Cold-chain packaging; Vertex taps Bend;

> Coldpack is launching Airliner, an insulating film material for temperature-controlled transit packaging, in the U.K. Article

> Vertex will use the formulation, process development and manufacturing services of Bend Research. Release

> Abraxis Biosciences has cut the ribbon on a $70 million manufacturing site in Phoenix that promises some 200 technology jobs. Article

> DSM Pharmaceutical Products will provide commercial-scale manufacturing for Galenix's commercial products. Release

> Ranbaxy Labs sees a long road ahead in resolving its FDA issues. WSJ article (sub. req.)