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Quintiles, Quest begin operating joint central labs business

06-Jul-2015 - The world’s second-largest central lab services company is now operational, with Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics calling their new creation Q2 Solutions.

Small molecule chromatography demand driving expansion, says services firm

02-Jul-2015 - UK firm Reach Separations is doubling its lab space as pharma companies call for more chromatography services.

Marken ships trial supplies directly to patients in Korea as MERS tapers off

01-Jul-2015 - As the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory System (MERS) slows in South Korea, logistics supplier Marken has been granted government permission to deliver the first direct to patient (DTP) shipments...

Eurofins not agnostic about diagnostics as evidenced by Emory investment

30-Jun-2015 - Eurofins has outlined plans to buy Emory Genetics Laboratory in the latest in a series of investments in the contract diagnostics sector.

Broad Institute, Google Genomics expand access to genome analysis toolkit for researchers

29-Jun-2015 - The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is teaming up with Google Genomics to break down technical barriers hindering biomedical research by creating tools to analyze reams of new genomic...

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People on the Move: CEO switch for Waters

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Rising demand drives SGS to up capacity of Chinese testing labs

26-Jun-2015 - Contract analytical and bioanalytical service provider SGS Life Science Services has completed construction of its Shanghai, China, cGMP chemistry and biotechnology testing laboratories and will further increase space at its...

EU pharma industry a step closer to fake fighting drug repository

23-Jun-2015 - Industry efforts set up a drug database to help Europeans identify fake pharmaceuticals progressed this week after thee software firms signed development deals with project leader, EMVO.

Eurofins to buy Biomnis for €220m in latest diagnostics sector deal

22-Jun-2015 - Eurofins Scientific has announced plans to buy French testing services firm Biomnis in what would be its third investment in the diagnostics space this month.

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MMP bids EUR80m for French pharma packaging firm Ileos

19-Jun-2015 - Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has bid €80m ($91m) for the carton folding operations of Ileos SA, a private equity owned pharmaceutical and cosmetics packaging sector services firm.

Aragen and Transposagen launch knockout cell line for mAb development

17-Jun-2015 - Aragen Bioscience and Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals have launched a knockout CHO cell line and development services they clam allows for the development of more effective therapeutic mAbs.

DIA 2015: Rasi asks if regs ready for drug-device combos and Ostroff talks new guidance docs

16-Jun-2015 -   [View the story "Data sharing, disruptive healthcare innovation and breakthrough meds mulled at DIA 2015" on Storify]

AstraZeneca Chief Medical Officer quits

11-Jun-2015 - Plus promotions and hires in outsourced pharma.

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Bio-Techne to push further into clinical diagnostic market with Cliniqa acquisition

09-Jun-2015 - Research and clinical diagnostic tool provider Bio-Techne has agreed to acquire Cliniqa, which specializes in the manufacturing and commercialization of quality controls and calibrators as well as bulk reagents used...

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

On the move: CROs hire VPs

05-Jun-2015 -

Intertek to open new lab in light of pharma demand for immunochemistry

05-Jun-2015 - Intertek will open an immunochemistry lab in Manchester, UK to cater for growing demand for specialised analytical services from biologics and biosimilars developers.

WuXi, Fudan University forge partnership around human genomics

05-Jun-2015 - WuXi NextCODE and Fudan University have partnered to bring WuXi’s population human genomics database system and integrated research and clinical tools to the Fudan-led Collaborative Innovation Center of Genetics and Development...

Opko Health acquires Bio-Reference Labs for $1.47bn

05-Jun-2015 - Drug and diagnostics company Opko Health will acquire the third largest US-based clinical lab Bio-Reference Laboratories for $1.47bn. 

AmeriSourceBergen building three facilities to support US distribution

04-Jun-2015 - AmeriSourceBergen will increase its US pharmaceutical distribution network to 28 sites through the construction of three new facilities.

Veeva: eTMF software makes CROs stand out from the cloud

02-Jun-2015 - Veeva Systems’ cloud-based software could be a decisive factor for pharma firms looking to select a CRO, the firm says as it reports a robust Q1.

Eurofins to buy diagnostic PCR specialist for $50m

01-Jun-2015 - Eurofins Scientific has agreed to buy diagnostic testing services firm Diatherix Laboratories for $50m (EUR55m).

Bio-Rad entangled in another lawsuit over foreign bribery

01-Jun-2015 - The former general counsel of Bio-Rad Technologies sued the research company in California federal court last week, claiming he was illegally fired in 2013 after he blew the whistle on...

Qiagen launches new bioinformatics platform for clinical testing labs

29-May-2015 - Sample and assay technology provider Qiagen has launched a bioinformatics content and software platform for clinical testing labs to interpret and report on genomic variants identified in next-generation sequencing (NGS). ...

Private equity buys French medical diagnostic service provider Labco for €1.2bn

28-May-2015 - European private equity firm Cinven has agreed to acquire a significant majority stake in France’s Labco for €1.2bn ($1.3m).

Parexel makes fourth upgrade to its randomization and trial supply management service

28-May-2015 - The fourth generation of enhancements to Parexel’s Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) service aims to simplify patient randomization and clinical supply management to reduce delivery timelines.

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