Gerresheimer Invests Up to $9.4m in US Production Facility

Article Summary: Gerresheimer, a leading provider of healthcare and beauty solutions and drug delivery systems for pharma, biotech and cosmetics, today announced investments to rapidly expand its manufacturing, supply and logistics capability for glass vials in the US. The project will be supported by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the […]

Edmonton plays key role in pharmaceutical supply chain with new distribution centre

Excerpt: Medications distributed across Western Canada make a stop in Edmonton on their way through the supply chain at a massive new warehouse operated by McKesson Canada.   Article Summary: The health-care firm celebrated the opening of the facility last month, but it’s been about a year since it was completed — COVID-19 delayed the […]

Turkey Publishes the New Pharmaceutical Warehouses Regulation

Excerpt: The Ministry of Health (“Ministry”) published the Regulation on Pharmaceutical Businesses and Products in the Pharmaceutical Businesses (“Regulation”) in the Official Gazette on 15 June 2022.   Article Summary: The Regulation sets forth the procedures and principles regarding the purchase, sale, storage, brokerage, distribution, export and transportation of products and active substances in accordance […]

Restoring the balance in EU health policies: lessons learned from the Structured Dialogue on the security of medicines supply

Article Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardised the access and availability of medicines in the EU, therefore, making the EU more resilient regarding the supply of pharmaceuticals is a key objective of the Pharmaceutical Strategy. In this sense, in June 2021, the European Commission held the Structured Dialogues on the security of medicines supply to build […]

Medicine shortage: Private hospitals, pharma groups offer solutions

Excerpt: Pharmaceutical companies have agreed to give early notification to healthcare providers on possible scarcity or discontinuation of certain medicines to remedy the current medical supply shortage. Article Summary: KUALA LUMPUR: Pharmaceutical companies have agreed to give early notification to healthcare providers on possible scarcity or discontinuation of certain medicines to remedy the current medical […]

AD Ports Group, Hayat Biotech sign global expansion agreement

Excerpt: AD Ports Group and Hayat Biotech have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support Hayat Biotech’s global logistics and distribution efforts through AD Ports Group’s advanced pharma logistics network.   Article Summary: The partnership will help facilitate Hayat Biotech’s efforts to set up manufacturing centres around the globe and provide logistics solutions to […]

WuXi Biologics Plans to Build a Comprehensive CRDMO Center in Singapore

Excerpt A cutting-edge, fully integrated CRDMO center of WuXi Biologics will be developed in Singapore, including a large-scale drug substance and drug product manufacturing facility. Article Summary With a 10-year investment plan worth USD$1.4 billion (S$2 billion), WuXi Biologics, a global leader in Contract Research, Development and Manufacturing (CRDMO), will expand its research, development, and […]


US drug supply chain alternative to China might run through Canada, Latin America

Excerpt: Centre for Strategic and International Studies panellists from Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia discuss speeding pharmaceutical production and trade with US About 80 per cent of all fine chemicals come from China, according to one estimate, leading to a medical supply chain vulnerability   Article Summary: Representatives of Canada and three Latin American nations […]

GXO pharmaceutical sector

GXO Logistics to open warehouse for pharmaceutical sector

Excerpt: Logistics provider GXO plans to open a 20,000m2  warehouse dedicated to the pharmaceutical sector in Caleppio di Settala in Milan, Italy, by the end of June 2022. Article Summary: The location was chosen for its proximity to major surface transportation arteries to help enable pharmaceutical companies to meet the stringent lead times required for […]

Samsung biologics

Samsung Biologics to build first overseas factory in US

Excerpt: Samsung Biologics CEO John Rim said Monday the US states of California, North Carolina, Washington and Texas are the strongest candidates the South Korean contract manufacturing organization is considering for its first overseas production facility.   Article Summary: Pointing out that some of the US’ major bio clusters are located in those four states, […]

Life science

Nippon Express Launches Ultra-low Temperature-controlled Logistics Service for Pharmaceutical Industry

Excerpt: Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Nippon Express”), a group company of Nippon Express Holdings, Inc., launched on May 30 a logistics service capable of handling goods requiring ultra-low temperatures (-20 C to -85 C) for the pharmaceutical industry.   Article Summary: As a priority approach for the core business growth strategy outlined in the […]

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 […]