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Sartorius adds biologics testing through acquisition of CRO BioOutsource

Sartorius has expanded its biopharma services to include contract testing by buying CRO BioOutsource.

Ocular CROs ally to meet demand for global clinical trials

EU-based Iris Pharma, an ophthalmology-focused CRO (contract research organization) and US-based Oculos Clinical Research, a full-service CRO, announced Thursday a strategic alliance that aims to help sponsors conduct more global clinical trials.

Quintiles pushes further into LatAm with Argentinian hospital alliance

Quintiles on Thursday announced the selection of Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as the company’s first “Prime Site” in Latin America, adding to the company’s network of investigative sites worldwide.

Roche unit gets Astellas assay development deal

Roche’s Ventana Medical Systems will help Astellas find patients likely to be helped by its candidate cancer drug ASP5878 in a deal that could yield a commercial companion diagnostic.

Who's going places in the outsourcing world?

A number of outsourcing companies are shifting and adding to their executive decks. Here's a roundup of a couple new moves:

WuXi offers more details on the complexity of CRO, CMO competition

Competition in the notoriously tight-lipped CRO (contract research organization) and CMO (contract manufacturing organization) industries is getting fiercer as outsourcing picks up, though that hasn’t stopped one Chinese company from revealing who it competes with in all of its various markets.

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Outsourcing market’s recently IPO'd stock prices see early spike

Outsourcing market’s recently IPO'd stock prices see early spike

Between May 2013, when Quintiles went public , and this week, newly public companies’ stocks in the biopharma...

US FDA working to make clinical trials less wasteful

US FDA working to make clinical trials less wasteful

The US FDA is looking to set up master protocols that can continuously run and help cut...

Researchers enthusiastic over Obama’s new $215m precision medicine initiative

Researchers enthusiastic over Obama’s new $215m precision medicine initiative

In what was largely a pep rally for science, President Obama on Friday unveiled his $215m precision...

Strong USD to hit revenues but strategic CROs may see lower costs

Strong US Dollar to hit revenues but strategic CROs may see lower costs

The strengthening US Dollar will reduce CRO revenues, say analysts, but firms which have global strategic deals...

Quintiles, Parexel, PPD lead all CROs in US trial totals, review finds

Quintiles, Parexel, PPD lead all CROs in US trial totals, review finds

CROs (contract research organizations) continue to collaborate with sponsors on more clinical trials in the US, though...

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