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, 21 Aug 2014 10:45:08 GMT Exco InTouch achieves quality milestone with ISO9001:2008 certification Another distinction for the leading provider of patient engagement and data capture solutions

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Quick conversion on the lock-and-key principle Any combination of numerous components create versatile production modules.

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Microscan celebrates 20 years of data matrix codes In the past 20 years, 2D Data Matrix codes have become an integral part of tracking and traceability in manufacturing and production facilities around the world.

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FDA approves Avastin plus chemotherapy to treat advanced cervical cancer FDA has approved Avastin in combination with paclitaxel and cisplatin or paclitaxel and topotecan for the treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the cervix.

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GE Healthcare Life Sciences’ Olivier Loeillot appointed GM Asia commercial BioProcess In this newly-created role Olivier will oversee commercial activities in the fast-moving Asian market for GE Healthcare Life Science’s rapidly growing bioprocess business.

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Astellas Pharma EMEA announces new senior appointments Simon Dew has been appointed to chief strategy officer and Jun Kono becomes vice president, corporate strategy & communications.

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ELC Group appoints Dr Siddharth Chachad as head of global clinical development and medical affairs Dr Chachad is an expert in the design and execution of preclinical and clinical development programme for drug products across dosage forms and therapeutic categories.

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Revitalize your R & D process with the Avestin Emulsiflex C3 The Emulsiflex range of high pressure homogenisers represents the latest in advanced processing technology.

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Aesica appoints new product release manager Adam Burgess's expertise reaches across both commercial and clinical trial products including steriles, non-sterile tablets, capsules and liquids.

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RCS model autoclaves can improve laboratory efficiency This front-loading autoclave offers a large sterilising chamber, yet requires a relatively small footprint.

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Recipharm to acquire Corvette Pharmaceutical Services Group for SEK 1.1 billion The contract development and manufacturing organisation, Recipharm, has signed an agreement to acquire Milan-based Corvette Pharmaceutical Services Group from Italian private equity Group LBO Italia Investimenti.

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13th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit - Canada IQPC’s 13th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit – Canada – taking place February 23-26, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal in Montreal, Quebec – brings 300+ supply chain stakeholders together to discuss today’s hottest topics...

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Croda expands EXCiPACT offer with second certified site This certification comes less than 6 months after Mevisa’s sister site at Rawcliffe Bridge in the UK achieved the same quality accreditation.

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CHMP positive opinion for Xultophy Novo Nordisk has announced that CHMP has adopted a positive opinion for Xultophy, the first ever once-daily basal insulin and GLP-1 analogue in one pen.

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Swiss biobank safeguards genomic clinical samples To support genomic clinical research being undertaken to prepare the local area for personalised medicine, the Institutional Biobank of Lausanne has invested in 2D sample storage consumables from Micronic to safeguard its valuble samples.

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DrySyn Multi: high performance multiposition reaction block The DrySyn Multi from Asynt converts any standard hotplate stirrer into a high performance reaction block accommodating three round-bottomed flasks or up to 12 reactions in tubes or vials.

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Sanofi and MannKind announce global licensing agreement for Afrezza The new rapid-acting inhaled insulin therapy is for treating adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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Foster announces 348 new jobs and £54 million investment by Almac Group The investment, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, relates to two of the group’s operating business units: pharma services and clinical services.

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Impressive growth leads to expansion at Biotec Services The company is doubling its capacity with the addition of new processing facilities, following impressive growth.

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Synergy Health invests £18 Million to expand global applied sterilisation technology capacity The expansion plans are expected to increase revenues by approximately £33 million over the coming 3 years, in line with previous guidance.

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GSK accused of "multiple corrupt and illegal practices" in Syria Anonymous email claims the company has bribed Syrian doctors and officials to increase medicine sales in the country.

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Optibrium launches Sentira: new software for compound data visualisation Sentira enables users to quickly find patterns in compound data, visualise structure-activity relationships and elegantly present and report findings.

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FAAH Pharma announces investment from TVM Life Science Ventures VII to develop new treatment against neuropathic pain AAH Pharma will continue the clinical development of a compound with the potential to treat neuropathic pain.

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CPhI Pharma Awards open for entries, with new ‘Innovation in Partnering’ category This award honours partnering methods, use of technology, unexpected outcomes and unique partnering practices.

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Abcam establishes new direct service for Australia and New Zealand New service will offer researchers improved delivery times and direct technical support.

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$260.2 billion-worth of deals in the global PMB industry in H1 2014 The value so far in 2014 is already higher than the annual value for the last 8 years.

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First antimalarial treatments produced with semisynthetic artemisinin enter market The shipment signals a new era of lifesaving drugs made with safe, high-quality, and affordable artemisinin that is non-seasonal.

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Kadcyla’s rejection confirms that NICE must change the way it considers cancer treatment Jamie Mallinson, GlobalData’s analyst covering oncology and hematology, describes the NICE rejection as "no big surprise".

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Future of European Manufacturing After five years of the Eurozone crisis and with the first preliminary signs of recovery in sight, businesses and policy makers are intensely seeking new avenues to strengthen manufacturing and re-energise this vital sector for the European economy.

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Quality first Testing testing: Diane Paskiet, director, scientific affairs, West Pharmaceutical Services explains how to understand risk from extractables and leachables (E&L) and the key quality considerations when designing E&L studies

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Whitehouse Scientific sponsors Particulate Systems Analysis Conference 2014 The company will present two papers exploring the use of image analysis as an effective solution for the calibration and validation of industrial processes for which particle size and shape are critical parameters.

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POWTECH 2014 Nuremberg hosts powder and bulk solids processing industry gathering.

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Catalent issues initial public offering The company's new trading ticker on the big board is CTLT.

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Self-assembling anti-cancer molecules created in minutes The chemistry involved is like a self-assembling 'Lego Death Star', says leading researcher.

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Roche to acquire Santaris Pharma to expand discovery and development of RNA-targeting medicines Santaris Pharma's locked nucleic acid platform has contributed to an emerging era of RNA-targeting therapeutics.

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Cerner’s acquisition of Siemens: formation of an end-to-end healthcare IT solutions provider Frost & Sullivan Healthcare IT research analyst Shruthi Parakkal comments on the future implications of this acquisition.

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Quentin Cooper to headline at Lab Innovations 2014 Writer, host, academic and presenter, Quentin Cooper, will deliver his keynote address on the image of scientists.

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Allergan R&D Innovations recognised with three nominations for the 2014 US Prix Galien Awards The Prix Galien Award is considered the biomedical industry's highest accolade and recognises the technical, scientific and clinical research skills necessary to develop innovative medicines and devices.

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Graham Wylie honoured in PharmaVOICE 100 Dr Graham Wylie, CEO of The Medical Research Network has been named by PharmaVOICE magazine as one of the 100 most inspiring and motivational executives in the life sciences industry for 2014

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Horizon discovery adds three eminent CRISPR experts to its scientific advisory board Dr Emmanuelle Charpentier, Dr J. Keith Joung, and Dr Feng Zhang join Horizon’s panel of expert gene editing advisors.

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Generics production predicted to return to the US due to recent overseas quality concerns USA manufacturers bullish in search for acquisitions: nearly 40% are planning one imminently, 25% internationally.

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Glide Pharma takes exclusive worldwide rights to novel diagnostic technology for prostate cancer The licensed technology pioneers the use of lanthanide complexes for the non-invasive, rapid and accurate measurement of citrate levels in seminal fluid.

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Sciformix's CSO Dr Chitra Lele honoured in PharmaVOICE 10 Dr Lele has played a pioneering role in the creation and implementation of a globally distributed outsourcing model for key product lifecycle support services.

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Looking good It’s important to keep on top of the latest services, companies and individuals. EPM’s Chemical Reaction highlights a technology or business we think would be worth your while keeping in the mix . . .

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The perfect formula Keep it clean: Impurities in drug formulations can of course affect efficacy and are a key element which needs to be addressed during manufacture, says Avantor

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Critical thinking Pause for thought: Silvio Severini, managing director, Techorizon, looks at technology in clinical research and asks if it’s time way a new way of thinking

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Time trials Clock this: Cutting clinical trial start-up time through innovative randomisation and trial supply management services, By Xavier Flinois, president, Parexel Informatics

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Some like it hot Hot stuff: Hermes Pharma explains how to improve pharmaceutical formulation using hot melt coating

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The secret to a long life Dr Charles Kettler, director of Natoli Scientific, explains the importance of taking care of tablet tooling to ensure lower costs, better press and tool performance

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Penn Pharma agrees to sell its business to Packaging Coordinators The pharmaceutical manufacturers’ specialism in drug development, manufacturing and packaging services will complement PCI’s growth in clinical trial and commercial supply services in both North America and Europe.

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