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VWR expands deal with enzymes firm NEB in latest biopharma-focused expansion

03-Mar-2015 - VWR has expanded its distribution deal with industrial enzymes firm New England Biolabs (NEB) in its latest biopharma-focused move.

Catalent expands EU storage and packaging sites

02-Mar-2015 - Clinical supply company Catalent has expanded its European facilities, citing growing demand for cold-chain and highly potent products.

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Apax's proposed Azelis takeover backed by unions

25-Feb-2015 - Apax Partners says workers' unions have backed its plan to buy a controlling stake in chemical distributor Azelis from fellow private equity firm 3i.

PE-backed management buyout at Synexus

23-Feb-2015 - Synexus has been bought by its management in a private equity backed deal that sees Lyceum Capital relinquish control of the trial recruitment specialist.

Medidata partners with Garmin to track patient activity in early clinical trials

20-Feb-2015 - In another sign that mobile health technology is beginning to take off, cloud-based solution provider Medidata is collaborating with Garmin to integrate its vívofit activity tracker with the Medidata Clinical...

SGS rolls out latest Ph.Eur. amino acid impurities testing method at German lab

18-Feb-2015 - SGS will soon be able to test up to 30 batches of amino acids for impurities per month after adding new analytical methods to those offered at its laboratory in...

Theorem to boost service offering with CRO partnership

18-Feb-2015 - CRO Theorem Clinical Research and service provider Biomedical Systems have formed a strategic partnership to expand the type of services available to their clients worldwide.

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AstraZeneca selects Clinigen for antibiotic access program

12-Feb-2015 - Clinigen has initiated an international global access program for AstraZeneca’s investigational antibiotic, CAZ-AVI (ceftazidame-avibactam).

Quintiles signs five-year deal with NFL to track injuries

11-Feb-2015 - The NFL (National Football League) may be getting more serious about its players’ health as it recently signed a five-year agreement with Quintiles to continue and expand upon its Injury...

Novo Nordisk to launch IT wing as separate company

10-Feb-2015 - Danish diabetes specialist Novo Nordisk plans to float its IT services business NNIT on the NASDAQ exchanged in Copenhagan.

Medidata: Big Pharma drove sales but CRO partnerships rising

09-Feb-2015 - CRO partnerships almost doubled last year for cloud-based data firm Medidata, which reported total revenues up 21% on 2013.

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CRO genae acquires e-novex EDC technology

04-Feb-2015 - Belgian medical device CRO genae associates has acquired e-novex, a provider of electronic data tools for medical research.

Icon pushes further into scientific comms, market access with $120m buy

03-Feb-2015 - Public CRO Icon ($ICLR) has agreed to acquire scientific communications and market access firm MediMedia Pharma Solutions for $120m (€106m) in cash.

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.

HCV drugs Sovaldi and Olysio 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.

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.

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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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