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Impax Announces R&D Reorganization, Layoffs

October 30, 2014 4:25 pm | News | Comments

Impax Laboratories has announced a reorganization of its research and development (R&D) organizations and a prioritization of the project portfolios within the generic and brand businesses          

PBOA Elects Chairman

October 30, 2014 8:33 am | News | Comments

The Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association (PBOA), a new non-profit trade association...

Novo Nordisk Now Hiring for New Manufacturing Facility in New Hampshire

October 29, 2014 2:20 pm | News | Comments

Novo Nordisk has announced plans to hire up to 90 people at its newly-acquired manufacturing...

US Health Care Unprepared for Ebola

October 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by JEFF DONN, Associated Press; GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly...

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Alnylam Appoints New Senior Vice President, Clinical Development

October 29, 2014 8:12 am | News | Comments

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has announced the appointment of Pushkal Garg, M.D., to the position of Senior Vice President, Clinical Development. At Alnylam, he will join the existing development team and be responsible for managing the company’s clinical research, clinical operations, and biometrics functions.

Sanofi Ousts CEO Amid Pressure Over Diabetes Drug

October 29, 2014 8:08 am | by GREG KELLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanofi sacked its CEO Wednesday following a board room rift over the handling of one of France's largest publicly traded companies. Christopher Viehbacher, the first non-Frenchman to lead Sanofi, was dismissed after six years running the company that traces its roots to the early 19th century.

Catalent Appoints New Asia Pacific President

October 28, 2014 9:10 am | News | Comments

Catalent today announced the promotion of Australia Country General Manager, Mark Bisset, to President, Catalent Asia Pacific. He succeeds David Heyens who has announced that he plans to retire from Catalent on December 31st 2014.    

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Amgen Beats Third Quarter Estimates While Shrinking Workforce

October 28, 2014 8:31 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Amgen said Monday that its earnings fell in the third quarter on charges from an ongoing restructuring effort, but the biotech drugmaker's adjusted results still surpassed Wall Street expectations.         

Mayne Pharma Appoints New VP of Quality for U.S. Operations

October 22, 2014 11:22 am | News | Comments

Q. Dwight Lewis is responsible for managing all quality-related functions to ensure that Mayne Pharma’s U.S. pharmaceutical operations – which range from laboratories to manufacturing lines – continue to comply with global regulatory agency and industry standards.

Interim Shire Chief Financial Officer to Step Down

October 21, 2014 9:06 am | News | Comments

Shire has announced that James Bowling, Interim Chief Financial Officer, has notified the Board of Directors of his decision to step down from his current role to pursue a new career opportunity as CFO of Severn Trent plc.      

Cubist Pharma CEO Bonney to Retire

October 20, 2014 1:35 pm | News | Comments

Antibiotic maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals said that Michael Bonney will retire as CEO at the end of the year, and the company said it will promote President Robert Perez to take his place.           

Lilly to Realign Puerto Rico Manufacturing Operations

October 16, 2014 3:28 pm | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Company has announced plans to conclude production and pursue a sale of one of its three manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico. The manufacturing site, located in Guayama, Puerto Rico, will remain in operation until the end of 2015. 

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Vetter Announces Personnel Changes in its Development Service Division

October 15, 2014 10:31 am | News | Comments

Vetter, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), today officially announced a series of adjustments to its Development Service related structures designed to support its customer base.        

West Pharmaceutical Services Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan

October 15, 2014 8:59 am | News | Comments

West Pharmaceutical Services said today that Donald E. Morel, Jr., Ph.D., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, has announced his intention to retire at the company's Annual Meeting in May 2015.       

Merck Ex-Financial Analyst Facing Insider Trading Charge

October 15, 2014 8:14 am | News | Comments

A former senior finance analyst at Merck & Co. is facing an insider trading charge after authorities said Tuesday that he passed secrets to a friend he met at college that earned $722,000 in illegal profits.       

LSNE Appoints New Vice President of Quality

October 15, 2014 8:11 am | News | Comments

Lyophilization Services of New England (LSNE), a New Hampshire based contract manufacturing organization, is pleased to announce that Thomas McGrath has been named Vice President of Quality.          

Novartis Says Three Members of Executive Committee to Leave Company

October 8, 2014 9:09 am | News | Comments

Novartis confirmed today that following completion of the transactions with GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly and Company in the coming months, that the three business leaders of the Novartis divisions at the center of the transaction will leave the Executive Committee of Novartis.

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Takeda Appoints New Head of Vaccine Development

October 8, 2014 8:41 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International has announced that John Boslego, MD, has been named Senior Vice President and Head of Development for Takeda’s Global Vaccine Business Unit, effective December 1, 2014.        

West Names New President of Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems

October 7, 2014 8:08 am | News | Comments

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. has appointed Karen Flynn President of the company's Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems business. Flynn brings more than 28 years of experience to this role. Most recently, she held the position of President, Americas Region, Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems, where she was responsible for the Americas regional business segment, including both the manufacturing and commercial aspects of the business.

GEA Expands Continuous Pharma Manufacturing Technologies

October 2, 2014 11:26 am | News | Comments

GEA Pharma Systems (GPS) has announced a group restructure and appointments as it embraces a new corporate philosophy to overcome competitive challenges, expand and develop new markets and customers.         

Optel Vision to Create 140 New Jobs in Major Expansion in Limerick

October 1, 2014 9:00 am | News | Comments

Ireland's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that Optel Vision, a Canadian company specializing in Track & Trace and vision inspection solutions for the manufacturing industries, is to create 140 new jobs in Limerick as part of a new European expansion.

Biogen Idec Names Senior Vice President, Gene Therapy

September 23, 2014 9:09 am | News | Comments

Biogen Idec today announced that Olivier Danos, Ph.D., has joined the company as senior vice president, Gene Therapy. Dr. Danos reports directly to Douglas Williams, Ph.D., executive vice president, Research and Development, and is a member of Biogen Idec’s Senior Research and Development Leadership Team.

Merck KGaA Strengthens Executive Board

September 18, 2014 2:20 pm | News | Comments

Merck KGaA today announced that the Board of Partners has promoted Stefan Oschmann to the position of Deputy CEO and Vice Chairman of the Executive Board. Concurrently, Belén Garijo was appointed to the Executive Board to take over leadership for the Pharma business.

Auxilium Pharma to Cut Workforce by 30%

September 10, 2014 8:15 am | News | Comments

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday it is cutting 30 percent of its workforce, about 190 jobs, as part of a restructuring of its operations that will save it at least $75 million a year.           

EMD Serono Appoints New Senior Vice President, Neurology and Immunology

September 2, 2014 9:09 am | News | Comments

EMD Serono announced today that Drew Young has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Neurology and Immunology. In this capacity, he will be responsible for leading the strategic direction of the U.S. Neurology and Immunology franchise, including future products.

DuPont Fined $1.3M Over Series of West Virginia Chemical Leaks

August 28, 2014 8:20 am | by JOHN RABY, Associated Press | News | Comments

DuPont will pay a fine of $1.275M to settle a federal complaint over eight chemical releases from a Kanawha County production facility, one of which killed a worker. The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the settlement announced in a statement Wednesday resolves several alleged violations of federal law.

Moberg Pharma’s Head of U.S. Operations to Resign by End of January 2015

August 28, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

Moberg Pharma AB today announced that its head of U.S. operations, Steve Cagle, has announced his resignation. In order to secure a smooth transition, he will remain in his position until end of January 2015 at the latest.     

That’s Nice Announces Expanded Offering For Strategic Content And Public Relations

August 26, 2014 11:02 am | News | Comments

That’s Nice LLC, a research-focused strategic marketing agency dedicated to life science markets, today announced the formation of a new dedicated team that will support clients with comprehensive strategic content development.    

PPD Names New Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

August 26, 2014 9:01 am | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced the appointment of Robert Hureau as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Hureau brings 25 years of experience and extensive financial expertise spanning the medical technology/life sciences, manufacturing and consumer sectors.

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