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Volume 23, Issue 11

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EMA invites feedback
The EMA released two concept papers for a 3month public consultation that address the need to revise existing guidelines on biosimilar medicines and influenza vaccines. Feedback can be submitted until 31 December 2011.

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AstraZeneca in China
AstraZeneca is investing $200 million in a new manufacturing facility in China for intravenous and solid medicines. The facility will be located in Taizhou, with construction due to finish at the end of 2013, and will help the company to expand its medicines availability in urban and rural communities.

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GSK and fast cars
GSK has formed a long-term partnership with the UK-based McLaren Group, which is best known for its expertise in the Formula 1 motor sport. McLaren will share its capabilities in engineering, technology, analytics and strategy modelling to help improve GSK's manufacturing, R&D and consumer-healthcare areas.

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FDA enhances database
The FDA is considering whether to enhance its inspections database by adding specific search criteria that would both enhance data analysis and make the system more user friendly. The idea was included in a list of eight draft proposals for increasing transparency that the agency published in October.

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