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Polymers make you go faster, greener, say BASF and Colorcon

BASF, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, has chosen Colorcon to distribute its Kollicoat Immediate Release (IR) tablet coatings.

Parexel pushes further into UK with new grants, Nottingham office

Little more than a week after purchasing the UK RTSM provider ClinIntel , Parexel has secured new office space in Nottingham, UK and won grants totalling £1m ($1.6m). 

Sellas signs up PPD as a preferred partner

Swiss-based Sellas Life Sciences Group has signed a definitive master service agreement with CRO Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) to advance and expand clinical and regulatory development.

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A bitter pill to swallow: young people dislike tablets more than old

Changing pills to a more user-friendly formulation can increase patient compliance, brand loyalty, and extend IP exclusivity, says CMO Hermes in an exclusive podcast.

Clinical trials driving consolidation in IMP distribution and logistics industry, says PCI

Consolidation in the healthcare logistics industry is inevitable, says PCI as it opens a US storage and distribution facility for clinical trial materials.

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Public CROs are sign of booming market, not PE apathy say experts
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Public CROs are sign of booming market, not PE apathy say financial advisors

Experts have predicted more CROs will go public as Private Equity looks to get a return on...

Biologics trials: the ‘stretched’ global supply chain

Biologics trials: the ‘stretched’ global supply chain

The high cost and complexity of producing biopharmaceuticals for clinical trials limits supplies and makes effective logistics...

Charles River to lay off up to 30 employees following NCI contract end

Charles River to lay off up to 30 employees following NCI contract termination

Early phase CRO (contract research organization) Charles River Laboratories will lay off between 26 and 30 employees...

Pharma firms ‘saving billions’ in research – by giving away their tech

Pharma firms ‘saving billions’ in research – by giving away their tech

Pharma’s biggest players have donated more than $102m ($78m) of technology in a project to transform data...

CMO Kentucky Bioprocessing grows Ebola mAb from tobacco

CMO Kentucky Bioprocessing grows Ebola mAb from tobacco

ZMapp, the experimental Ebola therapy given to a handful of infected patients in West Africa, is being...

CRO Crown: Advancing in vitro models could benefit preclinical world

Crown Bio: New in vitro technology could revolutionise drug discovery

Increasing the predictivity of in vitro systems could cut the costs of drug development and shift preclinical...