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Medicon Valley Inhalation Consortium (MVIC)-Full Service CRO and Inhalation Product Development Specialists
Medicon Valley Inhalation Consortium (MVIC) offers a comprehensive range of first-class services for the entire value chain of inhalation products, from drug discovery to late-stage development. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Research UK funded scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumours
Scientists funded by Cancer Research UK will investigate the effectiveness of the Zika virus in destroying brain tumour cells, which could lead to new treatments for cancer. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Merck ’s Isentress receives CHMP positive opinion to treat HIV-1 infection
Merck ’s Isentress (raltegravir) 600mg film-coated tablets have received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and paedi… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sanofi ’s insulin lispro receives CHMP positive opinion to treat diabetes
The European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for the marketing authorisation of Sanofi's insulin lispro. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bluerock: Canada ’s stem cell contender on the journey from petri dish to clinical trial
Toronto-based regenerative medicine biotech BlueRock Therapeutics was launched in December with a massive $225m series A financing. So what stem cell-based therapies is the company working on? (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prudential Cleanroom Services Completes Surveillance Audits
Prudential Cleanroom Services has announced that it has completed its surveillance audits for ISO 9001:2008 through T Ü V S Ü D America. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ez biopac
ILC Dover's EZ BIOPAC single-use containment and transfer system can help you improve productivity and profitability. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Molecular Biology Laboratory Site, Barcelona
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is developing a new facility within the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) campus in Spain. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sobi receives SFDA approval for Orfadin capsules
Specialist healthcare company Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi) has received approval from the Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) for Orfadin (nitisinone) capsules in strengths of 2mg, 5mg, 10mg and 20mg. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NPPA issues notice to pharmaceutical firms for non-compliance of pricing provisions
Indian drug price regulator the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has issued notices to several pharmaceutical companies that have marketed combination drugs without complying Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) 2013. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

M & As this week: Lonza Group, Shandong Buchang Pharmaceutical
Swiss biopharmaceutical company Lonza Group has completed the acquisition of HansaBioMed Life Sciences OU, an Estonian pharmaceutical company. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deals this week: Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group, Shandong Buchang Pharmaceutical, 4SC
Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group intends to raise approximately HK$2.32bn ($298.3m) through a private placement of 80.6 million shares. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NSF International to Attend 2nd PDA Europe Annual Meeting, Germany
NSF International's pharma biotech team has announced it will be present at the 2nd PDA Europe Annual Meeting in Berlin. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharmatest Launches Novel Humanised Mouse Model of Tumor Growth in Bone
Pharmatest Services has announced it has collaborated with Taconic Biosciences to develop a novel humanised mouse model of tumour growth in bone that can be used for testing immunotherapies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Solving Complex Pharmaceuticals Dosing Tasks
For dosing and filling in the pharmaceutical industry, you usually think of water-like, non-viscous products such as solutions for injecting. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thermo Fisher Services Granted Access to ATUM's Gene Design Platform
Formerly known as DNA2.0, ATUM has announced it has signed a patent licensing agreement granting Thermo Fisher Scientific access to its novel gene design platform. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ST Asia signs licensing agreement with PharmaMar for anti-cancer compound lurbinectedin
Singapore-based biopharmaceutical company Specialised Therapeutics Asia (ST Asia) will commercialise a new anti-cancer compound known as lurbinectedin (PM1183) throughout South East Asia, following a second major licensing deal with Spanish pharmaceu … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

X-Chem and Vertex form multi-target genetic disease collaboration
US-based firms X-Chem and Vertex Pharmaceuticals have signed a collaboration agreement to discover new drug leads against targets involved in multiple speciality diseases. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Micro-machines: nanotech offers new possibilities for disease detection and drug delivery
For the first time, miniscule molecular machines designed for early disease detection and targeted drug delivery have been shown to work in living cells. Elly Earls meets the researchers behind the breakthrough to find out more. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bayer receives FDA priority review for copanlisib to treat follicular lymphoma
German drug manufacturer Bayer has received priority review designation for the new drug application (NDA) for copanlisib from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Applications in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
The use of aqueous cleaning in pharmaceutical manufacturing can provide numerous benefits in terms of effectiveness, minimal surface residue, and easier cleaning validation. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 59
In this issue: Challenging the link between innovation and US drug pricing, the impact of Brexit on life sciences companies, a new study on the effects of cognitive-enhancing drugs, using crowdfunding to unlock cancer therapies, and more. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stand-Up Pouches by Bernhardt
Holding between 1l and 5l, Bernhardt's Stand-Up Pouches feature a smart design that provides a very high resistance to stop tests. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NSF Pharma Biotech Human Error Reduction Program
NSF Health Sciences is passionate about protecting the health of people worldwide and helping you prepare for the future, which means continuous improvement (error reduction). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Professional Laboratory Measurement Unit Awtherm
ROTRONIC's AwTherm is a high-end and professional laboratory measurement unit for temperature-stabilised water activity in the food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and other industries. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boehringer opens biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in China
Germany ’s Boehringer Ingelheim has officially opened its commercial production site for biopharmaceuticals in Zhang Jiang Hi-tech Park in Shanghai, China. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vifor Pharma and Akebia to sell Vadadustat to Fresenius Medical Care
Vifor Pharma Group and Akebia Therapeutics have entered an exclusive licence agreement to sell Vadadustat to Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinics located in the US after securing approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PAIRimmune-Preclinical Immunology for Vaccine and Immunotherapy Development
PAIRimmune is a contract research organisation (CRO) providing pre-clinical research services, specialising in immunology assessment. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cytokinetics receives FDA orphan drug status for Ck-2127107 to treat SMA
Biopharmaceutical company Cytokinetics ’ CK-2127107 has received orphan drug designation from the Office of Orphan Products Development of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the potential treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ce3-Contract Research Organisation for Early Development of First-in-Human Oncology Clinical Trials
Ce3 is a full-service oncology contract research organisation (CRO) focused on first-in-human Phase 1-2a development programmes in the biopharmaceutical area. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SmartX: Making Smart Moves in Child Resistant Blister Packaging
Origin Pharma Packaging has announced it is launching a child-resistant and tamper-evident blister pack wallet at CPhI North America and has released a new official video. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Costs of Over-Complexity
In this whitepaper, Martin Lush discusses the issue of over-complexity in the pharmaceutical industry. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eli Lilly Scores Phase III Migraine Success with Galcanezumab
On May 12, 2017, Eli Lilly announced the successful Phase III results for its calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibody, galcanezumab, for the prophylactic treatment of episodic and chronic migraine. Galcanezumab is the second CGRP m … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cherubino-Hospital Equipment and Drug Distribution for the Healthcare Industry
Cherubino provides diagnostics tests, consumables, and equipment to hospitals, private clinics, and laboratories, as well as drug distribution, promotion, and back up services for the pharmaceutical industry in Malta. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EU nations urge funding to research new drugs and vaccines for tuberculosis
Leaders representing the French and Netherlands governments have urged for funding to develop new treatment and prevention tools against drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) at a meeting held in Brussels. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thermo Fisher Scientific agrees to buy Patheon for $7.2bn
US based company Thermo Fisher Scientific has agreed to acquire Patheon, a Dutch contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) for $7.2bn. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Manufacturers and contract packagers may miss serialisation deadlines, claims research
New industry research carried out by serialisation system provider SEA Vision and life science technology firm Zenith Technologies has claimed that nearly 36% of pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packagers are not preparing for global seriali … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aptar Pharma Gains Approval by European Medicines Agency for Electronic Lockout Device
Aptar Pharma has announced approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for integrated electronic nasal lockout device e-Lockout following a multi-year development with Takeda Pharmaceuticals International. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meritech-Automated Handwash Systems for Cleanroom Hygiene
Meritech manufactures and distributes fully automated handwash systems for medical, pharmaceutical, and biotech cleanrooms. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gamlen Instruments: New Company Name Reflects Diverse Market Opportunities
In recognition of the growing breadth of markets served by Gamlen Tableting, the company will now be trading as Gamlen Instruments. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gamlen Tableting Changes Name to Gamlen Instruments
Gamlen Tableting has announced it is changing its trading name from 'Gamlen Tableting' to 'Gamlen Instruments' to acknowledge the company's established global presence as a leader in benchtop powder compaction instrumentation. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Case Study: Climate Summer Testing on the THERMOCOVER ECO-SAFEHOOD-2L.2
ECOCOOL's THERMOCOVER ECO-SAFE ISOHOOD-2L.2 is a double-layer polyethylene bubble foil coated with an aluminium foil on both sides. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Upcoming Events Sanofi CEPiA
Sanofi CEPiA has announced a number of upcoming events where the company will be showcasing its products and services. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer ’s 13-valent PCV selected in India’s immunisation programme
Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer ’s 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV 13) has been selected in India’s immunisation programme in selected states. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novartis and Pakistan sign deal to provide free medicine for chronic diseases
Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination of Pakistan and Novartis have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to increase access to treatment for poor people affected with chronic diseases. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Synthetic Biologics ’ SYN-004 secures FDA breakthrough therapy status
Synthetic Biologics has secured breakthrough therapy designation for SYN-004 (ribaxamase) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Challenging the link between pharma innovation and US drug pricing
A new study claims to debunk the well-worn connection between inflated US drug prices and big pharma ’s R&D spending. But what is the connection between innovation and pricing in the pharma space, and is it the whole story? (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain boosters: exploring the grey area of off-label ‘smart drugs’
The growing trend for the unlicensed use of cognitive-enhancing drugs to improve performance is prompting calls for more research into the field. Has the era of brain-boosting ‘smart pills’ arrived, and what do we still need to find out about the saf… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cold Chain Technologies Koolit ® Advanced PCM Gel
Introducing the solid-gelled phase change materials (PCM) from Cold Chain Technologies, available in Canada exclusively through Cedarlane Shipping Supplies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Air Canada Cargo Increases Number of Flights in Europe and Expands Schedule
Air Canada Cargo has announced greater coverage to and from the UK and Europe due to additional flights and an expanded schedule. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news