Merck To Close Plant In South Korea As Part Of Global Supply Strategy

SHANGHAI – Merck will close down its plant in South Korea, the U.S.-based drug maker said Nov. 3. The shut down of the manufacturing facility in Siheung, Gyeonggi-do, will mean initial lay offs for 20 of 40 South Korean workers in the production department at the plant. “Our Korean manufacturing facility will cease production and […]

Merck Develops Asia Hub In Taiwan

SHANGHAI – Merck KGaA and Taiwan’s Development Center for Biotechnology announced Oct. 29 the opening of Merck’s Asian Technology and Training Center in Taiwan. The center will provide technical services, application support and a user-training platform for Merck’s biopharmaceutical customers in Asia. Germany-based Merck KGaA is working on this project with DCB, a non-profit organization […]

Eli Lilly In Asia Expansion Overdrive

SHANGHAI – Eli Lilly opened a brand new Asian office and unveiled a major expansion at a second office in as many days as part of a company-wide shift to a new collaborative research and development model, company officials told PharmAsia News. Lilly opened a new facility Oct. 15 in Shanghai, which will house its […]

China Recalls Contaminated TCM Injection

SHANGHAI – China has ordered a recall of two batches of acanthopanax-based injections, also know as Siberian ginseng, after reports of serious adverse reactions that caused the death of three patients in Yunan Province, China’s Ministry of Health announced Oct. 11. According to a notice jointly issued by MOH and China’s State FDA Oct. 14, […]

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