Vienna Airport sees pharma volumes grow as Austrian signs up to VPHC

Excerpt: Austrian Airlines has signed up to use the Vienna Airport Pharma Handling Center (VPHC) for all of its cargo volumes at the Austrian airport. Vienna Airport said the deal with the Lufthansa Group-owned airline would further establish the airport as a pharma hub for central and eastern Europe.   Article Summary: Vienna airport said […]

Nippon Express Obtains IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for Temperature-controlled Facility at Kansai International Airport

Excerpt: Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Nippon Express”), a group company of Nippon Express Holdings, Inc., has obtained IATA CEIV Pharma (*) pharmaceutical transport quality certification, effective April 5, for its temperature-controlled facility “NX-PHARMA Logistics Hub Kansai Airport” located inside the international cargo area of Kansai International Airport.   Article Summary: Nippon Express has been […]

Cryoport Acquires Cell&Co BioServices

Excerpt: Cryoport, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYRX) (“Cryoport” or the “Company”), a global leader in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for the life sciences industry, today announced that it has acquired Cell&Co BioServices, headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France with additional operations in Pont-du-Château, France. Founded in 2012, Cell&Co is a bioservices business providing biorepository, kitting, and logistics services to […]

COVID-19 and the Cold Chain: Lessons from the front lines of the vaccine rollout

Article Summary: Ensuring the safe handling, delivery and administration of more than a half-billion COVID-19 vaccines in the United States in less than two years was an unprecedented logistical feat. But distributing the two approved mRNA vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna has been a particular challenge, given the vaccines’ extreme temperature control requirements, according to […]

Sanofi breaks ground at S$638 million vaccine facility in Tuas

Excerpt Sanofi broke ground on April 20 on its state-of-the-art vaccine facility in Singapore, which will allow it to quickly pivot to making new vaccines that might be needed to combat future pandemics. Article Summary French healthcare company, Sanofi, broke ground for a vaccine production facility in Singapore, which is expected to create up to […]

MGC Pharmaceuticals Enters Partnership with Sciensus Rare for Distribution of Cannabinoids to Treat Refractory Epilepsy, Dementia and Alzheimer’s in the EU and UK

Excerpt: MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd. , a European based bio-pharma company specializing in the production and development of phytomedicines, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Sciensus Rare, a part of UK health care group, Sciensus, for the distribution of CannEpil® and CogniCann® in key European territories and the UK. Article Summary: The agreement is for […]

Aurobindo Pharma USA Increases Distribution Throughput and Performance with New Automated Warehouse System

Excerpt: When the generic pharmaceutical giant wanted to automate its U.S. nerve center, it sought an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) that boosted storage capacity by 450% and increased order fulfillment efficiency. Article Summary: India-based Aurobindo Pharma manufactures and distributes millions of generic pharmaceuticals to more than 150 countries, overseeing a complex, global operation […]

Real-Time In-Transit Visibility: Implications for the Pharma Cold Chain

Excerpt: Recent chaos and uncertainty make a strong use case for real-time, end-to-end visibility at scale in the pharma cold chain. Shippers of high-value urgent, fragile and perishable cargoes need continuous monitoring of shipment location, condition and security. They need to know, preferably in real time, when goods will not arrive on time and in […]

Supply chain integrity the focus of newly launched Thermo Fisher services for CGT sector

Excerpt: Thermo Fisher Scientific says it is leveraging the company’s global infrastructure to offer end-to-end services aimed at speeding up the introduction of cell and gene therapies. Article Summary: The organization notes that a large number of cell and gene therapies are expected to reach commercialization in the next few years. Like with any biologic, […]

Samsung Biologics capitalises on pandemic boom to expand in US and Europe

Excerpt: South Korean group makes Covid-19 treatments for the UK’s GSK and AstraZeneca Article Summary: Samsung Biologics, the biopharmaceutical unit of South Korea’s Samsung Group, is seeking to build its first plants in the US and Europe as it rebalances its global supply chains following the pandemic. The world’s largest contract drugmaker, which produces for […]

Singapore and Asia’s leading BioPharma Map the Future and Catalyze Recovery for the Biomanufacturing Industry

Singapore, 31st March 2022 – The 9th Annual Biologics Manufacturing Asia 2022 & the 6th Annual BioLogistics World Asia 2022 conferences kicks off with Industry views on post pandemic biomanufacturing and a focus on the future of Asia’s Bioprocessing sector. The annual event gathered biologics and vaccine experts from all over the world at Suntec […]

Bharat Biotech Helping Ensure TB Vaccine Supply in 70 Countries

Excerpt Bharat Biotech yesterday announced the partnership with Biofabri, a Spanish biopharmaceutical company, to join forces to develop, manufacture and market a new tuberculosis vaccine in more than 70 countries in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Article Summary In a statement, Bharat Biotech said that the vaccine is being manufactured and developed by Biofabri, in […]