Future workers need tech skills; UK takes tablet tack;

> "There will not be unskilled labor in the future. It will be automation and robotics. New workers will all need technical and engineering skills," says pharma packager Perfecseal president Paul Verbeten. Article

> GlaxoSmithKline leads a UK consortium focused on efficiencies in tablet manufacturing. Article

> Anthrax vaccine maker Emergent BioSolutions has bought a 55,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in East Baltimore that it will use to expand operations, creating perhaps 125 jobs. Article

> IT consultancy CPG has implemented Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Release 9.3 at Avema Pharma Solutions. Release

> Talecris Biotherapeutics plans a $269 million expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Clayton, NC, creating 259 new jobs over the next seven years. Article