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PPD forges pediatric investigator network with eight sites

CRO Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) has formalized relationships with eight investigator sites to create a pediatric investigator network (PIN) as part of efforts to speed trial startups, more predictably enroll patients and offer higher quality data to clients.

Quintiles, Quest begin operating joint central labs business

The world’s second-largest central lab services company is now operational, with Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics calling their new creation Q2 Solutions.

GSK back in China via new API manufacturing agreement with Desano

GSK’s HIV unit ViiV Healthcare and China-based Desano Pharmaceuticals have forged an agreement whereby Desano will manufacture the API of GSK’s HIV drug Tivicay (dolutegravir) in China.

Small molecule chromatography demand driving expansion, says services firm

UK firm Reach Separations is doubling its lab space as pharma companies call for more chromatography services.

Evotec, Roche announce failure of late-stage Alzheimer’s candidate

In another setback for Alzheimer’s drug developers, European CRO/biotech Evotec and partner Roche have announced that their candidate did not meet its primary endpoint after 52 weeks treatment in a Phase IIb study.

Lonza to set up dedicated manufacturing suite for Alexion

Lonza will set up a dedicated manufacturing suite for Alexion, producer of the world’s most expensive drug Soliris.

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