Formac Pharmaceuticals and WR Grace say their silica platform can improve the formulation selection process for poorly soluble APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients).
Catalent has boosted its raw materials storage and distribution capabilities through the expansion of its plant in Schorndorf, Germany.
The European CMO sector is set to double in the next six years and will hit revenues of up to $20.75bn, according to Frost & Sullivan’s Aiswariya Chidambaram.
Two major ferry companies have decided to stop shipping animals used in preclinical drug development to the UK, prompting concerns about the future of the country’s research sector.
Marken will open new offices in India in the latest step in its bid to become a full service supply chain services contractor.
Brecon opens new facility citing 2011 partnership as driver
Brecon Pharmaceuticals has opened a new storage facility for clinical trial supplies citing higher demand following its partnership with Anderson.
Draft EU GDP guidelines would “significantly increase” supply-chain costs and be “virtually impossible” to carry out, big pharma and logistics companies said.
Lonza has denied reports it has signed a deal with the South African government to build a $210m (€159m) API plant, saying it is merely “in discussions” over plans.
GSK is bringing outsourced work back in-house and placing manufacturing at existing sites in a bid to boost efficiency.
Logistics contractor Marken plans to ramp up its activities in China with a new Beijing depot set to open later this year.
Trial logistics firm Marken says new expert development team will create ‘industry changing,’ cold chain technologies.
TNT Express is now offering temperature-controlled logistics services to support global distribution of biologics.
inVentiv Health says it will now offer a one-stop-shop for pharma and biotech training services after merging its subsidiaries Pharmaceutical Institute and Preceptiv Learning Solutions.
Almac and Marken launch trial supply solutions
Clinical supply chains dominated the concerns of the service sector this week with Almac and Marken both launching new management solutions.
Strategic outsourcing coming to EU packaging, United Drug says
United Drug plans to win strategic packaging relationships in Europe as biopharm companies cut fixed costs through outsourcing.
CryoPort posts widening loss after key client sales plummet
CryoPort posted a widening second quarter deficit after a client that accounted for close to half its revenues cutback.
Catalent is considering acquisitions as it adds scale, drug delivery technologies and capacity in emerging markets.
Effective outsourcers will have competitive edge in 2020; KPMG
Effectively outsourcing a significant portion of work will give biopharm a competitive advantage in 2020, KPMG said.
Lundbeck cuts back on outsourcing in China with new Shanghai R&D centre
Danish neurodrug developer H Lundbeck is cutting back its Chinese outsourcing after establishing an R&D centre in Shanghai.
GSK advocates greater supply chain security for trial drugs ahead of 2012 Olympics
Securing supply chains and limiting access to manufacturing data can help stop clinical-stage drugs being abused in sport according to UK drug major GSK.
Movianto building warehouse as logistics growth continues
Movianto is to open a 13,000 sq m pharmaceutical warehouse in the Netherlands as it continues to expand cold-chain capabilities.
Supply chain delays driving up Indian logistics costs
State-border delays, tolls and paperwork are increasing logistics costs in India and making transit less efficient than the EU and China, a report found.
DHL expands in life sciences with China site & JV takeover
DHL has opened a logistics centre in China and taken full ownership of a cold chain joint venture to expand its life sciences capabilities.
SAFC announced its new aggressive growth strategy, including plans to expand in the developing markets, at its conference in Irvine, Glasgow last week.
Distron extend electronic manufacturing capabilities with addition to facility
Electronic contract manufacturer Distron Corporation is poised to expand its business when it cuts the ribbon on a newly expanded production facility today.
United Drug set to make 150 staff cuts
United Drug is set to lay off around 150 staff from its Irish supply business.
MD adds west coast pharma logistics at Reno, NV site
MD Logistics has opened a 55,000 sq ft logistics facility in Nevada to expand its pharma distribution services to the west coast.
Strategic deals drive Catalent’s $410m move for Aptuit assets
Catalent is to buy clinical trial supply assets from Aptuit for $410m (€285m) as it adds scale to handle the shift to preferred provider relationships.
Biopharm turning to 3PL & global suppliers for savings
Close to two-thirds of biopharm companies plan to increase reliance on 3PL providers and global manufacturers in coming years, a survey found.
AmerisourceBergen eyes M&A as takeover war chest grows
AmerisourceBergen is looking to buy pharmaceutical packaging and distribution assets using some of the $2bn (€1.4bn) it has accumulated.
Sherpa opens new packaging plant in CA
Sherpa has cut the ribbon on a new cGMP biotech clinical trial material packaging facility in San Diego.
Europe has proposed draft distribution guidance in response to globalisation and threats to the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Contractors missing out on simulation benefits, say BioClinica and Paragon
CROs and CMOs reluctant to integrate simulation and forecasting into clinical supply strategies are missing out on significant financial benefits according to BioClinica and Paragon Solutions.
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UTi adds US-Mexico border logistics service suite
Logistics provider UTi Worldwide has set up a US-Mexico transport service to support clients producing goods south of the border.
Vetter completes structural work on state-of-the-art logistics facility
Prefilled injection systems specialist Vetter has completed structural work on its new facility in Erlen, Germany, eleven months after ground-breaking.
Direct San Diego to London flight boon for drug sector says Biotec
A new direct flight between London Heathrow and San Diego from 1st June 2011 will benefit the international biotech sector according to UK-based Biotec Services International.
Singapore depot the start of global expansion at Marken
Marken plans to expand internationally by building clinical trial supply depots, similar to its new Singapore site, around the world.
Tracelink updates on Catalent
Supply chain services firm Tracelink says that half of Catalent Pharma Solutions’ US manufacturing sites have been added to its network under the strategic partnership signed last summer.
CMO consolidation will support 100% virtual supply chains
Consolidation of CMOs will support use of completely outsourced production and distribution networks in the near future.
BioStorage joins AMDeC vendor partnership programme
BioStorage Technologies is providing preferred pricing services to AMDeC members after joining its vendor partnership programme.
Clearstone focused on strategic partnerships & Asia in ‘11
Strategic partnerships and Asian expansion are the focus at Clearstone as it looks to grow revenues in its second year of operation.
Fast patient recruitment cuts clinical trial carbon footprint
Faster patient recruitment and use of lighter packaging minimise the carbon footprint of clinical trials.
DDN expands Memphis warehouse
DDN has expanded its Memphis, US warehouse by adding 140,000 sq ft of temperature controlled space, bringing its local footprint to 500,000 sq ft.
Covectra adds serialisation for contract service providers
Covectra is launching a packaging serialisation system to support data exchange between biopharm contract service providers and their clients.
FedEx launches liquid nitrogen-based cold shipment service
FedEx has launched a new shipping service for temperature sensitive products, specifically designed for customers in the life science and biopharma industries.
Sun set on buying NextPharma and expanding it through acquisitions
NextPharma Technologies will be bought by Sun European Partners, the European adviser to US investment group Sun Capital Partners, in a deal announced late yesterday.
UPS expands global healthcare network with new facilities
United Parcel Service (UPS) will open four global healthcare distribution centres to accommodate its fast growing healthcare business and a rising global customer base.
Australian wholesalers hit by Pfizer's direct distribution plan
Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) and Sigma Pharmaceuticals shares’ have been hit by Pfizer’s decision to abandon wholesale distributors in favour of selling drugs direct to pharmacies.
Parexel adds clinical logistics sites in Singapore & Russia
Parexel has opened clinical logistics services facilities in Singapore and Russia to meet increasing demand for support in the emerging regions.