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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.


PACK EXPO 2014 expected to set attendance records

PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, predicts 2014 will set some new records for PACK EXPO International and the debut of Pharma EXPO.
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Three Nigerian pharmaceutical firms get WHO certification

Three pharmaceutical manufacturers in Nigeria have been certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) to produce drugs in accordance with its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
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Auxilium Pharmaceuticals agrees to acquisition deal with Endo

Specialty biopharmaceutical company Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is to be acquired by Endo International plc for $2.6 billion, including the repayment and assumption of debt.
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Teva to end cancer, women's health research

Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has decided to stop research and development in a number of areas, including oncology and women's health, as part of efforts to cut costs.
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Antibiotics, heavy metals in the environment contribute to resistance

Very low concentrations of antibiotics and heavy metals in the environment contribute to antibiotic resistance, a new Swedish study has demonstrated.
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Consort agrees to $372 million acquisition of Aesica

U.K.-based healthcare company Consort Medical plc announced on Tuesday an agreement to acquire Aesica Pharmaceuticals.
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Pfizer acquires InnoPharma

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. has completed its acquisition of InnoPharma Inc., the company announced on Thursday.
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PCI acquires clinical trail services company Biotec

Pharmaceutical packaging services provider PCI has expanded its presence in the European Union with the acquisition of Biotec Services International.
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New heart failure drug could cut deaths by 20%

Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis is planning to launch a new drug that has the potential to cut cardiovascular death and admissions to hospital by 20%.
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New facility to research personalized cellular cancer therapies

A new facility to develop personalized cellular cancer therapies will be built by the University of Pennsylvania, funded in part with a $20 million investment from Novartis.
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