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eCRO Bracket Global acquires trial tech provider Clintara

Bracket Global has acquired Boston-based Clintara, which will allow Bracket to integrate the Clintara platform of trial surveillance tools into its electronic platform for Clinical Outcome Assessments (eCOA). 

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Aeterna Zentaris adds a Phase III trial to CRO Ergomed’s plate

Aeterna Zentaris has selected UK-based Ergomed again for a clinical trial, this time for a confirmatory Phase III study to demonstrate the efficacy of Macrilen (macimorelin), a novel orally-active ghrelin agonist for use in evaluating adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD).

Broad Institute, Google Genomics expand access to genome analysis toolkit for researchers

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is teaming up with Google Genomics to break down technical barriers hindering biomedical research by creating tools to analyze reams of new genomic data.

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Lonza partners with Octane on personalized cell therapy manufacturing

Swiss CMO Lonza and Canada’s Octane Biotech have entered an exclusive technology evaluation of the Octane Cocoon cell production platform for personalized cell therapy manufacturing with the goal of a global deployment.


People on the Move: CEO switch for Waters

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Rising demand drives SGS to up capacity of Chinese testing labs

Contract analytical and bioanalytical service provider SGS Life Science Services has completed construction of its Shanghai, China, cGMP chemistry and biotechnology testing laboratories and will further increase space at its microbiology lab at the site. 

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