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FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

November 5, 2014

FDA gives orphan drug designation to Merrimack Pharmaceuticals' MM-141 for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

M&A Activity in Pharma Still Strong Despite New Tax Rules

November 4, 2014

M&A transactions accounted for nearly $15 billion more this year than for the same period a year ago.

Sartorius Opens New Application Center

November 3, 2014

Sartorius opened a new application center at its offices in Shanghai for product demonstrations, trial runs, and training sessions.

BMS Expands Manufacturing Agreement with Lonza

November 3, 2014

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced a multi-year expansion of its biologics manufacturing agreement with Lonza.

LabCorp to Acquire CRO Covance

November 3, 2014

LabCorp announced it will purchase contract research company Covance Inc. for approximately $6.1 billion in cash and stock.

SAFC Introduces New Protein Quality Supplement for Optimized Biologics Production

October 30, 2014

Sigma-Aldrich's custom manufacturing services business unit, SAFC, has launched a new protein quality supplement for biological drug production, including biosimilars.

Wuxi's Biologics Facility Receives Honorable Mention at ISPE Facility of the Year Awards 2014

October 20, 2014

The WuXi AppTec bulk cell culture production facility, designed by Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), received an honorable mention in the 2014 Facility of the Year Awards at the annual meeting of International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) in Las Vegas last week.

FDA Approves CMO Facilities for Halozyme Product

October 20, 2014

FDA approved a Cook Pharmica facility and a Patheon facility for manufacturing of Halozyme products.

Nuvilex Applies for Orphan Drug Designation for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

October 16, 2014

The company submits an orphan drug application to FDA for its Cell-in-a-Box treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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