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Revised 21st Century Cures bill takes a step back on NIH research transparency

With a House floor vote looming this week, legislators will decide on a revised bill that has decreased the amount of funding that will go to the NIH from the original bill, and removed a section that would have required NIH grant recipients to share scientific data.

US court’s decision highlights risk of using a CMO prior to filing a patent application

While pharma and biotech companies are increasingly turning to CMO (contract manufacturing organization) partners earlier in the drug development process, they may want reconsider engaging with a CMO prior to filing a patent after a recent ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court.

Report: Outsourcing becoming more mainstream in biomanufacturing industry

As biopharmaceutical companies look to cut costs and understand their core competencies further, the use of outsourcing and off-shoring have become even more mainstream than in years past, according to the 12th annual biomanufacturing report from BioPlan Associates.

BioClinica acquires patient recruitment, retention firm MediciGroup

Specialty trials services and tech provider BioClinica has acquired the patient recruitment and retention firm, MediciGroup. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Colorcon opens new China lab to meet demand for speedy dosage development

Chinese drugmakers value speed to market according to Colorcon, which has opened a services lab in Beijing to be closer to customers.

ReNeuron to automate stem cell stroke therapy production for Phase III trial

ReNeuron will automate processing of its stem cell-based stroke therapy ahead of planned Phase III trials using a system acquired from Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) subsidiary, TAP Biosystems.

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