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First results of GSK/NIH Ebola vaccine are published

The next phases of the clinical trial programme will start early next year

Europe | North America | R and D | Africa ME

Eisai opens new packaging facility in the UK to handle highly potent compounds

Located next to the company's current facility in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Ingredients | Packaging | Europe | 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

GSK makes multi-million dollar investment in Australian plant

To expand its Boronia facility in Melbourne and add blow-fill-seal machine

Packaging | Finance | Manufacturing

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

Hovione files its first Investigational New Drug Application with US FDA

For gel formulation of acne treatment mincocycline administered topically

Ingredients | Europe | North America | Regulatory | Drug Delivery

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

UK patients are not being given the most innovative medicines, finds ABPI report

International Comparison of Medicines Usage: Quantitative Analysis puts Britain ninth out of 13 countries


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

UK Government commits over 30m to cutting edge medical advances

Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council will deliver the funding through the BioMedical Catalyst

Europe | R and D | Finance

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