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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.


Octapharma USA gets FDA nod to expand Octagam 10% production

Octapharma USA, part of Swiss-based human protein products manufacturer Octapharma AG, is expanding its manufacturing capacity for Octagam 10% [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) 10% (100 mg/mL) Liquid Preparation].
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Australia's Cardia Bioplastics, Stellar films agree to merger terms

Australian manufacturers Cardia Bioplastics Limited and Stellar Films Group have entered into a merger agreement, building on the existing cooperation between the two firms. Plans for the merger were first unveiled in late November 2014.
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Dietary supplement maker withdraws products over manufacturing practice violations

A dietary supplement manufacturer has been ordered to stop selling its products after failing to follow manufacturing practice regulations.
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Crop growth affected by drugs in the environment

Residues of commonly used drugs in the environment are likely to have a significant impact on plant growth, a new study suggests.
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Shire agrees to acquire NPS Pharma for $5.2 billion

British pharmaceutical company Shire plc has agreed to acquire U.S.-based NPS Pharma for $5.2 billion, strengthening its capabilities in treating rare diseases and gastrointestinal disorders.
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Pfizer boosts vaccine portfolio with Redvax acquisition

Pfizer Inc. has acquired a controlling interest in Switzerland's Redvax GmbH, the company announced on Monday.
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Innovation helps bioadhesives meet unmet needs

Bioadhesives -- natural substances that act as adhesives -- have applications in key industries, and product innovation in this field is addressing unmet needs.
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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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