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Weekly Round Up
05 December 2016
Latest Companies

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PJC Pharma Consulting - Independent Pharmaceutical Consultancy Services

Emisphere Technologies - Enhancing Oral Formulations of Large and Polar APIs

CRFweb - Electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) for Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials

Essentra - Pharmaceutical Packaging, Labelling, and Anti-Counterfeiting Services

Press Releases

Rotronic Develops new Rotronic Monitoring System
Rotronic has announced the development of a new Rotronic Monitoring System (RMS), which checks documents and visualises all required measurements and makes them available to the user in a desired form.

Save Time and Money with Professional Validation
konplan offers manufacturers and technical providers in the pharmaceutical market practical mechatronic experience and a broad range of skills.

Huber is Awarded State Environmental Prize
Peter Huber Kältemaschinenbau from Offenburg has received the Environmental Prize for Companies award in the category of manufacturing companies.

Sterile Chemo Gowns, Coveralls, and Apparel with USP 800 Compliance
Sterile chemo gowns and coveralls from Cleanroom Connection are USP 800 compliant, and come individually packaged with all necessary certificates attached to the box.

Catalent Acquires Accucaps to Expand Softigel Development and Manufacturing
Global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics, and consumer health products Catalent has announced that the company has agreed to acquire Accucaps Industries, the Canada-based developer and manufacturer of over-the-counter (OTC), high-potency, and conventional pharmaceutical softgels.

White Papers

Achieve Efficient Product Development through Optimising Resources
Development departments suffer from a shortage of resources and are often overburdened with administration...

Testing Parenteral Products for Micro Leaks, Container Closure Integrity Test
The E-Scan 655 tests container closure integrity in syringes, vials, and other liquid-filled parenteral...

Multivariate Data Analysis for Biotechnology and Bio-Processing
Multivariate data analysis (MVA) and design of experiments (DoE) are advanced analysis techniques which enable biotech organisations to improve their data analysis and optimise operations...

PolyPeptide Group Fulfil FDA Requirements
The PolyPeptide Group works within all major peptide technologies and handles peptide production from small-scale (multi-10mg) non-GMP batches to multi-10kg GMP manufacturing...

Computer Assisted Liquid Chromatographic Method Development for the Separation of Therapeutic Proteins
While most traditional pharmaceuticals represent chemically synthesised small-molecular weight molecules, the number of biopharmaceuticals that enter the market today is rapidly...


Ketamine: taking aim at depression
Since the turn of the millennium, researchers have been investigating ketamine as a potential treatment for major depression. Today, with the largest trial to date underway and several ketamine-like drugs under development, we are moving closer to understanding its true potential. Abi Millar investigates.

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 53
In this issue: Pfizer’s acquisition of AstraZeneca’s antibiotics unit, new ideas to tackle antimicrobial resistance, vaccines to look out for in 2017, targeting Tourette syndrome, using ketamine to treat depression, and more.

Bernie vs. Big Pharma
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has continued to rail against pharmaceutical industry pricing since losing the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton. With Sanders’s presidential ambitions scuppered, should the pharma industry fear the fury of a politician scorned? And what effect could a new, wildcard president have on the debate?

October's top stories: GSK shingles vaccine, Pfizer’s Inflectra injection in US
GSK submitted a biologics licence application to the FDA for its candidate shingles vaccine Shingrix, Pfizer announced its introduction of Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb) for injection in the US and Teva agreed to sell Actavis Generics assets and operations in the UK and Ireland for £603m. Pharmaceutical Technology wraps up the key headlines from October.

Antibiotic resistance: the race for the prize
The Longitude Prize has set the standard for competitions looking for disruptive new ideas to tackle the growing antimicrobial resistance crisis. Nesta’s Longitude Prize lead Tamar Ghosh discusses the competition process, now approaching the end of its second year, as well as the wave of new AMR-related prizes and accelerators that are launching around the world.


Biodesign C Research Building, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Arizona State University (ASU) is constructing a third research building named Biodesign C in its Biodesign Institute complex in Tempe, Arizona, US.

Michigan State University’s New Bioengineering Facility, East Lansing, Michigan
Michigan State University (MSU) has opened a new bioengineering facility in its East Lansing campus in Michigan, US.

NSU’s Center for Collaborative Research, Davie, Florida
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has opened the Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) on its main campus in Davie, Florida.

Novozymes Innovation Campus, Copenhagen
Global biotechnology company Novozymes is constructing a new innovation campus in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gedeon Richter Biopharmaceutical Plant
In July 2008, Gedeon Richter, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Hungary, started to build a facility for the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products in the city of Debrecen.

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