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December 19, 2008
Andrew von Eschenbach, U.S. FDA commissioner, says in an internal memo to his staff that he will resign from the organization on January 20, 2009, according to press reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Head-of-FDA-to-Step-Down_16030.html
December 19, 2008
Contract fine chemical and pharmaceutical producer Helsinn (Lugano, Switzerland) says the Irish Medicines Board, a regulatory body, has granted Helsinn’s Birex Pharmaceuticals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Helsinn-Gains-Pharma-License_16031.html
December 12, 2008
Evonik says the recent sale of its Seal Sands, U.K. fine chemical facility and the planned introduction in the next few weeks of a pharmaceutical ingredient facility at Nanning, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Evonik-Hones-Pharma-Focus-with-Sale-of-U-K-Unit_15888.html
December 12, 2008
Research chemists from the University of Bristol (Bristol, U.K.) and other research institutes, led by Jake L. Stymiest, say they have developed a two-step process for converting...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Researchers-Develop-Two-Step-Process-to-Produce-Chiral-Tertiary-Alcohols_15889.html
December 12, 2008
BASF says it has opened a laboratory for pharmaceutical excipients and active pharma ingredients (API) at Mumbai. The new laboratory is integrated into BASF India’s existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/BASF-Opens-API-Lab-in-India_15890.html
December 12, 2008
The European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG; Brussels), an industry group, says it is “deeply concerned” about the continued publication delay of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/EFCG-Urges-Speed-in-Setting-Rule_15891.html
December 12, 2008
Contract pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturer and pharmaceutical developer Cerep (Paris) says it has signed a drug license agreement with Sanofi-Aventis. The agreement relates to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Cerep-Signs-Deal-with-Sanofi-Aventis_15892.html
December 11, 2008
Privately owned pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturer Hovione (Loures, Portugal) says it has agreed to buy Pfizer’s multipurpose active pharma ingredients (API) plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Hovione-to-Buy-Irish-Pharma-Ingredients-Site-from-Pfizer_15827.html
December 5, 2008
The U.S. FDA has opened offices in the Chinese cities of Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai, in a move aimed at improving the safety and quality standards of pharmaceutical products made...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/U-S-FDA-Opens-Office-in-China-Chinese-FDA-Supports-Efforts_15743.html
December 5, 2008
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Mumbai) says it has acquired active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturer Chattem Chemicals (Chattanooga, TN). Financial terms of the deal were...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Sun-Pharma-Acquires-U-S-API-Firm_15744.html
December 5, 2008
AstraZeneca says it will cut a total of 1,400 jobs and permanently close plants at Destelbergen, Belgium; Porrino, Spain; and Umea, Sweden by 2013. Some of the job cuts will be at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/AstraZeneca-to-Cut-1400-Jobs-Shut-Units-by-2013_15745.html
November 24, 2008
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) says it plans to close its manufacturing facility at Dartford, U.K., by 2013 and transfer production either to contract manufacturing companies or to other GSK...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/GSK-to-Shut-U-K-Manufacturing-Plant-by-2013_15537.html
November 24, 2008
Merck Serono, a unit of Merck KGaA, says it will invest about €300 million ($390 million) to expand production of cetuximab at its Merck Serono Biotech Center (MSBC) at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Merck-Adds-to-Biotech-Center_15536.html
November 23, 2008
Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC), the fastest-growing division within the Sigma-Aldrich group, says it is adapting its business model to the “significantly” changing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/SAFC-The-Age-of-the-Blockbuster-Drug-has-Disappeared_15535.html
November 18, 2008
U.S. Marshals on the FDA’s request have seized 11 lots of contaminated blood-thinning drug heparin from pharmaceutical manufacturer Celsus Laboratories (Cincinnati), FDA says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/FDA-Seizes-Contaminated-Heparin-from-Celsus-Laboratories_15396.html
November 18, 2008
Daiichi Sankyo (Tokyo) says it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in India’s largest pharmaceutical company, Ranbaxy Laboratories (Gurgaon, India), with the final...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Daiichi-Closes-Ranbaxy-Deal-for-$4-15-Billion_15397.html
November 18, 2008
Drug discovery and pharmaceutical manufacturing company Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany, NY) says it has expanded its multi-purpose pilot plant at Aurangabad, India, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/AMRI-Expands-Manufacturing-Services-in-India_15398.html
November 13, 2008
Sigma Aldrich Fine Chemicals, of late the fastest growing division within the Sigma Aldrich group, says the business environment it operates in is changing significantly and rapidly...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/SAFC-Adapts-to-Changing-Pharmaceuticals-Market_15308.html
November 10, 2008
Merck & Co. says that it plans to reduce its global workforce by 12%, eliminating about 7,200 positions, including 6,800 active employees and 400 vacancies, by the end of 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Merck-to-Cut-More-Jobs-Profits-Fall_15246.html
November 10, 2008
Generics pharmaceutical manufacturer Actavis (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) says it is building three pharmaceutical plants in India. Actavis recently broke ground on a pilot plant and an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/pharma_and_fine_chemicals/Actavis-to-Build-Three-Plants-in-India-Opens-Laboratories_15247.html
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