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PCI launches new clinical trial supply delivery service

14-Aug-2017 - PCI Clinical Services’ (PCI) new FastTrack Service aims to cut down on clinical trial supply delivery timelines.

Outsourcing-Pharma’s Hiring and Firing Roundup July '17

01-Aug-2017 - This month’s roundup includes two new CEOs and a VP at Quanterix who will lead the company’s biomarker research, custom assay development, and clinical sample testing lab.

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Smithers extends accreditation scope for medical device testing

26-Jul-2017 - Testing services provider Smithers Pira has extended its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 scope of accreditation for medical devices.

BASF selects Icertis ICM to modernize its global contracting process

26-Jul-2017 - BASF SE has selected the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform to automate its contracting processes and improve visibility into contractual obligations and deviations.


Compounding quality concerns: Legislation could 'fundamentally undermine' patient protections

25-Jul-2017 - Citing safety concerns, drug industry stakeholders and public health organizations are urging lawmakers to uphold FDA oversight and enforcement of the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA).

Outsourcing platform receives EU-US data security certification

25-Jul-2017 - Science Exchange has been certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework after completing a seven-step process to demonstrate compliance with various data protection requirements.

Covis Pharma taps Verify ahead of the extended DSCSA mandate

20-Jul-2017 - The Switzerland-based biotech company has selected Verify Brand as its serialization software provider to meet the FDA’s – recently extended – DSCSA deadline.


UDG's Ashfield eyes continued growth in most recent acquisition

17-Jul-2017 - UDG Healthcare has acquired Cambridge BioMarketing LLC in a deal worth up to $35m as the healthcare service provider looks to continue expansion in the United States.

Adents passes EMVS certification process to become official gateway provider under EU FMD

17-Jul-2017 - Adents has become an official Certified Gateway Provider following a series of tests with the European Medicines Verification Organization (EMVO) ahead of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).

DIA 2017

When, where, and how? Experts examine the current state of Brexit

13-Jul-2017 - The pharmaceutical industry and regulators are preparing for Brexit and how to best “manage and mitigate” any potential risks the UK’s departure from the EU may pose.


UDG acquires healthcare consultancy firm in $32m deal

12-Jul-2017 - UDG Healthcare plc has acquired the US-based healthcare industry management consulting firm Vynamic LLC as it looks to augment its commercialization services division.

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LabCorp extends laboratory services agreement with Novant Health

11-Jul-2017 - LabCorp and Novant Health have extended their Technical Services Agreement, which was initially established in 2012.

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Quanticate upgrades pharmacovigilance database

10-Jul-2017 - The data-focused clinical research organization (CRO) Quanticate has upgraded its pharmacovigilance safety database ahead of EudraVigilance’s go-live in November.

Outsourcing platform provides startups with access to global CROs, service providers

10-Jul-2017 - IndieBio has teamed up with Science Exchange’s network of more than 2,500 qualified scientific service providers in a strategic partnership that “levels the playing field” for startups.

Pharma finance

It's a seller's market as buyers narrow therapeutic focus, says inVentiv

07-Jul-2017 - Biopharmaceutical dealmakers are narrowing in on therapeutic areas as company’s look to lead specific markets or gain a technical advantage.

DIA 2017

Greenphire launches payments advisory group for CROs

06-Jul-2017 - The goal of the group is to provide a platform for contract research organizations (CROs) to help shape the payment automation market.

'LabCorp at Walgreens' brings testing to the patient's corner drugstore

29-Jun-2017 - LabCorp has teamed up with Walgreens to open “LabCorp at Walgreens” service centers and will explore additional collaboration opportunities – such as in clinical trial enrollment. 

QuintilesIMS: customers looking to break down operational silos

29-Jun-2017 - QuintilesIMS is releasing a new pharmaceuticals commercial operations SaaS software called Orchestrated Customer Engagement (OCE) in response to customer demand.

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Outsourcing-Pharma's Hiring and Firing Roundup June '17

29-Jun-2017 - This month’s round up includes a new chief manufacturing officer at Brammer Bio and an executive hire at PPD who will help guide the CRO’s laboratory services.

More clinical applications, more problems, says Veeva

28-Jun-2017 - The industry is shifting towards a unified clinical model that provides end-to-end processes and systems, according to a recent report.

Pharma finance

QuintilesIMS reportedly exploring sale of contract sales business

26-Jun-2017 - QuintilesIMS may potentially divest its contract sales business – which would improve the company’s overall profitability and enable it to focus on growing other aspects of the organization.

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A closer look at the Parexel deal

21-Jun-2017 - Another day, another CRO acquisition – this time Parexel, a top 10 CRO, was acquired by Pamplona Capital, a large private equity firm.

Update: DIA 2017

DIA 2017: big data, regulations, patient engagement dominate dialogue

21-Jun-2017 - The exhibit hall has closed, but final sessions are still underway as the DIA 2017 Annual Meeting enters its last day in Chicago, IL.

Cryoport developing cold chain logistic models for malaria vaccine

12-Jun-2017 - Cryoport will design and implement the cryogenic cold chain to support Phase III clinical trials of Sanaria’s investigational malaria vaccines.

IRB consolidation: Chesapeake expands services to meet growing demand

07-Jun-2017 - Chesapeake IRB has announced back-to-back acquisitions of two independent institutional review boards (IRBs) as the company aims to expand its services.

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