Congress to check FDA/Puerto Rico; Vantage, Sharp join serialization efforts;

> Congress will investigate whether the FDA office in Puerto Rico has failed to adequately oversee pharmaceutical plants there. Article

> Vantage Consulting Group will sell and support Systech's serialization solution, which targets U.S. track and trace initiatives. Systech release

> Sharp Corporation has joined the TraceLink Network to provide production visibility and serialization services for life sciences customers. Article

> Discoloration and sediment are behind American Regent's recall of magnesium sulfate injection. Item

> Genentech's ECP-1 Bacterial Manufacturing Facility has been named the 2010 Facility of the Year by ISPE, INTERPHEX, and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine. News

> MonoSol Rx has been granted a U.S. patent for its film products and methods of their preparation. MonoSol release

> APP Pharmaceuticals has launched a drug hotline to respond to inquiries from healthcare professionals who want to know if APP products can augment the supplies of drugs on the FDA drug shortage list. APP release

> Korean biotech supplier AnyGen is bringing its custom and catalogue peptides to the U.S. market. AnyGen release

> Some 900 people--about 2 percent of the total--have cancelled their membership with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society since the group gave up its regulatory powers to become a professional leadership body. Item

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