Check inventory for ops savings; Encryption technology available for vials and syringes;

> Better inventory management could be at the heart of big savings for drugmakers. Story

> NanoGuardian has extended its NanoEncryption technology to single-use vial caps and pre-filled syringes. Report

> Green lab practices are aiding HPLC analysis, helping manufacturers manage the impact of the worldwide shortage of the solvent acetonitrile. Article

> Layoffs will hit manufacturing workers, among others, as Merck closes two New Jersey facilities. Article

> The FDA has declined approval of Salix's bowel disease treatment candidate Giazo because of concerns over its manufacturing facility. Item