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Recipharm shelling out $105M for Indian sterile injectables CMO

Contract player Recipharm has been on a buying spree that now takes it into India to expand its reach in sterile injectables, one of the hot areas these days for both drugmakers and contractors.

Regis Technologies opens new facility for manufacturing highly potent APIs

Regis Technologies, a Morton Grove, IL-based CMO, has opened a new suite for manufacturing highly potent APIs.

Emergent launches in-licensed military-grade autoinjector outside the U.S., aims for FDA approval

Emergent BioSolutions has launched a military-grade intramuscular autoinjector device for self-administered antidotes or other chemical threat treatments. For now, the rollout is only ex-U.S., but the infectious disease specialist said it will seek FDA approval for the device, dubbed Emergard.

Patheon, DPx unload chemical operations to tighten focus on pharma

Patheon and its parent, DPx, have been on a buying and expansion binge since the company was created last year, grabbing up smaller CMOs to build out both capabilities and capacity. With an IPO in the works, more deals may be coming but the CDMO has ended up with operations that don't fit its model and is shedding those along the way, including two deals this week.

Perrigo buys Patheon's softgel operations in Mexico

Patheon has been on an M&A blitz, buying up specialty manufacturers that can help it broaden its network as it muscles up as a global CDMO. But the North Carolina-based company is unafraid to shed assets that no longer fit that blueprint and so is selling a plant in Mexico to over-the-counter king Perrigo.

Manufacturing moves pay off for AMRI

Contract manufacturer AMRI has been reworking its manufacturing assets, picking up valuable pieces here and there and then sacrificing a less important one as it moves toward contract manufacturing and away from a reliance on royalties. Its most recent earnings suggest the strategy is paying off on the top line at least.

Recro Pharma and Alkermes close deal on DEA-approved plant in Georgia

Pennsylvania-based Recro Pharma has picked up a new plant and jumped into the contract manufacturing business, while Irish drugmaker Alkermes is now one plant shorter and out of the CMO biz.

Quintiles, Quest create JV to offer clinical trial lab services, companion diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics is partnering with contract research organization Quintiles to create a joint venture to provide a range of clinical trial services to biopharmas including laboratory testing and patient recruitment and retention as well as development and commercialization of companion diagnostics.

Pennsylvania surgical tools manufacturing plant scheduled for closure, 250 layoffs planned

Ophthalmic and surgical sutures for holding tissue together after medical procedures will no longer be made in Exeter Township, PA, thanks to the upcoming closure of the Surgical Specialties' manufacturing plant in the Philadelphia suburb. It will come at a cost of 254 jobs.

Norway's Weifa bets growth on separate API biz

Norwegian drugmaker Weifa figures its consumer health biz and its contract active pharmaceutical ingredient operations both have a better shot at growth if they go their separate ways. To make that happen, Weifa plans on spinning the API business off into a contract manufacturing operation, with its first contract to make the APIs for Weifa.