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...
Positive noises from an FDA panel on GTC Biotherapeutics’ recombinant antithrombin ATryn may further the use of transgenic animals for drug production but should the manufacturing process rather than the drug’s safety be our prime concern?
The number of public biotechs will plummet in 2009 to 250 as difficulties in securing funding results in mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcies, according to the CEO of a life science investment company.
The completion of trial batches of Siga Technologies’ smallpox treatment ST-246 could not have been better timed following as it does the recomendation that the Obama government raise the threat of bio-terror up its list of concerns.
The challenges in establishing a regulatory pathway for biogenerics were discussed at a recent FTC roundtable, with a FDA official saying in most cases it will be “impossible” to establish that the APIs are identical.
The possible sell-off of Enzon Pharmaceuticals’ biotechnology drugs business has come under fire by one of the firm’s shareholders, DellaCamera Capital Management, which says it is opposed to the move.