Pfizer’s new $214.8 million (€150m) biotechnology facility in Strangnas, Sweden was inaugurated yesterday, securing the country’s future in the company’s manufacturing network according to global manufacturing president Natale Ricciardi.
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.
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.
Merck & Co is investing an additional €20m ($27m) in its biologics plant in Carlow, Ireland just weeks after it unveiled plans to create a “powerful biologics presence” through its $41bn move for fellow US drug giant Schering-Plough.
Faced with a tougher operating environment, Irish drugmaker Elan has decided to slash staff numbers by 230 – or around 14 per cent of its total workforce – shelve the construction of a new biologics manufacturing facility and shutter fill-and-finish capacity...
Late last week the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Novartis a $490m contract to continue work on its cell-culture influenza vaccine plant in Holly Springs, North Carolina, US. in-PharmaTechnologist spoke with Novartis spokesman...