GS1 rolls up sleeves on pedigree; Help wanted in Iceland;

> Work is scheduled to begin this week by the GS1 EPCglobal Discovery Services Work Group to convert collected drug pedigree business and technical requirements into a standard. Blog

> Generics maker Actavis Group will expand its manufacturing site in Iceland, yielding a 50% capacity increase and 50 new jobs. Article

> BASF will add spray drying of APIs and formulations to its offerings, thanks to a deal with GEA Niro. Release

> Tianjin Tasly Sants Pharmaceuticals in China has deployed SAP's ERP Central Component (ECC) solution with help from HCL Axon. Item

> NeoStem's China subsidiary, Suzhou Erye Pharma, has gotten the nod from Chinese regulators to manufacture two penicillin products at a new facility. Article

> SynCo Bio Partners will provide both process validation and GMP manufacturing services to support the commercial launch of two products for an unnamed biopharma company. Item

> SCM Pharma, a U.K. manufacturer of clinical-trial and commercial-market drugs, has won a $47,000 export grant from the government to build its international business. Article