Cambrex Corporation, a leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), has completed the installation of new, large scale manufacturing capacity at its cGMP facility in Karlskoga, Sweden and has also undertaken a multi-year construction project to increase the site’s waste water processing capabilities. The expansion of the site’s manufacturing capabilities included the installation of various multi-purpose reactors, ranging from 4m³ to 12m³ in size, in addition to a 9m³ hydrogenation reactor.
SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, has entered into a partnership with Nature’s Fingerprint, a Connecticut-based division of Molecular Isotope Technologies , specializing in product and process authentication via natural tracers, to mitigate identity theft of bio/pharmaceutical products and the patented synthetic pathways by which they are produced. Counterfeiting of products and infringement of patented processes are multi-billion dollar problems for the bio/pharmaceutical industry and their global supply chain. This partnership will enable SGS to provide its clients with a unique additional analytical service that uses cutting edge technology to verify product authenticity, process authenticity and product/process infringement.
A collaborative project between non-animal testing laboratory, XCellR8, and dermatological testing organization, Cutest, has been launched, thanks to a substantial grant by Innovate UK. With the goal of overcoming the need to reference animal test data, the project will look at improving human safety predictions for consumer products.
Brenntag UK & Ireland, a leading distributor of ingredients for a variety of food and beverage applications, have announced the launch of their new Food Application Kitchen.
Johnson Matthey, a global leader in science that enables cleaner air, improved health and more efficient use of natural resources, and Snapdragon Chemistry, a leader in flow chemistry process design and technology development, have entered into a collaborative agreement to provide integrated continuous manufacturing services – from development to full-scale GMP manufacturing.
Iofina, specialists in the exploration and production of iodine and halogen based specialty chemical derivatives, have provided an update regarding the replacement of its IO#3 plant at a superior production site.
Solid state solutions provider Holodiag and fine chemical R&D experts Holochem join forces to offer integrated CMC services.
The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) will hold its 9th Annual Forum and Awards Dinner on 18th October at the prestigious Oulton Hall Hotel in Leeds.
CPhI Worldwide, organized by UBM, has announced the finalists of the 2017 CPhI Pharma Awards. A record 98 entries have been shortlisted, with the winners due to be announced during this year’s CPhI Worldwide in Frankfurt. Now in its 14th year, an impressive 19 commendations will be awarded in celebration of the most successful and innovative pharma achievements. These awards recognise and honour both large established companies, as well as early stage innovators.
The UK’s Chemicals Industries Association (CIA) has briefed the media on its chemical sector outlook. Sarah Harding, Editor of Speciality Chemicals Magazine, reports.