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Merck Plans Additional Investment in Manufacturing and Distribution Platform in Asia

Germany: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Merck Plans Additional Investment in Manufacturing and Distribution Platform in Asia

02/23/2018 - Merck announced an additional investment of approx. $ 49 million to build a robust manufacturing and distribution platform in Asia over a span of two years. This investment follows the company’s November 2016 announcement of its $ 98 million Life Science investment in Nantong, China. read...

ISPE Launches Online Guidance Document Portal

USA: Pharmaceutical Guidelines

ISPE Launches Online Guidance Document Portal

02/18/2018 - The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced the launch of their new online Guidance Document Portal. For the first time, the entire library of Guides — including Gamp 5 — can be accessed and searched online. In addition, the Society has made access to its entire library of 24 ISPE Good Practice Guides available as a free member benefit. read...

Biotech M&A’s at All Time High: Global Data

Pharma Business Deals

Biotech M&A’s at All Time High: Global Data

02/14/2018 - With a combined acquisition value of more than 26 billion dollars, drug makers Celgene and Sanofi plan to expand their oncology and hematology portfolios. Global Data predicts many other leading pharma players to expand through M&A. read...

Reliable Hygiene Thanks to Safe Hose Lines

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Reliable Hygiene Thanks to Safe Hose Lines

02/19/2018 - Hose lines are often referred to as a weak machine component. Wrongly so. Sometimes they do more than tubing lines, and their maneuverability is what makes operation truly flexible. And in certain areas, hose lines are indispensable. They may, however, become a hygienic and safety risk under some circumstances. To prevent this, certain key points are to be taken into consideration when dealing with hose lines. read...

Sabic Commences Operation of New PP Extrusion Facility

The Netherlands: Polypropylene and PP Copolymers

Sabic Commences Operation of New PP Extrusion Facility

02/12/2018 - With the assistance of this facility, the company aims to manufacture PP products and next generation PP copolymers. read...

Articles

How to Find the Best Cleaning Nozzle for the Job?

Simulation Beats Trial-and-Error

How to Find the Best Cleaning Nozzle for the Job?

12/21/2017 - How to find the best cleaning nozzle for the job? One can always try it out — or save the hassle by using state-of-the-art simulation tools. It’s the optimal arrangement of the nozzles inside the tank that lays the foundations for reliable cleaning results. A new simulation software helps customers to find the most suitable nozzle system for the cleaning task at hand. Furthermore, it identifies potential weak points during the development phase and explores potentials for optimizing existing systems, thus avoiding planning errors, reducing downtimes, and ensuring more efficiency and process reliability. read...

NEWS

Clariant Increases Capacity for Mevopur Medical Products

USA: Liquid Masterbatches

Clariant Increases Capacity for Mevopur Medical Products

Clariant has commenced operation of a high throughput twin-screw compounding extruder at its facility in Lewiston. The facility, which was expanded by 40 %, now accommodates not only extrusion equipment, but also materials handling, weighing stations, a maintenance area and additional water-cooling capacity. read...

Winners of Pharmapack Europe 2018 Revealed

Pharma Awards

Winners of Pharmapack Europe 2018 Revealed

Biocorp, West Pharmaceutical Services and sfm medical devices were awarded in the ‘Exhibitor Innovation’ category while UCB Pharma, GSK Consumer Health and Laboratoires Virbac won in the ‘Health Products’ category. read...

SZQH Sunflower & TRD Investment to Invest $470 Million in Biotechnology

UK/China: Biotechnology Collaboration

SZQH Sunflower & TRD Investment to Invest $470 Million in Biotechnology

Claimed to be one of the biggest ever single investments into British innovation, Future Planet Capital, 8GT, SZQH Sunflower and TRD Investment have collaborated to promote technologies between the UK and China. read...