Category Archives: Pharma

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Future Manufacturing Award winners announced

Prosthetics manufacturer Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons has been declared the ‘winner of winners’ for its “ambition to delivering quality products to improve people’s lives” at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013 which celebrate the strengths of UK manufacturing. The … Continue reading

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Pharma pushes official manufacturing index to modest rise

Official figures out today from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS’) Index of Production show UK manufacturing output posting a modest 0.3% rise in December compared with the previous month of November. That leaves the industry’s  index 1.5% higher than … Continue reading

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Sales flat but GSK reports ‘exceptional’ year for R&D

Pharmaceutical giant GSK today reported relatively flat sales in 2013, a year in which it disposed of more than 50 products it said were not core to its business – including Lucozade and Ribena – for £1.35 billion. However, GSK … Continue reading

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Renishaw invests in engineering despite profits dip

The engineering group Renishaw today reported a dip in profits during the first half of its financial year ending December 2013 but said that it was continuing to invest in production and engineering. It had incurred capital expenditure of £19.5m, … Continue reading

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Spirax-Sarco acquires Bio Pure in £8.5m deal

The steam control and pumping specialist Spirax-Sarco Engineering has acquired Portsmouth-based Bio Pure Technology for £8.5 million. Bio Pure,which specialises in the design and production of advanced single use tubing connector systems for the biopharmaceutical industry, will operate as part … Continue reading

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GSK announces £200 million investment in UK advanced manufacturing

The pharmaceutical giant GSK today announced a £200 million investment programme that it says will support a pipeline of new medicines and create a centre for pharmaceutical manufacturing innovation in the UK. Manufacturing sites in Ware, Hertfordshire and Worthing, Sussex … Continue reading

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