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Ascending the debt pile

CAPE TOWN-based pharmaceuticals giant Ascendis – which was concocted by Steenberg-based private equity investor Coast2Coast – remains under serious debt stress. Ascendis had been looking to capitalise on unsolicited interest in its...

South Africa may ask pharma firms for fee to clear drug review backlog

Drugmakers in Africa’s largest pharmaceutical market may be asked to pay a “backlog fee” to help clear a pipeline of medicines waiting years for approval, according to a proposal being considered...

Lowest price increase in decade could see several Pharma companies exit market

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, gazetted a 1.26% single exit price (SEP) increase for medicines and scheduled substances in December 2017. This lowest SEP increase in a decade - second only to...

Ascendis barking up the right tree

Steenberg-based health brands conglomerate looks intent to fatten up its phyto-vet offering after recently paying R375m to acquire the South African agrimed and vet businesses of Indian-owned pharmaceutical giant Cipla. ...

Swiss Acino acquires Litha Healthcare

Acino, a Swiss pharmaceutical company, has acquired South Africa’s Litha Healthcare. Litha, headquartered in Johannesburg, provides services and products to public and private hospitals, pharmacies, general and specialist practitioners, as well as government law enforcement programmes. ...

SA signs deal with Novartis

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has welcomed the agreement signed between South Africa and Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceuticals company. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Thursday between Novartis, the South...

Omron helps combat counterfeiting in the pharmaceutical industry

Omron’s expertise in machine automation and vision systems means it is ideally placed to advise and assist in implementing serialisation systems to reduce counterfeiting and improve consumer information in the pharmaceutical...

New HVAC motor drives for major pharmaceutical distributor

SEW-EURODRIVE has supplied MOVITRAC® LTP-B Eco HVAC drive units to DSV Healthcare of Meadowview, Johannesburg. Designed and engineered specifically to optimise fan and pump performance in HVAC applications, this is the...

Pharma forecast: 2017 a big year for generics

Amid last year’s unprecedented economic challenges of a weakening rand, fluctuating oil prices and threats of a downgrade by numerous rating agencies, the SA pharmaceutical industry continues to weather the storm,...

Mimic Components essential medical vaccination data logging range

The LascarEL-Vaccination range of data loggers is an inexpensive series of USB and Wi-Fi-enabled sensors. “This allows for discrete and continuous temperature monitoring of vaccines,” says Edwin Wakefield, MD of...

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