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21st Century Cures Act Gets a Revision

Jul 07, 2015

The amendment suggests modifications to the calculation of a drug's average manufacturing price and to the reimbursement rate for infused medications.

French Hospital to Drop Remicade in Favor of a Biosimilar

Jul 07, 2015

A large health system will use the biosimilar version of infliximab from Hospira after the company offered a discount of 45%.

GSK Plans Increase in Antibiotic Production in Singapore

Jun 30, 2015

GSK will invest in an additional downstream isolation facility for amoxicillin production in Singapore.

Industry News

Latvian Government Partners with Pharma in Signing Letter of Intent

Jul 01, 2015

The Latvian government and Pharma have signed a letter of intent on June 29, 2015, agreeing on measures and a mutual cooperation in projects that will help improve medicines access and health outcomes in Latvia.

FDA Delays Product Tracing Requirements for Dispensers

Jun 30, 2015

The agency gives a limited reprieve to dispensers but requires other trading partners to provide product tracing information.

BioPlan Associates Releases 2015 Edition of its Annual Survey

Jun 29, 2015

The 12th Annual Report and Survey of Biomanufacturing is now available.

Supplier News

Metrics Appoints VP of Analytical Services

Keith Moore will support Metrics Contract Services as vice president of analytical services.

Catalent Licenses Excelimmune’s Antibody Combination Therapy Platform

Catalent’s licensing of Excelimmune’s antibody combination therapy platform can enable the manufacture of multiple recombinant antibodies in a single batch culture.

Volkmann Opens Laboratory to Test Vacuum Conveying of Powders

Vacuum-conveying conditions for powders and other free-flowing solid forms can be simulated in Volkmann's new laboratory.

Bio/Pharma News

Horizon Makes Second Offer to Buy Depomed, Gets Rejected Again

The offer, valued at $3 billion, represents a 42% increase in Depomed’s share price.

Pfizer’s Once-Daily Arthritis Tablets Accepted for FDA Review

FDA has accepted for review Pfizer’s new drug application for its modified-release formulation of tofacitinib citrate tablets (Xeljanz).

Biogen Plans Biologics Manufacturing Facility in Switzerland

Biogen plans to build a biologics manufacturing plant in northwest Switzerland using next-generation technologies to create efficiency and sustainability.

Standards/Regulations

21st Century Cures Act Gets a Revision

The amendment suggests modifications to the calculation of a drug's average manufacturing price and to the reimbursement rate for infused medications.

DOJ Enters Consent Decree Against Acino Products

US Court orders New Jersey drug manufacturer and its president to stop distribution of unapproved and misbranded drugs.

FDA Delays Product Tracing Requirements for Dispensers

The agency gives a limited reprieve to dispensers but requires other trading partners to provide product tracing information.

Drug Manufacturing

Volkmann Opens Laboratory to Test Vacuum Conveying of Powders

Vacuum-conveying conditions for powders and other free-flowing solid forms can be simulated in Volkmann's new laboratory.

Biogen Plans Biologics Manufacturing Facility in Switzerland

Biogen plans to build a biologics manufacturing plant in northwest Switzerland using next-generation technologies to create efficiency and sustainability.

Capsugel Completes New Spray-Dried Dispersion Manufacturing Facility

The new facility expands the company’s commercial manufacturing capability at its Bend, Ore. site.

Drug Development

GSK Invests $95 Million in Gene Control Research

GSK announces it will invest $95 million to launch a US-based non-profit research institute, Altius, to research technologies and approaches in understanding gene control.

Penn Announces Gene Therapy Collaboration with WuXi

The University of Pennsylvania announces that it will collaborate with WuXi AppTech to research and develop gene vectors derived from recombinant viruses.

EMA Launches Pediatric Drug Pilot Project

The agency creates initiative to stimulate pediatric drug development.

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Box-Behnken modeling was used to optimize a resinate complex, to mask the taste of levocetirizine dihydrochloride and montelukast sodium in orally disintegrating tablets.

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Data Integrity Questioned at Indian API Manufacturer; Indian Pharma Faces Compliance Challenges

A recent Indian API facility inspection, and an Ernst & Young survey, highlight the compliance challengess that now face Indian pharma

Drug Pricing, Public Opinion and New Models for Pharma

As public criticism of drug prices intensifies, and healthcare moves to "value-based" pricing and purchasing, Sloan-Kettering’s interactive, online tool Abacus offers insights into the factors that must go into pricing a drug

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Experts at Eppendorf discuss common challenges in cell culture and share insights on possible solutions.

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Experts review bio/pharma industry growth and future prospects as Pharmaceutical Technology Europe marks its 25th anniversary.

 

 

 

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Peer-Review Research

Using a Dual-Drug Resinate Complex for Taste Masking

Box-Behnken modeling was used to optimize a resinate complex, to mask the taste of levocetirizine dihydrochloride and montelukast sodium in orally disintegrating tablets.

Evaluating Disinfectant Efficacy of a Silver-Based Disinfectant

The author reports results of evaluations and concludes that a disinfectant composed of a low-concentration suspension of silver ions is completely sporicidal with only a one-minute contact time.

The Human Microbiome Project and Pharmaceutical Quality Control Microbiology

The authors offer a new perspective on how the relationship between humans and microorganisms should be considered in setting standards for pharmaceutical quality control in microbiology.

Editor's Picks

Transdermal Drug Delivery Gains Traction

Advances in transdermal drug delivery, particularly with microneedles, are enabling a wider range of drugs to be delivered through the skin.

Planning for the Future of Serialization

Compliance with the new traceability requirements necessitates an understanding of how and when to begin implementing changes in an ever-evolving industry.

Considering Continuous Crystallization

An integrated pilot plant tests heteronucleation and continuous crystallization.

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