News & Events

Check out our news section to keep up to date with any upcoming events which we will be attending as well as any exciting news within the pharmaceutical industry.

A review of BIO International Convention 2016

The dust has settled and it’s business as usual here in Stirling after BIO International Convention in San Francisco but we just wanted to take a moment to reflect on our main take-homes from the event…There is certainly a feeling of general buoyancy and positivity in the industry. It is clear that the investment community continues to see the biotech sector as… Read More

Biotech Boom Fuels Parenteral Market

Colin MacKay, CEO of Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services assesses the trends driving parenteral manufacturing in this guest blog as featured on Contract Pharma.“There are a number of factors that are influencing the growing demand for aseptically-processed parenteral products. The continued growth of the biotech sector and increased funding available are major drivers, while mergers and acquisitions within the contract manufacturing organization (CMO) space… Read More

Scottish CMO makes US appointment

SYMBIOSIS Pharmaceutical Services has further strengthened its North American presence with the appointment of an experienced executive to support increased demand for its sterile filling services from biotech companies.The UK-based contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) has appointed Dr. Thomas Scullion as a US business development manager to aid the company’s growing commercial interests and client relationships in the US.The senior appointment has been… Read More

US biotechs driving growth at Scottish CMO

Stirling, UK – STERILE manufacturing specialist Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services has unveiled a significant surge in demand for its services from US-based biotechnology firms just a year after it expanded its presence into this territory.The fast-growing contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) has picked-up several new clients in North America, which has primarily been driven by companies looking for small scale aseptic manufacturing capabilities to… Read More

Sterile manufacturing specialist strengthens team

Sterile manufacturing specialists strengthens team

Sterile manufacturing expert Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services has bolstered its project management and manufacturing teams with the appointment of several new staff to support its ongoing growth.The fast-growing contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) has increased employee numbers by around 35% over the last 18 months and expects this to continue in 2016 as the Scotland-based company continues to expand.Symbiosis specialises in the sterile fill/finish of… Read More

UK CMO APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR

STERILE manufacturing specialist Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services has appointed Joanne Anderson as its new Business Development Director to help drive its commercial growth.The company has promoted Mrs Anderson to the role following three successful years with the Scotland-based pharmaceutical contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) and will join the management team.Reporting to the CEO, her responsibilities will include the strategic and operational management of all… Read More

Successful sterile inspection for Scottish CMO

Stirling, UK – INJECTABLE manufacturing specialist Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services has successfully completed a scheduled inspection from the UK Government Regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).The contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) received no critical or major observations and this comes amidst various quality-related issues affecting several other sterile manufacturing sites in the UK and US.Symbiosis has been re-inspected and approved for… Read More

Is it really location, location, location in sterile manufacturing?

The pharmaceutical industry is a truly global sector. Within drug development, clinical trials are now conducted all over the world, so does it really matter where your sterile product manufacturer is based?Away from factors such as locality, one of the key drivers of this decision will be the regulation of injectable medicines. So what are the regulatory differences between say Europe and… Read More

CMO in bulk lyophilisation launch

Stirling, UK – STERILE manufacturing specialist Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services has unveiled a new bulk lyophilisation (freeze drying) service after winning several new contracts in this niche area.The Scotland-based contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) is supporting clients in the US, Europe and Asia to assist with the manufacture of bulk intermediates and APIs by lyophilisation.Although the company has been providing lyophilisation for the sterile… Read More

It’s all change in Europe’s sterile manufacturing market… or is it?

The last six months has seen some major changes to the sterile manufacturing landscape here in Europe. There have been a number of exits and acquisitions that have no doubt made the market sit up and listen but has anything really changed?At an industry level, the demand for sterile injectable manufacturing capability is evident and industry publications regularly publish indicators of growth… Read More

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