Sangart doubles hiring plan to 250; Xcelience and Bend team for formulation, expedited trial supplies;

> San Diego-based biopharma Sangart has doubled its initial plans for staffing a pharma manufacturing plant in Cork, Ireland, bringing the figure to 250. Item 

> Xcelience and Bend Research are collaborating to provide oral solid-solubilization formulation solutions and expedited clinical supply manufacture. Bend Research release

> Specialty drugmaker Alliance Pharma has signed sterile manufacturing expert SCM Pharma for commercial supply of three products. Alliance release

> Rechon Life Science will manufacture and market Zolpimist, an oral spray formulation of zolpidem tartrate, outside North America through a licensing deal with NovaDel Pharma. News

> Specialty formulator Ajanta Pharma has received approval from the U.K. Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for a manufacturing plant in Paithan, India. Story

> CDMO Pharmaceutics International has successfully completed a joint European Medicines Agency and FDA inspection. Article

> U.K. plans for a central purchasing system for the seasonal flu vaccine have been strongly criticized by doctors and pharmacists. Story 

> Yourway Transport has launched a BioPharma Services division to be led by Tim Brewer. Yourway release