Novartis and Jubilant Organosys are among several companies forced to recall generic drugs after manufacturing operations at their shared CMO, India’s MJ Biopharm, were found to be in breach of GMP guidelines.
CMO Kemwell is receiving technical assistance from Boehringer Ingelheim for the construction of its new biotech facility, which is designed to marry European technology with Indian low cost manufacturing.
HEM Pierre Vimont, Ambassador of France to the US, was at BIO 2009 talking about the measures his nation have taken to attract biotechs, including the introduction of the "most favourable R&D tax in Europe".
Drug delivery specialist Hospira has set up a “biologics clock” that counts the amount spent on cell culture-derived medications in the US in a bid to highlight the potential savings greater use of generics could provide.
AstraZeneca (AZ) has become the latest company to enter into a research collaboration with Jubilant, with the companies initially focusing on delivering preclinical candidates in the neuroscience area.
Althea Technologies’ biologics and injectables contract development, manufacturing and testing facility in San Diego, US is open for business, bringing to an end the firm’s two year campaign to expand capacity.