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The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces and markets drugs or pharmaceuticals licensed for sale as medications. Pharmaceutical companies make pharmaceutical preparations or finished drugs; biological products, such as serums, bulk chemicals and botanicals used in making finished drugs; and diagnostic substances such as pregnancy and blood glucose kits. Pharmaceutical processing encompasses the end-process formulations have to go through, including packaging, labeling, processing and formatting drugs into tablets, liquids and gels. Bio-pharma is a collection of technologies that capitalize on the attributes of cells, such as their manufacturing capabilities, and put, biological molecules, such as DNA and proteins, to work for us.


Avid Bioservices expands contract manufacturing capacity

Avid Bioservices, Inc. is to more than double its manufacturing capacity with a new production facility adjacent to its current campus in Tustin, California.
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Pharmaceutical excipients market worth $6.1 billion this year

The market for pharmaceutical excipients has seen strong growth over the past few years and is forecast to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7 percent from 2014 to 2019.
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BioMarin to acquire DMD drug developer Prosensa

Biopharmaceuticals company BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. revealed on Monday that it has agreed to acquire Prosensa Holding N.V., a drug developer with a focus on rare neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders.
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Merck agrees to $8.4 billion deal for antibiotics developer Cubist

Healthcare giant Merck & Co., Inc. is to acquire antibiotics specialist Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for $8.4 billion, the company announced on Monday.
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Rise in asthma, COPD cases driving pulmonary drug delivery systems market

The global market revenue of pulmonary drug delivery systems is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9 percent over the period 2014-2019.
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Healthy growth predicted for empty capsules market

Capsules are widely considered an efficient method of taking medication and health supplements, and their use is set to grow in the coming years.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb to build new biologics manufacturing plant in Ireland

The new manufacturing facility will produce multiple therapies for the biopharmaceutical company's growing portfolio of approved and investigational biologic medicines in therapeutic areas including oncology, virology and immunoscience.
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Allergan enters acquisition deal with Actavis

Botox maker Allergan, Inc. will be acquired by Actavis plc for $66 billion after fending off a hostile takeover bid by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
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New Eastman copolyester for medical products could allow faster processing

A styrene-free alternative to high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) for opaque medical packaging has been introduced by Eastman Chemical Company in the European market.
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Banned drugs found in dietary supplements after recalls

New research suggests that more rigorous regulatory oversight is needed in the dietary supplements industry.
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