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13 Jan 2021
Pfizer appoints new regional president for Africa and the Middle East

Patrick van der Loo has been appointed Pfizer’s regional president for Africa and the Middle East (AfME). Van der Loo’s…

Pfizer appoints new regional president for Africa and the Middle East

Patrick van der Loo has been appointed Pfizer’s regional president for Africa and the Middle East (AfME). Van der Loo’s Pfizer experience spans more than 20 years in leadership roles with multiple successes across geographies. In his new role as regional president for AfME, he will lead commercial operations to…

16 Nov 2020
J&J looks to Aspen to manufacture investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Aspen is pleased to announce that one of its wholly-owned South African subsidiaries, Pharmacare Limited (which trades as Aspen Pharmacare),…

J&J looks to Aspen to manufacture investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Aspen is pleased to announce that one of its wholly-owned South African subsidiaries, Pharmacare Limited (which trades as Aspen Pharmacare), has entered into a preliminary agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, two of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), for the technical transfer and proposed…

05 Nov 2020
Alvotech and Cipla partner to ensure access to biosimilars in SA

Biopharmaceutical company Alvotech and Cipla Medpro, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cipla Limited, have entered into an exclusive partnership to bring…

Alvotech and Cipla partner to ensure access to biosimilars in SA

Biopharmaceutical company Alvotech and Cipla Medpro, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cipla Limited, have entered into an exclusive partnership to bring key biosimilars to patients in emerging markets such as South Africa. The biosimilar portfolio will include five biosimilar medicines – two for oncology and three for treating auto-immune diseases.  Biologics…

12 Aug 2020
New cannabis rules announced

The legal classification of cannabis, or THC, has shifted significantly. Werksmans Attorneys takes a closer look at the amendments to…

New cannabis rules announced

The legal classification of cannabis, or THC, has shifted significantly. Werksmans Attorneys takes a closer look at the amendments to the Medicines Act published on 22 May 2020. Cannabidiol is a Schedule 4 substance. However, cannabidiol is a Schedule 0 substance when the following criteria are met: It’s contained a…

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…

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