Pharmaceutical Technology

News, views and contacts from the global Pharmaceutical industry
20 September 2018
Industry News

Novo Nordisk to lay off 400 employees in Denmark and China
Novo Nordisk has announced plans to lay off around 400 staff in research and development (R&D) roles at its China and Denmark sites as part of its R&D restructuring strategy.

New compounds may prevent spread of malaria
Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered compounds that can potentially prevent malaria parasites from infecting mosquitoes, in turn avoiding spread of the disease to humans.

Zika vaccine shows potential for brain cancer treatment
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) in the US have used a Zika virus vaccine, currently in development phase, to treat a deadly brain cancer called glioblastoma.

California sues AbbVie over Humira kickbacks
The California Department of Insurance has filed a lawsuit against AbbVie for allegedly giving illegal kickbacks to health-care providers to keep prescribing its rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira.

Press Releases

Modality Solutions Release Cold Chain Process Validation Guide
Modality Solutions cold chain experts recently published and made available its new Cold Chain Process Validation Guide.

Röchling Group Marks Expansion in Neuhaus am Rennweg
Röchling Medical has ceremoniously marked the expansion of its site in Neuhaus am Rennweg, Germany.

Gerteis’ First Seminar Was A Great Success
Gerteis has announced a successful completion of its first seminar.

Turning a Stem Cell into a Brain Cell
Since she was a child, Therése Kallur has been interested in how the mind works. Today, she makes spare parts for it.

NSF subsidiary withdraws designation application for European IVD and MDR
NSF International’s medical devices programme in Europe is shifting senior leadership roles and responsibilities after a subsidiary of the global public health organisation withdrew its notified body designation application for European in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) and medical device regulations (MDR).

White Papers

Patch Pump Applications
Treatments for pain or oncology drugs often use pump systems in the beginning. However, not only is time and cost of the essence, the potential of an overall increased treatment result combined with lower side-effects is more and more considered for new drug applications by the pharmaceutical community.

Triveritas Wins Animal Pharm Best Contract Research Organisation Award
Triveritas is an animal health contract research organisation (CRO) located in the EU and the US. It has enough presence and expertise to develop veterinary medicinal products for both markets.

Polpharma B2B’s API Product Pipeline
This white paper showcases Polpharma B2B's product pipeline of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in development, including Baricitinib, Ozanimod, and Sotagliflozin. 

Scalable Process for Adenovirus Production
This whitepaper describes a process for adenovirus production, from upstream cell culture to downstream purification, using modern tools and technologies.

Pharmaceutical Hard Capsule Dissolution Equivalence
The purpose of this white paper is to compare the equivalence of empty pharmaceutical hard capsules with various traditional raw materials such as gelatin and non-traditional vegetable hydrocolloids. 

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