Industry Briefs: November 5, 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

Agere Pharmaceuticals has expanded its cGMP spray-dry capabilities. Read More

Charles River has agreed to acquire a majority ownership of Vital River. Read More

Cytovance Biologics has been awarded a biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing contract by Fountain BioPharma. Read More

Eli Lilly has announced a $140-million expansion to the company’s Indianapolis insulin manufacturing operations. Read More

Integrated Project Services has opened a new office São Paulo, Brazil. Read More

Pharmalink has entered into a contract with Patheon for the manufacturing of Nefecon, for treating the underlying pathology of progressive IgA nephropathy, the most common form of primary glomerulonephritis and a leading cause of end-stage renal disease.

Wacker Biotech and XL-protein have agreed to produce PASylated biopharmaceuticals. Read More


People News

Astellas has named Jeffrey Bloss vice-president of scientific and medical affairs. Read More

Cedarburg Hauser Pharmaceuticals has appointed John K. Lynch as chief scientific officer. Read More

Patheon has appointed Michael Lehmann as head of global pharmaceutical development services. Read More

Teva has announced several changes to its executive leadership team. Allan Oberman has been named president and CEO of Teva Americas Generics, and Jill DeSimone has been appointed as senior vice-president and general manager of Teva Global Women’s Health. William S. Marth will retire as president and CEO of Teva Americas. Read More

Following its acquisition of Actavis, Watson has announced a new global generics management team, including Siggi Olafsson, as president of the division, and several other appointments. Read More