GSK, AstraZeneca, Cambridge research new packaging methods; Hospira recalls anesthesia;

> U.K. drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) and AstraZeneca ($AZN) will join a research project led by Cambridge University's Institute of Manufacturing to develop new packaging technologies for more personalized, faster and cheaper drug delivery. Story

> The state government in Chhattisgarh, India, is looking into public/private partnerships with drugmakers for herbal medicine manufacturing. Story

> Hospira is recalling 24,100 syringes of the anesthesia amidate. Notice

> Almac Group, the Ireland-based CDMO, has bought Athlone-based Arran Chemical Company and will integrate its manufacturing operations into its large-scale intermediates operations. Release

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