Saudia Cargo to work with IATA on CEIV-Pharma Certification

Excerpt: Saudia Cargo is to work with IATA on gaining its Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) Certification for safe and secure air transport and handling of pharma shipments. Article: Saudia Cargo CEO Teddy Zebitz and Frederic Leger, IATA Senior Vice President Commercial Products and Services, signed the agreement at […]

Rhenus UK Opens Logistics Centre near Heathrow

Excerpt: Rhenus UK has opened a new logistics centre near Heathrow Airport that is anticipated to strengthen its business across life sciences and healthcare, full vehicle logistics and its air and ocean freight operations.   Article Summary: The 58,000 sq ft handling facility, located in Ashford – four miles from Heathrow Airport – will be […]

Pharma supply start-up Saveo Healthcare raises $4.5mn in venture round

Excerpt: Company founded by 4 IIT graduates will use money to expand its presence and for improving technology Article Summary: Saveo Healthtech, a B2B e-commerce marketplace for pharmacies, has raised $4.5 million in a venture round co-led by Matrix Partners, Gunosy Capital and 4point0 Health Ventures. The round saw participation by existing investors LC Nueva, […]

Economics and risks of FDA’s Quality management maturity rating programme

Excerpt: Ensuring that pharmaceutical manufacturers not only adhere to current good manufacturing processes but go beyond to embrace a culture of quality has far-reaching consequences for the industry, the health care community and consumers. A focus on quality across many sectors of the economy has demonstrated direct economic benefits accruing to firms adopting quality management […]

Building health system resilience in Iraq: Investing in the management of pharmaceuticals and biomedical technologies

Excerpt: The World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq, in partnership with the Ministry of Health in the Kurdistan region, opened new WHO warehouses located within the Kurdistan Ministry of Health storage area in the Erbil governorate.   Article Summary: The inauguration marks the initial phase of a major transition from direct service provision to building […]

MSD announces 100 jobs in latest major expansion of Carlow site

Excerpt: US drug giant says the new facility will be a first of its kind globally, focusing on the production of next generation oncology biologics   Article Summary: US drug giant MSD will add 100 new jobs to its Carlow workforce with a major new manufacturing plant at the site to expand production of modern […]

Interroll opens new plant in Suzhou during its 20th year in China

Excerpt: After two successful decades in the Chinese material-handling market, Interroll has now fully prepared for future opportunities in Asia Pacific and China by putting a new plant in Suzhou, China, in full operation, effectively doubling production capacities.   Article Summary: Serving as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Interroll Group, the new Suzhou factory […]

DHL Supply Chain strengthens its presence in Mexico by acquiring pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics specialist NTA

Excerpt: Acquisition extends DHL Supply Chain Mexico portfolio of services in the important Life Sciences and Healthcare sector It expands temperature-controlled storage and transportation infrastructure In line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s strategic focus to strengthen its core logistics business and deliver long-term growth   Article Summary: Mexico City – DHL Supply Chain acquired NTA  […]

DHL Supply Chain expands pharma logistics near Frankfurt

Excerpt: DHL Supply Chain has further expanded its Life Sciences & Healthcare (LSH) Campus in Florstadt near Frankfurt Airport.   Article Summary: The new branch adds a third logistics centre to the multi-user campus specialising in pharmaceutical and medical products. The new 32,000 sq m centre is within walking distance of both the existing warehouse, […]

Almac Invests $65M to Expand North American HQ

Excerpt: Almac Group announced a $65 million, 100,000 square-foot expansion of clinical supply operations at the company’s North American headquarters in Souderton, PA. The capital investment plan increases clinical capacity at the facility by 60%, with additional cold and ultra-low storage and just-in-time processing capabilities.   Article Summary:   Almac Group, a global contract development […]

UPS to Acquire Multinational Healthcare Logistics Provider Bomi Group

Excerpt: Acquisition Will Enhance End-to-End Global Healthcare Logistics Capabilities and Expand Scale and Expertise in Europe and Latin America   Article Summary: UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced plans to acquire Bomi Group, an industry-leading multinational healthcare logistics provider. The transaction will add temperature-controlled facilities in 14 countries and nearly 3,000 highly-skilled Bomi Group team members […]

Moderna signs contract to supply Covid-19 booster vaccines to the US

Excerpt: The initial 66 million vaccine doses are anticipated to be supplied this year.   Article Summary: Moderna has entered a new supply contract with the US Government to deliver 66 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine booster candidate, mRNA-1273.222.   The contract comprises a $1.74bn award to produce and supply these vaccine doses and […]