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Flexible Tubing Connectors for Single-Use Systems

October 23, 2013 4:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Value Plastics introduces RQC Series tubing applications to the biopharmaceutical market for flexible tubing connections in single use systems.

Bulk Bag Discharging and Weighing System

October 22, 2013 12:30 pm | Material Transfer & Storage Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Material Transfer & Storage announces their new Bulk Bag Discharging and Weighing System, which provides sealed discharge of dry bulk materials.

4 Killed In Bolivian Coca Eradication

October 22, 2013 10:16 am | by Paola Flores, AP | News | Comments

The deaths resulted from an attack by gun-wielding coca growers on military personnel and police destroying coca fields deemed illegal by the government. The government considers more than two-thirds of Bolivia's coca crop to be legal and dedicated to traditional uses such as alleviating altitude sickness. It destroys what it considers surplus crops.

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Leak Testing Technology

October 21, 2013 10:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LEAK-MASTER EASY system from WITT is suitable for testing almost any stable and flexible food, pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer packaging.

All Signs Point to Pharma EXPO’s Successful Debut

October 18, 2013 4:24 pm | News | Comments

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reports a groundswell of positive response to Pharma EXPO 2014, which debuts in Chicago, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014. The vision for Pharma EXPO is to make it the world’s leading event for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Teva Pharma Cuts 5,000 Jobs

October 10, 2013 10:45 am | by Tom Murphy, AP | News | Comments

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries plans to cut about 5,000 employees, mostly by the end of next year, as part of a restructuring designed to slim the drugmaker's business and make it more efficient. The Israeli company said it employs about 46,000 people worldwide, so the cuts amount to nearly a 10 percent global workforce reduction.

$30 Million Investment Creates 320 Biotech Jobs In Missouri

October 7, 2013 12:27 pm | News | Comments

Pharma Medica Research, Inc., a contract research organization serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, plans to make a $30.8 million capital investment and create 320 jobs at its first U.S. facility in St. Charles, Missouri.

Low Pressure Calibration Pump

October 3, 2013 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PGL pump from Beamex is a low-pressure calibration pump suitable for industries where accurate, low-pressure generation is needed, such as the pharmaceutical industry.

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Dust Free Powder Induction

October 1, 2013 5:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Ystral Conti-TDS brings major efficiencies to the production process by offering powder induction, wetting and then dispersing of an agglomerate-free liquid with one machine.

Merck To Cut 8,500 Jobs

October 1, 2013 11:49 am | News | Comments

Merck said that it plans to cut another 8,500 jobs as part of a plan to reduce its annual costs by about $2.5 billion by the end of 2015. In addition, Merck will move its headquarters from Whitehouse Station, N.J., to existing facilities in Kenilworth, N.J.

User-Friendly Metal Detector

October 1, 2013 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Xtreme Metal Detector from Eriez, made for industry applications including chemical, food processing, packaging, textiles, pharmaceuticals, plastics and rubber, has been re-designed with a user-friendly interface.

Alitair Pharmaceuticals and Edmond Pharma Announce Licensing Agreement

September 25, 2013 12:27 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Alitair Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Edmond Pharma S.r.l. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Alitair Pharmaceuticals to license Erdosteine, a mucolytic with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, from Edmond Pharma for development as an orphan drug in the United States and Canada.

Stackable Incubators for Protein Crystallography

September 24, 2013 3:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific announces NEW EchoTherm™ Stackable/ Programmable Vibration Free Chilling Incubators for protein crystallography and other life science uses.

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Advances in Wet Milling and Controlled Spraying in Granulation Operations

September 24, 2013 2:41 pm | by Raja Krishnan and Michael Buzecky, Fluid Air, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Although the general principles of granulation technology have remained unchanged for several decades, the emergence of several process modifications seem to be gaining popularity among the pharmaceutical industry. Two of those modifications are wet milling operation and spraying in a controlled manner using a spray nozzle over an extended period of time.

High-Shear Homogenization, Emulsion and Dispersion

September 24, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chemineer, Inc. offers the Greerco Pipeline Mixer for continuous high-speed, high-shear processing for applications involving homogenization, mixing, dispersion and emulsion.

Mixing it Up: A Look into Single-Use for the Downstream

September 24, 2013 10:00 am | by Eric Isberg, ATMI | Articles | Comments

It is no secret that the transition to single-use technology for biopharmaceutical applications is often disruptive. Yet, as the industry continues to see the proven benefits of integrating these technologies, and in some cases fully transitioning to them, the paradigm shift that happened in the upstream is making its way into the downstream.

MR Agitators for Fluid Mixing Applications

September 20, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Chemineer MR Agitator is well-suited for a variety of mixing applications in the chemical, biodiesel/ethanol, pharmaceutical, water and general fluid processing industries.

FDA Approves 'Historic' Cancer Drug

September 16, 2013 10:11 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The FDA is approving Perjeta, a drug proven to shrink tumors before surgery in breast cancer patients. CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to discuss the promising drug and what it could mean for cancer patients.

Feds in Wis. Sue Ky.-Based PharMerica Corp.

August 12, 2013 10:32 am | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee sued a Kentucky-based pharmaceuticals services firm on Friday, accusing PharMerica Corp. of illegally dispensing addictive narcotics without proper oversight. The lawsuit was prompted by a 2009 whistleblower report.

Automatic Vial-Weighing Device

August 8, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT: METTLER TOLEDO's automatic vial-weighing device is a robot that replaces manual weighing and calibrating in a variety of applications where precision weighing and calibration is necessary.

Packaging Manufacturer Takes Real-Time Process Monitoring to Next Level

August 5, 2013 11:23 am | by Epicor Software Corporation | Articles | Comments

Rexam serves a number of markets including the beverage, personal care, healthcare and food markets. Production and process control has never been more advanced at Rexam-Berlin than it is right now. Nor has the value of such control as a decision-making tool ever been more demonstrable.

Bottle Unscrambler

July 9, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Omega Design Corporation’s bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision and expandability.

Tablet Counter

July 8, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: NJM Packaging’s tablet counter is a versatile servo driven counting and filling system for solid-dose pharmaceuticals.

Re-Engineered Central Dust Collection System Delivers Cost, Safety Benefits

June 25, 2013 2:19 pm | Articles | Comments

COMBUSTIBLE DUST & EXPLOSION PROTECTION: The safe removal of residual dust is a critical element when processing solids. It’s also needed throughout production, from active ingredient handling through packaging and shipment of finished product.

Governor, Others Mark Opening of Opelika Plant

June 7, 2013 10:48 am | News | Comments

The governor and other officials are celebrating the official opening of a plant in Opelika that makes vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements. The officials are scheduled to join executives of Pharmavite for the grand opening of the manufacturing facilit.

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