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Meritech to Showcase Automated Handwashing Systems at Supplyside West
Meritech has announced it will participate as an exhibitor at Supply Side West Global Expo& Conference. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Origin's SmartX Nominated for a Third Time
The CPhI Pharma Awards has announced the finalists and Origin Pharma's child-resistant, tamper-evident, blister pack wallet SmartX has been selected for 'Excellence in Pharma: Packaging', making it a hat-trick of finalist nominations in 2017. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

M & As this week: Catalent, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
Catalent has announced plans to acquire Cook Pharmica for $950m. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deals this week: Aspen Global Incorporated, Zhejiang Conba Pharmaceutical, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Mauritius-based holding company Aspen Global Incorporated (AGI) has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to acquire the rights to the latter ’s anaesthetic treatments portfolio for $555m. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GSK joins AstraZeneca and Labcyte to develop acoustic mass spectrometry
GSK has joined forces with AstraZeneca and Labcyte to combine acoustic liquid dispensing technology with mass spectrometry (MS) for use in high throughput small molecule screening and other drug discovery applications. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novartis ’ Rydapt receives approval for two cancer treatments in the EU
The European Commission (EC) has approved Novartis ’ Rydapt (midostaurin) for two indications in rare, hard-to-treat cancers. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Case Study: Translating Pregnancy Guide
Pescara Health Board (AUSL) has produced a brochure called 'Mamma Consapevole' ('Pregnancy: The Essential Guide') to help women cope with pregnancy. To ensure every woman with residency in Italy could benefit from this guide, Pescara's AUSL asked int … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Christoph Held Appointed Managing Director of OPTIMA Consumer
As of September, Christoph Held will be the new managing director at the packaging machine builder OPTIMA consumer. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sirion Biotech to Attend ESGCT XXV Anniversary Congress
Sirion Biotech has announced it will be attending the ESGCT XXV Anniversary Congress, in collaboration with the German Society for Gene Therapy DG-GT. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Case Study: Bioequivalent Studies in India
A leading pharmaceutical company was focusing its attention on India to conduct bioequivalence studies with clinical end points. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recipharm and Roche sign agreement to manufacture solid dose products
Swedish pharmaceutical company Recipharm has signed a long-term manufacturing agreement with Roche to produce a wide range of solid dose products. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer files lawsuit against J & J ’s exclusionary contracts for Remicade
Pfizer has filed a lawsuit against Johnson& Johnson (J&J) in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to ensure patients and providers have access to major, lower-cost biosimilar therapies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NICE recommends Bristol-Myers Squibb ’s nivolumab for NSCLC patients on NHS
The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Bristol-Myers Squibb ’s immunotherapy drug Opdivo (nivolumab) for NHS use through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) for the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSC… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Silicone Gaskets and Braised Hoses by BioPure
BioPure has developed a range of high-purity, platinum-cured silicone gaskets and braided hoses, adding to its extensive range of fluid path components. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HOF Freeze Drying Systems - The Specialist for Individual Solutions
In the pharmaceutical and biotechnological environment, quality and reliability are the decisive parameters in determining whether a company will be successful or not. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HOF Awarded TOP 100 Honour
HOF has secured TOP 100 label status in Germany for the second successive year in recognition of its position among the country's elite innovative companies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 63
In this issue: UK pharma industry takes NICE to court over price caps, Amazon ’s potential to enter the US pharmacy industry, a new platform to capture molecules from fungi, the current state of drug development in osteoporosis, and more. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

JRS Pharma to Attend Supply Side West Trade Show
SupplySide West trade show brings together more than 15,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from the dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care, and sports nutrition industries. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NSF Announces New Workshops
NSF has announced the release of a new collection of pharmaceutical workshops for the 2017/2018 period. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SCRO Welcomes a New Board Chairman
With newly established operations in Norway, Finland, and Denmark, Scandinavian CRO (SCRO) wants to grow further to build a strong Nordic contract research organisation (CRO) company. To realise this vision, the owners have strengthened its board wit … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves ROVI Contract Manufacturing Injectables plant in Madrid
Laboratorios Farmac é uticos Rovi (ROVI) has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its contract manufacturing injectables plant in Madrid for filling syringes that are prefilled with water for injection using the termina … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ROVI: What You Imagine, We Make A Reality
ROVI has more than 50 years' manufacturing experience for pharmaceutical products. It began providing contract manufacturing services in 1995 and now has several high-speed filling lines. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New study suggests jet lag drug benefits patients undergoing chemotherapy
A recent study conducted by scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen has suggested that painful side effects from cancer medicines can be managed using melatonin, a drug that helps ease the effects of jet lag. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Catalent signs agreement to buy Cook Pharmica for $950m
US-based company Cook Group has reached an agreement to divest its drug manufacturing division Cook Pharmica to Catalent for $950m. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid enter deal for varicella vaccine technology in Russia
Indian healthcare company Zydus Cadila has entered an exclusive agreement with Pharm Aid for the technology expertise of varicella vaccine production in Russia to prevent chickenpox. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alcami's Analytical Testing Facility, Missouri
Alcami has relocated its existing analytical testing facility in Missouri to the Cortex Innovation Center in Central West End, St. Louis. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Innovative Heart of Nordic Life Science
Evolving technology and the global demand for innovative health care solutions make Greater Copenhagen the perfect location for two converging industries: life science and tech. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Greater Copenhagen-The Innovative Heart of Nordic Life Science
Evolving technology and the global demand for innovative health care solutions make Greater Copenhagen the perfect location for two converging industries: life science and tech. This is your chance to get a free business brief about our HealthTech in … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Greater Copenhagen-Company white papers
Evolving technology and the global demand for innovative health care solutions make Greater Copenhagen the perfect location for two converging industries: life science and tech. This is your chance to get a free business brief about our HealthTech in … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zenith Achieved ISO9001:2015 Certification
The ISO9001 accreditation demonstrates that organisations have proven their quality management systems (QMS) are as effective as possible through continual improvement and regular assessments. This is especially important for Zenith as a qualified su … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Custom Purification of Injectable Polymers via Carbon Dioxide Dissolution
Pierre Fabre M é dicament's Supercritical division has devised a smart, GMP-compliant and industrialised process to extract monomers from injectable polymer substances. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gates Foundation supports development of Immunocore ’s therapeutics for infectious diseases
Immunocore has secured up to $40m in investment from Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation to boost the development of soluble T-cell receptor (TCR)-based therapeutics to treat infectious diseases, in particular tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mining fungi: a fountain of new medicines?
While fungi are a rich source of natural molecules, it has historically been hard to identify and capture these in a systematic way. Now a new technology platform, developed by researchers at Northwestern University and their partners, promises to sp … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teva to sell assets in global women ’s health business for $1.38bn
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has entered two agreements to divest the remaining stake in its specialist global women ’s health business for $1.38bn. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NUS study shows Artemisinin-ALA co-treatment could destroy cancer cells
A new study conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has revealed that the co-treatment using artemisinin and aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) can potentially kill cancer cells and suppress tumour growth with fewer side effe … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An Active Refrigeration Model for Sea Transport and Local Storage Solutions
Klinge Corporation has long been known for its proven solutions in the Dangerous Goods market, where specialised dual-redundant shipping containers keep products at the right temperature, avoiding potentially catastrophic failures, which could result … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Streamlined and Cost-Effective Wet Formulation Development
MVIC's FD concept offers a streamlined, cost-effective, and high-quality performed inhalation formulation development package for customers that either lack resources to perform a development programme or require cutting-edge input for problem solvin … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Register for Medicon Valley Inhalation Symposium (MVIS)
MVIC has announced that professionals wishing to visit the Medicon Valley Inhalation Symposium (MVIS) conference can now register. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amgen and Allergan ’s anti-cancer biosimilar Mvasi receives FDA approval
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) for the treatment of five types of cancer. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Italvacuum to Attend POWTECH
Italvacuum has announced it is going to participate at POWTECH, a leading trade fair for processing, analysis, and handling of powder and bulk solids. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk Pharmatech Showcases Recombinant Insulin at BioProcess International Conference and Exhibition
Novo Nordisk has announced it will be attending the BioProcess International conference and exhibition. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Upcoming Cool Chain Conferences
Air Canada Cargo is participating in a number of temperature-controlled supply chain conferences in the coming months. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers and Halozyme to develop subcutaneous immuno-oncology drugs
Bristol-Myers Squibb has entered   a global collaboration and licence agreement to use Halozyme Therapeutics ’ Enhanze drug-delivery technology for the development of its subcutaneously administered immuno-oncology treatments. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evotec and MaRS Innovation launch new drug-discovery partnership
German company Evotec and Canada-based MaRS Innovation (MI) have launched a joint partnership ‘LAB150’ in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

M & As this week: Silver Falcon, Adcock Ingram Holdings, Boya Bio-pharmaceutical Group
Financial services provider Silver Falcon plans to acquire biotechnology company Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals (Hemogenyx Pharma) for £ 8m ($10.5m). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deals this week: Pivot Pharmaceuticals, Innovation Pharmaceuticals, Portola Pharmaceuticals
Pivot Pharmaceuticals plans to acquire the worldwide rights to Altum Pharmaceuticals ’ BiPhasix Transdermal drug delivery technology. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to Write To Regulatory Agencies When Things Go Wrong
Responding to severe regulatory criticism? Need some essential guidance? This white paper by Martin Lush includes step-by-step guidance on how to write to regulatory agencies when things go wrong. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HOF's Technical Forum Set for November
Preparations are well underway for the second HOF-Fachforum in November, which will feature lectures with technical lectures from experts in freeze-dryers. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Freeze-Drying Systems and Freeze-Thaw Units
The freeze-drying principle is based on various physical basic principles, which by definition are not subject to change. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US FDA advisory committee votes for GSK ’s Shingrix to prevent shingles
The US Food and Drug Administration ’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) has voted unanimously for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Shingrix (HZ/su) to prevent herpes zoster (shingles) in adults of 50 years of age and a… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news