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Icon puts up record net new business wins in Q2

CRO (contract research organization) Icon reported its highest level of quarterly bookings ever on Tuesday and the company’s stock jumped by about 15%. 

Growth in biopharma industry buttressing Quintiles’ quarterly earnings

Consistent Q2 growth for the world’s largest CRO (contract research organization) Quintiles was driven by a spike in the company’s Integrated Healthcare Services (IHS) segment.

Covance acquisition begins paying off for LabCorp in Q2

LabCorp revealed a more than 46% increase in quarterly revenue from the same quarter last year as the recent $6.2bn acquisition of Covance brought in $620.8m of the overall company’s $2.2bn in Q2.


CRO vs HRA trial transparency case ends in a win for industry

A five-month legal battle over the duties of trial sponsors to publish results has ended with a judge ruling the UK regulator acted unlawfully and sponsors will not be required to publicly register UK Phase I adult trials from before September 2013.

PRA acquires small clinical development software company for $2.5m

CRO (contract research organization) PRA Health Sciences reported in its earnings call on Tuesday that earlier in Q2 it acquired Value Health Solutions (VHS), a clinical development software company, for $2.5m.

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