Astellas remains in the industry doghouse in the U.K. for bad behavior

first_img By Ed Silverman June 23, 2017 Reprints Astellas remains in the industry doghouse in the U.K. for bad behavior What’s included? Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA/AP GET STARTED Log In | Learn More Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. What is it? Ed Silverman STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img @Pharmalot Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. About the Author Reprints In a highly unusual move, the pharmaceutical industry trade group in the United Kingdom has extended a suspension given Astellas last year for another 12-month period, after finding the drug maker engaged in yet another round of egregious behavior.The latest infractions demonstrated “wholly inadequate oversight and control” at its U.K. and European operations and a “lamentable lack of concern for patient safety,” according a stern statement issued by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED [email protected] Pharmalot Tags pharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

Salmon shipments set to fly as Chile and Norway look to increase export volumes

first_img Airlines are hoping to capitalise on increased global demand for Norwegian salmon exports, particularly among US consumers who have been hit by declining production from core supplier Chile.Several freighter operators announced new routes into Oslo last year, citing increased capacity demands from the country’s seafood industry.However, while salmon exports surged in 2015, partly after aggressive marketing from Norwegian exporters keen to take market share from a struggling Chilean industry, growth was muted in 2016.The Norwegian Seafood Council reported just a 6% rise in volumes to 39,774 tonnes to the US, a marked contrast to the 35% surge recorded a year earlier, while European exports were down 5.2% year-on-year, to 794,00 tonnes, this followed a 10% upturn in 2015. Witold Krasowski Similarly, Asian exports fared little better than they did in 2015.Speaking to The Loadstar, a Norwegian Seafood Council spokesperson said export volumes in Norway declined in 2016 because of a reduction in production to maintain sustainability.“The Norwegian seafood industry is based on the principal of sustainable production and the aquaculture industry is strictly regulated by the government,” said the spokesperson. “But the production will increase about 2% in 2017.”Despite making significant strides into the US market, the spokesperson said Norway’s sector had not been bolstered by the declines experienced in Chile, a view echoed by his opposite number in Chile.“Norway supplies salmon to markets in Europe and Asia,” said the spokesperson from Data Salmon Chile. “For Chile, the markets are the US and Japan – aggressive marketing from Norway would not affect our market in a big way.”However, gains made in Norway’s share mirrored declines experienced by the South American country, with Undercurrent News citing a Nordea Bank analyst who expected Chile’s 2016 volumes to be between 35% and 45% down year-on-year.The spokesperson from Data Salmon declined to comment on the state of the industry’s volumes, in either 2015 or 2016, nor on forecasts for the year ahead, merely stating that there had been some mergers of the country’s international firms.Unusually high ocean temperatures, resulting from the El Nino weather system, fuelled an algal bloom last March that affected 37 of Chile’s 415 salmon fisheries, leaving 23m fish dead.Speaking at the time, Jose Miguel Burgos, head of the government’s Sernapesca fisheries body told Reuters that a combination of a two to four degrees (Celsius) rise in temperature, increased sunlight, a lack of rain and very mild winds, provided the perfect conditions for micro algae to appear.Despite the issues, Cargolux VP sales Chris Nielen told The Loadstar quality issues were now being tackled.“It will be some time before the volumes out of Chile are back on track but we are expecting moderate growth, compared to 2015 volumes, this year,” said Mr Nielen. “And we expect to see this growth in both the Norwegian and Chilean market as the increase in global salmon consumption intensifies.”Emirates was the first carrier to add capacity, with a weekly 777 freighter service between the Norwegian capital and its hub in Dubai in response to a doubling of the market over six years.A spokesperson for the carrier told The Loadstar: “Emirates Skycargo facilitates Norwegian exports, in particular seafood, to the rest of the world through our global network, and like any other carrier we constantly monitor market conditions to ensure that our capacity is optimally deployed where there is demand.”Mr Nielen added that the rapid growth of salmon exports, combined with the carrier’s network, especially to Asia, made the sector a perfect fit for Cargolux.In October, the carrier started up a weekly 747-8 freighter service linking Oslo to New York.AirBridgeCargo also entered the market with a twice-weekly 747 freighter service in November, accommodating the needs of seafood and oil and gas shippers seeking access to Asian and North American markets.center_img By Alexander Whiteman 06/02/2017last_img read more

BATTLE FOR QATAR 2015: Draw in Herning during Final day!

first_imgIvan Sliskovic loaned to Qatari Al Ahly Related Items:handball 2015, handball qatar 2015, herning handball, Qatar 2015 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsDraw for the World Championship 2015 qualifications will be held in Herning on Sunday – 13.00 hrs. Exactly 18 teams will get the rivals, which they have to beat on the road to Qatar 2015. World champion Spain, host nation Qatar and three more European teams – Denmark, Croatia and France got their tickets for the next big handball event.Pot 1: Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Iceland, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Sweden.Pot 2: Montenegro, Czech Republic, Norway, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Greece.Matches are scheduled for 7/8 or 14 / 15th of June. ShareTweetShareShareEmail EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – VALERO RIVERA: OUR NEXT DREAM – RIO 2016! Claude Onesta after Qatar 2015: Every title – different story Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Recommended for youlast_img read more

SRAM’s Road Group Presence at Races Versus The Real World

first_imgSRAM sent out a press release out this week about the majority of teams in the Amgen Tour of California runnign their RED drivetrain group. As luck would have it, I had just spoken to SRAM’s road PR manager Michael Zellman last week about their road group sales for both OEM and aftermarket.Launched in 2006 with Force and Rival, SRAM’s road side now has four complete groups, RED, Force, Rival and Apex, along with a smattering of non-group, triathlon and time-trial parts. There’s no doubt that SRAM’s groups have become a common sight in the pro peloton, especially following Lance Armstrong’s buy in to the company and subsequent sponsorship.  The fact that the RED group is currently the lightest full group on the market by a good margin doesn’t hurt, but at the elite pro level, all of the bikes are bordering on the UCI-mandated minimum weight limit (as we’ve proven by weighing them at the U.S. Pro Championships*), so the uptake among pro teams is likely due to both preference among riders and the business side of sponsorship dollars and agreements.Among the 16 teams racing this year’s Amgen Tour of California, seven of them (44%) are running SRAM RED groups. Bissell, Quick Step, LiquiGas, BMC are running Campagnolo (25%) and HTC-Columbia, Team Type 1, Spidertech, Garmin-Transitions, Rabobank shift with Shimano (31%).  How does this reflect reality?Well, on our local group rides, it’s rare to see a SRAM equipped bicycle, so I asked Michael how their sales were doing.  He said that it’s only been in the last 18- to 24 months that they’ve managed to get most bike brands to spec options with their groups, which puts them in showrooms and on the manufacturer’s websites that we all love to waste time on. As for aftermarket, there wasn’t a clear answer, but he said they now have about 20% of the market.  How that breaks down between OEM and aftermarket, or where that data comes from I can’t tell you, but it helps illustrate the length of time it takes even for a major brand like SRAM to make inroads in a new market.That said, Michael was quick to point out that their new Apex group, which replaces the triple ring crankset found on lower-end and touring bikes, has been a hot commodity among manufacturers and should start showing up everywhere as OEM this fall.  What will be really interesting is to see what Shimano’s rebuttal will be..perhaps a reconfigured 105 double?Press release after the break, and leave a comment: What groups are you and most of your riding buddies running?PRESS RELEASE:SRAM RED-equipped teams – 2010 Amgen Tour of California:Team Saxo Bank – (ProTour points leaders) – SRAM RED & Zipp wheelsCervelo Test Team – SRAM RED & Zipp wheelsUnited Healthcare p/b Maxxis – SRAM RED Team RadioShack – SRAM REDFly V Australia (NRC points leaders) – SRAM REDKelly Benefit Strategies – SRAM REDJelly Belly p/b Kenda – SRAM RED & Zipp wheelsThe 2010 Amgen Tour of California (ATOC), taking place May 16-23, will feature one of the most talented start lists in its five year history, with 16 top national and international squads taking part. Seven of those teams will be equipped with SRAM RED, the World’s lightest, fastest, and most ergonomic componentry groupset.Top contenders on SRAM RED include Team RadioShack’s three-time defending champion, Levi Leipheimer, who is completely focused on winning his fourth consecutive title. Team Radio Shack’s Lance Armstrong will unquestionably lend his support to Leipheimer. Saxo Bank’s lead challenger is likely to be Paris-Roubaix champion Fabian Cancellara, racing his third ATOC. He finished 4th in 2008. Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck, also of Saxo Bank, will hunt the overall if the opportunity presents itself.SRAM’s initial participation in the Tour of California began with the inaugural race in 2006, when Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada rider and SRAM test pilot Ben Jacques-Maynes rode with pre-production SRAM componentry. With the official product launch only months away it would become SRAM’s original entry into a major stage race with a full gruppo, and serve as the proving ground SRAM’s innovative technologies including DoubleTap and Exact Actuation.SRAM soon followed with two complete road gruppos, SRAM Force and Rival. Since that time SRAM has introduced enhanced versions of both as well as best-in-class SRAM RED, and most recently, SRAM Apex.last_img read more

There may be trouble ahead

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