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UDG acquires MicroMass for $75.8m to help meet patient engagement needs

20-Sep-2017 - Pharma needs to include patient engagement solutions in marketing strategies as the patient’s role in decision-making continues to increase, says UDG COO, following MicroMass acquisition.

CGT Catapult teams with TrakCel for cell and gene therapy tracking

08-Sep-2017 - Firms that make therapies at the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult facility in Stevenage, UK will track their products using tech provided by TrakCel.

Outsourcing-Pharma's State of the Global Pharmaceutical Contract Services Industry

Outsourcing plans, demand, and relationships: readers weigh in on the state of the industry

07-Sep-2017 - The global pharmaceutical contract services industry continues to face several challenges and changes, from ubiquitous consolidation among all industry players to uncertainty in a turbulent political climate.

Janssen taps Mundipharma for distribution of its diabetes medicines

05-Sep-2017 - Janssen and Mundipharma have expanded their alliance through which Munipharma will sell, market, and promote medicines for the Belgium-headquartered pharma company.

Dude where’s my CAR-T? Personalised meds need personalised logistics, says TrakCel

01-Sep-2017 - After receiving approval Kymriah, Novartis must prove it can handle the supply chain complexities of manufacturing high-value and time-sensitive CAR-T cell therapies, says logistics firm TrakCel.

Sanofi taps Icertis for central contract system

31-Aug-2017 - Sanofi has selected the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform to help simplify its contracting process.

Outsourcing-Pharma’s Hiring and Firing Roundup August ‘17

31-Aug-2017 - This month’s roundup features LabCorp newly created enterprise-wide chief medical officer position and two new hires at WIRB-Copernicus Group’s eCOA arm.

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Interpol led operation seized 420 tonnes of fake meds in West Africa

29-Aug-2017 - 420 tonnes of counterfeit pharmaceuticals have been seized in West Africa in an operation co-ordinated by Interpol.

MasterControl preps for increasingly complex regulatory environment

24-Aug-2017 - MasterControl is expanding as pharma faces an increasingly complex regulatory environment, which has fueled “unprecedented growth,” says EVP.

Manufacturers, wholesalers or 3PLs? US FDA guidance looks to define supply chain roles

24-Aug-2017 - The US FDA has released draft guidelines to identify trading partners in the pharma supply chain in accordance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).

Envigo eyes public market capital in Avista merger

22-Aug-2017 - Envigo is merging with Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp. and is expected to be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange by the end of the year.

QPharma: expansion follows steady growth, new hires and client programs

22-Aug-2017 - The commercial compliance solutions company is expanding its footprint with a new office and anticipates further growth in the US and internationally to keep pace with client demand, says CEO.

Vendors optimistic for future despite slowdown in growth

18-Aug-2017 - Bioprocessing suppliers have recently expressed optimism in the sector despite a slowdown in growth, and one expert believes this will drive investment in new tech and markets.

PCI launches new clinical trial supply delivery service

14-Aug-2017 - PCI Clinical Services’ (PCI) new FastTrack Service aims to cut down on clinical trial supply delivery timelines.

Outsourcing-Pharma’s Hiring and Firing Roundup July '17

01-Aug-2017 - This month’s roundup includes two new CEOs and a VP at Quanterix who will lead the company’s biomarker research, custom assay development, and clinical sample testing lab.

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Smithers extends accreditation scope for medical device testing

26-Jul-2017 - Testing services provider Smithers Pira has extended its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 scope of accreditation for medical devices.

BASF selects Icertis ICM to modernize its global contracting process

26-Jul-2017 - BASF SE has selected the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform to automate its contracting processes and improve visibility into contractual obligations and deviations.


Compounding quality concerns: Legislation could 'fundamentally undermine' patient protections

25-Jul-2017 - Citing safety concerns, drug industry stakeholders and public health organizations are urging lawmakers to uphold FDA oversight and enforcement of the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA).

Outsourcing platform receives EU-US data security certification

25-Jul-2017 - Science Exchange has been certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework after completing a seven-step process to demonstrate compliance with various data protection requirements.

Covis Pharma taps Verify ahead of the extended DSCSA mandate

20-Jul-2017 - The Switzerland-based biotech company has selected Verify Brand as its serialization software provider to meet the FDA’s – recently extended – DSCSA deadline.


UDG's Ashfield eyes continued growth in most recent acquisition

17-Jul-2017 - UDG Healthcare has acquired Cambridge BioMarketing LLC in a deal worth up to $35m as the healthcare service provider looks to continue expansion in the United States.

Adents passes EMVS certification process to become official gateway provider under EU FMD

17-Jul-2017 - Adents has become an official Certified Gateway Provider following a series of tests with the European Medicines Verification Organization (EMVO) ahead of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).

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When, where, and how? Experts examine the current state of Brexit

13-Jul-2017 - The pharmaceutical industry and regulators are preparing for Brexit and how to best “manage and mitigate” any potential risks the UK’s departure from the EU may pose.


UDG acquires healthcare consultancy firm in $32m deal

12-Jul-2017 - UDG Healthcare plc has acquired the US-based healthcare industry management consulting firm Vynamic LLC as it looks to augment its commercialization services division.

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LabCorp extends laboratory services agreement with Novant Health

11-Jul-2017 - LabCorp and Novant Health have extended their Technical Services Agreement, which was initially established in 2012.

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