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Eli Lilly and Company announced they will cut approximately 3,500 jobs as part of a plan to streamline operations and to improve its cost structure. Global workforce reductions will include those from a U.S. voluntary early retirement program. The company expects annualized savings of approximately $500 million that will begin to be realized in...

The FDA approved Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) for certain pediatric and young adult patients with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). “We’re entering a new frontier in medical innovation with the ability to reprogram a patient’s own cells to attack a deadly cancer,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “New technologies such as gene...

Daiichi Sankyo Company announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to DS-8201, an investigational HER2-targeting antibody drug conjugate (ADC), for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who have been treated with trastuzumab and pertuzumab...

MilliporeSigma has entered into an agreement to acquire Natrix Separations, an Ontario, Canada-based provider of hydrogel membrane products for single-use chromatography. The transaction is expected to close in Q3 of 2017. Financial details were not disclosed. Natrix is known for its unique technology platform capable of delivering high...

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) announced an agreement with Nova Biomedical to integrate their BioProfile FLEX2 into the ambr multi-parallel bioreactor systems for automated, at-line cell culture analytics. Both the BioProfile FLEX2 analyzer and the parallel bioprocessing functionality of the ambr create a unique tool able to simultaneously run,...

A market evaluation by Future Market Insights highlights the small molecule API market in a new research study. The report, "Small Molecule API Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 & Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027" focusses on the demand from in-house production as well as outsourced API production. The market research involves analyses on...

University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus The recent 14th Annual IFPAC and INDUNIV Summer Summit held in San Juan, Puerto Rico included a number of presentations on continuous manufacturing, process analytical technology (PAT), and the application of near infrared and Raman spectroscopy in both small molecule and biopharmaceutical manufacturing...

Can you give us an overview of the services Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories provides to the pharmaceutical industry? Who do you work with, and what sets you apart from other service providers? Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories provides comprehensive laboratory services for the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies offering...

The importance and value of modular continuous processing technologies to provide economic and sustainability advantages means that the industry is able to adapt more rapidly to changing market demands. Factors other than scientific are the barriers to change from batch to continuous production. The bio/pharmaceutical industry has reached a stage...

Introduction Sterilizing grade filtration has been reliably used for decades and increasingly so, as more medicinal products are large molecule based, which requires cold sterilization, i.e. filtration. The dependability of this critical aseptic processing step improved with new filter materials, designs and the adoption of filters to single-use...