Pharmaceutical Technology

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14 December 2018
Industry News

Orchard Therapeutics expands gene therapy manufacturing capacity
Gene therapy-focused biopharma company Orchard Therapeutics has signed a long-term lease agreement to build a third manufacturing facility in Fremont, California. The new facility is expected to open in 2019.

Russia and Rusal complete Ebola vaccinations in Guinea
The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and domestic aluminium producer Rusal have completed the vaccination against Ebola virus in the Republic of Guinea.

Deals this week: Vect-Horus, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Vect-Horus has signed a research agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals for the development of neurodegenerative disease treatments. 

Bausch Health makes $200m bid for bankrupt Synergy Pharmaceuticals
Canada-based Bausch Health Companies (previously Valeant Pharmaceuticals) has entered a definitive agreement to acquire select assets of Synergy Pharmaceuticals for around $200m and certain assumed liabilities.

Press Releases

Distek’s PrepEngine Mini Sample Prep Station
Distek’s PrepEngine Mini Sample Prep Station is designed for assay, impurity and content uniformity applications.

Alkaline Soak for Tough Biologic Residues
Alkaline hydrolysis is a chemical reaction that takes place when tough organic residues are exposed to an alkaline solution. Alkaline hydrolysis breaks these residues into smaller more water-soluble and more easily emulsified molecules.

Gerteis to Attend PMEC in Delhi, India
This year's PMEC event has opened in Noida, Delhi, India.

Webinar: Reckoning With Risk
From the moment we get out of bed in the morning to when we return at night, we all take risks. Some big, others small. Some consciously, others less so. There is no such thing as zero risk.

Sanitary Sieves for Medicinal Powders
Sri Krishna Pharmaceuticals is an established manufacturer of pharmaceutical products such as acetaminophen (paracetamol), folic acid, domperidone and furosemide, supplying more than 150 niche drugs to the Asian pharmaceutical market, Europe and the US.

White Papers

Pharmaceutical Challenges Aided by Laboratory Powder X-ray Diffraction
This white paper explores a number of ways that today's modern, laboratory-based powder x-ray diffraction (PXRD) instrumentation and advanced software can greatly assist pharmaceutical scientists in their quest to develop high-quality, stable products and accelerate their speed-to-market.

Trehalose: A Powerful Excipient in the Formulation Toolbox
In the pharmaceutical industry, products that benefit from the stabilising effects of trehalose include, but are not limited to, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), antibody drug conjugates (ADCs), fusion proteins, peptides, stem cells and vaccines.

Monomaterial Packaging Benefits
In February 2108, a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in southeastern Spain. When scientists carried out a necropsy, they discovered the huge mammal had succumbed to a fatal infection caused by more than 30 kilos of plastics in its stomach and intestines.

Why Did My Plant Close?
Global vice-president of pharma biotech and medical devices at NSF Martin Lush recently had a meeting with a CEO to help solve his company’s pain points.

Aqueous Cleaning in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
The use of aqueous cleaning in pharmaceutical manufacturing can provide numerous benefits in terms of effectiveness, minimal surface residue, and easier cleaning validation.

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