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GEA and Perceptive Engineering to Deliver Intelligent Monitoring and Control Systems to the Global Pharmaceutical Industry

GEA and Perceptive Engineering (Daresbury, UK) have announced a collaboration to promote and deploy cutting-edge multivariate monitoring and Advanced Process Control (APC) solutions for batch and continuous pharmaceutical process units. The partnership will further enhance GEA’s ConsiGma platform for oral solid dose (OSD) pharmaceutical development and manufacturing by offering “out of the box” APC and monitoring [...]

Cambridge Research Biochemicals to Support Preclinical Study on Treatment for Vision-Damaging Eye Disease

Under a new contract, Cambridge Research Biochemicals will support evaluation of a potential new treatment approach for Fuchs Dystrophy, a disease that typically occurs in middle age and may cause a gradual loss of vision. Cambridge Research Biochemicals (CRB), under contract to Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., will develop reagents to evaluate eFGF-1, a compound that can promote repair [...]

Smartphone Adherence Apps could Solve Medication Non-Adherence of Patients with Chronic Diseases

Long-term adherence to medication is critical when it comes down to successfully treating chronic diseases. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), only about 50% of patients in developed countries who suffer from chronic diseases adhere to treatment recommendations, and this is even lower in developing countries, says GlobalData a leading data and analytics [...]

Tjoapack and Photocure Sign Agreement

Global contract packaging organisation, Tjoapack, has signed a 5-year agreement with Photocure for the packaging of its proprietary bladder cancer detection products. Hexvix/Cysview is a drug that is selectively taken up by cancer cells in the bladder making them glow bright pink during Blue Light Cystoscopy (BLC).  BLC with Hexvix/Cysview improves the detection of tumours and leads [...]

Solid Dosage CDMO Invests in Spray Drying

Genvion has added to its contract development and manufacturing expertise with the addition of new spray drying and Wurster coating technology. The Canadian contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), which specialises in cytotoxic and highly potent solid dosage forms, has added new capabilities bringing on-line spray dryers and Wurster coaters following the successful installation and [...]

At the Frontier of Brain Tumour Research, We Must Leave No Stone Unturned

With the government set to invest an additional £20 million into the research, diagnosis and development of treatments for brain tumours, we need to talk more about how we are going to find the next blockbuster treatments for these devastating diseases, says Dr Ali Hansford, Head of Science Policy at the ABPI​. Nearly 11,500 people [...]

Certara Launches Drug and Medical Device Market Access Newsletter

Certara, the global leader in model-informed drug development, regulatory science, market access and real-world evidence services, announces the launch of Analytica Laser’s Market Access Radar, a three times weekly market access intelligence briefing. This market access data is also available via an easily searchable web portal at www.marketaccess-radar.com. “As new health technologies face increasing scrutiny from payers [...]

PRISYM ID Introduces the Lifetime Partnership Programme (LPP)

PRISYM ID is committed to a lasting partnership with clients for as long as they have a need for label management. The new programme offers lifelong support on a flexible basis, working together to achieve the vision, objectives and requirements that underpin a growing labelling strategy. Dedicated to life sciences organisations — medical device, clinical [...]

West Introduces New Analytical Services Capabilities

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, has announced expanded Analytical Services capabilities to address the areas of greatest challenge to the industry concerning packaging, delivery and combination product needs. The new capabilities include the addition of technical experts in several focus areas, equipment and new technology to [...]

Catalent Completes $5.5 Million Phased Clinical Storage Expansion at Kansas City Campus

Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, has completed the second phase of a $5.5 million expansion programme at its Kansas City, Missouri facility, to increase the controlled-substance and controlled-temperature storage capabilities for its clinical supply business. This marks the conclusion [...]