Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced its intention to
outsource the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) R&D and
manufacturing work undertaken at one of its US factories, with
resultant closure of the site and job losses.
GE Healthcare has snapped up specialist in disposable manufacturing
technologies Wave Biotech, adding a host of new products and
services for the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector to its
Multisorb Technologies has introduced a new advanced simulation
service to help pharmaceutical companies determine the precise
amount of sorbent needed in their packaging to protect products
from moisture and degradation.
A new drug discovery technique, which uses mixed-mode sorbents in
process chromatography, has the potential to significantly reduce
costs and environmental burdens, especially in the protein
In its second acquisition in less than a month, Millipore has
acquired bioprocessing products firm Serologicals for around $1.4bn
(€1bn) in cash, as it tries to boost its growth by expanding in
potentially lucrative market segments.
As the threat of new viruses like avian influenza have heightened
the need for greater speed and safety in vaccine production, single
use technologies are proving far more safe and economic than
traditional cleaning techniques, according...