Government making transition too complicated, says top manufacturing exporter

Published: August 15, 2017

One of the UK’s top manufacturing exporters has criticised the Government for making the full transition to Brexit unnecessarily complex. The chemical and pharmaceutical industry, whose wider activities (manufacturing plus distribution) is the largest exporter of manufactured goods with annual exports of close to £50 billion, has questioned the value of an interim customs union.

Azelis strengthens position in Asia Pacific

Published: August 14, 2017

Azelis has reinforced ties with Tagra Biotechnologies and its position in Asia Pacific with an exclusive distribution agreement in China.

Olon acquires Ricerca Biosciences’ Chemical Division

Published: August 14, 2017

Olon a leading CDMO and generics supplier headquartered in Italy, has acquired Ricerca Biosciences’ Chemical Division in Ohio, USA. The acquisition strengthens Olon’s service offering in North America, and benefits Ricerca Biosciences by providing large scale manufacturing capabilities in Europe. Olon has acquired Ricerca Biosciences’ Chemical Division based in Concord, Ohio, USA. Ricerca Biosciences is a US‐based CRO supporting the development and manufacture of APIs and performance materials in support clinical supply, market development and commercial distribution. Ricerca’s extensive process/synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry and engineering expertise provides a synergy that excels at first‐time scale‐ups and subsequent development of safe, reliable, robust and cost-effective manufacturing processes.

Launch of WeylChem InnoTec

Published: August 14, 2017

A new Chemical Service Company has been formed – WeylChem InnoTec is the “Technology and Innovation backbone of WeylChem Group of Companies”.

CordenPharma puts €10 million into vet products

Published: August 14, 2017

CordenPharma is investing €10 million in a new manufacturing line for veterinary drug products in CordenPharma Plankstadt, near Heidelberg in Germany. CordenPharma Plankstadt are experts in the development and manufacturing of solid dosage forms, specializing in the safe handling of highly potent APIs and drug products, with a full range of services from pharmaceutical development for phase I to III to commercial-scale manufacturing, packaging and pharma-logistics (CEE-hub).

CPhI Annual Reports – how accurate were they 5 years on?

Published: August 14, 2017

CPhI predictions foresaw advancement in QbD, continuous processing, and a dramatic rise in FDA warning letters. CPhI Worldwide looks back at previous Annual Reports to see how accurate their predictions were. CPhI Worldwide has announced the 2017 expert panel for the highly anticipated CPhI Worldwide Annual Industry Report (5th edition) – to be released in two parts; part one in late summer and part two during CPhI Worldwide (October 24-26, 2017 in Frankfurt). The report is a comprehensive and critically important publication that analyses key trends and innovations forecast by a panel of world class experts.

Preview of EUROTOX 2017

Published: August 13, 2017

EUROTOX welcomes you to Bratislava for the 53rd Annual Congress, featuring over 30 symposia and workshops, and offering the chance to strengthen professional relationships through networking activities. 

UK Chemical industry welcomes strong showing in EU economy

Published: August 03, 2017

Chemical businesses across the UK have stressed the importance of an improving European Union economy to their UK manufacturing operations.

Biological products trade association to hold Sustainability Symposium

Published: July 30, 2017

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), a rapidly growing US-based trade association representing the biopesticides and biostimulants industries, will be holding a Sustainability Symposium in Orlando, Florida on 11th October 2017. Focusing on the role of biological products in sustainability, the symposium is for biological products manufacturers and marketers, distributors, food processors, growers, and service providers supporting agriculture, public health, forestry, and specialty markets such as home and garden, turf and ornamentals, and structural pest control. 

£30 million upgrade of industrial gas production plant

Published: July 10, 2017

Air Products has reinforced its position as one of the world’s leading industrial gas companies with the successful completion of a multi-million upgrade to its gas production facility in Carrington, Manchester (UK), which is already onstream.


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