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IAG Cargo receives EU GDP accreditation... and Igs might fly!

19-Dec-2014 - British Airways and Iberia’s cargo division IAG has become the first airline to be awarded accreditation under new EU Good Distribution Practices (GDP) guidelines.

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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

Bruker to pay $2.4m to settle SEC charge of improper payments in China

16-Dec-2014 - Bruker Corp will pay $2.4m to settle US SEC charges that employees improperly funded Chinese officials' sightseeing trips to win analytical tech contracts at state labs.

Janssen updates manufacturing software systems at Belgium API plant

15-Dec-2014 - Johnson & Johnson has updated its manufacturing execution software (MES) at an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in Belgium.

Big IPOs in 2014: INC, PRA, Catalent and more. Which firms are next?

12-Dec-2014 - Recipharm, Catalent, INC and PRA completed eye-catching IPOs in 2014. Which firms are likely follow suit in 2015? 

USFDA issues track and trace draft guidance for third-party logistic firms

11-Dec-2014 - Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) will have to report annually to the US FDA according to draft guidance published to help implement track and trace legislation.

If only syphilis was really this cute! Win a dose in time for Christmas

05-Dec-2014 - How many drugs are prescribed in the North Pole? Have a guess and win a cuddly giant microbe in our Christmas Competition.

Veeva España: Cloud-data firm launches European doctor database

04-Dec-2014 - Veeva Systems has launched the European version of its database of doctors and healthcare organisations in Barcelona, Spain 

From CPHI India 2014

Indian manufacturing problems spur growth... for testing companies

03-Dec-2014 - SGS has doubled testing capacity at its Mumbai facility, explaining that Indian API makers’ failure to invest in quality has been good for business.

Track and trace regulation will drive outsourcing, says investment firm

02-Dec-2014 - The implementation of track and trace will drive the outsourcing of drug packaging and UDG Healthcare is well-placed to benefit, according to a UK broking firm. 

Veeva encouraged to tap CRO industry after inVentiv puts head in the cloud

26-Nov-2014 - Veeva Systems has reported a robust Q3 strengthened by increasing interest in its cloud-based clinical trial management software and a deal with inVentiv Health.

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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...

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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.

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