When national businesses become global operations… With the industry sourcing more raw materials and services from around the world and distributing its products in new markets, companies are adapting their business processes to suit a more complex global operating environment.
06-Mar-2017 - The CRO market in Asia has “massive implications” as it continues to emerge as a preferred destination for clinical trials – a global market expected to reach $57bn by 2020.
02-Mar-2017 - Quartesian is opening new and expanded offices in Bangalore and Chennai, India and Kiev, Ukraine to help support its plans to double bookings in 2017.
10-Jan-2017 - iHealth Group of Brazil has joined Clinerion’s Patient Recruitment System platform as its first installation in South America while the company looks to expand in other developing markets in 2017.
11-Nov-2016 - The Almac Group is planning to expand its operations in Europe and North America with an investment totaling £27m across three sites.
25-Oct-2016 - The Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CDFA) has fired back on lack of context in media reporting “80% of China’s clinical trial data are fraudulent.”
26-Sep-2016 - The 315 square meter facility will house more than 30 employees in Warsaw, Poland, where the company contract research organization (CRO) has operated since 2008.
19-Sep-2016 - iCardiac Technologies and SNBL CPC Japan, a Japanese-based Site Management Organization (SMO), will collaborate on cardiac safety studies in the country.
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.
16-Aug-2016 - Ash Stevens has been acquired by Piramal Pharma Solutions, an India-based CDMO, in what the CEO said is an "incredibly powerful combination."
24-Jun-2016 - Japan “welcomes innovation” as it makes significant investments in infrastructure and regulatory changes.
30-May-2016 - The CRO has opened new offices in Japan as part of its long-term growth strategy in the country – the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market.
26-May-2016 - ClinTec International has opened two new offices in Spain as it prepares for an expanding local clinical trial portfolio and larger outsourcing engagements in the country.
18-Apr-2016 - European CDMO Famar says it will continue making products on behalf of Bayer after acquiring a Canadian manufacturing facility from the firm.
17-Mar-2016 - Eurotrials has opened an office in Mexico City in a bid the dominant CRO in the growing Mexican clinical research market.
14-Mar-2016 - Eurofins has bought Australian QC firm ams Laboratories in a push to expand its biopharma testing services into the Asia-Pacific region.
21-Jan-2016 - Catalent will expand its cGMP facility in Japan to bring secondary packaging and clinical supply services to the region.
14-Jan-2016 - India’s CRO industry is playing catch-up to the generic and manufacturing sectors, according to the departing CEO of one of the largest players, Syngene.
11-Dec-2015 - WuXi PharmaTech and PRA Health Sciences have ended a three year clinical trial management partnership in China.
24-Nov-2015 - The $160bn Pfizer-Allergan megamerger could lead to booking cancellations in the short-term say analysts, but CROs – especially Icon, Parexel and PPD - should ultimately benefit.
05-Nov-2015 - Gaining a foothold in North America would complete Recipharm’s growth strategy in becoming a global CDMO leader, the firm says.
04-Nov-2015 - Three years on, a joint venture with WuXi Pharmatech is underperforming according to PRA management and could be renegotiated when WuXi goes private.
30-Oct-2015 - The fight between CROs for clinical research associates (CRAs) and people with certain other skillsets is hotting up, with both Icon and Quintiles identifying it as an issue faced by...
26-Oct-2015 - The number of clinical trials given the green light in Russia has increased 13% in the third quarter of the year, which could be thanks in part to a reduction...
20-Oct-2015 - An agreement to buy Indian CMO Nitin boosts Recipharm’s presence in emerging markets and plays into its aggressive growth strategy, the firm says.
15-Oct-2015 - Big Pharma has returned to Europe for its API sourcing due to reasons of quality and reliability, according to the European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG).