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Changing Trial Logistics and How They Effect Development
The movement of clinical supplies to investigator sites is becoming more complex and costly. However, a supply shortfall can prevent continuation of an on-going trial, imperilling the programme, and preventing study patients from receiving drugs a sp … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Characterisation of Tableting Properties Measures with a Multi-Functional Compaction Instrument
Prior to designing tablet formulations, it is important to understand the compressibility, compactability, and manufacturability of excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) powders. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dry Powder Inhaler Monodose RS01
Patented, manufactured, and marketed by Plastiape, the RS01 Monodose Dry Powder Inhaler has a refined piercing unit design, which required the study of new manufacturing techniques and a different assembly sequence in comparison with the older device … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EMA issues positive opinion for EUSA Pharma's Dinutuximab beta to treat neuroblastoma
The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion in favour of marketing authorisation for EUSA Pharma's antibody ch14.18/CHO, Dinutuximab beta, to treat high-risk neuroblastoma … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bial and Eisai receive positive opinion for Zebinix to treat focal onset epilepsy
Bial and Eisai have announced the receipt of a positive opinion for Zebinix (eslicarbazepine acetate) from the European Medicine Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) to treat adults with newly-diagnosed focal onset epilepsy. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PRI-Bio to Provide Bio-Hazardous Waste Decontamination System for US Department of Homeland Security, National Bio, and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)
A wholly owned division of Progressive Recovery Inc, PRI-Bio has been chosen by McCarthy / Mortenson and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide multiple bio-hazardous waste decontamination systems. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Essentra Completes Investment in Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Global supplier of secondary packaging Essentra has announced completion of a recent investment in its Leeuwarden site based in the Netherlands. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PRI Bio and Progressive Recovery Inc Expand Facilities to Meet Growing Demand
Closed loop management and solvent wash systems provider Progressive Recovery has announced an expansion of its facilities to meet growing demands for engineered process systems for biowaste sterilisation. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Progressive Recovery Expands Facilities to Meet Growing Demand
Closed loop management and solvent wash systems provider Progressive Recovery has announced an expansion of its facilities to meet growing demands for engineered process systems for biowaste sterilisation. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aralab-Chambers and Testing Rooms for Maintaining Temperature and Humidity
Aralab designs, develops, manufactures, and services high-quality climatic chambers and controlled environment rooms for the healthcare industry. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EC approves Pfizer's Xeljanz to treat rheumatoid arthritis in EU
The European Commission (EC) has approved Pfizer's Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) oral tablets to treat moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adult patients in the European Union (EU). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ABS-Blister-Sealing Packaging Contractor
ABS provides a complete range of cost-effective packaging solutions for pharmaceutical clients, specialising in blister-sealing for tablets and capsules. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Perrigo completes sale of Tysabri drug royalty to RPI for $2.85bn
Drug manufacturer Perrigo has completed the sale of its right to the royalty stream from the global net sales of the drug Tysabri (natalizumab) to Royalty Pharma's (RPI) affiliate RPI Finance Trust for $2.85bn. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ICR scientists uncover information about genetic causes of brain cancer
A new brain cancer study conducted by scientists at London's Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has revealed new secrets about the genetic causes of the disease. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prudential Service Cycle Advantage - Prudential Cleanroom Services
Since 1960, Prudential Cleanroom Services has been executing on its founding principles, providing customers with a high-quality service for a cost-effective price. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Priorclave Celebrates Service Manager's 25th Anniversary
Priorclave celebrates its service manager Ranjit Rai's 25th working anniversary. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Virtualisation can Help Electronic Data Retention
One of the most discussed topics currently affecting good manufacturing practices (GMP) laboratories, data integrity involves conforming to fundamental elements of quality: attributable, legible, cotemporaneous, original, and accurate (ALCOA). Of the … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Changing Mobile Phases for OMNISEC Result Improvements
In order to fine-tune degradation rates of polymeric products, polylactic and polyglycolic acid are frequently combined to make polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ViziRev
CCL Helathcare's cutting-edge cold chain device ViziRev provides a simple and accurate temperature monitoring technology that can be applied directly to the product and is easily activated. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Leukaemia CARE ’s research finds inequalities in cancer care for elderly patients
UK charity Leukaemia CARE has conducted new research into the lives of older people living with blood cancers and revealed inequalities in cancer care for elderly patients compared with those who are younger. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PureTech Health and Novartis to advance clinical-stage programmes
US-based PureTech Health has signed a licensing and equity agreement with Swiss company Novartis to advance two clinical-stage programmes targeting the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) pathway. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Merck and Pfizer secure US FDA approval for Bavencio to treat skin cancer
Merck ’s biopharmaceutical business EMD Serono and Pfizer have obtained the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval for a 20mg/mL Bavencio (avelumab) injection to treat patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (mMCC), a rare and aggress… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aptar Pharma ’s Dispenser Chosen for a Prescription Dry Eye Product in the US
Aptar Pharma has announced its multi-dose Ophthalmic Squeeze Dispenser has been selected for a dry eye prescription product in the US. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RGC, UK Biobank and GSK launch new initiative to improve disease diagnosis
Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), UK Biobank and GSK have launched a gene sequencing initiative on the world's detailed health database. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deals this week: Ascend Therapeutics US, Tyme Technologies, Axsome Therapeutics
Ascend Therapeutics US will be the exclusive seller and marketer of Aevum Life Science ’s Protiva Pregnancy and Protiva New Mom / Recover products across the US, under an agreement signed between the two companies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

M & As this week: Sun Moral International (HK), Immuno Holding
Sun Moral International (HK), a subsidiary of Chinese pharmaceutical company Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group, has acquired the entire equity interest in Ambest Pharmaceutical (China) Company. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Research UK to support Precision Panc project for pancreatic cancer
Cancer Research UK has announced an investment of £ 10m to support the Precision Panc project, which aims to develop personalised treatments for pancreatic cancer patients. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alexion submits application to Japan ’s MHLW to extend Soliris indication to treat gMG
Alexion Pharmaceuticals has submitted an application to extend the indication for Soliris (eculizumab) as a potential treatment for patients with refractory generalised myasthenia gravis (gMG). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

British Columbia to provide public access to Gilead Sciences ’ Epclusa for genotype 1-6 HCV
British Columbia (BC) has listed Gilead Sciences Canada ’s Epclusa (sofosbuvir / velpatasvir) tablets on a public drug plan to treat all six genotypes of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Argenx and Broteio Pharma partner to develop antibody for autoimmune diseases
Netherlands-based biotechnology company argenx and Broteio Pharma, a joint venture between Prothix and Bioceros, have agreed to partner for the development of a therapeutic antibody for severe autoimmune diseases. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US FDA grants Fast Track designation for Shire ’s SHP655
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for Shire ’s recombinant ADAMTS13 (SHP655 or previously known as BAX930) to treat acute episodes of hereditary thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (hTTP). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 57
In this issue: Japan ’s pharma industry looks abroad, Trump’s plans for US drug manufacturing, unlocking regenerative medicine, the medical benefits of turmeric, the dangers posed by first-in-human drug trials, and more. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IKA C-MAG HS 7: Designed for Scientists
With hardened glass for maximum visibility and chemical resistance, the IKA C-MAG HS 7 is able to show torque trends, temperature, and speed on an LCD display. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aramark Cleanroom Services - Process Empowered by Precision
Aramark's cleanroom is a place where innovation becomes a reality and small details are powerful. The company's process and products are designed to help protect your cleanroom. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aptar Pharma Congers Site Expansion Inaugurated March 20th
Aptar Pharma Congers' state-of-the-art manufacturing facility was inaugurated March 20th by AptarGroup's president and chief executive officer (CEO) Stephan Tanda, president of Aptar Pharma Salim Haffar, and president of Aptar Pharma North America Al … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aptar Pharma's Congers Site Expansion to Begin
Aptar Pharma has announced it will begin work on a site expansion in Congers, NY. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US FDA approves Xadago to treat patients with Parkinson ’s disease
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Newron Pharmaceuticals ’ Xadago (safinamide) tablets to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pierre Fabre and H-Immune to develop new cancer immunotherapies
French pharmaceutical company Pierre Fabre and H-Immune have entered a strategic research partnership to develop new cancer immunotherapies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ferrier Research Institute and BCFNZ to create new breast cancer vaccine
Victoria University of Wellington's Ferrier Research Institute and the Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand (BCFNZ) have joined forces to create a new vaccine for breast cancer. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zenatek: Going Beyond the Known Limits
Zenatek develops technologies to track, monitor, and report goods and equipment in transit and acids in operative theaters. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First-Class Courses at LTE Training Centre for Autoclaves and Endoscope Storage Cabinet Operators
Provider of sterilisation and endoscope storage solutions, LTE Scientific is also committed to providing a wide range of first class training courses. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharmatest Booth and Scientific Presentations at AACR, Washington
Pharmatest Services has announced it will attend the annual meeting of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Washington, US. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Knight Cancer Institute Research Building, Oregon
Oregon Health& Science University (OHSU)'s Knight Cancer Institute commenced construction of a new research building at South Waterfront district in south-west Portland, Oregon. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Emergent signs $100m BARDA contract to deliver BioThrax
US-based Emergent BioSolutions has signed a $100m contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to deliver BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PCC acquires Intrathecal Therapy business from Mallinckrodt for $203m
Piramal ’s wholly owned Critical Care subsidiary in the UK PCC has completed its previously announced acquisition of Intrathecal Therapy business from Mallinckrodt for $203m. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CannRx and iCAN:Israel-Cannabis form JV to launch sleep cannabis formulation
CannRx Technologies and iCAN:Israel-Cannabis have announced the formation of a joint venture (JV) in a bid to market ican.sleep, the sleep cannabis formulation. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Apparel Services Network Reveals Rental Product Catalogue, News, and Clean Green Initiative Updates on its Website
Image apparel national account service programs provider Apparel Services Network (ASN) has announced it has updated its website. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adhering to Israel Regulatory Approval Process for Clinical Trials
Israel's skilled workforce, adherence to good clinical practice (GCP), and strong patient enrolment and retention rates make this a country-of-interest for clinical research. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Comparator Local Sourcing for Clinical Trials
Demands for reference drugs, or comparator drugs, are rising as the volume size and complexity of clinical trials reaches record levels. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GPC / SEC Anaylsis Using OMNISEC to Identify Particular Molecules in Polysaccharides
Polysaccharides are abundant, biological polymers composed of monosaccharides (or sugars). They have been used in applications from paper and cotton manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and gelling agents in food. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news