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CPhI Festival of Pharma

CPhI, Pharmapack Europe to return in 2021

By Jenni Spinner

The popular pharma industry conferences plan to combine live and digital elements when assembling its calendar of international events next year.

Image: The Eagle Blister Machine from MHI

Engineering Pharma

'Americanizing' a Japanese blister machine

By Melissa Fassbender

The Eagle is MHI’s Americanized version of its PF-D1S – a compact, servo-driven blister machine, and the company’s first entrance into the North American marketplace.

Obama advisor joins Sanofi

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Obama advisor joins Sanofi

By Fiona BARRY

Plus cannabinoid drugmaker moves into North America, and more from our weekly IPT column. 

Charles River looks to save $35m from new efficiency initiatives

Charles River looks to save $35m from new efficiency initiatives

By Zachary Brennan

As competition and pricing get fiercer for CRO Charles River Laboratories, the company is looking to save about $35m from new efficiencies in its RMS (Research Models and Services) business, Jim Foster, chairman, president and CEO of CRL, told investors...

In the first half of this year, Quintiles found nearly 61% of its net new business coming from top 20 pharma companies

Quintiles sees strong demand from large pharma

By Zachary Brennan

Quintiles CEO Tom Pike told investors last week that the company is seeing “very strong demand from the larger pharmaceutical firms because their pipelines are full right now,” and at the same time, small biotech, with their plethora of funding, are starting...

Bayer looking to become global OTC leader with $14.2bn acquisition

Bayer buys Merck & Co.'s OTC business for $14.2bn

By Dan Stanton

Bayer says it will become the OTC leader in North America having acquired Merck & Co.’s consumer health business for $14.2bn (€10.2bn), in the latest shift in Big Pharma assets.

UDG slims down services business into single unit

UDG slims down services business into single unit

By Fiona BARRY

Pharmaceutical services provider UDG Healthcare (formerly United Drug) announced today the integration of its sales, marketing and medical service divisions into one group, named Ashfield.

BASF to build formic acid plant in US

BASF to build formic acid plant in US

BASF has announced plans for a new formic acid production plant in the US, citing the pharmaceutical industry among its key customer targets.

CiToxLAB adds inhalation testing capacity

CiToxLAB adds inhalation testing capacity

By Gareth Macdonald

Preclinical CRO CiToxLAB has added inhalation testing capacity, citing growing demand from Pharmas and chemicals firms as key driver for the investment.

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