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Japanese companies acquire CMO KBI Biopharma

Japanese companies acquire CMO KBI Biopharma

By Zachary Brennan

Tokyo-based CMIC Holdings Co., Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), and JSR have agreed to acquire KBI Biopharma, a contract development and manufacturing organization with facilities in Durham and Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and...

The Baxter injectables contained visible fragments. (Image: Zaldylmyg)

Baxter recalls broken saline vials

By Fiona Barry

Baxter has recalled two batches of saline injections after healthcare workers noticed parts of the vial had broken into the product.

Aenova and Skyepharma spoke at the FT Global healthcare Conference in London, UK

Dispatches from the FT Global Healthcare and biotech conference

Experts: Outsourcing levels could push 80% if CMOs seize future demands

By Dan Stanton

Catering for low value, high volume customers as well as the growing number of firms developing complex drugs will be a big challenge in the era of personalised medicine according to experts speaking at a London conference this week.

PCI’s CEO Bill Mitchell told Outsourcing-Pharma.com he plans to have the two firms continue to operate as distinct companies

Packaging firm PCI buys Welsh CDMO for $215m

By Fiona BARRY

Packaging Coordinators Inc (PCI) has announced its acquisition of Welsh contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Penn Pharmaceutical Services in a £127m ($215m) deal.

India delays bar codes for primary packaging indefinitely

India delays bar codes for primary packaging indefinitely

By Zachary Brennan

With almost a week before Indian exporters would be required to put bar codes on their primary packages, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in India has pushed back the deadline indefinitely.

Arecor and CPI team on biologics stability research project

Arecor and CPI team on biologics stability research project

By Gareth Macdonald

Formulations that stop biopharmaceuticals being degraded by vials and syringes could help biopharmas avoid recalls and improve product shelf life says the UK team behind an industry focused research collaboration.