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23-Dec-2016 - The US FDA has pushed back the review date Roche’s Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) after asking for more data on processes used to manufacture the candidate MS treatment.
23-Dec-2016 - Over 30 companies are looking to compete against Abbvie in the adalimumab space. Can you find them all in our word search?
22-Dec-2016 - The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. has inked a three year partnership with Pfizer to create personalised versions of Draper’s Microphysiological Systems (MPS), for cheaper and more effective preclinical testing....
21-Dec-2016 - Wacker says it is buying a large-scale fermentation facility in Spain to support growing demand for the amino acid cysteine.
21-Dec-2016 - Catalent has partnered with US non-profit PATH for antibody discovery using the CDMO’s GPEx cell line platform, funded by PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI).
21-Dec-2016 - Oxford Genetics hopes to provide improved bioinformatics in order to optimise mammalian bioproduction through a £1.6m grant.
21-Dec-2016 - AGC Asahi Glass has signed an agreement to buy CMC Biologics, the second biologics CDMO acquisition for the Japanese chemicals firm in three months.
20-Dec-2016 - With four biosimilars now approved in the US, the sector is growing in confidence says a BMI Research analyst.
20-Dec-2016 - XenoGesis has upgraded its spectroscopy capabilities in a deal with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
20-Dec-2016 - Repligen has bought Novasep subsidiary TangenX Technology for $39m, adding single-use tangential flow filtration (TFF) cassettes to its downstream offering.
20-Dec-2016 - DuPont has joined a Gates Foundation backed effort to develop low cost production methods for therapeutic proteins.
16-Dec-2016 - The new $50m facility will house 450 scientists in Rockville, Maryland to work across 12 vaccine development programmes, alongside the non-profit Biopreparedness organisation (BPO).
16-Dec-2016 - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted Univercells $12m (€12.5m) to develop a vaccine manufacturing platform that lowers production costs.
15-Dec-2016 - As the patent war over CRISPR gene editing technology continues, experts suggest a “one-stop” licensing alternative could help accelerate advances in new medicines.
15-Dec-2016 - bluebird bio Inc has hired apceth Biopharma GmbH to make its candidate ALD cell therapy Lenti-D and its thalassemia treatment LentiGlobin for the European market.
14-Dec-2016 - Newly identified impurities in sugar excipients pose a risk to patients and could explain why some drugs fail safety tests according to scientists from the Netherlands.
14-Dec-2016 - Eurofins Genomics has launched its EXTREmer oligonucleotides in the US – adding another ‘tool’ to help researchers advance drug discovery.
14-Dec-2016 - Sartorius Stedim Cellca has said it will build a laboratory at newly acquired site in Ulm, Germany and hire additional staff.
14-Dec-2016 - Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced plans to pull the plug on some US facilities and streamline construction and investment around “vibrant academic ecosystems”.
13-Dec-2016 - Bayer has launched itself into the cell therapy space through a $225m joint venture focused on developing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).
13-Dec-2016 - Avid Bioservices has reported strong contract manufacturing revenues for its Q2 and is confident a planned third facility will not leave the firm with too much capacity.
12-Dec-2016 - Aptar Pharma is nearing completion of its US-based manufacturing site, as it continues to expand globally to keep pace with growth in the injectable drug delivery industry.
09-Dec-2016 - Emergent BioSolutions has signed a $911m (€862m) follow-on contract to supply nearly 30 million doses of its anthrax vaccine to the US Government.
09-Dec-2016 - While in its early stages, the three-dimensional printing device enclosed in a disposable system could ensure sterile manufacturing of miniaturised organ models or even bioprocessing equipment parts, says Sartorius.
09-Dec-2016 - The WHO has agreed to source drugs from manufacturers which use sustainable production methods.
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