Manufacturing News of Note—UMass makes lyophilization lab available; Rising pleads to price fixing; U.K. firm doubles space


> The University of Massachusetts Lowell has opened a pilot-scale lyophilization facility accessible to outside users. Story

> The Justice Department will defer prosecuting New Jersey-based Rising Pharmaceuticals for price fixing after the company agreed to pay $3 million and cooperate with authorities. Rising’s parent Aceto, which filed for bankruptcy in February, has accused India’s Aurobindo in a lawsuit of sabotaging its business. Story

> Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services invested $1.9 million to double the size of its site in Scotland, adding 8,000 square feet of manufacturing and administrative space. Story


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Wednesday, March 24 | 2pm ET / 11am PT

Learn how transformed real world data into real world insights to assist Audentes in their development of AT132 for the treatment of XLMTM. The session reviews how IPM.ia and Audentes collaborated to uncover the XLMTM patient population.

> U.K.-based drugmaker Hikma is shipping heparin and other drugs to Civica Rx, the hospital-backed company working to mitigate drug shortages. Release

> CDMO Recipharm has a deal to make the injectable Apta-1 drug candidate for biotech Aptahem. Release