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Intertek opens new drug stability testing facility citing demand and bigger med devices

26-May-2015 - Intertek has opened a new stability facility citing demand for bespoke drug and device services like abuse potential assessments and stress testing.

CROs look to buttress research models businesses with CRISPR/Cas tech

25-May-2015 - As the largest pharma and tech suppliers – from Novartis  to GE Healthcare  to Thermo Fisher  – begin exploring the world of CRISPR/Cas gene editing technology, contract research organizations are also looking into the new tech...

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.

Bioquell mulls sale citing investor interest in pharma and worries resistance worries as growth opportunities

19-May-2015 - Bioquell has launched a strategic review of its contamination control technology business which could result in a sale of the company.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Outsourcing jobs: people on the move in pharma

13-May-2015 -

Companies plead guilty to illegally sourcing, distributing pharmaceuticals in US

12-May-2015 - Toronto, Canada-based SB Medical Inc. and Barbados-based TC Medical Group, as well as Hanoch Stein of Baltimore plead guilty last week to a multi-year operation to smuggle and sell misbranded...

US FDA approval of Crystal Zenith product a 'milestone' for West

11-May-2015 - West Pharmaceutical Services expects annual revenues of up to $5m following the US FDA approval of a client’s product which uses West’s Crystal Zenith delivery system. 

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Marken opens new Philadelphia office, warehouse

08-May-2015 - Biopharma logistics provider Marken has opened its newest office and warehouse in Philadelphia, which is part of a global drug distribution network comprised of 10 cGMP compliant depots and more...

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

06-May-2015 - 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....

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Favourite for Novo Nordisk CEO suddenly quits

30-Apr-2015 -

Medidata chasing an ever-increasing slice of the $2bn EDC market

27-Apr-2015 - Medidata has reported its strongest ever quarter and says strategic CRO partnerships and risk-based monitoring offer opportunities to penetrate more of the market.

Chinese drugmaker looks West in market expansion deal with ELC Group

22-Apr-2015 - Understanding international regulatory demands, manufacturing standards and overcoming cultural barriers are key for Asian drugmakers looking to enter Western markets, says market access CRO ELC Group.

Sigma-Aldrich opens doors to latest Singapore biopharma investment

22-Apr-2015 - Sigma-Aldrich has opened a cell culture Technical Center in Singapore and plans to expand further in the city-state with a cGMP distribution site.

PPD pushes further into Asia with new Chinese central lab

20-Apr-2015 - CRO Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) has opened a central laboratory in Shanghai, China, in order to meet growing client demand for scientific and technical services there. 

INC joins with SCRS to create site advocacy group on investigator payments

20-Apr-2015 - Cash-strapped investigator sites seeking new ways to ensure they get paid promptly will find some new forms of relief in a recently formed Site Advocacy Group (SAG) created by INC...

Roche unit gets Astellas assay development deal

17-Apr-2015 - Roche’s Ventana Medical Systems will help Astellas find patients likely to be helped by its candidate cancer drug ASP5878 in a deal that could yield a commercial companion diagnostic.

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CRO CTI Clinical expands use of Medidata's cloud-based tools

15-Apr-2015 - Full-service CRO (contract research organization) CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services is expanding its use of Medidata’s Clinical Cloud platform to improve operational efficiencies, data accessibility and decision-making processes for...

Greenphire moves to new HQ and starts recruitment drive

14-Apr-2015 - Trial participant payment tech firm Greenphire has moved to a new Philadelphia headquarters to add capacity and plans to hire 40 more staff by the end of the year.

Parexel beefs up academic offerings with three new partnerships

13-Apr-2015 - Waltham, Massachusetts-based CRO Parexel has launched three new academic programs in Germany, Japan and the US, designed to prepare students for careers in the biopharma industry.

People on the Move

Who's going places in outsourcing?

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Tennessee’s LabConnect to triple laboratory operations space

08-Apr-2015 - Central lab services provider LabConnect will be moving its operations center in Johnson City, Tenn., to a new 42,000-square-foot custom-built facility effective May 7. 

Super-sensitive protein measurement assay for CRO Eurofins

07-Apr-2015 - Eurofins Bioanalytical Services has announced it will offer an extra-sensitive immunoassay service for biopharma developers.

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