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Top 5 strategic deals in 2011

By Natalie Morrison , 22-Dec-2011
Last updated on 22-Dec-2011 at 15:58 GMT

It seems partnerships have made headlines almost every day in 2011, with more companies joining forces to align their expertise. Here’s the stories you wanted to see…

Takeda enters into partnership with Quintiles and Covance

Takeda caught your attention in February when it thrashed out strategic development alliances with Covance and Quintiles. The agreements were part of what Takeda said was its ‘global program-level sourcing strategy´.

UBC looking to 'buy or build' to serve strategic partnerships

More recently, UBC announced it was looking to expand in a bid to attract more partnerships. The firm’s new president Rob Epstein told Outsourcing-Pharma it has been approached by clients similar to its star players Sanofi and Pfizer.

DSM seeks CMO partner to diversify beyond big pharma

Tired of relying on its big pharma clients to resuscitate its flagging business unit, in April DSM announced it was looking for a partner for it CMO business. Last week they finalised a deal with AIBN .

Quintiles says new financing-partnership approach could replace 'old fashioned' outsourcing models

Quintiles made the headlines just last week with its deal with Intarcia, which it claimed could change the way the industry thinks about outsourcing. Under the alliance, Quintiles will provide both finance and researchers to work on Intarcia's new Duros Type 2 diabetes tech.

ACRO, Quintiles, PRA and Theorem talk strategic partnering at DIA 2011

We caught up with industry leaders at this year’s DIA to get the latest.

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