U.S. Chamber of Commerce In conjunction with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Summit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce convened a meeting of global business leaders to discuss the impact on productivity and competitiveness from the twin challenges of aging populations and rising incidence of chronic disease faced by many economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
in-PharmaTechnologist.com Paul Davis, a Technical Service Engineer at Capsugel tells representatives at the AAPS annual conference in San Diego that using encapsulation machinery that is well serviced and appropriate to the type of powder being used can save drugmakers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Nutraceuticals World Capsugel, Morristown, NJ, has capitalized on the convenience of sachets and powders, while adding the portability and cost-effectiveness of a capsule with its new Coni-Snap sprinkle capsules. Peter Zambetti, director, global business development, health and nutrition at Capsugel, said Coni-Snap capsules were designed to meet the needs of older consumers and children alike, who may have difficulty swallowing pills.
Contract Pharma An interview with Bend Research Director Dr. Clint Pepper on MAST, a new automated sampling system in late-stage development at Bend Research that aims to eliminate the problems found with today’s autosamplers.
Government Executive The Citi Foundation and Living Cities announced on Friday the selection of Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the first three cities to participate in City Accelerator, a $3 million program that will help cities support innovation and collaboration at the local government level.
Governing The philanthropic arm of Citigroup, in partnership with the nonprofit Living Cities, has launched a new effort to understand and replicate municipal innovation. Out of an initial group of 35 cities, and six finalists, Citi Foundation and Living Cities selected Philadelphia, Louisville, Ky., and Nashville to receive $3 million in technical assistance over 18 months.