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Quintiles opens a new bioanalytical lab in the Netherlands

Wasting no time in furthering its lab-based JV with Quest Diagnostics  the world’s largest CRO Quintiles has opened a GLP-compliant bioanalytical liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) laboratory in Oss, the Netherlands.

Charles River looks to save $35m from new efficiency initiatives

As competition and pricing get fiercer for CRO Charles River Laboratories, the company is looking to save about $35m from new efficiencies in its RMS (Research Models and Services) business, Jim Foster, chairman, president and CEO of CRL, told investors at the Baird 2015 Growth Stock Conference.

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QPS adds new in vitro dermatology and transdermal research lab in North Dakota

Full-service CRO QPS Holdings has opened its new in vitro dermatology and transdermal research laboratory in Fargo, North Dakota. 

Canadian CRO pushes into India with Max Neeman acquisition

Montreal-based CRO JSS Medical Research has completed its acquisition of New Delhi, India-based CRO Max Neeman International for $1.5m.

AMRI riding high on API acquisitions, expects more M&A to come

AMRI attributed a robust first quarter to its growing API business and recent acquisitions, and says to expect more M&A activity this year.


Medidata builds open-source connector to link cloud with Apple’s ResearchKit

Cloud-based tool provider Medidata has built an open-source connector linking the new Apple ResearchKit with its cloud to enable biopharma companies, CROs and academic institutions to map data generated by ResearchKit apps.

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