Tower launches System for the Transport of Ultra Cold Temperature-critical Pharmaceuticals

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Pharmaceutical thermal protection provider, Tower Cold Chain, launched its latest system, the KTM42D Tower Double Euro Pallet Ultra Cold, which is a fully reusable double-pallet temperature-controlled packaging container for the transportation and extended storage of products that require an internal temperature range of -80˚C to -60˚C. It is intended for the transportation of vaccines, life […]

German Cold Chain and Biopharma Logistics Firm Hit by Cyber Attack

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Billion-dollar logistics firm Hellmann Worldwide Logistics reported a cyberattack this week that forced them to temporarily remove all connections to their central data center. The company said the shut down was having a “material impact” on their business operations.  The German company operates in 173 countries, running logistics for a range of air and sea […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific Completes Acquisition of PPD, Inc.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science announced that it has completed its acquisition of PPD, Inc., a leading global provider of clinical research services to the biopharma and biotech industry, for $17.4 billion. Marc N. Casper, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific said, “We are very excited […]

WuXi Completed First GMP Production at New 24,000L Line of MFG5 Facility

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WuXi Biologics, a global company with leading open-access biologics technology platforms has recently announced that the first GMP production at the new 24,000L line of its drug substance facility MFG5 has successfully completed. This new line in addition to the 36,000L biomanufacturing line of MFD5 makes the total production capacity to 60,000L. MFG5 aims to […]

I-MAB Biopharma and AGC Biologics Partner on Late-Phase Project

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AGC Biologics, a leading global Biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), announced a new partnership with I-MAB Biopharma. AGC Biologics will manufacture the materials of I-MAB treatment at its site in Seattle, while also supporting the launch readiness of I-MAB’s product. The Seattle cell culture facility is designed for capacity and technological flexibility, and […]

Samsung Biologics and AstraZeneca expand strategic manufacturing partnership to include COVID-19 and cancer therapy

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Samsung Biologics and AstraZeneca continues their strategic biopharmaceutical manufacturing collaboration to manufacturer AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 long-acting antibody (LAAB) combination, AZD7442, and will start to manufacture a cancer immunotherapy product from next year following an expanded deal this year in May 2021. With additional treatments manufactured, the value of the agreement boosted to approximately $380 million up […]

Korean Logistics Provider Kukbo Enters Strategic Agreement with Redhill Biopharma

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Excerpt: RedHill Biopharma Ltd, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Kukbo Co. Ltd, a South Korean corporation, for the sale of RedHill’s American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) in a private placement of up to $10 million at a 20% premium to the prior 30 trading days’ volume […]

WuXi Biologics Launches a New GMP Commercial Drug Product Facility

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Excerpt: WuXi Biologics, a leading global open-access biologics technology platform offering end-to-end biologics development solutions has launched a GMP operation of the new drug product facility at Wuxi, China. The eighth operational drug facility is called DP2 with 12,000 m² and features an isolator filling line for continuous high speed production of biologics drugs. The […]

Baxter Announces $100 Million Investment in BioPharma Solutions Halle/Westfalen, Germany Sterile Fill/Finish Manufacturing Facility

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Excerpt Baxter International Inc., a global leader in sterile medication production and delivery announced a ~$100 million investment in the sterile fill/finish manufacturing facility located in Halle/Westfalen, Germany. A business unit of Baxter, BioPharma Solutions (BPS) which specializes in development and contract manufacturing of drug products for parenteral (injectable) pharmaceuticals partnering with pharmaceutical and biotech […]

Lonza to Expand Microbial Development Laboratories

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Excerpt: Lonza, a global manufacturing partner to the pharma, biotech and nutrition industries, announced additional microbial development capabilities in Switzerland. The investment, expected to be used by the end of 2021, supports increased capacity of development services targeting microbial-derived proteins with expanded laboratory space and equipment. The extension aims to support new projects in Lonza’s […]

Amgen Begins Construction On New BioManufacturing Plant In Central Ohio

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Excerpt Amgen announced its latest biomanufacturing plant, located in New Albany, Ohio. The plant is primarily for final product assembly and packaging that will cater the growing demand for Amgen’s medicines in the United States. It is expected to be operational by 2024. Arleen Paulino, senior vice president of Manufacturing at Amgen notes that Columbus […]

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What’s New in the Biologics CMO Space in APAC?

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Excerpt: As more biologics products enter and exit clinical development and into the market in the APAC region, the opportunities for CMOs to fulfil production requirements are burgeoning. There is an increase in demand for innovative process technologies to meet the demand. Biopharmaceutical companies in APAC are moving away from in-house manufacturing and recruiting CMOs […]

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