Determined to cement access to reliable and safe sources for crucial IV drug admixtures, a growing number of hospitals are bringing production of compounded sterile products (CSPs) in-house and turning their backs on external compounding pharmacies. Such far-reaching decisions reflect the lingering distrust of outsourced CSPs, according to several administrators from hospitals that have made this move.

Biotechnology firm Biocon on Friday reported a 54.51 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit at Rs 113.08 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2014.
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 248.61 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal.

Drug major Lupin has entered into a joint venture pact with Toyama-based Yoshindo Inc to form a new entity which will be responsible for development as well as obtaining marketing access for products in the Japanese market.

Avisoft Bioacoustics provides cutting-edge equipment for monitoring mice and rat ultrasonic vocalisations (USV) in drug development procedures and basic research in neuroscience. USV are used as an indicator of the emotional and motivational status in animal models of stress, anxiety, pain, drug abuse or communicative disorders. The Avisoft Bioacoustics UltraSoundGate system integrates optimised hardware and software components that are easy to use and provide superior results.

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