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Mafia behind most EU pharma cargo theft: €30m worth of drugs stolen each year says expert

04-Feb-2016 - The Mafia is responsible for most pharmaceutical cargo thefts in Europe according to a researcher who says €30m ($33.5m) worth of drugs are stolen while in transit across the continent...

Selvita to open new lab in Poland

04-Feb-2016 - Discovery services firm Selvita plans a new laboratory in Poland citing a desired to develop the facility as its “second heart.”

Made in China: Envirotainer teams with drug and API shipper Air China Cargo

03-Feb-2016 - Envirotainer has partnered with Air China Cargo in deal that will see local and international drug and API makers use its range of cold chain shipping containers.

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'Clear statistical reservations' surround Bial's fatal clinical trial

02-Feb-2016 - The Royal Statistical Society has questioned the design of the trial of Bial's candidate painkiller BIA-102474-101 in which one person died and others were hospitalised last month ....

Mobile tech to simplify trial processes, says CEO

01-Feb-2016 - The pharma industry has traditionally been slow to adopt mobile technology, but as new innovations emerge the process for conducting clinical trials could transform.

Icon releases Flex Advantage to support adaptive trial design

26-Jan-2016 - ICON has announced Flex Advantage, its next-generation Interactive Response Technology (IRT) platform, as sponsors and investigators continue to embrace adaptive trial designs.

'Tsunami' of automated payment need coming, Clinverse CEO

21-Jan-2016 - Currently, more than 85% of trial sites are paid using manual or in-house process, but as the need for CROs increases, so does the need for automated payments, says Clinverse's CEO.

Bioclinica buys Clinverse citing pharma demand for trial payment efficiency

20-Jan-2016 - Bioclinica has bought payment tech firm Clinverse continuing its acquisition-based growth strategy.

More takeovers: Eurofins buys pharma QC services firm Sinensis Life Science

13-Jan-2016 - Eurofins Scientific has bought drug quality control testing firm Sinensis Life Science BV in a move designed to expand its global reach.

Waters to open analytical lab in UK biohub

07-Jan-2016 - Waters Corporation will offer an open access analytical laboratory and technology support  to biotechs based at a former AstraZeneca site in the UK.

Boehringer Ingelheim latest to switch trial-tech provider to Medidata

07-Jan-2016 - Medidata expects to become a strategic partner to even more pharma firms as Boehringer Ingelheim becomes the latest to transition to its cloud technology platform.

Paragon launches manufacturing compliance service for drug firms

05-Jan-2016 - Paragon Solutions has rolled out a new service to help drugmakers make sure their manufacturing operations comply with US FDA regulations.

One MES to rule them all? LZ offers 'affordable' manufacturing software system

04-Jan-2016 - Software firm LZ Lifescience says small drugmakers could increase their productivity by over 25% by accessing Manufacturing Execution Systems (MESs) traditionally restricted to Big Pharma firms

Rx, drugs and rock & roll: when pharma and music share the same stage

23-Dec-2015 - If ‘Love is the drug’ should Roxy Music be subject to regulatory scrutiny? Can The Verve say ‘The drugs don’t Work’ without conducting a clinical trial? We explore the harmonious...

Looking back at 2015: an ‘interesting year,’ says ISR president

22-Dec-2015 - The end of the year is always a time for reflection, and as Andrew Schafer, ISR President told us, “2015 was a very interesting year for pharmaceutical service providers.” 

Legislation strengthens trade laws, IP enforcement

14-Dec-2015 - Trade agreement strengthens enforcement and is important to pharmaceutical industry, says expert.

CRO IT imperative: Data management key to differentiation says expert

07-Dec-2015 - CROs are investing in IT to mark themselves out in an increasingly competitive marketplace according to one services sector expert.

Parexel launches new clinical trial management system

03-Dec-2015 - Parexel says pharmaceutical companies could start managing their clinical trials in as little as four weeks with new system.

Pfizer latest Big Pharma firm wooed by Heptares' membrane protein smarts

01-Dec-2015 - Sosei’s Heptares unit has won another big pharma deal with Pfizer calling on the UK membrane protein specialist to help it identify potential drugs.

Eisai to sell clinical diagnostics supply business

25-Nov-2015 - Eisai will sell its clinical diagnostics business – EIDIA Co. Ltd - to Sekisui Chemical for JPY 22.4bn ($183m).

UK packager Essentra adds 70 Newport jobs

19-Nov-2015 - Packaging company Essentra will create 70 jobs after its expansion in Newport, Wales.

TF opens giant Singapore storage and supply hub

19-Nov-2015 - Thermo Fisher has opened a 70,000 sq ft GMP clinical supply hub in Singapore.

As Philidor closes, Valeant tries to shake off ties

13-Nov-2015 - Specialty pharmacy Philidor Rx has been forced to fold as its sole customer Valeant distances itself from claims their relationship broke the law.  

Horizon Pharma says ‘captive pharmacy’ accuser is ‘anti-competitive’

13-Nov-2015 - Horizon Pharma has hit back at allegations it was secretly working with a “captive pharmacy” to preferentially dispense its own drugs, claiming its accuser is trying to reduce competition with...

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