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Phøenix from the flåmes? Swedish firm makes the most of old AZ site

A process development firm founded by ex-AstraZeneca employees says closure of the drugmaker’s Swedish R&D site gave it technical knowhow and former colleagues as customers.

SP Process Development plans expansion next month

Tail-ored to patients: Horizon latest CRO to offer PDX mouse models

Horizon is already making plans for the research model company it acquired last month, announcing today it will offer patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models for breast cancer under the Sage Labs name.

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Shift to single-use means end users ceding more control to suppliers, experts say

As single-use technology replaces traditional stainless steel technology in biomanufacturing, suppliers will own a larger portion of the supply chain, which is creating anxiety for end users such as Pfizer and Merck, experts say.

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In pictures: People on the Move in outsourcing

The latest faces in drug discovery, CROs, and research charities.

Consultant: Commercial bioequivalence software in need of validation in wake of Thermo Scientific's review

A bioanalytical consultant has stressed the importance of drug developers testing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software following the discovery of potential issues with Thermo Scientific’s bioequivalence Kinetica platform.

Icon has added biotech customers and entered new sectors through Aptiv say execs

Icon says it has signed more deals with biotech customers and is seeing more interest for adaptive trial designs.


ex-RPS CIO drops lawsuit after settling wrongful dismissal case

ex-RPS CIO drops wrongful dismissal lawsuit and allegations the CRO unlawfully stored applicant data

An ex RPS employee who claimed he was sacked after discovering the CRO was unlawfully storing potential...

Consort Medical to buy Aesica for £230m

Consort Medical cites growing Bespak as driver for £230m Aesica acquisition

Consort Medical will buy UK contractor Aesica for £230m from Silverfleet Capital in a deal announced today.

Medidata hit by $4.8m wire fraud, but says customer data is safe

Medidata hit by $4.8m wire fraud, but says customer clinical trial data is safe

Fraudsters who hoodwinked Medidata Solutions into transferring $4.8m to an "overseas" account this month did not access...

EMA opens investigation into India’s GVK Bio over ECG falsifications

EMA opens investigation into India’s GVK Bio over ECG falsifications

At the request of the European Commission, the EMA (European Medicines Agency) announced Friday that it would...

AstraZeneca brings IT services in-house with new Indian facility

AstraZeneca brings IT services in-house with new Indian facility

The opening of a global IT centre in India will bring services back in-house, but AstraZeneca says...

Ukraine still attracting international trials according to new study

Ukraine still attracting Quintiles, PPD, Icon, Parexel and INC says study

Political instability in Ukraine has not diminished international drug industry desire to conduct clinical trials there according...