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Evotec hopeful US NCI contract will prompt more compound management deals

06-Oct-2015 - Evotec has been hired to manage candidate drug compounds by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) under an agreement the CRO hopes will help it win further contracts.

Sterigenics invests $15m in Arkansas gamma sterilisation site

02-Oct-2015 - Sterigenics will triple gamma sterilisation capacity at a site in Arkansas on the back of strong demand from pharmaceutical and medical device customers.

Pharma outsourcing more med affairs and post approval work say experts

01-Oct-2015 - Medical affairs and post-market research are fast growing opportunities for CROs according to observers who say drug companies are starting to outsource more late-phase and post approval work.

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Android or iOS: Which cell phone OS does the drug industry prefer?

01-Oct-2015 - Do API firms adore android? Do ocular drug developers’ eyes light up when they think of iOS? 

Teva adds an 'appy medium to its respiratory portfolio with Gecko buy

30-Sep-2015 - Teva has acquired Gecko Health Innovations, adding an inhaler app it says can help patients manage asthma and COPD.

Yusen opens GDP logistics facility at Amsterdam airport

25-Sep-2015 - Yusen Logistics has opened a 1,200m2 facility at Amsterdam airport to service its pharma customers GDP needs.


Nigerian economist to head Gavi

24-Sep-2015 -

Intertek opens bioanalysis plant in UK to support biosimilar growth

24-Sep-2015 - Intertek has added 10,000 ft² of bioanalytical laboratory space through a new UK facility, the second to be opened this year.

Bioclinica bolsters pharmacovigilance services through Synowledge buy

21-Sep-2015 - Bioclinica has acquired pharmacovigilance and regulatory tech firm Synowledge.

Lonza launches extra pluripotent cell lines

21-Sep-2015 - Lonza has expended its stem cell portfolio to offer hMSCs for translational and cell therapy research.

McKesson to buy UDG core biz for $467m

18-Sep-2015 - UDG Healthcare is selling its United Drug Supply Chain Services to distribution giant McKesson for €407.5m ($466.5m).

Patient-centric model driving pharma service sector interest in DTP trial drug delivery

18-Sep-2015 - More evidence of sponsor demand for direct-to-patient (DTP) services with Marken announcing an expansion of its deal with GlobalCare Clinical Trials just a week after rival Almac launched its to-the-door...

Clinigen and Cumberland collaborate in mutual market access deal

17-Sep-2015 - UK-based Clinigen and US-based Cumberland Pharmaceuticals have struck a deal to market each others products outside their respective countries.


Appointments in outsourcing

17-Sep-2015 -

Illegal online pharmacies a source of fake drugs says Estonian regulators

16-Sep-2015 - Illegal internet pharmacies and a desire for cheaper meds mean fake drugs are a problem even in smaller pharmaceutical markets say Estonian regulators.

Medidata trial data tech to benefit from regulatory demands, analyst

15-Sep-2015 - A favourable regulatory environment encouraged by the 21st Century Cures Act will help drive CRO demand for Medidata’s cloud-based technologies, according to a Citi analyst.

IBM ‘cognitive’ cloud has the answers for Teva and Icon

11-Sep-2015 - IBM Watson Health has struck deals with pharma company Teva and contract research organisation Icon to use its big data cloud tech to improve clinical trials and drug development.


Who's on the move?

10-Sep-2015 -

SGS testing site upgraded to handle biosafety level 2 materials

10-Sep-2015 - A New Jersey facility has been upgraded to Biosafety Level 2, allowing SGS Life Sciences to offer customers analytical testing of hazardous organisms.

Horizon to license haploid models to Abcam in deal worth up to $3m

09-Sep-2015 - Horizon Discovery, a UK CRO, will license its cell lines to Abcam for use validating antibodies for up to $3m.

Slowly but surely... CROs gradually shifting to paperless trials, says Veeva

31-Aug-2015 - Clinical trial operators are slowly converting to electronic Trial Master Files (eTMFs) but almost a third still rely on paper to manage data, according to cloud-based software provider Veeva.

UK clears first use of e-consent tech in clinical trial

28-Aug-2015 - A drugmaker trialling an autoimmune disease treatment in the UK has been cleared to use electronic informed consent by the National Health Service (NHS).


The week in outsourcing appointments

28-Aug-2015 -

Device advice: Intertek study shows its key to consider devices in formulation development

26-Aug-2015 - Pharma firms developing inhalable drugs often fail to test that their formulations are compatible with their intended delivery devices early enough according to the Intertek team behind research stressing the...

Improper goat euthanasia lands antibody supplier with USDA complaint

26-Aug-2015 - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed a complaint against antibody supplier Santa Cruz Biotechnology for its allegedly poor treatment of animals.

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