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PCT Europe 2015

Big Pharma; Big bureaucracy; Big trial delays, says PCT panel

Big Pharma bureaucracy makes trials less efficient but listening to CRO partners can help reverse this, say experts from Pfizer, Bayer and  Grunenthal.

PE-backed CMO Synerlab buys Alcala Farma and predicts 20% rev boost

Private-equity backed contractor Synerlab has bought Spain’s Alcala Farma in a bid to expand its European reach and revenue base. 

Acquired Sigma-Aldrich businesses part of Merck's Africa growth plan

New acquisition Sigma Aldrich will play a part in African growth plans in addition to giving it a presence in the preclinical services sector says Merck*.

Bigger in Japan: Biopta CEO predicts preclinical CRO business growth under new owners

Preclinical CRO Biopta will add stem cell programming tech to its offering, expand in Japan and nearly double its workforce under new owner, Reprocell.

Pfizer-Allergan deal: what next for contract manufacturers?

As CMOs wait to see the short-term fallout of the Pfizer-Allergan deal, an M&A expert says contract manufacturing will follow the CRO industry in embracing strategic alliances and consolidation.


Strategic CRO relationships no more effective than traditional models, Tufts

Inconsistent practices and a lack of trust are restricting sponsors from fully realising the potential of CRO strategic partnerships, according to Tufts' Director Kenneth Getz.

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