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Icon, PPD expand further into Ireland with more jobs, warehousing space

30-Jan-2015 - While Icon is adding 200 new jobs at a new innovation center in Ireland, PPD is looking to double its packaging warehousing capabilities and quadruple its distribution services on the island.

Google picks Biogen Idec MS project for research partnership

29-Jan-2015 - Google and Biogen Idec are teaming up to crack multiple sclerosis, the latest crossover between pharma and the wearables world.

HCV drugs Sovaldi and Elysio boost Q1 sales for AmeriSourceBergen

29-Jan-2015 - New hepatitis C drugs produced by Gilead, Janssen and AbbVie contributed to a first quarter spike in revenue for AmeriSourceBergen’s Pharmaceutical Distribution business.

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Supply chain delays expected as Juno hits Northeast US

28-Jan-2015 - US Pharma firms are prepared for delays in the supply chain caused by Winter Storm Juno thanks to advanced planning and backup generators, says a logistics expert.

Waters 2014: Global growth led by generic drugmakers in India

27-Jan-2015 - Sales of consumables and analytical tools grew 20% in India in 2014 due to demand from generic drugmakers, says Waters Corporation.

Biosimulation – the next step in PK modelling embraced by regulators

26-Jan-2015 - Computer-based drug modelling is moving from a discovery aid to a clinical tool accepted by regulators, according to pharmacokinetics experts.

PCI company expands temp-controlled trial supply services

23-Jan-2015 - Biotec Services International, daughter company of clinical trial suppliers Packaging Coordinators Inc (PCI), has expanded its cold-chain storage and distribution capacity in response to client demand for a “one-stop shop”.

FDA's wearables guidance could slow pharma adoption in short-term, says analyst

22-Jan-2015 - Draft guidance distinguishing wearable medical devices from ‘general wellness’ devices could slow pharma’s adoption of such data in the short-term, according to an analyst.

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Clintrax looks to transform study start-up negotiations for CROs, sponsors

19-Jan-2015 - With lawyers in more than 60 countries, North Carolina-based niche company Clintrax is looking to cut the time it takes to initiate a clinical trial by improving contract negotiations with...

Ocean rises for drug transportation due to cost and cold chain concerns

15-Jan-2015 - AstraZeneca and Baxter are opting to transport pharmaceuticals by ocean and land routes as costs and cold chain security drive a drop in air freight.

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'On Immunity': enter’s free book giveaway

13-Jan-2015 - Did you know that throughout the nineteenth century, vaccination left a scar known as “the mark of the beast”? Or that parents believed vaccination would cause children to grow cows’...

CROs plan to increase use of ePRO tech

13-Jan-2015 - CROs, as well as sponsors, are receptive to, and plan to increase their use of ePRO (electronic patient reported outcomes), according to a survey published  Monday from the Tufts Center for the...

WuXi jumps into genomic analysis, bioinformatics with $65m acquisition

12-Jan-2015 - Chinese service provider WuXi PharmaTech has acquired NextCODE Health, a US and Icelandic genomic analysis and bioinformatics company, for $65m in cash.  

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WuXi offers new mobile app for organic compound synthesis requests

08-Jan-2015 - Chinese CRO WuXi PharmaTech has launched WuXi V-Lab, a mobile app to help researchers and chemists in need of small-molecule compound synthesis. 

Shareholder nod for Medtronic and Covidien's $43bn 'strategic' merger

07-Jan-2015 - The $43bn (€36bn) megamerger between Medtronic and Covidien is one step closer after shareholders voted to approval the deal yesterday.

Synchrogenix acquires AI-assisted medical writing company ClinGenuity

07-Jan-2015 - Certara subsidiary and regulatory and medical consultancy Synchrogenix has acquired ClinGenuity, the only artificial intelligence-assisted medical writing service in the pharmaceutical industry. Terms of deal were not disclosed.

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The Big Pharma Big Quiz of the year, 2014

23-Dec-2014 - The year is over so time to reflect on who bought who, who sued who and who had what approved in our 2014 review quiz.

UPS continues European buying spree with Poland’s Poltraf

22-Dec-2014 - US package delivery giant UPS has announced it will buy Polish healthcare logistics firm Poltraf SP zoo from private equity fund Ortie Capital Investment.

IAG Cargo receives EU GDP accreditation... and Igs might fly!

19-Dec-2014 - British Airways and Iberia’s cargo division IAG has become the first airline to be awarded accreditation under new EU Good Distribution Practices (GDP) guidelines.

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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

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