoy "continued
and accelerating growth" in the coming years as big pharma
companies continue to increase the level of outsourcing, with firms
now viewing outsourcing as the...