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Recipharm acquires Lusomedicamenta for €50.7m

Recipharm has acquired Lisbon-based CDMO Lusomedicameta Sociedade Técnica Farmacêutica S.A. more »

Nov 21, 2014 10:33 AM News

Re-designed drugs could be made cheaper

A new research collaboration is hoping to enable the design of better and cheaper medicines, according to scientists involved in the project at the University of Bath (UK). more »

Nov 19, 2014 11:47 AM News

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New research released for Antibiotic Awareness Day

To mark the 7th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has released EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance. more »

Nov 18, 2014 11:09 AM News

Catalent adds Micron Technologies to portfolio

The drug delivery group has purchased particle size engineering firm Micron Technologies. more »

Nov 17, 2014 10:56 AM News

Enzyme found to tackle MRSA

A Dutch biotech company has developed a bacteria-killing enzyme which is effective in killing methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). more »

Nov 10, 2014 11:16 AM News

Asynt survives the Lion's Lair

Asynt won this year’s Lions’ Lair competition, which took place at Lab Innovations on Wednesday 5 November. more »

Nov 6, 2014 3:25 PM News

WHO pulls up ‘profit-driven’ pharma sector over Ebola crisis

Speaking to the Regional Committee for Africa, Dr Margaret Chan, DG of the World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised pharma, calling it a ‘profit-driven industry’, in relation to the continued struggle to disseminate a vaccine for Ebola. more »

Nov 5, 2014 7:03 AM News

Was Sanofi right to sack its CEO?

In a short statement, Sanofi’s board announced a unanimous decision to remove Chris Viehbacher as CEO. But speculators argue that the move may be mis-judged. more »

Oct 30, 2014 10:11 AM News

Money talks

Why flexible filling lines and nested packaging are the front lines of pharmaceutical manufacturers’ search for cost savings, by John Harmer, Vanrx Pharmasystems and Gregor Deutschle, Schott Pharmaceutical Systems more »

Oct 29, 2014 4:14 PM

Mini bioreactor scoops double award

A new mini bioreactor which was developed by two key industry partners has been named ‘best collaboration’ at the recent Bioprocess International (BPI) Awards. more »

Oct 29, 2014 11:10 AM Technology

Interview: Quick learners

EPM speaks to the team at Quick to Clinic, an initiative offered by Patheon. more »

Oct 24, 2014 10:00 AM Technology

Weekly Innovation: AseptiQuik Connectors

This week we turn the spotlight on Colder Products Company's ‘AseptiQuik’ range of connectors, which are designed to permit single-use sterile connections to be made safely and quickly. more »

Oct 21, 2014 1:24 PM Technology

Inhaled drug to treat MRSA in cystic fibrosis patients

US group Savara Pharmaceuticals has secured $10 million in financial backing to develop AeroVanc, the trade name of the first inhaled antibiotic designed to address the growing number of MRSA lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients. more »

Oct 16, 2014 2:59 PM

Actavis upgrades following triple volume growth

Pharma group Actavis has upgraded and expanded its Malta facility to accommodate almost triple growth in volume in recent years. The firm worked with Extract Technology, a supplier of containment and aseptic systems. more »

Oct 16, 2014 10:34 AM Technology

It’s no choke

A recent survey commissioned by Hermes Pharma has highlighted some key issues surrounding swallowing difficulties with tablets and capsules. Hermes discusses the opportunities of capturing market share with user-friendly dosage forms. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:28 PM Technology

Generic medicines to stall Netherlands pharma growth

GlobalData predicts that a government focus on generic drugs will inhibit growth for The Netherlands’ pharmaceutical market. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:19 PM News

Cost-saving excipient to land by year-end

Dow Pharma’s ‘Controlled Release Alliance’ with Colorcon is planning global commercial availability of its Methocel DC2 polymer by year end. more »

Oct 14, 2014 1:28 PM Technology

Polymer technology improves ready-to-use coatings

Coating group Colorcon has confirmed that it will ramp up production of fully formulated ready-to-use pharmaceutical coatings. In order to grow the portfolio, it plans to use BASF’s immediate release coating polymer, known as Kollicoat IR. more »

Oct 13, 2014 11:17 AM Technology

US group planning Irish pharma component plant

US injectables group West Pharmaceutical Services has announced plans to open a new site in Waterford, Ireland. The facility will produce packaging components for insulin injector cartridges and high-value packaging. more »

Oct 9, 2014 2:32 PM News

Put a lid on it

Amcor Flexibles Global Pharma division has unveiled its new Primera lid foil at InnoPack Europe this week. A push-through foil, Primera uses a print primer that works with all current printing technologies and inks, says the group. more »

Oct 8, 2014 4:05 PM Technology

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