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CDMO Rottendorf signs five new projects with top biopharma companies

Chicago-based Rottendorf Pharmaceuticals, a top 20 contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has signed three formulation development projects and two commercial transfer projects with multiple top pharma and biotech companies in the last quarter. 

Icon to buy commercialisation and comms firm MediMedia

Icon has agreed to pay $120m for market access company MediMedia.

Biotech investing easy as ABC: Contractor agrees work for stock deal

ABC Laboratories has agreed to provide privately-owned cancer vaccine firm Immunophotonics with development services in exchange for company stock.

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Preclinical prices improving says Huntingdon CEO; firm is mulling US capacity expansion

Higher capacity utilization is improving prices across the non-clinical research sector according to Huntingdon Life Sciences CEO Brian Cass, who told Outsourcing-pharma.com the preclinical CRO may add scale to US operations.

Patheon: Irix deal about US and Canadian customer demand for local APIs; all staff to be retained

Irix Pharmaceuticals will cater for North American customers’ desire for local supply according to Patheon, which says it plans to retain the API firm’s 180 staff.

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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...

Parexel sees book-to-bill bounce back as GSK strategic partnership renewal bears fruit

Parexel sees book-to-bill bounce back as GSK strategic partnership renewal bears fruit

One quarter after announcing a disappointing book-to-bill ratio, CRO Parexel has now renewed its strategic partnership with...

AstraZeneca turns to CRISPR for drug discovery; Are you watching Cellectis?

AstraZeneca turns to CRISPR for drug discovery; Are you watching Cellectis?

AstraZeneca has partnered to use the CRISPR genome editing technique across its discovery programmes in a move...

HCV drugs Sovaldi and Olysio boost Q1 sales for AmeriSourceBergen

HCV drugs Sovaldi and Olysio boost Q1 sales for AmeriSourceBergen

New hepatitis C drugs produced by Gilead, Janssen and AbbVie contributed to a first quarter spike in...

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...

Biosimulation – the next step in PK modelling embraced by regulators

Biosimulation – the next step in PK modelling embraced by regulators

Computer-based drug modelling is moving from a discovery aid to a clinical tool accepted by regulators, according...