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Industry Briefs: December 17, 2012
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld the decision of the District Court, District of Delaware, finding that the US substance patent protecting AstraZeneca’s Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) (RE37,314 – the ‘314 patent) is valid and enforceable. Read More
Avid Bioservices has completed its biofacility upgrades in response to increased demand for its contract manufacturing, the company says. Read More
Catalent Pharma Solutions and UMN Pharma have formed a collaboration for biosimilar development and production in Japan. Read More
Chemsultants International has added a Class 10,000/Class 1000 cleanroom to its product- and process-development operations. Read More
Cobalt Light Systems has expanded its capacity and relocated into a larger facility in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Read More
Elite Pharmaceuticals has formed an agreement for the next year with the company’s sole supplier of the API for Elite’s phentermine product lines that include phentermine HCl tablets (37.5 mg) and phentermine HCl capsules (15 and 30 mg). Read More
Evotec has a license agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals regarding its NR2B subtype selective NMDA-antagonist portfolio for development against diseases in the field of depression. Read More
Phenex Pharmaceuticals and Janssen Biotech have formed a research collaboration and license agreement for autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders. Read More
Sartorius Stedim Biotech has formed a sales partnership with Umetrics to expand its process analytical technology software portfolio for the optimization of biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing processes. Read More
Amgen has named CEO Robert A. Bradway chairman of its board of directors. Read More
Impax Laboratories has appointed Bryan M. Reasons as senior vice-president and chief financial officer. Read More
Sanofi has announced that Hanspeter Spek, president, global operations, will retire from his current role in mid-2013. Read More