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Dec 13, 2006

Lonza Enters into Manufacturing Alliance with Solvay

  • Lonza formed a strategic manufacturing alliance with Solvay Pharmaceuticals whereby Lonza will produce a selection of Solvay’s large volume API’s (active pharmaceutical ingredients).

    “The outsourcing is in line with Solvay Pharmaceuticals strategy of shifting selected manufacturing activities to high quality, competitively-priced alternatives,” states Francesc Junyent, senior vp manufacturing and supply of Solvay.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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