Week of December 17, 2012: Malvern Instruments Opens New Applications Laboratory in Brazil; Roche To Invest in Diagnostics Production in Germany; and More

Dec 20, 2012
By PharmTech Editors

Malvern Instruments has opened a new applications laboratory in São Paulo, Brazil, to support business growth in South America. The facility will be equipped with instruments spanning Malvern’s range of particle characterization, protein measurement, and rheology systems.

Roche plans to invest more than CHF 240 million (USD 263 million) in diagnostics production at its Penzberg biotechnology center near Munich, Germany. The plans call for construction of a new production facility, to be known as Diagnostics Operations Complex II. The facility is scheduled to be operational in December 2014 and will create 50 new jobs. Read More

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Handok Pharmaceuticals have agreed to establish a business venture in South Korea, allowing Teva to gain entrance into the Korean pharmaceutical market. Under the agreement, Teva will be responsible for manufacturing and supplying medicines. Handok’s primary responsibility will be in sales and marketing, distribution, and regulatory affairs. Teva will have a controlling stake in the new business venture, with a profit split of 51/49% to Teva and Handok, respectively. Read More

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