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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.

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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.

Catalent buys Australian packaging company

31-Mar-2015 - Catalent has acquired Australian pharmaceutical packaging firm Pharmapak to complement its softgel business.


Ex-ICON director joins imaging services company

27-Mar-2015 -

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Cancer Research UK selects Medidata’s cloud-based tech

25-Mar-2015 - Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest charitable funder of cancer research, has selected Medidata’s clinical cloud to support the charity’s drug discovery research.

Horizon partners with ArcherDX to meet growing demand in the translational sequencing market

25-Mar-2015 - Research tool supplier Horizon Discovery Group and ArcherDX, a supplier of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) fusion detection, have signed an Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) agreement that will see Horizon’s Reference...

Warburg Pincus invests in Sterigenics International

25-Mar-2015 - Warburg Pincus will acquire a stake in Sterigenics International from Chicago-based private equity owner GTCR.


Ex-Genentech and Icon execs on the move

20-Mar-2015 -

Sigma-Aldrich lands exclusive distribution deal with Roche

19-Mar-2015 - Sigma-Aldrich has signed an exclusive agreement with Roche to distribute its biochemical reagents product portfolio via Sigma’s eCommerce and supply chain capabilities. The companies did not disclose any of the financial details...

Endotoxin and microbial testing to become portable

16-Mar-2015 - Bacterial testing is moving from the lab to the manufacturing floor, says an expert at CRO Charles River.

Distributing donated drugs a major challenge says UK neglected diseases group

13-Mar-2015 - More drugs for tropical diseases have been donated since the London declaration of 2012, but getting them to the remote communities is still a challenge according to a consortium led...

SAFC cell line tech CHOZN by Chinese cancer drug firm BeiGene

13-Mar-2015 - Chinese cancer drug developer BeiGene will create production cell lines using a platform developed by Sigma Aldrich's customer manufacturing services business.


On the move in outsourcing: the big job changes

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