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WACKER Opens Logistics Center at Amtala Production Site

Amtala, July 9, 2014 – The Munich-based chemical group WACKER announced the opening of a new logistics facility at its production site in Amtala near Kolkata today. The high-bay warehouse has a capacity of 5000 pallet spaces and will...

Dr Reddy’s launches anti-depressant generic in US

HYDERABAD, July 05, 2014 : Pharma major Dr Reddy's Laboratories has launched Duloxetine delayed release capsules in the US market. The anti-depressant drug is the generic equivalent of Cymbalta. The brand and generic had a sales of $5 billion...

Glenmark Pharma opens new facility in Switzerland

New Delhi, June 10, 2014 - Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, on Wednesday, said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A., opened its new cGMP (current good manufacturing practice)-compliant monoclonal antibody manufacturing facility in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. An antibody or immunoglobulin is a...

India Signs Loan Agreements with World bank for IDA Assistance of US $ 100...

New Delhi, May 31, 2014 - Credit Agreement for World Bank (IDA) assistance of US$ 100 million for Accelerating Universal Access to Early and Effective Tuberculosis Care has been signed between the Government of India and the World Bank here...

Plenary Session of the 67th World Health Assembly concludes in Geneva

Geneva, May 21,2014 - The Plenary Session of the 67th World Health Assembly concluded in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday. The theme for general discussion this year was “The link between climate and health”. On behalf of the Ministry of Health...

WHO revised Appendix 7 for Non-sterile Process Validation

New Delhi, April 24, 2014 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a proposal for the revision of the supplementary guidelines on GMP: Validation, namely Appendix 7 – Non-sterile Process Validation. The presentation to the WHO Expert Committee...

Glenmark’s new pain management molecule to enter human trials in UK

Mumbai, April 04,2014 : Drug maker Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd’s pain management drug candidate, GRC 27864, is entering human trials in the UK.  The company has already completed preclinical and phase-1 enabling studies on the newly discovered molecule and...

Health tops new Nestle MD’s agenda

Mumbai, April 02,2014 - The attention in the new financial year will not only be on Saugata Gupta and Varun Berry , newly appointed managing directors (MDs) of Marico and Britannia, respectively. Another recently appointed MD is vying for attention — Etienne Benet of Nestle. Benet, who took over...

GE Healthcare, CTSI team up to launch 25 cancer treatment centres

To invest Rs.720 cr during the next five years to roll out units Bangalore, March 29, 2014 - GE Healthcare and Cancer Treatment Services International have announced plans to launch 25 cancer detection and treatment centres all over India...

Lupin launches generic Niaspan tablets in US market

New Delhi, March 22,2014 - Mumbai-based pharma major Lupin Ltd today launched its generic version of Niaspan extended release tablets, used in reducing cholesterol in the US market. The company’s US subsidiary, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc has launched the...