Eckert & Ziegler building $9M PET plant in Poland; Novo Nordisk hires for U.S. manufacturing;

> Berlin-based Eckert & Ziegler, is building a €7 million ($9.3 million) plant in Warsaw, Poland, to manufacture cyclotron-based PET radiopharmaceuticals. Release

> Novo Nordisk ($NVO) is adding positions at its manufacturing plant in Clayton, NC, as part of a 15% expansion of operations in the U.S., which the company announced last week. Release

> Penn Pharma has added some new packaging lines as part of its £14m ($22.7 million) expansion of the Tradegar plant in South Wales. Story

> Authorities in Pakistan are continuing an investigation into whether epinephrine provided to some pharmaceutical companies there was used to make illegal drugs. Story

> API manufacturers often get noticed if they have difficulties with FDA inspections so Cambrex is letting everyone know that it passed an FDA inspection in February of its API plant in Charles City, IA. Item

> Bosch Packaging Technology has finalized the acquisition of the machinery business of Eisai, which includes pharmaceutical machinery and packaging materials. Item

> Never a big category for cargo theft in Mexico, FreightWatch International says there was only one reported pharmaceutical theft in Mexico during the first quarter of 2012. Report (reg. req.)

> Without specifying where, Ontario-based IGY Immune Technology & Life Sciences said it has acquired manufacturing "capabilities" near large-scale chicken egg producers to make IgY products from egg yolks. Item

> The American Red Cross has made a $9.6 million payment pegged to a consent decree from 2003. FDA notice