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Merck Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Ebola Vaccine

Jul 25, 2016

The vaccine candidate has also won a Priority Medicines (PRIME) status from EMA.

Open-Access Technology Seeks to Make Drug Discovery Easier

Jul 21, 2016

A new website collects and rates information about life-science supplies from academic journals to simplify researcher purchasing decisions.

No Clinically Meaningful Differences Between Herceptin and Amgen/Allergan Biosimilar

Jul 21, 2016

Amgen and Allergan’s biosimilar to popular breast cancer drug Herceptin is comparable to the innovator molecule, Amgen recently announced.

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Industry News

Global Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance Gets Underway

Jul 26, 2016

A new era has begun to address the deadly innovation gap in tackling the antimicrobial resistance crisis.

Talon Compounding Pharmacy Issues Recall

Jul 22, 2016

The company voluntarily recalls all lots of lyophilized HCG and sermorelin.

CPhI Korea Returns to Seoul for Third Year

Jul 22, 2016

The conference will return to the COEX center in Seoul for the third year from August 23¬–25, 2016.

Supplier News

Powder Systems Limited Installs High-Containment Filter Dryer in Australian API Manufacturing Plant

The project involves installation of a small-scale pressured agitated nutsche filter dryer in glass, integrated in a high-containment isolator to achieve an occupational exposure limit of less than 1 microgram per meter cube, 8-hour time weighted average.

Recipharm Expands Blow-Fill-Seal Capacity at France Facility

The company will invest €18 million in its Kaysersberg facility to expand blow-fill-seal capacity.

Quay Pharma Completes FDA Pre-Qualification Inspection

The company announced that its facilities and laboratories have completed FDA pre-qualification inspection.

Bio/Pharma News

Bristol-Myers Squibb and AbbVie Team Up on Cancer Trials

The companies will test the efficacy of Rova-T in combination with Opdivo, and Opdivo + Yervoy as a treatment for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.

Amgen and UCB File BLA for Romosozumab

The companies filed a BLA for romosozumab, an investigational monoclonal antibody for the treatment of osteoporosis.

EMA Accepts Pegfilgastim Biosimilar for Review

The agency will review Mylan and Biocon’s biosimilar to pegfilgrastim.

Standards/Regulations

FDA Detects Deviations from CGMP at Denmark’s ALK-Abello

The company manufactures biological drug products and intermediates for the allergy vaccine market.

EMA Recommends Approval of First HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Drug in the EU

The agency has recommended granting marketing authorization in the EU for Truvada.

EMA Suspends Drugs Due to Flawed Bioequivalence Studies

The agency recommends suspending drugs developed with bioequivalence studies performed at Semler Research Centre Private Ltd, Bangalore, India.

Drug Development

Global Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance Gets Underway

A new era has begun to address the deadly innovation gap in tackling the antimicrobial resistance crisis.

Open-Access Technology Seeks to Make Drug Discovery Easier

A new website collects and rates information about life-science supplies from academic journals to simplify researcher purchasing decisions.

FDA Adjusts Review Timeline to Keep Up with Orphan Drug Demand

The agency says the increasing requests for orphan drug designation has resulted in a change in FDA’s review goals.

Best Practices

Optimizing Accuracy in Pinch Valves for Sterile Injectables

Preheating pinch valves prevents drift in the volume of liquid dispensed.

Best Practice: Developing Drugs that are Highly Potent

Highly potent or cytotoxic drugs require special handling

Best Practice: Choosing Glass Or Polymer For Parenteral Packaging

Consider the 3 Ps (product, process, and patient) when choosing a parenteral packaging material.

Current Issue

Evaluating Practical Uses of Molecular Isotopic Engineering

The authors' directed isotopic synthesis is one example of how molecular isotopic engineering can be used to predetermine the discrete isotopic ranges of biopharmaceutical products.

Ensuring Supply Chain Safety

Data integrity and cGMP issues demand closer scrutiny of suppliers. Bribery and corruption may become the next supply chain flashpoint.

More inspections, and regulator collaboration, offshore

China and India are also increasing inspections and becoming more exigent about data integrity and cGMPs.

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PharmTech Talk

MedPAC Recommends Changes to Medicare Drug Coverage

Pressure is mounting to reduce costs and spending on prescription drugs.

US and EU Regulators Seek to Reduce Pharma Inspections

Sharing un-redacted inspection reports between FDA and EMA may reduce duplicate inspections of facilities.

What’s Behind NIH’s Quality Problems?

Drug manufacturing lapses undermine NIH research programs.

PharmTech Europe News

Global Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance Gets Underway

A new era has begun to address the deadly innovation gap in tackling the antimicrobial resistance crisis.

EMA Recommends Approval of First HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Drug in the EU

The agency has recommended granting marketing authorization in the EU for Truvada.

EMA Suspends Drugs Due to Flawed Bioequivalence Studies

The agency recommends suspending drugs developed with bioequivalence studies performed at Semler Research Centre Private Ltd, Bangalore, India.

Peer-Review Research

Evaluating Practical Uses of Molecular Isotopic Engineering

The authors' directed isotopic synthesis is one example of how molecular isotopic engineering can be used to predetermine the discrete isotopic ranges of biopharmaceutical products.

Developing Cleaning Procedures for Oral Solid-Dose Manufacturing Equipment

This article examines using experimental design methods to define different procedures for intermediate bulk container cleaning. The authors have evaluated this new approach, in which a highly soluble, low-dose product and a relatively insoluble high-dose product constituted experimental input variables.

Ruggedness of Visible Residue Limits for Cleaning Validation

Visible residue limits have been shown to be a valuable tool in validated cleaning validation program.

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CPhI Update

CPhI Korea Returns to Seoul for Third Year

The conference will return to the COEX center in Seoul for the third year from August 23¬–25, 2016.

Report: International Pharma Shows Confidence in China

International-domestic pharma partnerships will drive next wave of growth in China, according to new CPhI report on China.

CPhI Accepting Applications for 2016 Pharma Awards

The annual CPhI Pharma Awards honor companies and individuals driving the pharmaceutical industry forward through innovation, new approaches, technologies, and strategies.

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