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Sartorius Stedim Biotech Acquires BioOutsource

April 17, 2015 12:10 pm | by Sartorius Stedim Biotech Group | News | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), an international supplier for the biopharmaceutical industries, today acquired the Scottish company BioOutsource Ltd.

Innate Pharma and Sanofi Collaboration

April 16, 2015 11:28 am | by Innate Pharma SA | News | Comments

Innate Pharma SA has entered into a collaboration with Sanofi to apply site-specific conjugation...

French Lawmakers OK Healthcare Bill Targeting Anorexia

April 15, 2015 10:53 am | by Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | News | Comments

Too-thin models, too much drinking, sexy cigarette packs: France's parliament is cracking down...

Report: Policy Stunting Growth of German Pharma Industry

April 15, 2015 10:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A 2011 law overhauling the German pharmaceutical industry will be the biggest impediment to...

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Cancer Surge in China Prompts Rise of Special Patient Hotels

April 13, 2015 1:29 pm | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Many so-called cancer hotels dot the neighborhoods around Chinese hospitals, giving patients an affordable, cozy place to wait for appointments and undergo outpatient treatment.

Merck, Asian and African Universities Collaborate on Diabetes

April 13, 2015 12:49 pm | by Merck | News | Comments

Merck is introducing Clinical Diabetes management for more than 5000 medical students in 18 medical colleges of Maharashtra University as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) in Asia.

FDA Questions Evidence for Lower-Risk Tobacco Product

April 8, 2015 10:48 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

U.S. health regulators have questions about tobacco maker Swedish Match's bid to become the first to market a smokeless tobacco product as less harmful than cigarettes.

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Microbix Signs Virology Distribution Agreement for South Korea

April 6, 2015 12:23 pm | News | Comments

Microbix Biosystems has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Kim & Friends, Inc. The agreement provides Microbix with improved access to the key South Korean market for its virology products.

Asia Agencies Purchase U.S. Simulation Software

April 6, 2015 12:01 pm | by Simulations Plus | News | Comments

Simulations Plus announced that several regulatory agencies around the world have added licenses of software for pharmaceutical discovery and development within the past three months.

Pfizer Stops China Vaccine Sales as Import License Expires

April 2, 2015 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pfizer has stopped selling its Prevnar 7 pneumonia vaccine in China after its import license expired, but the U.S. drugmaker still intends to launch the world's most widely used vaccine, Prevnar 13, in that market.

UK Prime Minister Apologizes for Tainted Blood Scandal

March 25, 2015 3:20 pm | News | Comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday apologized to thousands of patients who were infected from contaminated blood during the 1970s and 1980s.

ImmunoGen Lands Licensing Deal with Takeda

March 23, 2015 4:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Takeda will use ImmunoGen's technology to develop cancer treatments. ImmunoGen will get $20 million upfront and is eligible for milestone payments potentially totaling up to $210 million, plus royalties on sales.

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German Court Orders Vaccination Cynic to Pay for Virus Proof

March 16, 2015 8:18 am | News | Comments

A German court has ruled that a prominent anti-vaccination advocate must pay a doctor 100,000 euros ($105,720) in prize money he had promised to anyone who could prove measles is a virus.

Johnson Matthey Commissions New High Containment Manufacturing Capacity in Edinburgh, UK

March 13, 2015 2:06 pm | News | Comments

Johnson Matthey, a provider of pharmaceutical services, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and catalyst technologies, has announced completion and commissioning of new high containment facilities for potent product manufacture at its Edinburgh, UK site (Macfarlan Smith).

Pernix to Acquire Zohydro® ER Franchise from Zogenix

March 11, 2015 8:14 am | News | Comments

Pernix Ireland Limited has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Zohydro ER franchise from Zogenix, Inc. The acquisition includes three extended release hydrocodone products, including an abuse-deterrent pipeline and all related intellectual property.

Pfizer Receives European Approval for New Indication for Prevenar 13

March 3, 2015 8:47 am | News | Comments

Pfizer has announced that the European Commission approved an expanded indication for the use of Prevenar 13 for the prevention of pneumonia caused by the 13 pneumococcal serotypes in the vaccine in adults aged 18 years and older.

GSK Completes Transaction with Novartis

March 2, 2015 3:48 pm | News | Comments

Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Switzerland's Novartis AG have completed a three-part deal that will offer the British company's shareholders a 4 billion pound ($6.17 billion) windfall.

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Report: Japan's Pharmaceutical Market to See 'Tepid' Growth

March 2, 2015 8:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent report from research firm GlobalData predicted Japan will see a "tepid" recovery in its pharmaceutical market over the next several years. The London-based firm estimates Japan’s pharmaceutical market will climb from $72.8 billion in 2013 to $79.8 billion by 2020, a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 1.3 percent.

Life Sentence for German Nurse Who Killed Patients

February 26, 2015 3:21 pm | News | Comments

A German court sentenced a male nurse to life in prison on for killing patients with overdoses of heart medication that he confessed to administering because he enjoyed trying to revive them.

Catalent Expands European Clinical Packaging Capabilities

February 26, 2015 3:01 pm | News | Comments

Catalent Pharma Solutions has announced several expanded capabilities within its European Clinical Supply Services network. The expansions have been implemented in response to increased customer demand for specialty clinical packaging, where the proportion of highly-potent or temperature-sensitive investigational medical products continues to increase.

Biota Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Anaconda Pharma

February 26, 2015 8:07 am | News | Comments

Biota Pharmaceuticals has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Anaconda Pharma, a privately-held biotechnology company based in Paris, France. Anaconda Pharma's lead candidate is AP611074, a patented, direct-acting antiviral in development.

UN Health Agency Urges Europe to Step Up Measles Vaccination

February 25, 2015 8:28 am | News | Comments

The World Health Organization is urging Europe to step up measles vaccination efforts as countries report thousands of cases of the disease.

Takeda Expands Pharma Operations in Singapore

February 25, 2015 8:14 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Japan's largest drug company, has expanded its Singapore operations by relocating its emerging markets business unit to the city-state from Zurich, executives said at an inauguration ceremony Wednesday.

Report: Vitamin Supplement Market Expected to Increase by 60 Percent by 2020

February 24, 2015 3:19 pm | by Andrew Szal, Editor, Pharmaceutical Processing | News | Comments

The analysis by New York-based Persistence Market Research predicted Vitamin D supplements would lead the growth in the industry over that span. The report expects increasing geriatric populations, particularly in Asia, to bolster demand for Vitamin D.

Jacobs to Design Ireland Biologic Facility for BMS

February 24, 2015 8:03 am | News | Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group has received a contract from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to provide architectural and engineering services for a new large-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Cruiserath, County Dublin, Ireland.

Alkermes Appoints Senior Vice President of Research, Pharmaceutical and Nonclinical Development

February 23, 2015 8:24 am | News | Comments

Alkermes has appointed Mark Namchuk, Ph.D., as Senior Vice President of Research, Pharmaceutical and Nonclinical Development. Dr. Namchuk will be responsible for advancing the company’s early-stage product pipeline.

Mylan Signs Exclusive Agreement with Gilead Sciences to Distribute Sovaldi and Harvoni in India

February 23, 2015 8:13 am | News | Comments

Mylan announced that its Indian subsidiary, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, has entered into an agreement with Gilead Sciences, under which Mylan has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Sovaldi and Harvoni for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, in India.

Indian Health Authorities Say 700 Have Died in Flu Outbreak

February 20, 2015 8:36 am | News | Comments

Health authorities were working to ensure remote hospitals in northern and western India had adequate medical supplies for a flu outbreak that has claimed more than 700 lives in 10 weeks.

China’s Colorectal Cancer Treatment Market Value to Exceed $1 Billion by 2023, says GlobalData

February 18, 2015 8:57 am | News | Comments

The Chinese treatment market for colorectal cancer (CRC) will expand almost fourfold in value from an estimated $259 million in 2013 to $1.05 billion by 2023, at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.1%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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