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Progressing patient-derived material a 'key strategic focus,' says Evotec CEO

08-Aug-2017 - Evotec and Fraunhofer IME-SP have signed a strategic collaboration to advance Evotec’s patient-derived iPSC platform and subsequent drug discovery projects.

DHL consolidates Sanofi's Brazilian distribution network

12-Dec-2016 - DHL has established a distribution centre near São Paulo as part of plans by Sanofi to consolidate its Brazilian logistics operations.

CRO Evotec sees spin-out firm as strategic opportunity

12-May-2016 - Evotec’s auto-immune spin-out Topas represents “a strategic opportunity” for the CRO, which reported strong first quarter sales this week.

Evotec: Strong 2015 down to Sanofi strategic partnership

23-Mar-2016 - Evotec has attributed strong growth in 2015 to its deal with Sanofi and says it will continue to pursue such strategic partnerships.

Sanofi aiming to 'cut years off' vaccine development timelines for Zika says R&D head

15-Mar-2016 - Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, has launched a vaccine research and development project targeting the prevention of Zika virus infection and disease.

Pharma, US Gov’t pushing for Zika vaccine

03-Feb-2016 - Sanofi Pasteur has launched a Zika vaccine project, levering its experience in developing vaccines for similar viruses, as the US government pushes for “intensified research.”

Covance mulls sacking 130 UK staff at ex Sanofi site; Opens 2nd cGMP pharmacy in US

22-Sep-2015 - Covance has warned 130 UK employees they could lose their jobs next month when a 5-year contract with Sanofi comes to an end.

$47m innovation facility built in Nottingham, UK

21-Aug-2015 - The UK’s BioCity in Nottingham is adding a £30m ($47m) facility to house life science start-ups including CROs. The site will also become a hunting ground for a soon-to-launch venture...

Research consortium looks to identify biomarkers for autism treatments

21-Jul-2015 - A new four-year research project involving a consortium of government, non-profit and other large biopharma partners is aiming to create a set of measures that can be used in clinical...

FDA offers guidance for running early-phase trials for gene, cell therapies

12-Jun-2015 - As the hype continues to hover around the promise of gene and cell therapies, the latest guidance from the FDA will help sponsors, CROs and investigators design early-phase clinical trials...

Inhalable biologics: Serendex formulates with Novozymes’ Recombumin

20-May-2015 - Serendex Pharmaceutical is a step closer to developing an inhalable biopharmaceutical for lung disease after adopting stabilising tech from Novozymes.


TransCelerate launches two new initiatives to accelerate clinical trials

10-Apr-2015 - Industry group TransCelerate BioPharma has established two new global initiatives around placebo and standard of care data sharing, and electronic labels for clinical trials – both of which aim to...

Sanofi, Schrödinger forge up to $120m drug discovery deal

03-Apr-2015 - Computational drug designer Schrödinger has entered into a five-year early drug discovery collaboration with Sanofi in which Schrödinger will provide target analysis and validation to lead identification and lead optimization...

Does Europe’s Evotec offer an outsourcing model for the future?

24-Mar-2015 - With a small pipeline of clinical candidates, as well as R&D partnerships with top Big Pharma companies paying for those partnerships, Evotec could be in a position to re-define what...

Sanofi signs CRO Evotec to €250m, five-year research partnership

20-Mar-2015 - The strategic partnership comes with Sanofi providing €250m to Evotec, including €40m upfront, as part of efforts to discover new drug candidates, including in the area of oncology, and specifically...

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Preclinical prices improving says Huntingdon CEO; firm is mulling US capacity expansion

05-Mar-2015 - Higher capacity utilization is improving prices across the non-clinical research sector according to Huntingdon Life Sciences CEO Brian Cass, who told the preclinical CRO may add scale to US...

Sanofi to hike biologics CapEx in 2015

06-Feb-2015 - Sanofi will invest in biologics and vaccine manufacturing capacity in 2015 to sustain product launches and ease constraints that impacted its Sanofi Pasteur division in the past few years.

European CRO Evotec cashes in on strategic partnerships

23-Dec-2014 - Contract drug developer Evotec AG has achieved multiple milestones resulting in €8m ($9.8m) in revenue thanks to its collaborations with Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

European CRO Evotec looks to land huge strategic deal with Sanofi

03-Dec-2014 - Evotec and Sanofi have entered into exclusive negotiations for a major strategic partnership that will include a €250m ($310m) minimum guaranteed commitment from Sanofi over the next five years.

Collaboration can fix ‘broken’ clinical trials model TransCelerate CEO tells CROs

18-Nov-2014 - Collaboration does not mean drugmakers have started playing nice, it’s just that the pain of shared problems has become unbearable according to TransCelerate Biopharma CEO, Dalvir Gill.

Sanofi wearable injectable supply deal could net Unilife over $1bn per year

12-Nov-2014 - Unilife says its 15 year-wearable injector supply deal with Sanofi is “unprecendented” and could result in over $1bn of sales annually for the delivery device maker. 

Antibiotic resistance is futile: Sanofi and CRO seek APIs in nature

15-Jan-2014 - Sanofi has partnered with German contract research organisation (CRO) Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to search for antibiotics in nature.

Pfizer, GSK, Sanofi, Others Take Issue with FDA’s CMO Draft Guidance

24-Sep-2013 - Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, and at least ten other big pharma companies, CMOs and industry groups are criticizing aspects of the recent FDA draft guidance governing quality agreements.

Sanofi to Manufacture Vivus' ED API

05-Aug-2013 - Vivus has selected Sanofi Chimie to manufacture the API for its ED drug due to price and capacity, the company says.

DKSH Ups Asian Distribution Services; Sanofi Invests In-House in Africa

22-Apr-2013 - DKSH has upgraded its cold chain infrastructure in Southeast Asia as both small and large manufacturers increase their access needs to emerging markets.

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