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Synexus opens fourth dedicated research centre in Germany

Runs clinical trials for clinical research organisations

Europe | Regulatory

Meda to acquire Rottapharm for around €3bn in cash and shares

Expanding its business in consumer healthcare products and in emerging markets

Europe | Finance

Biocatalytic solutions for everyone in chemistry

Sonja Borchert, Philipp Süss and Rainer Wardenga, of Enzymicals, look at simple and robust up-scaling of a biocatalytic process

Ingredients | Manufacturing

Marken expands Miami regional logistics centre

Newly consolidated logistics office and warehouse facility opens for US and Latin American customers

North America

UK companies Molecular Profiles and XenoGesis forge partnership

Nottingham-based companies will support drug developers during pre-clinical and formulation stages

Europe | R and D

Outsourcing clinical trial safety data management

Outsourcing clinical trial safety data is a relatively recent trend that requires confidence in the selected partner. Supriya Desai, Director, Medical Safety Operations, and Suhasini Sharma, Director, Medical Affairs, Sciformix Corporation consider what to look for

Regulatory | R and D

US FDA licenses Novartis manufacturing facility in Holly Springs, NC

The company is now selling first cell-culture flu vaccine in the US

North America | Regulatory | Vaccines | Manufacturing

Turkish healthcare system responds to new phase of growth

Rising prosperity is driving an expansion of the healthcare infrastructure in Turkey, allowing manufacturers to move away from traditional generics and into contract manufacturing and R&D as well as export markets

Asia

Second phase of Innovative Medicines Initiative begins

Will fund research in areas of unmet need, initially focusing on diabetes and eye disease

Europe | R and D | Therapeutic Sector | Ophthalmic

Keeping on top of data samples with LIMS

For each sample in a clinical trial, the audit trail can extend to many thousands of entries, making data recording a challenge. In the UK, The Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit decided to replace its paper trails with a more efficient system – Dr William Greenhalf and John Boother describe how

Regulatory | R and D | Information Technology

Ready-to-use filtration unit offers more efficient bioburden testing

EZ-Fit reduces risk of sample contamination associated with filtration and membrane transfer, accelerates filtration process and delivers more reliable results

Measurement and Analysis | Manufacturing

Meeting patient needs but with streamlined processes

The industry faces rising costs for clinical trials on drugs designed to treat ever more complex diseases but with lower returns. Susan Birks reports on what is being done to stem the high failure rates and increase transparency

Regulatory | R and D