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Tech capabilities to offer CMOs advantages in stable oral dosage sector, report

Niche technologies will differentiate CMOs looking for a slice of the steady oral dosage manufacturing industry, according to an industry report from ISR.

Samsung Biologics doubling capacity through third Korean plant

Samsung Biologics has invested $740m to build a third facility in Korea, adding a further 180,000L of mammalian cell culture capacity.

Clariant plans new moisture control tech plant in India

Clariant will build a CHF10m ($9.7m) moisture control device plant in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu to cater for the branded and generic drugmakers operating in India.

Should pharma stick to similar-sized CROs?

Little by little... does size matter in selecting a CRO partner?

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?

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. 

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.

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