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Catalent Announces $52 Million Kentucky Expansion

April 16, 2015 11:01 am | by Catalent Pharma Solutions | News | Comments

Catalent Pharma Solutions announced the opening of a large scale expansion at its Winchester, KY, manufacturing facility.

ACG North America Bringing Manufacturing, Packaging And Inspection Technology to INTERPHEX

April 15, 2015 3:13 pm | by ACG North America | News | Comments

International Pharmaceutical Expo, the premier industry event dedicated to showcasing...

Rentschler Biotechnologie Expands Biopharm Capabilities

April 14, 2015 11:28 am | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

GE Healthcare Life Sciences and Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH announced the expansion of...

Ventana and Astellas Work on Targeted Cancer Treatments

April 14, 2015 11:09 am | by Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

Ventana, a member of the Roche Group, announced it has entered into a master collaboration...

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Watson-Marlow Acquires ASEPCO Corporation

April 10, 2015 12:29 pm | by Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) | News | Comments

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group strengthens its biopharmaceutical offering through the acquisition of ASEPCO Corporation (Asepco).

Merck's Puerto Rico Facility to be Sold

April 10, 2015 12:17 pm | by The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) | News | Comments

Merck's agreement with AIAC is to sell the manufacturing facility in Arecibo that was under closing plans. AIAC will retain the approximately 200 Merck employees.

Why Calibration Needs to Be Made Part of Your APM Strategy

April 8, 2015 11:12 am | by Dan Miklovic, Principal Analyst at LNS Research | Articles | Comments

Just as calibration needs to be part of your quality processes, it absolutely needs to be part of your asset performance management (APM) strategy as well.


Chicago Businessmen Follow Promise of Medical Marijuana

April 6, 2015 12:29 pm | by Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Sampson and his three partners in Chicago-based Cresco Labs are switching livelihoods and risking millions of dollars to follow the promise of medical marijuana.

Nektar Recieves $100M Milestone from AstraZeneca

April 6, 2015 12:16 pm | by Nektar Therapeutics | News | Comments

The cash payment under the Nektar-AstraZeneca agreement was triggered by the first commercial sale of MOVANTIK (naloxegol) in the U.S. 

Cellceutix Enters $30 Million Common Stock Purchase Agreement

April 2, 2015 1:19 pm | by Cellceutix Corporation | News | Comments

Cellceutix Corporation, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has signed a $30 million stock purchase agreement with Aspire Capital Fund, LLC.

TPG Completes Acquisition of Aptalis, Renamed Adare

April 2, 2015 1:07 pm | by Adare Pharmaceuticals | News | Comments

Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies announced today that its divestiture from Actavis plc to TPG, a global private investment firm, has been completed.

Analyst: Biotech M & A 'Arms Race'

April 1, 2015 12:50 pm | by Goldman Small Cap Research | News | Comments

Analyst Rob Goldman says mid-stage biotech companies are being built for potential sale, in an environment of increasing mergers and acquisitions.


Patheon Closes Acquisition of IRIX Pharmaceuticals

April 1, 2015 12:33 pm | by Patheon | News | Comments

Patheon has closed the transaction to acquire IRIX Pharmaceuticals, a company that specializes in making difficult to manufacture Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API).

Althea's New Drug Formulation Technology Gains Attention

March 31, 2015 12:01 pm | News | Comments

Ajinomoto Althea announced today that it has added two more top pharmaceutical companies to its growing list of partners in developing and manufacturing cGMP-produced crystal-based drug products.

HHS Contracts to Develop New Ebola Drug

March 31, 2015 11:54 am | by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services | News | Comments

HHS awarded approximately $12 million today to BioCryst Pharmaceuticals of Durham, North Carolina, for the advanced development of a promising experimental drug for Ebola, including preparing for large-scale manufacturing of the drug and conducting related studies.

Actavis Selling Australian Generic Drug Unit to Amneal

March 31, 2015 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Actavis PLC is selling its generic drug business in Australia to privately-held Amneal Pharmaceuticals for an undisclosed amount.

Stainless Steel LEDs

August 27, 2014 3:11 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing a stainless steel version of the WLC60 heavy-duty LED lights, designed for use in extremely harsh conditions.


MIT Center For Biomedical Innovation Announces Collaboration With Amgen Foundation

June 5, 2014 11:45 am | by MIT News | News | Comments

The MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI) announces a collaboration with the Amgen Foundation to develop the Amgen-­MIT Biomanufacturing Educational Initiative, focused on biologics manufacturing.                       

Robot Usage To Increase In The Pharmaceutical Sector

June 2, 2014 5:12 pm | by Jorge Izquierdo, vice president, Market Development, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies | News | Comments

A recently published market report indicates that the use of robots in a number of industries has more than tripled in the past five years and by 2018, robots are projected to be used for 27 percent of new line installations for medical device primary packaging. For the pharmaceutical industry, robots are expected to service 34 percent of primary packaging efforts, a 13 percent increase from 2013.

Rommelag Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

April 16, 2014 5:06 pm | by rommelag | News | Comments

Fifty years ago, rommelag revolutionized plastic packaging technology with BFS.                                                     

Pharmaceutical Processing's March 2014 Digital Edition

March 12, 2014 11:19 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The March issue of Pharmaceutical Processing is our INTERPHEX 2014 show issue and features numerous highlights from show exhibitors. In addition, we also announce the winners in our new Facility Excellence Awards program.

Caliber Recognized for Excellence In Technology

March 3, 2014 12:28 pm | by Jeff Reinke; @JeffReinkeABM | Articles | Comments

The Caliber Biotherapeutics manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas offers an interesting look at the development and integration of Plant Made Pharmaceuticals. This commitment to new and innovative drug development strategies has led to it being recognized as one of Pharmaceutical Processing’s Facility Excellence Award winners for 2014.

Pharmaceutical Processing Announces 2014 Facility Excellence Award Winners

March 3, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jeff Reinke; @JeffReinkeABM | Articles | Comments

New development technologies, expanded contract manufacturing and service capabilities, as well as innovative equipment investment strategies highlight leading practices from the best in pharmaceutical processing comprise the 2014 Pharmaceutical Processing Facility Excellence Award winners.

GW Pharmaceuticals Announces US Patent Allowance for SATIVEX Spray Device

April 22, 2013 10:05 am | News | Comments

GW Pharmaceuticals plc today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Application Serial Number 13/606,742, a patent application directed to the spray device of its Sativex® product formulation.

5 Must Have Strategies for Total Enterprise Quality

November 2, 2012 10:02 am | White Papers

This free white paper, 5 Must Have Strategies for Enterprise Quality, shows how quality can take a more prominent, enterprise-scale role.

7 Habits of Quality Obsessed Manufacturers

November 2, 2012 9:52 am | White Papers

A compelling read that at times is light hearted and funny, 7 Habits of Quality Obsessed Manufacturers is written for top performing quality professionals that want to give their company an edge.

An Executive Guide to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Efficiency and the Effect of Environmental Legislation

August 9, 2010 10:36 am | White Papers

This paper describes the use and waste of organic solvents in pharmaceutical manufacturing and the possible impact that greenhouse gas legislation, in the form of a carbon tax, may have on solvent usage and pharmaceutical manufacturing costs.

Controlling Static Hazards

March 3, 2010 8:51 am | White Papers

Recent studies covering plants in the U.S., UK and Germany show that controlling static electricity build-up is the key to preventing combustible cloud explosions.  

Understanding the FDA Guidance on Assessing Cardiovascular Risks

February 24, 2010 7:10 am | White Papers

This White Paper reviews the FDA’s Guidance addressing cardiovascular safety assessment during the development of new antidiabetic therapies for T2DM.  

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