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Who's on the move in outsourcing?

17-Apr-2014 - Merck Millipore appoints a new CEO, senior changes at Quintiles' Novella, and more.

Certara buys CRO Synchrogenix as regulatory writing sees more outsourcing

17-Apr-2014 - Consultancy and drug developer Certara has acquired specialty contract research organization (CRO) Synchrogenix Information Strategies, which offers regulatory writing and related services to biopharma and medical device companies worldwide. 

Independence Blue Cross selects LabCorp as preferred provider

15-Apr-2014 - US health insurer Independence Blue Cross (IBC) has selected LabCorp to be its preferred provider for outpatient and specialty lab services under a new eight year deal.

Broad Institute to sequence genomes for Pfizer-EMD Lupus research

14-Apr-2014 - The Broad Institute in Massachusetts, US will provide computational modelling support for a joint research project between Pfizer and EMD Serono profiling the genomes of lupus patients.

People on the Move

Going places: job changes at InVentiv, PTI, and more

10-Apr-2014 - Plus the latest on the AAIPHarma-CML merger.

Clinverse records four partnerships, significant growth in Q1

09-Apr-2014 - CRO and sponsor payment service provider Clinverse announced a record first quarter to start 2014, with the addition of four significant new clients, as well as strong additional repeat business from...

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Bristol-Myers Squibb extends deal with DKSH in SE Asia

08-Apr-2014 - Bristol-Myers Squibb has extended its partnership with DKSH to provide commercialization and distribution services across Southeast Asia.

Austrianova picks A*STAR microfluidics platform for cell dispensing

04-Apr-2014 - Cell transportation technology firm Austrianova has licensed a low-cost, disposable microfluidics platform from SIMTech to improve how it dispenses cells used in biomanufacturing and therapeutic applications.

People on the Move

Who's going places in outsourcing?

03-Apr-2014 - People on the move in this week's column include executives from LabCorp, Quintiles and PDI, plus the creative agencies working with Roche and Novartis.

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Quintiles to run sales team if opioid dependence drug approved

01-Apr-2014 - US-based BioDelivery Sciences International (BDSI) has selected Quintiles to provide a range of services to support the expected launch of Bunavail (buprenorphine and naloxone buccal film), a maintenance treatment for...

InVentiv pushes into Japan again, offering consulting this time

31-Mar-2014 - CRO inVentiv Health subsidiary Campbell Alliance has launched its consulting business in Japan and will open an office in Tokyo nearly a year after inVentiv made its initial push into the country....

AmerisourceBergen to launch $100m distribution JV in Brazil

25-Mar-2014 - AmerisourceBergen (ABC) plans to buy a minority stake in a Brazilian drug wholesaler and outlined plans for a $100m distribution services joint-venture in the rapidly expanding market.

UK cell therapy site to help firms avoid failures in “valley of death”

21-Mar-2014 - Government-backing for a large-scale cell therapy centre is justified because it will help developers navigate the “valley of death” in which many early-phase projects fail says the team planning the...

People on the move

People on the move: Jobs in outsourcing

20-Mar-2014 - This week's movers and shakers in outsourcing have joined PPD and Recipharm.

CFS Clinical selects C3i to provide tech support

17-Mar-2014 - CFS Clinical has selected C3i to provide global 24x365 multilingual technology support services for their site activation and investigator payment services.

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People on the move: Jobs in Pharma

13-Mar-2014 - Clinipace, Novasep, Lonza and CRF Health are the contract organisations shaking up their senior management in this week's column.

WuXi partners with Pacific Biomarkers to gain access to more assays

12-Mar-2014 - WuXi PharmaTech is partnering with Pacific Biomarkers to gain access to its menu of validated biomarker assays to support WuXi's integrated clinical trial testing services. 

Patheon and DSM complete $2.65bn merger to form private company 'DPx'

12-Mar-2014 - Patheon has merged with Royal DSM's pharmaceutical products business to form DPx in a $2.65bn (€1.9bn) deal that analysts believe has created the world's second biggest CMO.

‘If Pfizer had developed Lipitor today it wouldn’t be a white tablet’

11-Mar-2014 - FDA guidance on product design has driven demand by pharma for tailored designs for tablet colour, size and shape, specialist consultancy Colorcon told

UDG adds EU and US firm to its communication service division

03-Mar-2014 - UDG Healthcare has expanded its position in the pharma communications industry with the $144m (€105m) acquisition of KnowledgePoint360.


Pharma jobs: avalanche of changes at INC Research and Catalent

27-Feb-2014 - INC takes on a biopharma expert, Catalent aims to accelerate European growth, and more from AbelsonTaylor and CluePoints in this week's People on the Move column. 

Parexel launches regulatory service for approved drugs to fill outsourcing gap

24-Feb-2014 - Parexel says a service which manages regulatory activities for already approved drugs fills a gap in the market for pharmaceutical companies feeling the pressure to be efficient.

DKSH gets the Glory citing increased demand for Asian expansion services

19-Feb-2014 - DKSH has acquired Macau-based distributor Glory and says demand for Asian market access is being driven from both Western and local pharma firms.

Gold ‘nanoshells’ may offer new delivery option for cancer, hypothermia drugs

17-Feb-2014 - A new study published in the Institute of Physics Science reveals that Chinese researchers have developed gold nanoparticles that may help deliver cancer treatments to specifically targeted cells.

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INC Research hires VP for drug abuse research, plus new Weinberg exec

13-Feb-2014 - Our round-up of the week's hires begins with Beatrice Setnik, INC Research's new VP of Clinical Pharmacology.

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