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Sandoz receives approval in Europe for Rixathon to treat blood cancers and immunological diseases

Sandoz receives approval in Europe for Rixathon to treat blood cancers and immunological diseases

19 Jun 2017

Sandoz now has four biosimilars approved in Europe - more than any other company.

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FDA Advisory Committee to review Avastin biosimilar candidate

FDA Advisory Committee to review Avastin biosimilar candidate

7 Jun 2017

The Committee will review analytical, pharmacokinetic and clinical data from studies involving ABP 215, including results from a Phase III study in patients with NSCLC.

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech launches ambr 15 bioreactor system with Nova BioProfile FLEX2 integration

Sartorius Stedim Biotech launches ambr 15 bioreactor system with Nova BioProfile FLEX2 integration

5 Jun 2017

QbD studies in upstream processing more rapidly performed.

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Sandoz proposed biosimilars adalimumab and infliximab accepted for regulatory review by the EMA

Sandoz proposed biosimilars adalimumab and infliximab accepted for regulatory review by the EMA

31 May 2017

Biosimilar infliximab alone could potentially save the NHS £89 million.

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Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in China

Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in China

22 May 2017

It is the first and only biopharmaceutical manufacturing site established by a multinational active pharmaceutical company in China.

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Irvine Scientific launches new xeno-free medium for hematopoietic progenitor cell culture

Irvine Scientific launches new xeno-free medium for hematopoietic progenitor cell culture

19 May 2017

New medium designed for hematopoietic cell culture for cell-based therapies.

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech partners with Nova Biomedical

Sartorius Stedim Biotech partners with Nova Biomedical

17 May 2017

Unique tool will allow massive quantities of cell culture data to be collected during upstream processing QbD studies.

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Merck launches industry's first off-the-shelf cell culture media for perfusion processes

Merck launches industry's first off-the-shelf cell culture media for perfusion processes

15 May 2017

Allows customers to achieve a more optimal output than they would using conventional batch or fed-batch processes.

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech launches chemistry testing services

Sartorius Stedim Biotech launches chemistry testing services

4 May 2017

This chemistry testing offer complements the company’s existing range of off-the-shelf biological assays for biosimilar products, providing a complete solution from one contract partner.

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GSK invests $139 million to expand production capacity for Benlysta in Rockville

GSK invests $139 million to expand production capacity for Benlysta in Rockville

1 May 2017

Site is also expected to house production of a new subcutaneous form of belimumab, which is currently under review with the FDA.

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Sartorius introduces new BIOSTAT STR bioreactor range and new Flexsafe STR single-use bags

Sartorius introduces new BIOSTAT STR bioreactor range and new Flexsafe STR single-use bags

28 Apr 2017

New generation of bioreactors combined with new Flexsafe STR bags offer a fully scalable, single-use system.

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Fresenius Kabi to strengthen and diversify product portfolio by acquiring Akorn and Merck KGaA’s biosimilars business

Fresenius Kabi to strengthen and diversify product portfolio by acquiring Akorn and Merck KGaA’s biosimilars business

26 Apr 2017

Transactions provide access to attractive pharmaceutical growth markets.

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