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Biomass polymer

‘Nuisance’ polymer becomes biomass breakthrough

Added: 23 Oct 2016

A team of scientists at Swiss research institution École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) …

Pills drugs medicine

Drug-delay tactics called into question

Added: 17 Oct 2016

A meeting in Geneva this week will question the practice of extending the life of drug patents as a…


Biopharma breakthrough heralds ‘on demand’ drugs

Added: 23 Sep 2016

Researchers at MIT and Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a novel method for producing biophar…

Pills drugs medicine

Collaboration driving pharmaceuticals growth

Added: 15 Sep 2016

A report by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) reveals the number of app…

EEF enlists Oracle for next ‘industrial revolution’

Added: 2 Aug 2016

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has teamed with cloud application specialist Oracle, to help …

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GSK invests £275m in UK manufacturing

Added: 27 Jul 2016

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced plans to invest £275 million into three of…

Manufacturers fear ‘Brexit’ fallout as trading outlook weakens

Added: 19 Jul 2016

Business confidence among UK manufacturers has tumbled following the vote to exit the EU, according…

Brexit branded a ‘gamble’ for UK manufacturing

Added: 22 Jun 2016

The head of the national trade union centre (TUC) and the chief of Britain’s manufacturing employer…

New IChemE president to redraw strategy

Added: 31 May 2016

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) will undergo a thorough review of governance and str…

Pills drugs medicine

Editor’s Comment: Modern medicine

Rob Smith | Added: 16 May 2016

We are fortunate in the UK. For many illnesses, you need only head to your local pharmacy and hey p…

BP chemicals plant facility

Chemicals demand ‘bucks’ industry slump

Added: 11 May 2016

The Chemical Industry Association (CIA) says its members have made a strong start to the year, with…

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Scottish chemical industry rallies collaboration cry

Added: 25 Apr 2016

The Scottish chemical industry has called on all political parties to help deliver growth throughou…

Pfizer ends its pursuit of AstraZeneca

Pfizer and Allergan terminate merger

Added: 6 Apr 2016

Pfizer’s $160 billion (£105bn) merger with Irish pharmaceuticals developer Allergan has been termin…

GSK gets F1 boost

Top pharma firms fined £45m

Rob Smith | Added: 12 Feb 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined a number of pharmaceuticals firms – including…


Bang tidy: process safety

Added: 1 Feb 2016

Safe demolition job reaps reward for drugs manufacturer, GSK.

Liz Fletcher, Beamex

Calibration: Field factors

Added: 22 Jan 2016

The case for calibrating equipment in either a workshop or the field is not always black and white,…

Nestlé funds new 'Ecobiotic' drugs targeting microbiome

Added: 15 Jan 2016

Nestlé Health Science has signed an exclusive agreement to support development of a new class of bi…

Tekena Fubara

Cyber security: fighting talk

Rob Smith | Added: 11 Jan 2016

Cyber security is a multi-faceted beast, therefore plant operators must be prepared to defend their…

Outlook remains bleak for manufacturing

Added: 11 Jan 2016

Manufacturers in the UK are expecting 2016 to be fraught with tough decisions and risks, one indust…


Alliance and Sinclair in pharma deal

Added: 22 Dec 2015

Alliance Pharma has acquired Sinclair IS Pharma for roughly £132 million.