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PCI Launches High Containment Packaging Facility at Ireland Site

Leading pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider PCI Pharma Services (PCI) has premiered its new contained packaging facility for the primary and secondary packaging of highly potent products at its newly acquired site near Dublin, Ireland, EU. This latest investment further demonstrates PCI’s ability to provide its current and future customers with the highest standards of excellence [...]

Relocation Reflects Ambitious Growth Plans

Ingenza is pleased to announce its relocation to Roslin Innovation Centre, a £30 million, multipurpose research hub on the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus. The centre offers 41,000 sq. ft of flexible laboratory and office space, and Ingenza will occupy 11,000 sq. ft on the top floor, with its own secure access to ensure [...]

Wacker Strengthens Its Pharmaceutical-Protein Business and Buys Dutch Biotechnology Plant

Wacker Chemie AG has acquired a Dutch site to manufacture biopharmaceuticals, live microbial products and vaccines, plus the associated business, from SynCo Bio Luxembourg Sàrl. For Wacker, maintaining SynCo’s existing customer relationships is a top priority. Moreover, Wacker is keeping on SynCo’s employees. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. “This strategic [...]

Cambrex Invests in New Continuous Flow Technology at its High Point (NC, USA) Facility

Cambrex Corporation, the leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), has completed the installation of multiple continuous flow reactor platforms at its High Point (NC, USA) facility. The investment underpins Cambrex’s ongoing commitment to new technologies and aims to reinforce the company’s existing experience in continuous flow. This latest investment [...]

Almac Group Expands US Specialised Commercial Packaging Capabilities

Almac Group, the global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its US commercial packaging capabilities at its Audubon (PA, USA) facility. Addressing increased client demand of developing and bringing more advanced medicines and niche orphan drugs to market, Almac Pharma Services has enhanced its offering by adding [...]

Shire Announces Sale of Oncology Business to Servier for $2.4 Billion

Shire, the leading global biotechnology company focused on rare diseases, has entered into a definitive agreement with Servier SAS to sell its oncology business for $2.4 billion. Shire’s Oncology business includes in-market products ONCASPAR (pegaspargase), a component of multi-agent treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and ex-US rights to ONIVYDE (irinotecan pegylated liposomal formulation), a component [...]

Catalent Completes $5.5 Million Expansion of Clinical Storage at Philadelphia Facility

Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, has completed a $5.5 million expansion programme at its 200,000+ square foot Philadelphia (PA, USA) site to provide additional clinical packaging and storage capacity. The facility, which is located near many customers and major [...]

Bridging the Skills Gap with Automated Engineering

According to the State of Engineering Survey by Engineering UK, the industry requires 265,000 new skilled entrants annually to meet demand by 2024. Here, Martyn Williams, Managing Director at industrial software provider COPA-DATA UK, examines Britain’s engineering skills shortage and explains how automated engineering can redefine the role of the manufacturing engineer and ultimately bridge the [...]

Lonza Opens World’s Largest Dedicated Cell-and-Gene-Therapy Manufacturing Facility in Pearland (TX, USA)

Lonza is opening the world’s largest dedicated cell-and-gene-therapy facility, which was built in anticipation of the rising demand from developers of cell and gene therapies – the next era in medicine – and with the mission of enabling them to deliver these types of treatments to patients around the world more quickly and efficiently. During [...]

Sciformix and Cambridge Semantics to Create Enhanced Pharmacovigilance Automation and Technology Platform

Sciformix Corporation, a leading scientific knowledge-based organisation, and Cambridge Semantics, The Smart Data Company, have announced a partnership to launch a semantic technology layer, specifically tailored to pharmacovigilance processes that will transform and help interpret big data for the life science industry. This technology platform will allow Sciformix to further enhance its targeted pharmacovigilance automation [...]