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CPhI Worldwide Pharma Awards Finalists Unveiled

CPhI Worldwide, organised by UBM, announces the finalists of the 2017 CPhI Pharma Awards. Such was the quality, a record 98 entries have been shortlisted, with the winners due to be announced during this year’s CPhI Worldwide in Frankfurt. Now in its 14th year, an impressive 19 commendations will be awarded in celebration of the [...]

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 [...]

Healthcare-Associated Gram-Negative Market to be Worth $3.6 Billion by 2026

The global marketplace for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) caused by Gram-negative bacteria across the seven major pharmaceutical markets (7MM) is projected to exceed $3.6 billion in sales by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.8% from 2016–2026, according to GlobalData, a recognised leader in providing business information and analytics. The company’s latest report, PharmaPoint: [...]

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 [...]

Synpromics Announces Gene Therapy Research Partnership with Solid Biosciences

Synpromics Ltd, the leader in gene control, has announced a new research partnership with Solid Biosciences. Under the terms of the agreement, Synpromics will provide Solid Biosciences access to a set of key muscle-selective promoter candidates to be used in the development of new treatment options for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The use of Synpromics’ [...]

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 [...]

Johnson Matthey and Snapdragon Chemistry Collaborate to Bring Effective Continuous Manufacturing Solutions to Pharma and Biotech

Johnson Matthey, a global leader in science that enables cleaner air, improved health and more efficient use of natural resources, and Snapdragon Chemistry Inc., a leader in flow chemistry process design and technology development, are pleased to announce that they have entered in to a collaborative agreement to provide integrated continuous manufacturing services – from [...]

Tjoapack Invests in Bottle Packing Capabilities

A Dutch contract packaging organisation (CPO) has strengthened its bottle filling capacity with a major investment. Tjoapack has added an additional bottling line to its facility in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands, to meet growing demand for this service, particularly from generics customers in Europe. The new line triples the CPO’s bottle packing capacity by using the [...]