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December 6, 2012
Cambrex appoints former Teva CEO as board vice chairman Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) says it has appointed Shlomo Yanai to its board of directors and will serve as its nonexecutive...
November 30, 2012
This Week in CW: Reckitt Benckiser (Slough, UK) has agreed to merge with Schiff Nutrition International (Salt Lake City), a provider of branded vitamins, nutrition supplements and...
November 27, 2012
I picked up sushi takeout for my family the other day and admired how each piece is its own hand-crafted work of art. I also noted how rolling around in a Styrofoam box destroys sushi...
November 27, 2012
BASF to acquire Pronova BioPharma for $842 million BASF says it will acquire Pronova BioPharma (Lysaker, Norway), a pioneer in the field of research, development, and manufacturing of...
November 20, 2012
Teva’s API business reports rise in sales Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petach Tikva, Israel), which has the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business in the...
November 16, 2012
This week on CW:   Sherwin-Williams is buying Mexican paints company Corsorcio Comex for $2.34 billion. The deal doubles the size of Sherwin-Williams’ Latin American...
November 13, 2012
EFCG says EU directive does not address API quality issues; calls for mandatory inspection of API manufacturing sites The European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG; Brussels), an industry...
November 9, 2012
This Week in CW: As earnings season beings to slow down, several companies are still reporting varied third quarter results. In the US, Georgia Gulf reported a rise in net income due...
November 6, 2012
Lonza to cut 500 jobs Lonza, in its business update announcement for the third quarter of 2012, says that it will make further efforts to improve the profitability of the company's...
November 2, 2012
This Week in CW: Top producers report more losses in this week’s earnings roundup as companies continue to report their third quarter results. In the US, ExxonMobil...
October 30, 2012
Lonza chairman denies takeover discussions By Ian Young Lonza chairman Rolf Soiron has denied speculation that the company has held acquisition talks with a potential buyer for Lonza...
October 26, 2012
This week in CW: More companies report earnings for the third quarter—and economic uncertainty mixed with raw material costs and other challenges are causing drops in earnings...
October 23, 2012
Mylan buys API plant in India Active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), intermediates and formulations manufacturer SMS Pharmaceuticals (Hyderabad, India) informed the Bombay Stock...
October 26, 2012
The chemicals industry is being hit harder than most by the combination of rising energy prices, government-mandated carbon taxes, and emissions trading schemes. The industry faces a...
October 25, 2012
Affordability of HIV/AIDS drugs is critical for the well-being and survival of patients especially in underdeveloped countries. Companies have done an excellent job of inventing the...
October 19, 2012
This week in CW: Chemical companies start to report third quarter earnings. Saudi Arabian producers report mixed third quarter results, while European companies report mostly...
October 17, 2012
While the economy is growing – although somewhat anemically – darker clouds are on the horizon, according to economist Brian Beaulieu of Institute for Trend Research...
October 16, 2012
Saltigo shuts US site Saltigo (Langenfeld, Germany), a Lanxess subsidiary, says it has discontinued production at the company’s Redmond, WA, site and that it has abandoned a...
October 12, 2012
This week in CW: Ecolab is acquiring Houston-based oilfield chemicals firm Champion Technologies for $2.2 billion cash-and-stock deal, adding 3,300 more employees in over 30 countries...
October 8, 2012
In the last thirty-five years about 351,000 US patents were classified in 424 and 514 class categories, i.e. they are drugs-related. This translates to about 10,000 patents per year. I...
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