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Evotec and Sanofi form drug discovery agreement

Evotec has entered into exclusive negotiations with Sanofi on a major multi-component strategic alliance over the next five years. more »

Dec 10, 2014 10:08 AM News

Sepha scoops innovators award

Northern Ireland-based pharmaceuticals packaging machinery manufacturer Sepha has won the award for Excellence in Innovation from the UK Chamber of Commerce. more »

Dec 9, 2014 11:36 AM News

Evgen Pharma to float on stock exchange

Evgen Pharma plc, a clinical stage drug development company active in cancer and neurological treatments has announced its intention to join the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange by way of a Placing to raise up to £20 million. more »

Dec 4, 2014 4:03 PM News

Unilife/Sanofi wearables deal ‘unprecedented’, says Shortall

Unilife’s agreement with Sanofi to be the sole provider of cartridge based wearable injectors is ‘unprecedented’, according to Alan Shortall, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at the firm. more »

Dec 1, 2014 4:43 PM News

Isis and AstraZeneca team up on antisense oligonucleotides

Isis Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca are teaming up to develop delivery methods for antisense oligonucleotides — short, single strands of DNA or RNA molecules. more »

Nov 26, 2014 2:44 PM News

HIV drug pioneer Raymond Schinazi honoured by industry

Dr Raymond F Schinazi has been awarded the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award by the American Liver Foundation. more »

Nov 25, 2014 2:55 PM News

Computers take the lead in protein engineering

Designing protein molecules for the pharma sector often includes a ‘guess-and-check’ approach. However, researchers at Harvard University claim to have found a new approach using computer science. more »

Nov 25, 2014 2:03 PM News

New alliance adds AMS to CRMO’s offering

A new partnership means that contract research and manufacturing organisation Molecular Profiles will have access to Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) analytical technology – allowing it to compete on a larger scale. more »

Nov 24, 2014 9:25 AM News

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

  • Freeze drying: stable mates

    Freeze drying with collapse is not necessarily bad for stability and can reduce cost. Sophie Declomesnil of Lyofal writes. more »

  • Pharma in 3D

    You may have heard of 3D printed food (you can print spaghetti and meatballs, if you fancy it), but new research is looking into the 3D printing revolution for use in drug manufacture. more »

  • Making a ‘genderless’ connection

    Genderless AseptiQuik G sterile connectors from CPC are designed to simplify single-use systems design and process integration. more »

  • What is minocycline gel?

    API specialist Hovione has filed its first Investigational New Drug (IND) Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for a product called minocycline gel. more »

  • Print perfect

    Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging can now print Braille directly onto plastic containers. more »

  • BioPharma Dynamics wins Quattroflow distribution contract

    BioPharma Dynamics has been appointed as the Quattroflow product range distributor for the UK. The Quattroflow pump lends itself to single use applications due to the four-head, gentle diaphragm actuation of the unit. more »

  • Laurus Labs invests in continuous chromatography

    Laurus Labs, one of India’s fastest growing API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) makers, has commissioned a continuous chromatography Varicol system from Novasep. more »

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