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IDRI wins potential US$11.9m contract to develop thermostable TB vaccine

Will use freeze-drying process to overcome cold-chain transportation issues

North America | R and D | Vaccines | Manufacturing

Amgen opens next-generation biomanufacturing facility in Singapore

It uses single-use bioreactors, disposable plastic containers and continuous purification processing

Biotechnology | Asia | Manufacturing

Complex drugs take up more QA resource

Quality Assurance not only requires increasing resource but also needs to be introduced at an increasingly early stage of development. Susan Birks reports on trends, regulatory changes and issues affecting quality programmes

Regulatory | Measurement and Analysis

AMRI manufacturing facility in New Mexico resumes operation

After an 'environmental deviation' in one manufacturing suite that was discovered in September

North America | Manufacturing

EU side-effects database expanded

To cover nationally-approved medicines

Europe | Regulatory

Ebola outbreak poses major drug research and development challenges

The severity of the current Ebola crisis in West Africa has resulted in a rush to speed up development of potential treatments. But despite its simplicity, the virus presents significant challenges. Dr Sarah Houlton reviews drugs and vaccines in the pipeline

Therapeutic Sector | Vaccines | Africa ME

Global education programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance

University of Dundee set to offer its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in partnership with FutureLearn


Integrated informatics for the pharma lab

Lab processes have become increasingly complex, especially as regulators continue to impose new requirements. Trish Meek, Director of Product Strategy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, discusses how integrating informatics systems can turn this complexity into greater productivity

R and D | Information Technology

Mymetics to advance development of virosome-based malaria vaccine candidate

In partnership with the Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology (LMIV) of the NIH

Europe | North America | R and D | Vaccines

EU/Canada deal: is it fair trade?

A new trade deal between the EU and Canada is expected to boost the transatlantic pharma business, but will one side benefit from the arrangement more than the other?

Europe | North America

Decontamination and depyrogenation in aseptic filling operations

Sterilisation equipment developer Noxilizer and aseptic liquid processing technology provider Weiler Engineering have worked together to put the c in cGMP through improvements in decontamination and deypyrogenation process technology