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Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  September 19

Catalent, the contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with 30-some locations in the US and Europe, is deepening its investment in biologics manufacuturing with the proposed acquisition of Cook Pharmica. Purchase price is $950 million, with most of the payment up front. Cook Pharmica, privately held, operates a world-class,...

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  September 14

QPharma (Morristown, NJ), which provides a bundle of services relating to pharma commercialization and sales operations, plus IT services, has acquired the MedStart Connect business from MedVantx (Sioux Falls, SD), and will continue a partnership with that company. MedStart Connect’s primary component is the MedStart Cabinet, a kiosk, installed in...

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  September 5

PCI Pharma Services, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) has announced a 60% expansion of temperature-controlled storage space, from the equivalent of 800 pallet spaces to over 1,300. That 2-8°C storage is primarily to stage commercial production or largescale clinical trials of parenteral products, especially biologics....

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  August 29

With analyst commentaries splitting evenly between those who believed Gilead offered to buy Kite Pharma too soon, and those who thought it had waited too long, Gilead’s CEO, John Milligan, probably chose just the right time. the company has offered $11.9 billion to acquire Kite, thereby gaining access to both the booming cellular therapy field, and...

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  August 1

TraceLink, a leading vendor of IT systems for compliance with US and international traceability mandates for pharmaceutical distribution, has acquired ROC-IT Solutions, one of a handful of IT vendors that has developed data-management software for traceability, but in managing that task at parts of the supply chain such as warehouse operations....

FDA is following through on requirements, under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), to hold public meetings on where it is going with the law, whose implementation started in 2015 and will continue (under current timetables) until 2023. A Federal Register announcement provides details on three scheduled meetings: Aug. 23, Dec. 5-6 and Feb....

It’s doubtful that there was a huge sigh of relief through US pharma land with the June 30 announcement—because the majority of pharma manufacturers have already taken steps toward meeting the Nov. 27 compliance deadline, even if they would not be 100% compliant by that date. But some manufacturers, and a considerable number of contract packagers...

Ireland becomes the 43rd country in which DHL has opened what it calls its Life Sciences Centers of Excellence, essentially warehousing and logistics facilities, along with the necessary training and documentation of good distribution practices (GDPs) for handling pharmaceutical shipments. The all-new facility has 3,700 sq. m. (40,000 sq. ft) of...

Woodfield Distribution has a growing business as a third-party logistics provider (3PL) for pharma manufacturers, operating out of an expanded distribution center in Boca Raton, FL. Now, in what it says is a first for the pharma industry, the facility can also provide serialization services to meet the November 2017 deadline for compliance with the...

Honeywell, which is embedded in the pharma industry already through manufacturing process automation, facilities management and related areas, is now eyeing the pharma logistics space. The company announced a Connected Freight initiative in May, where it expects to provide services to a range of industries with onboard tracking devices and data...