European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Magazine - Equipment and Services to aid Drug Manufacture European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Magazine is the only product tabloid-style publication in Europe covering the entire manufacturing supply chain and continues to uphold its reputation as a prime and trusted resource for the global industry. en-us © 2014 Rapid Life Sciences Ltd, a Rapid News Communications Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:52:00 GMT Is Bayer selling its diabetes device business to focus on pharma? Bayer is reported to be considering the sale of its diabetes device business in favour of a focus on faster-growing medicines, according to Bloomberg, which cites “people with knowledge of the matter” as its source.

]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:52:00 GMT
UK still prescribing old medicines Despite making savings by curbing the use of branded drugs, the UK health sector is still using old medicines for cancer and other illnesses, rather than more advanced treatments.

]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:16:00 GMT
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.

]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:44:00 GMT
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.

]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:55:00 GMT
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.

]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:03:00 GMT
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.

]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:25:00 GMT
Print perfect Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging can now print Braille directly onto plastic containers.

]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:19:00 GMT
GE to open biopharma lab in Turkey GE Healthcare Life Sciences will open a technology and training lab for the fast-emerging biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in Turkey.

]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:54:00 GMT
Recipharm acquires Lusomedicamenta for €50.7m Recipharm has acquired Lisbon-based CDMO Lusomedicameta Sociedade Técnica Farmacêutica S.A.

]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:33:00 GMT
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).

]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:47:00 GMT
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.

]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:02:00 GMT
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.

]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:09:00 GMT
How can Europe resist? EPM speaks with Judith Hackett of AstraZeneca, who is a coordinator of Drive-AB, the new initiative devoted to dealing with antibiotic resistance in Europe.

]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:40:00 GMT
Obama offers $20m reward for resistance breakthrough US President Barack Obama has signed an Executive Order aimed at tackling antibiotic resistance – with a $20m prize on offer in exchange for a breakthrough.

]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:34:00 GMT
Catalent adds Micron Technologies to portfolio The drug delivery group has purchased particle size engineering firm Micron Technologies.

]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:56:00 GMT
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.

]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:53:00 GMT
Consort closes on Aesica buyout Consort has completed the acquisition of Aesica.

]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:28:00 GMT
Sound barrier Perlen Packaging says it is the first company to enter the ultra-high barrier segment with PVdC based blister films with its Perlalux - Ultra Protect.

]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:11:00 GMT
Cancer drugs put to the test A new assay is under development which would allow researchers to test the effectiveness of certain cancer drugs.

]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11:00 GMT
Almac launches new assay for P53 mutations Almac has launched a CLIA sequencing test for P53 mutations; P53 is considered a key biomarker for cancer drug discoveries.

]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:51:00 GMT
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).

]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:16:00 GMT
Seven best hopes for a drug to fight Ebola Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury, Chief Medical Officer at a leading biotech firm discusses the seven drugs with the best chances of success against Ebola.

]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:37:00 GMT
Silicones launched for pharma Vensil Pharma is a new silicone which has been specifically developed for the pharma sector, following two years of R&D from Venair, a specialist in silicone hoses.

]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:19:00 GMT
Asynt survives the Lion's Lair Asynt won this year’s Lions’ Lair competition, which took place at Lab Innovations on Wednesday 5 November.

]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:25:00 GMT
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.

]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:03:00 GMT
Innovation Wednesday: smarter particle size analysis Correlations between particle size and bioavailability make particle size measurements critical for the pharmaceutical industry.

]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:27:00 GMT
Almirall sells rights to respiratory disease business to AstraZeneca Spanish group Almirall has announced that it has completed the transaction to transfer the rights of its respiratory franchise to AstraZeneca.

]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:17:00 GMT
Tiofarma goes high-tech with plant upgrade Tiofarma, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of ‘specials’, has implemented the Ci-DMS Weigh and Dispense software from CI Precision.

]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:07:00 GMT
Got it bottled Getting your arms around the bottle – implementing serialisation for high speed integrated bottling operations. Ian Parsonage, PCI writes

]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:19:00 GMT
Wanted: Life science partners for the world’s biggest tech firm Google is looking for partners to aid R&D into nanoparticle technology – which the tech giant is developing for use in preventative drugs and devices to help spot cancer and heart attacks.

]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:08:00 GMT
New resins added to pre-pack chromatography columns Merck Millipore has released three new chromatography resins for its Chromabolt prepacked columns.

]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:29:00 GMT
Package control With regulation increasing, what can be done to help protect pharmaceutical goods, asks Essentra Packaging?

]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:49:00 GMT
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.

]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:11:00 GMT
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

]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:14:00 GMT
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.

]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:10:00 GMT
Consortium set to ‘reinvigorate’ antibiotics A new European initiative to tackle the issue of antibiotic resistance got underway this month.

]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:43:00 GMT
Taming the validation dragon Robert Harrison, pharmaceutical industry manager of COPA-DATA, explains how appropriate technologies can help, rather than hinder, essential regulatory compliance.

]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:58:00 GMT
Manufacturing: hitting pharma costs where they hurt A new white paper for looks at the need to save in manufacturing as product development costs continue to rise.

]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:23:00 GMT
Check it out Qosina offers an extensive line of check valves available in a variety of styles, in stock and ready for immediate delivery.

]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:30:06 GMT
Johnson & Johnson makes Ebola vaccine pledge The vaccine regimen, which was discovered in a collaborative research program with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), combines a Janssen preventative vaccine with a vaccine from Bavarian Nordic, a biotechnology company based in Denmark.

]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:33:00 GMT
Interview: Quick learners EPM speaks to the team at Quick to Clinic, an initiative offered by Patheon.

]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT
Regulation in Russia Inna Demodova, head of regulatory affairs for Russia and CIS at ELC Group, looks at the upcoming regulatory requirements in the world’s fastest growing market.

]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:04:00 GMT
Challenges of pharmaceutical regulation Romulo Leon, head of global sales at Mettler-Toledo provides his take on fresh regulation challenges for pharma today.

]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:14:00 GMT
Whitepaper: Optimal Temperature Control Thomas Pohl from temperature control specialist Jubalo provides an insightful whitepaper on optimal temp control in pharma labs.

]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:06:00 GMT
New show covers entire pharma supply chain A new event, Pharma Expo 2014 will be co-located with Pack Expo International, and will take place November 2-5 in the West Building of Chicago’s McCormick Place.

]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:19:00 GMT
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.

]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:24:00 GMT
Can computer algorithms divine Ebola treatments? The Ebola crisis in West Africa has turned the spotlight back on pharma research organisations, who are responding in different ways. One firm says it is bringing a new approach to the table: computer algorithms.

]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:09:00 GMT
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.

]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:59:00 GMT
Solving the insoluble Dow Pharma has added to its Affinisol line of drug solubility enhancement products. The product range, which is designed to tackle insolubility in spray dried dispersion (SDD) and hot melt extrusion (HME) formulations now has two new additions.

]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:31:00 GMT
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.

]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:34:00 GMT