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CROs moving away from strategic partnerships? Survey investigates

As larger partnerships between CROs and sponsors come to maturity, a new survey found that “a much greater proportion of CRO revenue growth” will come from small and medium-sized pharma and biotech sponsor deals.

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AMRI says its long-term outlook remains positive with continued demand for its contract research services despite plans to shutter a Discovery and Development Services (DDS) facility.

Consultancy and drug developer Certara has acquired specialty contract research organization (CRO) Synchrogenix Information Strategies, which offers regulatory writing and related services to biopharma and medical device companies worldwide. 

Pharmaceutical clients view contract research organisations (CROs) with private equity investments as unstable and more focused on financial growth than their operations, according to Italian CRO Cromsource.

US health insurer Independence Blue Cross (IBC) has selected LabCorp to be its preferred provider for outpatient and specialty lab services under a new eight year deal.

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Anti social? Big Pharma balks at US FDA social media guidance from in-PharmaTechnologist.com

Comments from Novartis, Eli Lilly and Pfizer revealed that industry is taking serious issue with some aspects of the draft guidance from the US FDA on social media and promotional materials online.

Albemarle to sell ibuprofen business to SI Group from in-PharmaTechnologist.com

Albemarle has agreed to sell its ibuprofen business to US chemical intermediates firm SI Group in a deal that will also see it divest the anaesthetic agent, propofol.

Discovery of tampered vials leads to Roche cancer drug recall from in-PharmaTechnologist.com

Roche has recalled nine batches of breast cancer drug Herceptin after tampered vials were discovered in the UK, Finland and Germany.

Amine goldmine: BASF commits to new plant citing growing demand from in-PharmaTechnologist.com

The amines market will grow 5% over the next decade according to BASF, which cited rising drugmaker demand as a key driver for its investment in a new German plant.

Thermo Fisher: new pumps compatible with all bioprocessing techs from BioPharma-Reporter.com

Thermo Fisher has launched a pump technology designed for applications across the bioprocessing production line and usable with "all" bioprocessing tech.

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Biotech and pipeline refills add to preclinical turnaround, say analysts

Biotech and pipeline refills add to preclinical turnaround, say analysts

Demand from biotech firms and Big Pharma’s need to refill its pipeline is driving the preclinical services...

Drugmakers start your engines: GSK's Formula One discovery formula

Drugmakers start your engines: GSK's Formula One discovery formula

GSK has asked Formula One team Mclaren to help it discover drugs, arguing that Big Data expertise...

AmerisourceBergen to launch $100m distribution JV in Brazil

AmerisourceBergen to launch $100m distribution JV in Brazil

AmerisourceBergen (ABC) plans to buy a minority stake in a Brazilian drug wholesaler and outlined plans for...

AMRI to acquire CDMO Cedarburg for $41M

AMRI to acquire CDMO Cedarburg for $41M

AMRI will acquire Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals for $38.2m (€27.7) in cash, plus $2.8m of assumed liabilities, to expand...

Evotec buys academic asset management specialist

Evotec buys academic asset management specialist

Evotec AG has bought an asset management company that specialises in bringing academic discovery and development innovations...

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