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BIA Responds to the Treasury’s Patient Capital Review

The BIA has welcomed the government’s proposal to establish a new National Investment Fund to support the growth of innovative UK bioscience companies. The fund could potentially invest billions of pounds alongside private investors during the coming years to provide long-term finance for new and scaling companies. The BIA’s comments were made in its submission [...]

ABL Acquisition Extends Ardena’s Early Phase Offering

Early phase contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), Ardena, has acquired bioanalytical contract laboratory, Analytical Biochemical Laboratory (ABL). The acquisition of Netherlands-based ABL follows the merging of Pharmavize and Crystallics to form Ardena and broadens the CDMO’s preclinical and clinical offering to include bioanalytical and drug discovery services. With the addition of ABL, the Ardena [...]

Boris Johnson Stresses “Importance of the Life Sciences Sector to the UK Economy” at TraceLink’s New European HQ launch

From left to right: Carter Holland CMO, Jean-Marie Aulnette, VP of EMEA sales, Boris Johnson and Cllr Ray Pudifoot Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has officially opened TraceLink’s new European headquarters in Uxbridge, UK. As the European pharmaceutical industry prepares for new serialisation requirements set out in the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), the new [...]

Recipharm Signs Long-Term Manufacturing Agreement and Acquires Facility in Spain

Recipharm AB announces that it has entered into a collaboration with Roche and signed a long-term manufacturing agreement whereby Recipharm will manufacture a range of solid dose products. Recipharm will also acquire a manufacturing facility currently employing approximately 200 people located in Leganés, Spain, from Roche. T he modern, well-equipped factory, located close to Madrid, [...]

Catalent to Acquire Cook Pharmica for $950 Million

Catalent, Inc. the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, has reached an agreement to acquire Bloomington, Indiana-based Cook Pharmica LLC, an integrated provider of drug substance and drug product manufacturing and related services. The purchase price is $950 million, with $750 million to be [...]

Cypralis Granted Innovate UK Award to Develop Cyclophilin Inhibitors Targeting Fibrotic Diseases

Cypralis, a life sciences company focused on the discovery of therapeutics for the modulation of peptidyl-prolyl isomerases (PPIases), has been awarded new funding by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, under its BioMedical Catalyst competition. Cypralis has previously been awarded two other grants from Innovate UK that have been used to identify and develop new [...]

Catalent Invests $5.5 Million to Increase Clinical Storage Capacity at its Philadelphia Site

Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, is investing $5.5 million at its 200,000+ square foot Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site to provide additional clinical packaging and storage capacity. The 22,000-square foot expansion will see a 40% increase in pallet space for both [...]

CordenPharma Inaugurates Third Development Suite for Highly Potent Oral Solid Dosage

CordenPharma is pleased to announce the completion of its newest early development suite for highly potent, oral solid dosage products in CordenPharma Plankstadt (DE). The new facility allows for the production of small batches, from 100 g to approximately 1000 g. CordenPharma Plankstadt’s flexible set-up has the appropriate engineering controls to allow for the production [...]

Oxford Genetics Supports Significant Growth with New US Office

Oxford Genetics, a leader in innovative synthetic biology based technologies for biologics discovery, development and delivery, has announced that it has opened its first US office located at the NGIN workplace near Kendall Square in the Cambridge district of Boston. By expanding into the US market, the company is well positioned to respond to its [...]

Clintec Expands UK HQ and is Presented with Queens Award for Enterprise – International Trade

Clintec, the global full-service CRO, has been presented with the Queens Award for Enterprise 2017, in the category of International Trade, by Lord Provost, Eva Bolander in her capacity as Lord Lieutenant. The award ceremony coincides with the company's continued expansion – with the official opening of an additional 4327 sq. ft floor at Clintec’s Glasgow-based headquarters, [...]