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Packaging and serialization tech companies enter into global agreement

26-Sep-2016 - Systech International has extended its strategic partnership with the serialization automation supplier ServicePoint as the company looks towards the Russian serialization market.

Survey: 97% plan to use digital health tech in trials over next five years

21-Sep-2016 - Digital health devices are increasingly being used by the industry to collect patient-generated data in clinical trials and improve medication adherence – and adoption is expected to increase.

Almac Group announces $5.2m expansion

20-Sep-2016 - In conjunction with its 20th year of business in North America, Almac Group has announced a $5.2m investment at its Durham, North Carolina facilities.

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CDMO Custom Pharma Services expands operations

20-Sep-2016 - The full-service contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) for investigational medicinal products has purchased a new building to expand its high containment manufacturing and development operations.

Takeda hands regulatory affairs work to PRA in new deal

13-Sep-2016 - Takeda will hand regulatory affairs work to PRA Health Sciences under the clinical development services deal announced last night.

Medidata partners with intelligent analytics firm to improve trial design

07-Sep-2016 - Through their strategic commercial partnership, Medidata and SHYFT Analytics are aiming to increase access to healthcare data analytics in clinical trials. 

PPD completes Evidera acquisition, committed to seamless integration

07-Sep-2016 - Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD), has announced the completed acquisition of Evidera as the two companies commit to making the “seamless offering a reality.”

Brexit revisited: focusing on 'the war on talent'

06-Sep-2016 - More than two months after Britain decided to leave the EU, companies reevaluate the state of business and what comes next, specifically for jobs within the industry.

IMS Health’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics launches Asia branch

01-Sep-2016 - The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics is launching a new Singapore-based branch focusing on improving health outcomes across Asia.

MassBio: drug development pipeline, candidates in clinical trials on the rise

30-Aug-2016 - As more Massachusetts companies reach clinical trials, demand for biomanufacturing services in the state is increasing, says report.

Cryoport launching logistics study for bioanalytical and clinical trial materials

30-Aug-2016 - The study will evaluate how critical biomarkers and cell-therapy cancer vaccines are impacted by temperature and transport packaging at deep frozen temperatures.

'Nontraditional' CRO services diversifying revenue streams, says analyst

25-Aug-2016 - Currently, the top ten CROs represent more than half the market, and as the industry continues to grow analysts suggest companies expand revenue streams through “nontraditional” services offerings.

Marken expands capabilities with new pharma license at Moscow depot

24-Aug-2016 - Marken’s Moscow-based depot has been granted a new pharmaceutical license from the Russian Federation, further extending the company’s capabilities in the area.

Translation company completes third acquisition amid trial globalization

22-Aug-2016 - As clinical trials “continue to shift to emerging markets,” the translation company Welocalize has acquired Global Language Solutions (GLS) to further support its clients’ linguistic validation processes.

Overcoming privacy concerns in medical research databases

17-Aug-2016 - A new system developed by MIT researchers helps ensure privacy in genomic research databases by “slightly perturbing” analysis results.

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Purdue Pharma joins health policy research organization

15-Aug-2016 - Purdue Pharma  has joined the National Pharmaceutical Council  (NPC), a health policy research organization working to advance good evidence and science.

World Courier expands as Moscow becomes 'increasing popular destination'

15-Aug-2016 - World Courier is set to open a new Moscow, Russia-based investigational drug depot in August – and it will be nearly six times larger than the current depot.

Marken opens new GDP-compliant facility

15-Aug-2016 - The recently expanded and relocated GDP-compliant facility will operate 24/7/365 and is located in Zurich, Switzerland. 

CTMS market to reach $920.2m by 2021

11-Aug-2016 - According to a new market research report, the global CTMS Market is expected to reach $920.2m by 2021.

Ashfield launches 'Ashfield Cares'

10-Aug-2016 - Ashfield, a provider of outsourced healthcare services to pharmaceutical, device, and biotech companies, has announced a new international initiative, Ashfield Cares.

PPD to acquire evidence-based solutions provider, Evidera

10-Aug-2016 - Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) is set to acquire evidence-based solutions provider Evidera, as the need for real-world data continues to grow.

CRO earnings report roundup

08-Aug-2016 - Over the past several weeks, the CRO industry has released its financial results – and there is no indication of slowdown, says analyst. 

Almac Group services support first commercial orphan drug products

08-Aug-2016 - Almac Group has announced that two of its clients have recently received approvals of their first orphan drug product.

Engineering Pharma

Antares Vision launches serialization unit with PCI Pharma Services

04-Aug-2016 - Antares Vision has developed a new serialization unit in conjunction with the contract manufacturing organization (CMO), PCI Pharma Services.

inVentiv: 'site-centricity' essential to enhance trial conduct

03-Aug-2016 - As part of the company’s “site-centric” approach, inVentiv has expanded its relationship with the Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) to elevate the “voice” of clinical sites.

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