20-Jul-2010 - Encorium has bought Progenitor International Research, furthering efforts to fix its financial woes by focusing on vaccines, oncology and growth in emerging markets.
19-Jul-2010 - Major Charles River Laboratories (CRL) shareholder Jana Partners says Wuxi PharmaTech deal would generate inadequate returns, citing “industry” concerns about integration.
15-Jul-2010 - M&A can help revitalize firms but failure to properly integrate the companies can create an inefficient, demoralized business. In this article, Viq Pervaaz, senior vice president at Aon Consulting, takes...
15-Jul-2010 - CRL has said the WuXi buy could add up to $100m (€78m) in additional annual revenue and spoken of clients’ enthusiasm for the deal as its attempts to shore up...
12-Jul-2010 - Sanofi Aventis intends to sell two of its European research facilities to US-based contract research organisation (CRO) Covance.
05-Jul-2010 - Aptuit is to acquire GSK’s Italian R&D centre, take on its 500 employees and become part of the big pharma’s CRO network.
17-Jun-2010 - Egypt-based Minapharm has acquired 95 per cent of CMO ProBioGen for a possible total of €30.4m ($37.6m).
15-Jun-2010 - Bristol-Myers Squibb (B-MS) has inked deals with Icon and Parexel to support the large volume of clinical development work it expects to perform in coming years.
14-Jun-2010 - Patheon has posted a 12 per cent growth in operating profit in the second quarter and said there is “strong evidence” the business environment is improving.
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09-Jun-2010 - CRL shareholder Jana Partners has said the attempt to buy WuXi PharmaTech is the “wrong path” and it will vote against the deal.
03-Jun-2010 - US-based contract research organisation (CRO) Novella Clinical has acquired Prologue Research to enhance its offering of oncology clinical trial services.
02-Jun-2010 - India-based Surya Pharmaceuticals is planning to raise Rs 500 crore ($100m) to fund construction of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) production plant, according to local media reports.
25-May-2010 - i3 has bought contract regulatory services firm ChinaGate to build in China’s rapidly expanding drug and device clinical research market.
12-May-2010 - Continued strong demand for laboratory services and improved manufacturing division performance helped Wuxi PharmaTech to grow in Q1.
04-May-2010 - Cardiac monitoring and ePRO specialist ERT has added respiratory diagnostics and device manufacturing services to its offering with the acquisition of CareFusion Research Services (CRS) for $81m (€61m).
26-Apr-2010 - Charles River Laboratories (CRL) is to acquire WuXi PharmaTech for $1.6bn (€1.2bn), creating a global CRO capable of offering fully integrated services from molecule creation to first-in-human testing.
26-Apr-2010 - US CRO Medpace has move into medical device trials with acquisition of Symbios Clinical in a bid to tap into what CEO August Troendle said was a growth area for...
19-Apr-2010 - IT giant Oracle will pay $685m (€507m) for eClinical solutions firm Phase Forward, significantly expanding its presence in the billion dollar contract clinical research sector.
06-Apr-2010 - Clearstone is expanding safety and esoteric capacity at its laboratory in Toronto, Canada, allowing it to close its facility in New Jersey, US and consolidate North American operations.
23-Mar-2010 - IRL and Epichem have entered into a strategic alliance to provide the Australasian pharma market with services from drug discovery through to cGMP production.
17-Feb-2010 - The capabilities of the MDS Pharma Services' sites Ricerca is set to acquire "perfectly dovetail" with its existing capacity, according to a company vice president.
11-Feb-2010 - Consolidation in pharma, coupled to the trend for strategic partnerships, will lead to CRO mergers, with large companies getting bigger and small firms focusing on niche opportunities, according to a...
03-Feb-2010 - Belgium-based Galapagos NV has acquired Argenta Discovery for €16.5m ($23.1m), creating a drug discovery service company with 390 employees and estimated revenues of €70m.
28-Jan-2010 - Biotechnology firm Biocon is in talks with CRO Siro Clinpharm about a potential partnership, according to reports in the Indian media.