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People on the Move

People news: introducing the latest outsourcing appointments

20-Nov-2014 - Clinverse, Intertek and inVentiv are among the pharma services companies announcing new staff this week.

Partnership focuses on combo of mobile health, cloud-based tech

19-Nov-2014 - Medidata has completed a method development project conducted in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline to evaluate the impact of combining mobile health (mHealth) devices with cloud-based technologies in a clinical trial.

Sanofi wearable injectable supply deal could net Unilife over $1bn per year

12-Nov-2014 - Unilife says its 15 year-wearable injector supply deal with Sanofi is “unprecendented” and could result in over $1bn of sales annually for the delivery device maker. 

ERT moves into trial management software with eClinical Insights acquisition

11-Nov-2014 - Patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collector ERT has acquired eClinical Insights (eCI), a provider of cloud-based clinical trials management software, for an undisclosed sum.  

Dispatches from AAPS 2014

SGS advancements try to keep company ahead of competition

05-Nov-2014 - Analytical and bioanalytical service provider SGS has made significant changes to its global network over the past few months to stay ahead of the competition curve.

Thermo Scientific issues software update after confirming bug in its bioequivalence data platform

04-Nov-2014 - Thermo Fisher Scientific has issued a letter to users of its Kinetica technology software confirming discrepancies in its bioequivalence data.

Sterigenics buys amid speculation PE backer is looking to offload

04-Nov-2014 - Sterigenics International has bought Italian gamma-ray sterilisation firm Gammarad in a deal that comes amid rumors that private equity owner GTCR is looking to offload the Illinois-based contractor.

Bio-Rad settles bribery violations in Thailand, Russia and Vietnam for $55m

03-Nov-2014 - Bio-Rad Laboratories, a provider of research and clinical diagnostic products, has paid more than $55m to settle past violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) that occurred from 2005...

Mercks & recreation? The pharma industry and the sporting world

03-Nov-2014 - In an Outsourcing-Pharma sporting special, we reveal why GSK will not be at the Rio Olympics, why PPD has renewed its ironman triathlon sponsorship, and what became of BMS' partnership with Lance...

People on the Move

Movers and shakers in outsourcing

30-Oct-2014 - This week's round-up of who's going places in contract research, manufacturing and services.

Survey finds CROs far from going paperless with TMFs

30-Oct-2014 - Although the barriers for going paperless are relatively low for CROs, the service providers have yet to fully adopt electronic TMFs (trial master files), a new survey says.

Phøenix from the flåmes? Swedish firm makes the most of old AZ site

23-Oct-2014 - A process development firm founded by ex-AstraZeneca employees says closure of the drugmaker’s Swedish R&D site gave it technical knowhow and former colleagues as customers.

people on the move

In pictures: People on the Move in outsourcing

23-Oct-2014 - The latest faces in drug discovery, CROs, and research charities.

Consultant: Commercial bioequivalence software in need of validation in wake of Thermo Scientific's review

22-Oct-2014 - A bioanalytical consultant has stressed the importance of drug developers testing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software following the discovery of potential issues with Thermo Scientific’s bioequivalence Kinetica platform.

Dispatches from BioProcess International

Shift to single-use means end users ceding more control to suppliers, experts say

22-Oct-2014 - As single-use technology replaces traditional stainless steel technology in biomanufacturing, suppliers will own a larger portion of the supply chain, which is creating anxiety for end users such as Pfizer...

Clinical trials driving consolidation in IMP distribution and logistics industry, says PCI

20-Oct-2014 - Consolidation in the healthcare logistics industry is inevitable, says PCI as it opens a US storage and distribution facility for clinical trial materials.

Novartis calls on Covance to help with Big Data

16-Oct-2014 - Covance’s collection of drug development data is set to get bigger though a collaboration with Swiss drugmaker Novartis.

Cipla teams with Israel's Teva and outlines plans for Iran plant

13-Oct-2014 - Cipla will sell drugs for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in South Africa according to a BSE filing submitted late last week.

Exclusive interview

Marken expansion into Latin America continues with Chile, Peru depots

09-Oct-2014 - Fresh off the near completion of its depot in Sau Paulo, Brazil , Marken has now also completed the construction of another depot in Santiago, Chile, in order to more easily...

Almac invests in humidity controlled blister packaging

09-Oct-2014 - Almac has made a new investment alongside Hapa to expand its UK commercial packaging facility to provide a humidity controlled blister packaging suite, complete with off-line blister printing for two...

News in brief

Quintiles to lay off 27 New York employees

06-Oct-2014 - CRO Quintiles is shuttering a medical education office in Hawthorne, NY, in December and will lay off all 27 employees at the office.

Pre CPhI Special

Complex regs and unknown markets top API shippers' logistics headaches

02-Oct-2014 - The world is getting larger, at least it is in terms of the pharmaceutical industry, according to execs who cite security concerns when shipping to new markets as the top...

News in brief

RSSL invests £1.5m to expand service in pharma and food

30-Sep-2014 - RSSL (Reading Scientific Service Limited) has invested £1.5m to open a laboratory that will expand operations in pharma and food.

Medidata hit by $4.8m wire fraud, but says customer clinical trial data is safe

29-Sep-2014 - Fraudsters who hoodwinked Medidata Solutions into transferring $4.8m to an "overseas" account this month did not access customer data says the clinical trial IT firm.

LabCorp to acquire NMR-focused, personalized diagnostic company LipoScience for $85m

29-Sep-2014 - CRO LabCorp has entered a definitive agreement to acquire LipoScience for $5.25 per share, or about $85.3m (€67.2m).