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University of Connecticut Studies Drug-Carrying Nanoparticles

Dec 28, 2012

A University of Connecticut chemical engineering professor received a National Science Foundation grant to study how nanoparticles flow in the bloodstream, which is crucial for their use in drug delivery.

Plastic Shows Benefits in Parenteral Packaging

Plastic is finding increased use in vials and syringes as concerns about glass breakage and delamination and desire for increased functionality lead pharmaceutical companies to consider alternatives.
Dec 19, 2012

Plastic is finding increased use in vials and syringes as concerns about glass breakage and delamination and desire for increased functionality lead pharmaceutical companies to consider alternatives.

US Supreme Court to Hear Pay-for-Delay Case

Dec 11, 2012

The US Supreme Court accepted an appeal by the Federal Trade Commission of a decision that upheld an arrangement of payments by Solvay Pharmaceuticals to generic drug companies to postpone introduction of generic versions of its branded testosterone-replacement drug.

GSK Plans to Increase Stake in Indian and Nigerian Subsidiaries

Nov 27, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline announced its intent to increase ownership in its publicly-listed, consumer-healthcare subsidiary in India and in GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria as part of its emerging-markets investment strategy.

Precautionary Hold on Novartis Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Lifted

Nov 14, 2012

The Italian Medicines Agency lifted a temporary hold on the use of Novartis seasonal influenza vaccines in Italy after affirming the vaccines' safety and efficacy.

Third-Quarter 2012 Financial Reports Show Novartis and Merck Down

Oct 30, 2012

Pharmaceutical industry leaders Novartis and Merck—among others—released second-quarter 2012 results showing global sales down in third-quarter 2012, with growth in key pharmaceutical products helping to offset losses due to patent expirations.

Improving Intelligent Device Management

Strategic management of intelligent devices is important in any processing field, and a new standards committee at the International Society of Automation aims to provide direction so that manufacturers can better utilize the devices' capabilities.
Oct 17, 2012

Strategic management of intelligent devices is important in any processing field, and a new standards committee at the International Society of Automation aims to provide direction so that manufacturers can better utilize the devices' capabilities.

New USP Standards Guide Prescription Container Labels

Oct 16, 2012

New US Pharmacopeial Convention standards provide a universal approach to organizing labels for prescription containers dispensed by US pharmacists in an effort to improve patient understanding.

Merck Plans to Move Global Headquarters within New Jersey

Oct 9, 2012

Merck has announced plans to close its headquarters in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, and relocate to its existing facility in Summit, New Jersey, beginning in 2014.

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