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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.

Mouse model firm Crown builds oncology centre

Animal-model contract research organisation (CRO) Crown Bioscience will open a research centre in North Carolina, combining expanded oncology services with its existing cardiovascular and metabolic offerings.

Do mid-size CROs have business model problems? One CEO thinks so

Squeezed by the pressure of shorter deadlines and higher quality expectations, as well as by competition from larger peers, mid-size CROs may need to think more about innovation to stay ahead, a CEO of a mid-size CRO told us.

News from CPHI Paris

Doctors ask for quick-dissolve meds to stop in-patient cheating

Patients receiving court-ordered treatment can be stopped from secretly spitting out their medicines by formulations which dissolve quickly in the mouth.

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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
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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
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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...