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Syngenta's first-quarter sales hurt by slow start in the Americas, currency effects

2:28 AM MDT | April 17, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Syngenta, the global leading producer of agricultural chemicals, today reported flat first-quarter sales of $4.0 billion, including the lawn and garden business, and retained its full year guidance. Integrated sales were up 1% at constant exchange rates but...


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METabolic EXplorer signs MOU with Technip to develop biobased L-methionine

Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Technip's France arm to develop the industrial production of 100% biobased L-methionine. The MOU marks the inception of...

Recipharm invests in Synthonics; the companies announce a joint development agreement

Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden), a contract development and manufacturing organization, says it has today made a strategic investment in Synthonics (Blacksburg, VA), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and licensing of...

Hi-Tech Pharma acquires Mexico's Advanced Pharmaceuticals and Nutritionals

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals (Norcross, GA), a leading global provider of dietary supplements, contract manufacturing, raw material sales, and OTC pharmaceuticals, and advanced pharmaceuticals and nutritionals, has announced that it has entered into a definitive...

Taminco signs evaluation agreement with UK-based microencapsulation company

Eden Research (Cirencester, UK), a listed, natural, microencapsulation company, has signed an exclusive option agreement with Taminco’s crop protection division following a series of successful field trials during the second half of 2014. Taminco is a...

Novo Nordisk opens insulin facility in Russia

Novo Nordisk has announced the opening of a manufacturing facility in Russia for formulating and filling insulin for treating diabetes. The production will cover both Penfill cartridges and FlexPen prefilled insulin injection pens for the Russian market. The...

Aurobindo Pharma sells Australian subsidiary

Aurobindo Pharma (Hyderabad) has announced the sale of its entire stake in subsidiary Aurobindo Pharma (Australia) to Eris Pharma Australia (Melbourne). The divestment is part of Aurobindo Pharma's strategy to focus on the United States and the European...

Indian pharma group acquires company in Brazil

Indian pharma major Cipla (Mumbai) says that an EU subsidiary will acquire a company in Brazil. Cipla has definitively agreed to acquire a 100% stake in Duomed Produtos Farmaceuticos, a limited liability company in Brazil, for a cash consideration of 1.29...

American Vanguard acquires Adama's European Nemacur pesticide assets

American Vanguard (Amvac) said on Monday that through its Netherlands subsidiary it is acquiring Adama Agricultural Solutions’ European Nemacur insecticide/nematicide business assets. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. The assets...

Pharma/fine chemicals roundup—7 April 2015

Aptuit expands API capacity in Italy and UK Aptuit (Greenwich, CT) says that it has increased its capacity for active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacture in Italy and the United Kingdom due to increased demand for APIs, and for integrated and...

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