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ISPE Launches New Online Guidance Document Portal

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has announced the launch of its new online Guidance Document Portal. For the first time, the entire library of Guides — including GAMP 5 — can be accessed and searched online at In addition, the Society has made access to its entire library of 24 ISPE Good Practice [...]

Colorcon Makes Tablets Easier to Swallow with Innovative Coating System 

Dysphagia is a common ailment often experienced by the geriatric population. Opadry EZ Easy Swallow Film Coating System, a new innovative product from Colorcon Inc., directly addresses the difficulty faced by many patients in swallowing oral solid dosage forms. In an environment in which the senior population is on the rise and more people are [...]

Majority of Oncology Clinical Trials in China Failed to Meet Enrolment Targets

The majority of oncology clinical trials in China that had a start date between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2017 failed to meet the planned enrolment targets, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company identified and analysed enrolment efficiencies of 324 clinical trials during the period and found that on [...]

Certara Launches Version 10 of the D360 Drug Discovery Informatics Platform

Certara, the global leader in model-informed drug development and regulatory science, has announced the launch of version 10 of D360, its data informatics platform for discovery scientists. D360 is a self-service data access, integration and visualisation solution used to query diverse cheminformatics and bioinformatics data sources to make informed go/no-go research decisions. Used by more [...]

Celgene’s Acquisition of Juno Therapeutics Puts the Company in a Good Position to be a Frontrunner in the CAR-T space

Celgene’s recent announcement of the acquisition of Juno Therapeutics has put the company in a good position to be a frontrunner in the chimeric antigen receptor- T cell (CAR-T) space. Celgene stands to benefit from Juno’s expertise and ongoing work into addressing concerns surrounding CAR-T, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. In [...]

Serialisation Solution Provider Expands Operations in Moscow

Italy based serialisation software provider SEA Vision has expanded its operations in Moscow following the signing of Russia’s track and trace law. SEA Vision, which has more than 20 customers in Russia and has installed more than 800 full track and trace systems globally, is expanding its presence in Russia to offer local sales and [...]

The Pistoia Alliance Tackles Poorly Designed Scientific Software with Launch of User Experience for Life Sciences Toolkit

The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance that works to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D has announced the launch of the User Experience (UX) for Life Sciences (LS) Toolkit, to help life science companies improve UX in line with other global industries. The UXLS toolkit marks the culmination of a collaborative project [...]

US Pharma Industry Holds to Price-Cap Pledge

As part of a growing tradition, the new year coincides with a hike in US drug prices, with more than 30 drugs seeing an increase in price. However, after receiving continued criticism from both the public and politicians, it appears that the industry is sticking within a 10% self-imposed price-hike limit, observes GlobalData, a leading [...]

PCI Pharma Services Announces Intent to Acquire Australia-Based Pharmaceutical Packaging Professionals

Leading pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider, PCI Pharma Services (PCI), has announced its intent to acquire Australia-based Pharmaceutical Packaging Professionals (PPP). The acquisition of PPP, a leading provider of clinical trial manufacturing, packaging, storage and distribution services, establishes a presence for PCI in Australia, viewed as pivotal to continued growth and expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. [...]

ADC Bio Developing Downstream Bioconjugation Process

ADC Biotechnology (ADC Bio) announces that it is developing a revolutionary downstream bioconjugation method that will present a new paradigm in antibody drug conjugate (ADC) development and manufacturing. Compared with existing approaches, which undertake bioconjugation after both the mAb and cytotoxic have been manufactured, this new approach moves the conjugation step into the later stages [...]