Industry Briefs: December 10, 2012

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A roundup of additional company and people news from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, their suppliers, and contract-service providers.

Company News

Amorfix Life Sciences has established a collaboration with CNJ Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cangene, for the identification and development of therapeutic antibodies against proprietary disease specific epitopes identified using Amorfix’s ProMIS discovery technology for treating various oncology indications. Read More

AMRI has extended its commercial supply relationship with GE Healthcare for aminobisamide hydrochloride. Read More

Impact Analytical announced an expansion that includes new testing and analysis laboratories. The project is scheduled to be completed by March 2013. Read More

Kemwell has signed an agreement with Mercury Pharma for the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals at its new production facility in Uppsala, Sweden. Read More

Sartorius Stedim Biotech has launched its Sartoguard NF prefilter series, featuring a combination of high-performance polyethersulfone membranes and nanofleece technology. Read More

People News


AAIPharma has appointed Timothy Rhines as senior director of biopharmaceutical Development. Read More

In addition, AAIPharma has also appointed David Browne director of analytical chemistry. Read More

AmerisourceBergen has named Peyton R. Howell senior vice-president of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, and president of global sourcing and manufacturer relationships. Read More

Pfizer has elected CEO Ian Read as chairman of the board. Read More

Roche has announced several changes to its board of directors, and has proposed CEO Severin Schwan as a new member of the board. Read More