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I’m sticking with you: McKesson and CVS JV solid for 3 more years

30-Jul-2014 - McKesson Corporation, a healthcare services and information technology company, today announced a three-year extension to its pharmaceutical distribution agreement with CVS Caremark.

Medidata sees revenue growth in Q2 as new clients spike

30-Jul-2014 - Cloud-based solutions provider Medidata saw its revenue increase 22% over Q2 last year to $83.2m as the company’s customer base saw steep growth.

Packaging firm PCI buys Welsh CDMO for $215m

29-Jul-2014 - Packaging Coordinators Inc (PCI) has announced its acquisition of Welsh contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Penn Pharmaceutical Services in a £127m ($215m) deal.

AmerisourceBergen set to pass $100bn sales mark for FY 2014

28-Jul-2014 - AmerisourceBergen has reported “outstanding operational and financial performance” for the third quarter 2014, and is set to pass the $100bn revenue mark for the fiscal year. 

WIRB-Copernicus Group acquires biosafety consulting firm Alliance Biosciences

24-Jul-2014 - WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), a provider of regulatory and ethical review services for clinical research, has acquired biosafety consultancy Alliance Biosciences. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Quintiles to commercialize antibiotic in Europe

22-Jul-2014 - Basilea Pharmaceutica has selected Quintiles to commercialize its antibiotic Zevtera/Mabelio (ceftobiprole medocaril) in Europe.

EMA mulls easing labs' adoption of in vivo batch test alternatives

21-Jul-2014 - Labs involved in EU-wide assessments of animal-free alternatives to drug quality and batch tests may soon be able leverage their work when seeking clearance to offer such methods as a...

People on the Move

Who's going places?

17-Jul-2014 - The latest hires in pharmaceutical outsourcing in this week's column.

People on the Move

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Waters to open laboratory with Chinese Pharmacopoeia

10-Jul-2014 - Pharma technology provider Waters as agreed with the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission (ChP) to establish a joint open laboratory to develop new pharmacopoeia standards.

Here comes the science: UDG Healthcare buys London based PR firms

08-Jul-2014 - UDG Healthcare has acquired two scientific PR services firms in its latest pharmaceutical industry-focused communications expansion.

Merck Millipore says Indian lab can boost generics quality

07-Jul-2014 - Merck Millipore, the life sciences tools division of Merck KGaA, has launched a solid dose formulation lab in India, its first outside Europe.

People on the Move

Pharma jobs: who's going places?

03-Jul-2014 - The latest CRO, CMO and commercial services appointments worldwide.

BioOutsource targets biosimilars testing growth with new US lab

01-Jul-2014 - US demand for biosimilars testing will grow substantially in the next few years according to BioOutsource, which expects to generate half of its revenue in the country by 2019.

Covance launches marketplace to connect biotech, big pharma clients

30-Jun-2014 - Covance has launched a new tool that seeks to connect its emerging biotech clients with established pharma clients via a secure forum.

People on the Move

Who's on the move in outsourcing?

26-Jun-2014 - New CEOs, Commercial Directors and more in this week's column.

Exporters rush to meet Chinese FDA serialisation requirements

26-Jun-2014 - Pharmaceutical companies are rushing to respond to shortened deadlines from China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for serialising drug packaging.

Foreign execs flocking to Asia to meet growth demands, says recruiter

12-Jun-2014 - Local talent is not satisfying the “tremendous” demand for top-level pharma employees in Asia and recruiters are searching internationally for candidates, a pharmaceutical head-hunter has said.

Aprecia selects InVentiv to commercialize its 3-D printing tech platform

09-Jun-2014 - Aprecia Pharmaceuticals has selected inVentiv Health to sell and market its three-dimensional printing technology to create fast-melt pharmaceutical treatments. 

DHL acquires four worldwide logistics depots

03-Jun-2014 - DHL has acquired or partnered with four GMP clinical trials supply depots in the Philippines, Egypt, Belarus and Turkey.

Veeva aims to boost efficiency with cloud-based data alignment tool

02-Jun-2014 - Veeva Systems says its new global alignment solution for pharmaceutical companies will bring together data interactions and content into its Commercial Cloud.

Payment automator Clinverse partners with eClinical Insights

29-May-2014 - Clinverse, a company which automates the financial lifecycle of global clinical trial providers, and eClinical Insights, a provider of cloud-based clinical trials software, have formed a strategic partnership to offer...

People on the Move

Who's on the move?

29-May-2014 - Senior appointments at SGS and other pharma consultancies, plus the CRO with two dozen openings.

Targos, Wuxi to collaborate on biomarker services, pathology training in China

28-May-2014 - Clinical biomarker service company Targos is partnering with Wuxi PharmaTech to provide know-how, services, and quality standards to support Wuxi's bioanalytical work for biopharma customers.

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