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. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:52:00 GMT Mobile technology: why pharma mustn’t ignore it Are pharma firms investing enough in their own websites? Will failure to offer mobile useability soon present major hurdles?

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Keep it clean Andrew Barrow of Cherwell Laboratories offers an insight into monitoring cleanrooms and reducing contamination risk.

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UK group to acquire Aesica Pharmaceuticals Consort Medical has announced that it has agreed terms to acquire Aesica Pharmaceuticals for £230 million.

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Contamination control practices: are you up to date? New guidelines aimed at raising standards of contamination control in the pharmaceutical industry mean that organisations may need to re-assess their current practices, according to supplier firm Ecolab Contamination Control.

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Asthma treatment getting personal A new report finds that the latest trials in asthma treatments herald a shift towards a personal, individual approach to therapy.

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Smaller outside, bigger inside Priorclave has developed a benchtop autoclave which, despite being designed for compactness, includes a 50% increase in chamber capacity.

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£1.5m pharma lab opens in the UK Lucideon has opened a new pharmaceutical quality control testing laboratory at its UK HQ in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Pressing matter Natoli Engineering has announced the release of its latest two tablet presses, the NP-RD20, an R&D style tablet press and the NP-155 rotary tablet press.

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GSK in China: time to crack down on Big Pharma? Online editor Dave Gray looks back on the conclusion of GSK's turbulence in China, and asks what impact this will have on pharma trading around the world.

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Mergers - how do we benefit? Stephen Archer of Spring Partnerships looks back on months of M&A buzz in the pharma community, and examines whether the industry really stands to benefit from corporate buyouts.

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Turning tables Teknomek, a supplier of hygienic stainless steel furniture and equipment, has broadened and updated its range of tables for better use in clean rooms.

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How the Eurozone crisis saved Spain’s pharma industry A new report on Spain’s pharmaceuticals industry claims that beyond the woes of the Eurozone crisis, the country’s pharma community has remained pragmatic – and in fact, is in stronger, more sustainable shape than it was pre-crisis.

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Point of view Aleksandra Jones outlines the importance of plastics in the production of ready-to-fill syringes

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Talking generically This month's Regulatory Affairs blog comes to us from Chetan Javia, ELC Group’s regulatory affairs expert in India.

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Sieving innovation tackles fine particles Lab equipment specialist Endecotts has developed a new system designed for sieving very fine, dry particles that require dispersion and deagglomeration (for example, electrostatic materials) using air-jet technology.

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GSK ‘drawing a line’ under China scandal GlaxoSmithKline has been handed a fine in China of £298.7m for bribing doctors. While the firm tries to repair damage, investigations into corrupt practices overseas continue.

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Lyophilisation to be worth over $500m by 2019 According to a newly published report, the lyophilisation market is projected to be worth $5,121.5 million by 2019.

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API production more sustainable through re-use of catalysts Germany-based startup group DexLeChem has developed what it describes as a sustainable method of developing and producing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

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Foster Delivery Science to build facility for drug delivery polymers Foster Delivery Science will build a new facility to deal with demand for manufacturing drug delivery and implant polymer blends.

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Bayer to float MaterialScience as separate business Bayer will float its MaterialScience business, which produces polymer materials, on the stock market as a separate company.

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Auxilium rejects ‘significantly undervalued’ Endo takeover Endo International’s bid to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals last week has been rejected by the latter, according to news agency Reuters. Auxilium is said to have made the statement that the bid “significantly undervalues” the company.

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Alzheimer’s treatment trials gathering pace 700 Alzheimer's patients have now been recruited for TauRx's latest phase of clinical trials.

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Lilly and AstraZeneca to co-develop potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease AZD3293 is an oral beta secretase cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibitor currently in development as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

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Functional properties Borealis and Borouge will promote their Bormed concept with a focus on the recently-launched innovative specialty polypropylene (PP) grades, Bormed SC876CF and Bormed HJ875MO.

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The rheumatoid arthritis drug market will grow to $18.2 billion in 2023 Growth will be driven by the uptake of oral Jak inhibitors and non-TNF-alpha biologics

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India envisages exports expansion in Latin American IBEF has announced the sustained collective efforts being made by the pharmaceutical industry and government for sustaining the export growth trajectory.

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One stop shop Norwich Pharma Services is a recognised leader in full-service contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.

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Pillow talk Sanner is expanding its portfolio with the new AdPack desiccant pillow packs for the protection of moisture-sensitive pharmaceuticals such as tablets and capsules inside the packaging.

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Liquid measure GEKA Healthcare designs, develops and manufactures innovative systems for the precise, pure, hygienic and smooth application of liquid and semi-liquid drugs.

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Making the grade FeF Chemicals is a Novo Nordisk company specialising in the supply of ingredients for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

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End-to-end support Vetter is a leading contract development and manufacturing organization that specializes in the aseptic filling of syringes, cartridges and vials.

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Smooth operator The Hermes Pharma stand will be abuzz with the findings of its survey to estimate the number of people suffering from difficulties swallowing tablets/capsules

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Quality counts For 40 years, Butterworth Laboratories has provided outsourcing solutions for quality control testing, method development and validation and stability storage and testing.

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Confidence boost Aesica, the global CDMO, provides finished dose and API services to leading pharmaceutical and emerging biotechnology organisations.

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Perfectly packaged Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging is a specialist in developing and manufacturing container and closure systems.

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French connection Groupe Batteur, has five manufacturing sites located in Normandy and Brittany for contract manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.

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Pure and simple Croda is a global player in specialty chemicals. An in-house proprietary flash chromatographic process is used to manufacture high purity super refined excipients for the pharmaceutical industry.

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On target DuPont Nutrition & Health has added an efficient pharmaceutical excipient to the portfolio of ingredients.

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Designer label Denny Bros will be showcasing their products to the healthcare sector, in the labelling zone of InnoPack.

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A real Pro Aptar Pharma will unveil its Prohaler — the smart DPI for optimal patient compliance.

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In the bag Technoflex has developed a standard line of Inerta polypropylene sterile bags. Fitted with either one or two tubes, the bags are dedicated to aseptic filling.

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Identity parade B&W Tek says its 21 CFR Part 11-compliant NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer is the ideal choice for nondestructive identification and verification of materials by non-technical users in the lab, warehouse, loading dock or field.

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Safe and secure Schreiner MediPharm has developed the security solution Flexi-Cap, which clearly shows when a primary container has been opened.

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Growing power Bertin Pharma, a pharmaceutical R&D contract service supplier and bioreagent supplier, has acquired a 1500m2 facility for the formulation and production of clinical batches of OTC drugs from Johnson & Johnson Santé Beauté France.

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Roquette fuel Roquette provides guidance to make the best possible use of excipients through the development process -– from the creation of prototypes to scale-up.

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Climate control New products include the ICH L climate chambers 260 and 750 which can be equipped with a second illumination unit, doubling the space for stability tests of pharmaceutics in accordance with standard ICH Q1B, option 2.

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Keeping it compact On show will be the FHM 1000 series for liquid filling operations and the laboratory device Solidlab

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Salt of the earth Dr Paul Lohmann provides high-purity mineral salts to the pharmaceutical sector with more than 350 products and more than 1000 qualities, designed to provide optimum performance across a range of applications.

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In hand Rigaku will be showcasing its new generation handheld Raman analyser for raw material identification (RMID).

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Galen signs exclusive deal in Europe Distribution, licence and supply agreement announced with Medical Developments International

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