Mike Botta
Contributing Editor

As a Contributing Editor for Advantage Business Media's manufacturing group, Mike Botta contributes across all of the manufacturing brands, creating content and spearheading a variety of projects. Mike has held senior publishing positions at the Fairchild Publications and Chilton Publishing units of Capital Cities/ABC, Reed Business Information, Advantage Business Media (2006-2007), and Thomas Publishing. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Metal Market daily business newspaper for several years, eventually moving up to the position of Publisher. He joined Reed in Rockaway, NJ in 2003 as Editorial Director of the manufacturing publications and was later named Publishing Director of the manufacturing group. When Advantage acquired the Rockaway properties in 2006, Mike was named Director of Content. Most recently he served as Editorial Director of TCC Media’s Industrial Equipment News and handled a variety of special projects for other publications, including production of Show Dailies and in-depth interviews with business leaders. Mike and his family relocated from Northern New Jersey to the suburbs of Phoenix, AZ in 2009.

Mitsui Chemicals in collaboration with Bilcare introduces Chemipearl XSP in India. It's a new high-performance heat seal coating using water based...
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11.21.2017
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has invested more than $1 billion in cancer research in its nearly 70-year history. With the society's help and...
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11.21.2017
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The FDA issued updates regarding drugs that are currently in shortage. The list includes one tablet group discontinued by Mylan.
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11.20.2017
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Oxford will supply Twist with its SnapFast technology platform to provide a broad range of application-specific expression vectors. which will be used to clone...
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11.17.2017
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The aim is to make progress in elucidating the causes of disease, screening for drug leads, developing experimental drugs, preparing for clinical trials,...
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11.16.2017
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UPDATED 11/15/17 ... Bleomycin Sulfate for Injection (Resolved). The FDA issued updates over the past week regarding drugs that are currently in shortage or...
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11.14.2017
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Sanfilippo syndrome is a progressive disorder that primarily affects the brain and spinal cord. Features of the condition generally do not surface at birth,...
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11.10.2017
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RxCelerate is an outsourced drug discovery and development company that was founded in Cambridge, U.K. in 2012. The new U.S. operation is led by Laura Hamilton...
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11.9.2017
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The parent company name change combines the mission-critical service offerings of its three operating companies — Nelson Labs, Nordion, and Sterigenics — which...
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11.8.2017
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Sterility problems accounted for 96.7 percent of all recalled drug units, largely from one pharmaceutical manufacturer, resulting in the highest total of...
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11.8.2017
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The FDA issued updates Friday regarding drugs that are currently in shortage.
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11.3.2017
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Serialization and drug prices remain the top issues for executives up and down the pharmaceutical pipeline in 2018.
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11.3.2017
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Citing earlier than expected competition from generic versions of Copaxone, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries reported that its generic drug profits fell to $619...
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11.3.2017
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A new suite of interconnected digital supply chain measures has been introduced for pharmaceutical manufacturers, CMOs, contract packagers, third-party...
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11.3.2017
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TraceLink claims that HDA "coordinated and, served as a conduit for, collective, anticompetitive acts" designed to shut out competition from...
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10.26.2017
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The FDA issued updates Tuesday regarding drugs that are currently in shortage.
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10.25.2017
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Merck & Co. Inc. became the latest pharmaceutical company to announce staff cuts, telling reporters that the company plans to eliminate a total of 840...
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10.23.2017
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The educational program and serialized packaging site tour in Amsterdam will focus on core skills for implementing cost-effective track-and-trace programs.
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10.20.2017
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Motion Industries is an industrial parts distributor serving a range of industries, including pharmaceutical, chemical, and food and beverage.
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10.19.2017
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The investment community was abuzz Tuesday following word that Amazon might be considering a move into the prescription drug business.
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10.10.2017
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The FDA issued updates on October 2 regarding drugs that are currently in shortage.
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10.2.2017
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The FDA issued updates on September 22 regarding drugs that are currently in shortage.
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9.22.2017
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By combining already established drugs in lower doses, PLEOTHERAPY could improve targeted therapy and reduce costs. Rodolphe Hajj of Pharnext answers...
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9.14.2017
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Unlike all of the European Union countries where braille is mandatory on pharmaceutical packaging, the U.S. still considers it to be an optional guideline.
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9.14.2017
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The FDA issued updates on August 11 regarding drugs that are currently in shortage.
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8.11.2017
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The company reported that 2Q results were lower than anticipated due to the performance of its U.S. generics business and the continued deterioration in...
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8.3.2017
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As the U.K. faces the Brexit deadline, EU member states have until the end of today to submit bids for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA)....
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7.31.2017
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An Oregon man had accused AbbVie Inc. of misleading him and his doctor about the risks of the testosterone booster AndroGel, claiming it led to his heart...
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7.25.2017
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The FDA issued updates on July 24 regarding drugs that are currently in shortage.
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7.24.2017
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Division rebrands as UL Compliance to Performance, a service that goes beyond employee learning to full company compliance, safety, and operational strategy.
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7.20.2017
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The fact that bioinformatics has emerged as a key tool for drug discovery processes due to its high throughput screening, aided by recent advancements in...
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7.19.2017
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AJ Manufacturing moves to larger facility, adds new equipment and increases capacity by 50 percent. The company specializes in HVAC diffusers, grilles, dampers...
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7.17.2017
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While the law itself has not changed, it appears the FDA intends to provide some compliance breathing room for those involved in the product identifier...
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6.30.2017
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The agency is seeking removal of reformulated Opana ER from the U.S. market saying that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks. The company...
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6.9.2017
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The FDA sent an update on June 5 of the drugs that are currently in shortage.
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6.5.2017
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One big concern continues to center around a shortage of manufacturers even as demand increases.
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5.17.2017
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India-based Dr. Reddy's expects the bulk of short-term market growth to be in complex generics, while mid- to long-term likely will shift toward...
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5.10.2017
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Despite immense challenges and hurdles, biosimilars may be where generic medicines were in the mid-1980s.
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5.10.2017
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Leveraging tech transfer and analytical capabilities to enter new markets and absorbing additional production steps that brand owners are seeking to offload.
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5.10.2017
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