FDA, India agree to work together on plant inspections; West expands an injectables facility;

> FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and India's Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad have signed a letter of intent to work together in terms of plant inspections and to share data on any irregularities found. Story

> NSF International has bought the auditing subsidiary of the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas and will offer excipient auditing and certification. Report

> Germany's Körber says it will buy another German technology firm, Werum IT Solutions, which develops manufacturing execution systems used by drugmakers. Report

> Tech Group Europe, a subsidiary of West Pharmaceutical Services, will expand a Dublin, Ireland, manufacturing site where it assembles injectable devices by 12,000 square feet. Report

 > Merck ($MRK) and Samsung Bioepis will share manufacturing and development work on a biosimilar of Sanofi's ($SNY) top-selling insulin product, Lantus. Story

And Finally...The FDA issued a warning letter to API maker CBSCHEM for plants in Tempe, AZ and Hong Kong for a vareity of issues. Letter