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DSM Acquires Brazilian Production Facility from Amyris

Brazil: Bio-Based Intermediates

DSM Acquires Brazilian Production Facility from Amyris

11/19/2017 - Royal DSM and the industrial bioscience company Amyris have enhanced their strategic alliance through the sale of Amyris Brasil Ltda to DSM and the establishment of a long-term manufacturing partnership for Amyris’ high-volume products. read...

Nestlé Announces Restructuring Measures

Switzerland: Infant Nutrition

Nestlé Announces Restructuring Measures

11/17/2017 - Nestlé announced that its Board of Directors has decided to change the organization of the infant nutrition business and to create a Strategic Business Unit to strengthen its global nutrition strategy. Also, there have been several changes in the Executive Board. read...

Pfizer Sells 49 % of its JV Equity Shares

China: Pharma

Pfizer Sells 49 % of its JV Equity Shares

11/16/2017 - The company has sold its shares in its joint venture, Hisun-Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, to Sapphire I (HK) Holdings. Post the transfer, the joint venture will retain its current rights to manufacture, sell and distribute the company’s products in China. read...

Novartis Plans to Acquire Advanced Accelerator Applications

MOU

Novartis Plans to Acquire Advanced Accelerator Applications

11/16/2017 - Novartis will commence a tender offer upon completion of works council consultation and AAA’s Board of Directors recommending the tender offer to its shareholders. The deal will help the company to strengthen its oncology portfolio with both near-term product launches as well as a new technology platform. read...

India Retains ‘World’s Leading Generics Exporter’ Spot

Pharmaceuticals

India Retains ‘World’s Leading Generics Exporter’ Spot

11/13/2017 - Experts state that the country’s generic exports are now growing at around 22 % per year, with India accounting for around 20-22 % of the world’s production. 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?

11/03/2017 - 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

India Ranks Third Most Competitive Nation in Global Pharma Index

India: CPHI and P-MEC to Welcome Pharma Executives

India Ranks Third Most Competitive Nation in Global Pharma Index

CPhI & P-MEC India, organised by UBM, is set to welcome more than 50,000 attendees as the CPHI Global Pharma Index shows the country’s efforts to improve its reputation are paying dividends. India emerged successful in a number of key areas and was ranked by international pharma companies as the third most competitive nation globally. read...

Clariant Starts Operation at Indian Production Facility

India: Healthcare Packaging

Clariant Starts Operation at Indian Production Facility

Clariant announced that its new Healthcare Packaging production facility in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India is now operational. read...

Novasep Invests 4 Million Euros to Expand Cryogenic Production Capacity

France: Life Sciences

Novasep Invests 4 Million Euros to Expand Cryogenic Production Capacity

Novasep announced a € 4 million investment to expand c-GMP capacity for clinical and commercial supply of APIs at its Chasse-sur-Rhône facility in France. read...