Issue 28
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Oct 2017

Astellas and Universal Cells, Inc. Announce a Collaboration Utilizing Universal Donor Cell Technology

Astellas Pharma Inc and Universal Cells Inc announced that Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine AIRM and Universal Cells have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement to research develop and commercialize a novel cell therapy for an undisclosed indication The collaboration will utilize Universal Cells…


Oct 2017

FDA Approves GSK's Shingles Vaccine with Agenus' QS-21 Stimulon® Adjuvant

Agenus Inc an immunooncology company with a pipeline of immune checkpoint antibodies and cancer vaccines announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration FDA granted marketing authorization to GlaxoSmithKlines GSK herpes zoster vaccine SHINGRIX containing Agenus proprietary immune adjuvant QS Stimulon SHINGRIX is indicated…


Oct 2017

Abzena and UGA Biopharma Partner to Develop a Cell Line Expressing a Biosimilar Therapeutic for Multiple Sclerosis

Abzena plc the life sciences group providing integrated solutions and technologies enabling the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products and UGA Biopharma GmbH a cell line development specialist announce the completion of the development of a biosimilar cell line to treat Multiple Sclerosis MS The…

press releases


Oct 2017

Vetter to expand its Secondary Packaging Service capacity to meet rising demands

Vetter a global leader in prefilled drugdelivery systems and an expert in complex packaging projects today announced a major expansion of its secondary packaging capacities as a response to rising…


Oct 2017

Discover the latest thinking on LEAN handling of powders, granules and tablets at P-Mec India 2017

Matcon specialise in Intermediate Bulk Container IBC Systems to handle powders granules tablets and capsules giving improved PRODUCTIVITY and QUALITY Experiencing problems with segregation or powder flow Matcons unique Cone…


Oct 2017

STA Pharmaceutical to open new transition metal catalysis center in Changzhou, China

STA Pharmaceutical a WuXi AppTec company has announced plans to launch a new transition metal catalysis center at their integrated API process RD and manufacturing site in Changzhou China The…

Events


Oct 2017

7th Abu Dhabi Advanced Rheumatology Review Course

K.I.T Group Middle East FZ L.L.C
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers


Oct 2017


  • 4

    Parenteral Preparations

    INTRODUCTION Parenteral preparations are defined as solutions suspensionsemulsions for injection or infusion powders for injection or infusion gels for injecti..

Knowledge Bank

  • Interviews

    Datwyler Pharma Packaging

    Senior Manager Global Scientific Affairs
    Renaud Janssen PhD is the Senior Manager of Global Scientific Affairs at Datwyler Pharma Packaging He frequently presents on international conferences on subjects related to elastomeric and aluminiumplastic closures for pharmaceutical applications Re..

  • Articles

    Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles

    Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles MSNs have attracted great attention over the last decade as a drug delivery system in the fields of biotechnology and Nano medicine due to their unique and adjustable physiochemical properties MSNs were first synthesised by Mobil researchers in and were called Mobil Crystalline Materials MCM Some years later the research group…

  • Techno Trends

    New Method for Residual Solvent Characterization by GC-VUV

    A new method has been announced by VUV Analytics for residual solvent testing in pharmaceutical products and excipients that significantly reduces analysis time while improving testing throughput It allows the combination of various sample types into a single test The gas chromatography Vacuum Ultraviolet GCVUV spectroscopy method reduces the GC separation time recommended by the Unites States Pharmacopeia USP Method…

Editorial Section

  • Strategy

    China Biopharma

    China today according to our recent studies is actively growing its domestic industry not only to support its huge domestic demand for high quality therapeutics but also to develop an export market capability The industry is making progress with substantial…

  • Clinical Trials

    Patient Recruitment

    To address the challenges faced in patient recruitment and retention in clinical trials innovative technologies are being utilised in AsiaPacific as well as other regions to optimise the processes involved From patient matching to improving the consent process technology has…

  • Manufacturing

    Continuous Manufacturing

    The urgent need to dramatically improve efficiency and productivity within the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector is in the state of flux With the US FDAs push for moving the pharmaceutical industry into st century reality of…

  • Expert Talk

    The Asian Healthcare Market

    The Asian market is growing rapidly and along with this expansion comes the issue of drug counterfeiting Bernd offers his insight into the key trends affecting this market and what regulatory authorities are expecting manufacturers…