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Private equity buys French medical diagnostic service provider Labco for €1.2bn

European private equity firm Cinven has agreed to acquire a significant majority stake in France’s Labco for €1.2bn ($1.3m).

Bio-Rad entangled in another lawsuit over foreign bribery

The former general counsel of Bio-Rad Technologies sued the research company in California federal court last week, claiming he was illegally fired in 2013 after he blew the whistle on the company’s bribery in China.

Pediatric trials in EU increase as overall trials decline, Commission report says

The proportion of pediatric trials of all clinical trials in the EU continues to increase since the integration of a Pediatric regulation in 2007, despite a decrease in the number of clinical trials overall since then, according to a new report from the European Commission (EC) .

Dispatches from EATRIS Translational Research Conference, Amsterdam

EATRIS: Pharma has a vital role in translational medicine

When translational medicine researchers recognise the need for pharma industry cash but are wary of handing over drug development to for-profit organisations, how can public-private collaborations bridge the culture gap?

DaVita expands renal, diabetes clinical trial services in EU

Specialty CRO DaVita Clinical Research has expanded its clinical trials capabilities in Germany, Poland and Portugal. 

Qiagen launches new bioinformatics platform for clinical testing labs

Sample and assay technology provider Qiagen has launched a bioinformatics content and software platform for clinical testing labs to interpret and report on genomic variants identified in next-generation sequencing (NGS). 

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