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ISPE Introduces New Knowledge Tools and Educational Resources

USA: Digital Platforms

ISPE Introduces New Knowledge Tools and Educational Resources

12/07/2019 - With an aim to deliver technical as well as operational solutions and also support its members across the global pharmaceutical industry in manufacturing quality medicines for patients worldwide, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering has announced new knowledge tools and educational resources. read...

Agilent to Acquire Life Science Instrumentation Specialist Biotek

USA: Business Transaction

Agilent to Acquire Life Science Instrumentation Specialist Biotek

11/07/2019 - Agilent Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned Biotek Instruments for $ 1.165 billion. With anticipated tax benefits for Agilent, the net purchase price is expected to be approximately $ 1.05 billion. read...

New Facility Produces Natural Marine Algae for Sustainable Salmon Farming

USA: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

New Facility Produces Natural Marine Algae for Sustainable Salmon Farming

10/07/2019 - Following a construction period of just two years, a joint venture between Evonik and the Dutch company DSM has commissioned its globally unique production plant in the US. Through the fermentative manufacture of natural marine algae, the new plant produces a special algal oil that contains the key omega-3 fatty acids needed for healthy salmon farming. read...

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

Bulk Material Lines and Mixing Line

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

11/07/2019 - Expansion projects are a chance but also titanic work: For a German producer of derivatives from milk and whey Derichs cope with high requirements in terms of dust-free system, high hygiene, Atex, batch tracking and gentle powder processing. read...

Pfizer Announces Takeover of Therachon

USA: Business Strategy

Pfizer Announces Takeover of Therachon

09/07/2019 - Under the terms of the deal, Pfizer acquired Therachon for 340 million dollars with an additional 470 million dollars for the achievement of vital milestones in the development and commercialisation of TA-46. read...

Articles

From Laboratory Scale to High-Performance Plants — Pastillation in Cleanrooms

Pastillation Systems

From Laboratory Scale to High-Performance Plants — Pastillation in Cleanrooms

03/07/2019 - Solidifying melts and viscous fluids on a steel belt offers a number of advantages including low-dust generation and extremely uniform granules. With its GMP-compliant, steel belt-based Rotoform pastillation system, Ipco offers a solution with particular appeal to manufacturers of foodstuffs, cosmetics and drugs. read...

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Pfizer Appoints Dr. Scott Gottlieb to Board of Directors

USA: Management Decision

Pfizer Appoints Dr. Scott Gottlieb to Board of Directors

Dr. Gottlieb was also elected to the Regulatory and Compliance Committee and the Science and Technology Committee of Pfizer’s Board. Currently, he is a Special Partner of the New Enterprise Associations’ healthcare investment team and a Resident Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute. read...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Completes Divestment of Consumer Health Business

USA: Business Deal

Bristol-Myers Squibb Completes Divestment of Consumer Health Business

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has completed divestment of its consumer health business UPSA to Japan-based Taisho Pharmaceutical Co. (Taisho). The move is part of Bristol-Myers’ strategy to restructure its business. read...

Three Dead After Boiler Explosion in Indian Pharmaceuticals Company

India: Fatal Incident

Three Dead After Boiler Explosion in Indian Pharmaceuticals Company

Two Chinese engineers and an Indian operator died when a boiler inside a pharmaceuticals plant run by Pusilin Biotechnology exploded. The incident occurred during repair works on June 9 at the facility in the state of Haryana. read...