Quintiles and Covance say they can offer the personal touch to small pharma and biotech, but Outsourcing-Pharma asks whether it is better for sponsors to stick to similar-sized CROs?
Private-equity backed contractor Synerlab has bought Spain’s Alcala Farma in a bid to expand its European reach and revenue base.
Big Pharma bureaucracy makes trials less efficient but listening to CRO partners can help reverse this, say experts from Pfizer, Bayer and Grunenthal.
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*.
Preclinical CRO Biopta will add stem cell programming tech to its offering, expand in Japan and nearly double its workforce under new owner, Reprocell.
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.