Industry Briefs: August 27, 2012 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Industry Briefs: August 27, 2012
A roundup of additional company and people news from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, their suppliers, and contract-service providers.


Company News

Bend Research has opened a new cGMP spray-drying facility for high-potency drugs in Bend, Oregon. Read More

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has discontinued the development of BMS-986094, an investigational nucleotide polymerase inhibitor for treating hepatitis C. Read More

Claris Lifesciences has announced that it has ended its supply agreement with Pfizer. Read More

FDA has approved Gilead’s Stribild, a once-daily, single tablet regimen for treating HIV. Read More

Sanofi’s subsidiary Genzyme has received a Refuse to File letter from FDA for its biologics license application for Lemtrada (alemtuzumab), a monoclonal antibody to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis. The agency requested that the company modify the presentation of the data sets to enable the agency to better navigate the application. Read More

Synergy Pharmaceuticals has acquired FV-100, an orally available nucleoside analogue for treating shingles, from BMS. Read More

West Pharmaceutical India Packaging, an indirect subsidiary of West Pharmaceutical Services, has begun construction of its new compression molding facility in Sri City, India. The plant will become part of West’s global supply chain for its pharmaceutical packaging operations. Read More

The Wistar Institute of Philadelphia has signed a three-year collaborative agreement with DavosPharma to develop novel therapeutics. Read More

WuXi PharmaTech has agreed with TaiMed Biologics to manufacture Ibalizumab (TMB-355) in support of Phase II and III clinical trials. Read More

People Notes

DPT Laboratories has named Gene Ciolfi vice-president and general manager of the company’s Center Excellence for Sterile and Specialty Products. Read More

Hovione has appointed Conrad Winters as the company’s drug product development director. Read More

Roche has appointed Daniel O’Day as the head of Roche Pharma, effective Sept. 1, 2012. Roland Diggelmann will assume the position head of Roche diagnostics. Read More

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