Pfizer offers its resources to support research against the coronavirus under a five-point plan, calling for other companies to act accordingly.
The Pistoia Alliance launches a project to steer the implementation of principles for data management and stewardship, which it said are required as the industry undertakes a digital transformation.
Mispro is expanding its vivarium service network with the opening of its fifth facility, an 18,000 square foot facility in Broad Hollow Bioscience Park, NY.
The industrialized process the industry has developed over the years is not ready for the non-blockbuster environment its entering but AI can help, says Numerate executive.
Ideal Cures has added a fourth manufacturing location at Sikkim in India to meet the demand of its local customers and to expand its global customer base.
Increased cost pressures and a shift to biologics manufacturing are driving demand for automation technologies, says Zenith which is opening two offices in the US.
ANSM has banned Theravectys from manufacturing candidate vaccines and immunotherapies at its Paris facility until September after observing critical GMP deficiencies during an inspection last year.
Dispatches from Cell Therapy Manufacturing & Gene Therapy Congress
Cell therapy development and production will not be sustainable unless there is a vendor-led shift to automated processes, said experts in Brussels yesterday.
UK pharma manufacturing output increased last year according to EEF, which says lower costs and a legacy of R&D investment will drive further growth in 2016.
The UK biopharma industry is reporting difficulties finding manufacturing workers with the skills to make vaccines, biologics, and advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP), according to ABPI.
Dispatches from ACHEMA 2015
The patent cliff and biopharmaceuticals have driven opportunities for pharma packaging companies, which say they are opting to grow through innovation rather than M&A.
M+W says a lack of synergies with its engineering and construction business drove the decision to sell its automation divison to ATS for €255m ($348m).
The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) says Actavis’ investment at two facilities is evidence of continued pharma growth, despite a number of recent closures on the island.
Puerto Rico’s drug manufacturing industry has no future unless utility costs and taxes are controlled, according to a regulatory expert.
Unither has agreed to acquire UCB’s manufacturing and packaging facility in Rochester, New York, and will produce UCB products at the site.
Production by Ireland’s pharmaceutical sector fell sharply in September but it is too early to say if it was part of a longer term decline, says the CSO
SternMaid has invested €14m in its Wittenburg factory to enlarge capacity and extend the range of its products and services, involving the introduction of new fluid bed technology.
Novasep plans to build the ‘world’s largest’ chromatography-based API production plant with backing the French government, banks and gas firm Total.
South Africa aims to boost its pharmaceutical production sector by developing a 70-strong list of oral solid dose drugs that it will only buy from local manufacturers.
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Biosimilar assessment a goal of FDA modernisation plan
The FDA is prioritising development of technologies to compare biosimilars to innovator products in its plan to modernise regulatory science.
FDA offers grant to improve biopharm production steps
The FDA is offering a grant to research projects that improve the reliability, speed and quality of biopharm production processes.
The financial flexibility and quality standards of Indian CMOs should be enough to stave off competition from newer global contract manufacturing hubs, according to market research company RNCOS.
Pharma needs to learn from other sectors and abandon the multistage development paradigm in favour of a two-stage design and manufacturing model to cut attrition rates.
The pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Puerto Rico will thrive because of and not in spite of changes to the country’s tax and incentive laws according to the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO).
GSK joins UK Gov innovative manufacturing initiative
GSK is participating in a UK Government-backed innovative manufacturing initiative aimed at revitalising the sector.
Canada lost more than 3,600 pharma jobs in H2 2010
Canada lost more than 3,600 pharmaceutical jobs in the second half of 2010 as domestic and export sales slowed.
Lanxess opens Indian IER to meet demand for ultra pure water
Lanxess has opened an ion exchange resin production facility in India to cater for growing pharmaceutical manufacturing sector demand for ultrapure water.
bioMérieux exits Portland site production of prepared media, resulting job losses
bioMérieux will discontinue manufacturing media products for clinical applications and transfer production of other products made at its Portland, US, site elsewhere as part of a restructuring program.
Recipharm says changes to Big Pharma and drug industry globalisation make having a worldwide manufacturing reach a virtual necessity for CDMOs.
PharmaZell expands manufacturing site in India
European contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) PharmaZell has increased capacity at its R&D centre in Vizag, India with a new cGMP Kilo-lab for API and drug intermediate production.
Kemwell boosts capacity with Sweden plant
Indian CMO Kemwell says new manufacturing plant in Sweden will help meet customer demand for European production capacity.
New Xcellerex CEO targets growth in revenues, clients
The incoming Xcellerex CEO plans to move the company from validation to penetration, boosting revenues and client base, and invest in the contract manufacturing side of the business.
Klockner expanding PVC and shrink-label capacity
The Klockner Pentaplast Group has invested $37m (€27m) to expand PVC production capacity and add shrink-label film capabilities at its facilities in Thailand and the US.
Ampac partners with Inabata and Codexis; Codexis teams with Dishman
Contract API maker Ampac Fine chemicals (AFC) has had a busy 24-hours, entering the Japanese market through a deal with Inabata and forging an alliance with Codexis on biocatalyst technology.
Pharmadule targets China with Morimatsu accord
Pharmadule has teamed up with Morimatsu to capture a share of Chinese pharma and biotech manufacturing markets’ “huge potential.”
Telangana plans disrupt GSK and Eisai in India
GSK halted production in Rajahmundry, India and Eisai postponed the opening of a facility in nearby Vizag on Saturday after days of unrest over plans to create a new state, Telangana, within Andhra Pradesh.
Leeds Uni opens £4m process development lab
Leeds University in the UK has unveiled a new £4m (€4.4m) laboratory designed to make small-scale process development “greener, cheaper and more effective.”
Ark to contract manufacture gene-based medicines
Ark Therapeutics is using its expertise and spare capacity to move into the contract manufacturing sector and is hoping to sign deals to produce the DNA-based medicine.
Rottapharm expanding Irish operations
Rottapharm is investing €7m ($9.8m) in its Irish manufacturing operations, which will create 35 jobs and add 2000 sq m housing three manufacturing and associated packaging lines.
The timely identification of contaminants in pharmaceutical manufacture can be critical to avoiding costly delays. While it is relatively straightforward to establish the composition of a contaminating particle, determining its origin in the manufacturing...
Domino’s unveils 5” printhead at Embellage
Domino Printing Sciences chose this year’s Emballage world packaging exhibition in Paris, France to showcase the new 5” printhead it has developed for its V300+ thermal transfer printer.
Shasun to shut down Scottish plant
India’s Shasun Pharma Solutions is to close its manufacturing facility in Annan, Scotland explaining that the site is being “underused,” according to media reports.
IndiaSoft gets DynoChem distribution contract
IndiaSoft Technologies, which is headquartered in the city of Pune
in Maharashtra state has won the contract to distribute Performance
Fluid Dynamics' (PFD) DynoChem productivity software to drug
manufacturers in the region.
Bosch plans to snap up Pharmatec
The Bosch Group has announced plans to augment its packaging
technology division with the acquisition of German firm Pharmatec.
Rockwell invests in Ireland
US-based Rockwell Automation has acquired Irish engineering firm
ProsCon Holdings in a strategy to move into the European
Workhorse analytical tools to reduce human errors
Agilent Technologies has signed an agreement with Groton Biosystems
to co-market measuring solutions for the pharmaceutical industry,
as the Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiative gains
popularity among drug manufacturers...
Pharma firms manufacturing waste costs $50bn, report warns
The US pharmaceutical industry could be wasting more than $50bn
(€39bn) per year in manufacturing costs due to inefficient
processes, a new research has warned.
Optima's Interphex appearance details its future focus
The Optima Group's presence at this year's Interphex show in New
York was significant as it gave In-PharmaTechnologist.com the first
look at the Group's recently implemented shift in focus, resulting
in a product range...
Biotrace and Pall Corp enter new deal
UK's Biotrace has signed a deal giving US company Pall Corporation
exclusive global marketing and distribution rights to its range of
microbiological air monitoring products for the pharma industry in
order to broaden the geographic...