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UK’s GAMA Healthcare launches Rediroom, a mobile cart that rapidly expands into an air-filtered isolation room; cart is equipped with HEPA, carbon filters, spunbond PP canopy roof, double-laminated spunbond PP/PE walls, peelable tape-sealed PVC windows

Just 54% of Michigan pharmacies offer overdose-reversing drug naloxone despite Michigan program allowing pharmacists to dispense drug without a prescription; areas with higher drug fatality rates have fewer pharmacies participating in program

Cardinal Health thanks pharmacists for helping it allocate over 10 million doses of COVID-10 vaccines to network of thousands of pharmacies; CDC reports more than 66% in US are fully vaccinated, with pharmacies administering 40% of vaccines

Thorne HealthTech relaunches Gut Health Test with biodegradable polymer microbiome wipe that breaks down in provided testing solution while preserving user DNA; first-of-its-kind test eliminates stool sampling, is comparable to commercial DNA/RNA kits

West wins Exhibitor Award at INTERPHEX 2022 for proprietary DeltaCube online analytics modeling platform that guides vial, stopper, seal combination selection based on fit; platform troubleshoots defects, CCI failures due to component dimensional issues

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May 17, 2022

Industry Roundup

Cleanroom/Sterile Conditions

At upcoming Pharmapack Paris, TekniPlex Healthcare to highlight its plastic containers, super barrier coated PVDC PVC and Aclar laminates for blister applications, COC coextrustions for diagnostic and pharmaceutical applications, and LDPE cleanroom bags
Contify Life Science News (05/16)

Cold Chain Logistics

North American post-production truck service company Fontaine Modification to offer installation of clean tech company eNow's electric system on all refrigerated trailers; system pilot in Fresno, California, emitted 86% less CO2 compared to diesel systems
Contify Energy News (05/16)

Wearable Devices

Insulet releases 2021 sustainability report; highlights include 100% fulfillment of customer orders via dual and local sourcing while in Europe, UK, Canada, Insulet diverted over 135 metric tons of Omnipod Pods from landfills via product takeback programs
Insulet Corp. (05/13)

Women's Health Issues

OhioHealth building 220,000-square-foot, US$140M expansion to campus in Pickerington, Ohio, to open in late fall 2023; six-story, 60-bed unit to offer ICU, six operating rooms, level-3 trauma unit, heart, vascular unit, cancer treatment, women’s health
ThisWeek Community Newspapers (05/16)

Novartis reports combination of Kisqali ribociclib and fulvestrant offer survival benefit of almost 16 months in previously untreated breast cancer versus fulvestrant alone; Kisqali is approved in more than 95 countries to treat breast cancer
SeeNews Pharmaceuticals (05/13)

Health Care & Wellness

Commentary: 44% of rural hospitals operating in red, and new closures expected over next few years; one hospital's move to seek partnerships in expensive service lines like oncology, helicopter services has allowed it to stay open when others have closed
Indianapolis Business Journal (05/16)

Fitch: Chile's medical device market is small but per capita expenditure ranks among highest in Latin America, with market expected to grow at 2021-2026 CAGR of 5.0% in local currency terms; domestic production is limited, and market is reliant on imports
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (05/16)

Alcon reports Q1 net income up at US$168.0M from US$84.0M a year ago, with sales up 14% year-over-year to US$2.2B; US sales up at US$939.0M from US$835.0M a year ago while vision care sales up 14% and surgical sales up 22% on strong implantables growth
Business Wire (05/16)


GlobalData: Neuroimmunology drug development has exploded over last decade, with nearly 220 drugs in Phase 1, 2 and 3 stages of development across eight key diseases; top 20 neuroimmunology products worth US$20.1B in 2020, set to rise to US$26.6B by 2025
GlobalData Plc (05/16)

Motley Fool: GSK's acquisition of Sierra Oncology for US$1.9B is enough to move the needle for GSK; Sierra's bone marrow cancer drug momelotinib in late-stage clinical trials has viable path to US$1B in annual sales, including US$400M in US alone
The Motley Fool (05/16)

Natural Alternatives International's fiscal 2022 Q3 net income up 30.7% from a year ago at US$2.5M, with net sales down 8.5% year-over-year at US$42.4M; private-label contract manufacturing down 10.8% overall due to 40% sales reduction to largest customer
PR Newswire (05/16)

Health Care & Medical Packaging

Optima’s Pharma Division opens new 4,000 square-meter production area at CSPE Center II in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany; new addition focused on assembling, commissioning, qualifying pharmaceutical filling lines, includes isolators, freeze dryers
OPTIMA packaging group GmbH (05/16)

Biopharmaceutical firm Savara reports Q1 R&D expenses down 25.1% from a year ago to US$5.7M due to wind-down of inhaled vancomycin development program; Phase 3 inhaled biologic molgramostim/eFlow nebulizer trial remains on-track for a 20-month enrollment
Business Wire (05/13)

Health Care & Wellness group

Merck KGaA's Q1 net profit up 18.2% from a year ago to €884.0M, with revenue up 12.2% year-over-year €5.2B; growth driven by new health care products, process solutions, semiconductor solutions, with CEO saying firm not reliant on COVID-19 for growth
SeeNews Pharmaceuticals ( (05/16)

UC Davis Medical Health building 14-story, one-million-square-foot hospital tower at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California; US$3.75B project to have 675 to 700 inpatient beds, operating rooms, imaging center, burn care units, expanded pharmacy
Sacramento Bee (05/16)

NRx Pharmaceuticals starts Phase 2 study of oral combination therapy NRX-101 D-cycloserine, lurasidone to treat patients with bipolar depression, sub-acute suicidality; bipolar disorder affects about 2.8% of US population
SeeNews Pharmaceuticals (05/16)

Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences group

Bristol Myers receives exclusive license to develop, commercialize BridgeBio Pharma’s oral BBP-398 SHP2 inhibitor cancer drug in deal valued at US$905M; BridgeBio to continue with Phase 1 monotherapy, combination drug trials
Marketline - Deals (05/16)

Lotte Group buys Bristol Myers’ biologics plant in East Syracuse, New York, for US$160M to rapidly scale, expand biologics CDMO capabilities in North America; plant currently makes commercial injectable biologics Yervoy, Opdivo, Empliciti, Nulojix
FiercePharma (05/16)

TFF Pharmaceuticals Q1 highlights include partnering with Catalent to expand thin film freezing applications to develop biologic drugs; Phase 2 trials of inhaled Voriconazole powder and Tacrolimus powder started, with data expected later this year
GlobeNewswire (05/13)


Home-Use Medical Devices

FDA gives breakthrough therapy designation to Zambon’s inhaled colistimethate sodium powder to treat pulmonary exacerbations in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis; treatment uses adaptive aerosol delivery battery-powered I-neb nebulizer
PharmaBiz (05/13)

Diagnostic Tests/Monitoring Devices

Global on-board diagnostics telematics market projected to grow to US$2.93B by 2026, with CAGR growth of 12.75% from 2021 to 2026; growth driven by government initiatives that will increase the adoption of OBD telematics systems
PR Newswire (05/16)

Tech vs. Trees: Paper-based sensor monitors sodium levels in the body, Deluxe’s latest results indicate paper checks going strong, ‘ATM for books’ machines continue to seek audience
Industry Intelligence Inc. (05/13)


Fresenius reports Q1 net income down 25.5% from a year ago, with revenues up 0.6% year-over-year to US$5.1B; North American revenue up 9% from a year ago, with intense competition and high labor, materials and logistics costs affecting revenue
Zack's Commentary (05/13)

Respiratory/Lung Health

FDA approves Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ ANDA for arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution, 15 mcg/2 mL unit-dose to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary bronchoconstriction; drug is therapeutic equivalent of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals’ Brovana
PharmaBiz (05/13)

Medical Facilities/Units

Morgan County, Alabama, building US$5M-to-US$6M 12,000 square-foot, 16-bed mental illness residential crisis unit to be located in former Alabama Law Enforcement Center in Decatur, Alabama; 40% of inmates in county jail have mental issues
Decatur Daily (05/16)

Long-Term Care/Assisted Living

Anthem adds 40,000 Medicaid members with completion of acquisition of Integra Managed Care; Integra’s long-term, in-home dedicated care management team includes RN, social worker, coordinator
FierceHealthcare (05/16)


Feeding preterm infants maternal milk, donor milk instead of formula in NICUs resulted in 23% reduction in babies discharged with malnutrition; mothers milk safer way to provide appropriate nutrition with less risk of complications: study
Cedars-Sinai (05/13)

Health Care & Wellness

Fitch forecasts Mexico's medical device market to grow by CAGR of 7.1% over 2021-2026 and reach US$8.6B by 2026; market to be limited by tepid economic growth over 2022 as high inflation, rising interest rates constrain private consumption and investment
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (05/13)



Robert O. Williams III, Ph.D. from TFF Pharmaceuticals to deliver data on stabilizing, delivering antivirals, antibodies, vaccines using thin film freezing technology in COVID-19 treatment at Respiratory Drug Delivery meeting on May 2 in Orlando, Florida
GlobeNewswire (05/13)


West appoints Bernard J. Birkett to newly combined position of Chief Financial and Operations Officer to replace David Montecalvo who is resigning in July; Birkett will lead global operations and global supply chain
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (05/13)


Health Care & Medical Packaging

Gerresheimer ramps up pharmaceutical glass and plastic production capacities in India; a new plant for plastic containers and closures is now up at its Kosamba site, and glass production received new state-of-the-art and sustainable furnace technology
Gerresheimer AG (05/16)

Aptar CSP Technologies announces new manufacturing site for Activ-Blister Solutions for oral solid dose drugs in Europe; Activ-Blister integrates 3-Phase Activ-Polymer platform technology, which provides moisture adsorption and oxygen, odor scavenging
AptarGroup Inc. (05/13)

Caps & Closures

Spain-based Estal launches Corkcoal stopper made of cork, activated charcoal for the wine, spirits market; Estal says Corkcoal reduces rejects and raw-material waste, and its activated charcoal naturally neutralizes, traps unwanted substances in the cork
Packaging News (05/16)


Latest: May, 16 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) 109.71 109.88 -0.15% -7.27%
Cardinal Health (CAH) 56.14 55.61 0.95% -0.35%
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 178.08 176.85 0.70% 4.62%
Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) 92.32 90.41 2.11% 17.92%