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Novasep reports strong 2014 full year results

All business units contributed to the solid financial achievements for the year

Europe | Finance

Generic drugmakers in Asia focus more on market expansion and quality and less on patent cliff, finds report

India has emerged as a major market for the consumption and manufacture of generic medicines, says Frost & Sullivan

Generics | Asia

Schott prepares for the launch of adaptiQ ready-to-use vials

Since the adaptiQ ready-to-use-pharmaceutical vial concept was launched at CPhI in 2014, Schott has seen strong interest from its customers and positive feedback from the market, and is now ramping up production ready for commercial launch early in 2015

Packaging | Manufacturing and Equipment

PPD opens central laboratory in Shanghai, China

To provide a broad range of standardised lab testing services

R and D | Asia | Measurement and Analysis

Mymetics-led consortium awarded €8.4m to develop thermo stable and cold-chain independent vaccines

Virosome vaccine technology and HIV vaccine candidate to be used to develop scalable manufacturing process within 3.5 years

Europe | R and D | Vaccines

Paediatric research network takes shape

An international resource to develop expert networks for paediatric medicines using scarce available specialists is making progress thanks to initiatives on both sides of the Atlantic

Regulatory | R and D | Baby and Children

SIP urges employers to take advantage of Government investment in people development

Scheme has trained more than 2,000 people as it reaches its first anniversay


New assembly lines for drugs using continuous flow concepts

New technologies in the production of both small molecules and biological drugs are helping companies move towards continuous processes but the challenges are still significant. Susan Birks reports on recent process developments

Manufacturing and Equipment

Low solubility concern is driving market for solubility enhancement excipients, finds report

Among advanced solubility enhancement technologies, the most important are solid dispersions and lipid solubilisation

Ingredients | Europe | North America | Manufacturing and Equipment

Selecting stoppers for use in the lyophilisation of moisture-sensitive drugs

When considering the lyophilisation of moisture-sensitive biopharmaceuticals, companies must not only consider the moisture transfer via the container but also the stopper, as Dr Heike Kofler, West Pharmaceutical Services, explains

Packaging | Manufacturing and Equipment

Sartorius Stedim Biotech acquires BioOutsource

Sartorius Stedim Biotech purchases Scottish company BioOutsource for an undisclosed sum

Vaccines | Finance

Future evolution of rapid transfer port systems

Rapid transfer port systems have evolved over the years for use in pharmaceuticals and other industries. Getinge-La Calhčne reviews the potential for improving systems further to meet ever-stricter ergonomic and safety requirements

Containment | Manufacturing and Equipment