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Global biosimilars market could be worth US$55bn by 2020, says new report

They may replace 70% of chemical drugs in the next two decades

North America | Biotechnology

EU biocidal product registry upgrade announced

R4BP 3.3 now has updated functionalities to help both industry and authorities make better use of their time, multitask, and meet their regulatory obligations

Europe | Regulatory

High hopes for cannabis

Cannabis has a long history of therapeutic as well as recreational use. Dr Sarah Houlton considers the properties that are making it increasingly attractive to pharma companies now that its legalisation is accelerating

North America | R and D | Biotechnology

GSK invests a further £38m in amoxicillin plant in Singapore

This is the company's sole manufacturing site for amoxicillin, the API used in antibiotics

Finance | Asia | Manufacturing and Equipment

New Pharma-Comb label has ten detachable parts

Also has a two-layer construction that offers enough space for product information

Packaging | Europe | Biotechnology

Micronising APIs under containment

The poor solubility and bioavailability of today’s APIs can be addressed via micronisation. Swiss group Dec looks at the latest technology for reducing the particle size of potent APIs

Containment | Manufacturing and Equipment

Telstar installs integrated freeze-drying system at BSP Pharmaceuticals in Italy

New freeze-drying system is offered in a vertical configuration for the production of cancer drugs

Europe | Manufacturing and Equipment

Body feed filtration provides enhanced bioprocessing

Continuous improvements in growth media and cell lines have elevated biomass concentrations in bioprocesses, subsequently challenging the downstream purification process. Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s body feed filtration-based solution is designed to address this issue

Biotechnology | Manufacturing and Equipment

West Pharmaservices and M Partners to combine pharma packaging machinery expertise

Aim to deliver productivity advice, as well as providing equipment modifications to bespoke machinery to cover all major pharma line providers

Packaging | Europe

A bullish time for biotech

Biotechnology has changed healthcare radically over the past decade and its impact on the pharmaceutical sector is growing. Susan Birks reports on the impact of the biotech boom


ISD completes cold storage facility for Spanish pharmaceutical firm Grifols

The 12-month project involved the design and construction of two temperature-controlled self-supporting structures

Design and Build | Europe

A Quality by Design approach to setting up E&L studies

Evaluation of extractables and leachables (E&L) is an important aspect of the FDA’s Quality by Design initiative in drug design. But there are, as yet, no exact details on how to set up a suitable study strategy. Andreas Nixdorf, SGS Life Science Services, discusses general approaches and cornerston

Regulatory | Measurement and Analysis