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30 Jun 2020
Print unique codes directly onto pills and capsules with TracePack

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) is a regulation that aims to prevent the entry of falsified products into the supply…

Print unique codes directly onto pills and capsules with TracePack

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) is a regulation that aims to prevent the entry of falsified products into the supply chain. This applies to pharmaceutical manufacturers, importers, contract packaging and wholesale drug distributors, as well as producers of active pharmaceutical ingredients, resulting in the requirement for a unique, legible item…

15 Jun 2020
BioNTech receives €100 million in debt financing for development of COVID-19 vaccine

The European Investment Bank and BioNTech have concluded a €100 million debt financing agreement to support the development of BNT162,…

BioNTech receives €100 million in debt financing for development of COVID-19 vaccine

The European Investment Bank and BioNTech have concluded a €100 million debt financing agreement to support the development of BNT162, the company’s COVID-19 vaccine programme. The deal will also allow the company to expand its manufacturing capacity in order to supply the vaccine fast worldwide in response to the pandemic.…

05 Jun 2020
GBMSA appoints Erik Roos its chairperson

The Generic and Biosimilar Medicines body of Southern Africa (GBMSA) has appointed industry veteran, Erik Roos, CEO of Pharma Dynamics…

GBMSA appoints Erik Roos its chairperson

The Generic and Biosimilar Medicines body of Southern Africa (GBMSA) has appointed industry veteran, Erik Roos, CEO of Pharma Dynamics as its chairperson, as of June this year. Roos succeeds Lorraine Keyser, CEO of Dr Reddy’s who has served as chair since 2018. Advancing GBMA’s work Commenting on his appointment,…

18 May 2020
New drug to treat COVID-19 is ready for human testing

VSY Biotechnology Research Centre has developed a drug for treatment of COVID-19 called TR-C 19. The company is very excited…

New drug to treat COVID-19 is ready for human testing

VSY Biotechnology Research Centre has developed a drug for treatment of COVID-19 called TR-C 19. The company is very excited to announce the new drug developed to treat COVID-19 by the VSY Biotechnology R&D team. Studies have shown that TR-C 19 can neutralise the virus isolated under laboratory conditions. Authority…

11 Apr 2020
Level up & join the fight against counterfeiting

Annually, pharmaceutical counterfeiting puts millions of lives at risk. In order to address this growing problem, governments around the world…

Level up & join the fight against counterfeiting

Annually, pharmaceutical counterfeiting puts millions of lives at risk. In order to address this growing problem, governments around the world are taking action by implementing serialisation requirements. Similar to the requirements of Europe’s Falsified Medicines Directive, South Africa will be joining the global fight against counterfeit medicines with the promulgation…

09 Apr 2020
Candies and desserts are the sweet new trend in bath products

Indulgent products inspired by dessert and candy fragrances are the latest trend in bath/shower and soap products. Personal care brands…

Candies and desserts are the sweet new trend in bath products

Indulgent products inspired by dessert and candy fragrances are the latest trend in bath/shower and soap products. Personal care brands are appealing to experimental shoppers and their sense of nostalgia, says data and analytics company GlobalData. Love Hearts Khalid Peerbaccus, senior researcher at GlobalData, comments, ‘‘We have recently seen soap…

08 Apr 2020
BASF produces and donates hand sanitiser to health care facilities in Europe

BASF Personal Care is producing and distributing hand sanitisers in Europe to assist with the COVID-19 outbreak on the continent.…

BASF produces and donates hand sanitiser to health care facilities in Europe

BASF Personal Care is producing and distributing hand sanitisers in Europe to assist with the COVID-19 outbreak on the continent. The company produces the hand sanitisers at different production sites in Europe. The products are being provided free of charge to hospitals, care facilities and other institutions in regions surrounding…

06 Apr 2020
Mondi adapts manufacturing plant to produce elastic straps for face masks

Mondi continues to produce important supplies and components during the COVID-19 outbreak. As a global leader in packaging and paper,…

Mondi adapts manufacturing plant to produce elastic straps for face masks

Mondi continues to produce important supplies and components during the COVID-19 outbreak. As a global leader in packaging and paper, Mondi’s Personal Care Components team has found a way to convert a production line at its Gronau plant in Germany to manufacture soft, elastic straps which are now being used…

01 Apr 2020
Virtual platforms get a boost in the pharma industry due to COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a transformational impact on the entire healthcare landscape as sales reps become more reliant on…

Virtual platforms get a boost in the pharma industry due to COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a transformational impact on the entire healthcare landscape as sales reps become more reliant on virtual platforms to meet with physicians. This according to data and analytics company GlobalData. Valentina Gburcik, PhD, senior director of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Gender Health and Digital at GlobalData,…

31 Mar 2020
SAHPRA urges South Africans to be wary of falsified health products

In the midst of the global COVID19 outbreak the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) urges the public not…

SAHPRA urges South Africans to be wary of falsified health products

In the midst of the global COVID19 outbreak the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) urges the public not to buy medicines or medical devices from unauthorised vendors, websites or social media platforms. At a time of unprecedented demand for health products that can be used to prevent, diagnose…

31 Mar 2020
COVID-19 outbreak threatens biopharma in-house manufacturing

The novel coronavirus is complicating the global biopharma industry’s supply chain because several mega cap biopharma companies have their vital…

COVID-19 outbreak threatens biopharma in-house manufacturing

The novel coronavirus is complicating the global biopharma industry’s supply chain because several mega cap biopharma companies have their vital manufacturing steps in Chinese facilities. This is according to leading data and analytics company, GlobalData. Quarantined workforce Supply chain problems in China include a largely quarantined workforce, delays in transporting…

30 Mar 2020
Romaco Noack’s new blister packaging line impresses

Romaco Noack’s new Unity 600 blister packaging line is a high speed machine for medium to large batch sizes. Compact…

Romaco Noack’s new blister packaging line impresses

Romaco Noack’s new Unity 600 blister packaging line is a high speed machine for medium to large batch sizes. Compact – carbon neutral – digital The Romaco Noack Unity 600 blister packaging line is a monobloc transfer solution that was specifically designed for blister formats arranged crosswise to the running…

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