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.
31-Jul-2014 - Growing pharma demand in China has led SGS Life Sciences to expand its validation testing and lab service offerings at its Shanghai site.
29-Jul-2014 - Increased emphasis on global clinical trials is promoting consolidation of contract research organisations (CROs), according to an industry report by M&A services firm 11T Partners.
28-Jul-2014 - AmerisourceBergen has reported “outstanding operational and financial performance” for the third quarter 2014, and is set to pass the $100bn revenue mark for the fiscal year.
23-Jul-2014 - Germany-based full-service CRO (contract research organization) Accovion has expanded European presence with new offices in Italy, France and Eastern Europe.
22-Jul-2014 - Efficient relationships with contract manufacturers are being held back by Big Pharma’s ‘intellectual arrogance’ and ill-defined operational teams, according to an ex-Director at GlaxoSmithKline.
17-Jul-2014 - West’s new pharmaceutical packaging facility in India will reduce supply lead times for its Asia-Pacific customers, the company says.
15-Jul-2014 - While the overall bioscience industry has seen 7.4% jobs growth between 2001 and 2012, the sector encompassing CROs and other research, testing and medical labs has grown by more than...
09-Jul-2014 - Several international CMOs will establish themselves in Russia over the next few years as pharma looks to satisfy the country's manufacturing policies, the CEO of R-Pharm predicts.
07-Jul-2014 - Sponsors and CROs must ensure that clinical studies are properly designed and that investigators work on a maximum of three trials simultaneously under new guidelines issued by Indian regulators.
24-Jun-2014 - Simbec Research has bought Orion Clinical Services in the latest deal backed by the Welsh Government’s £100m life sciences investment fund.
18-Jun-2014 - Big pharma is moving towards strategic partnerships with CMOs, according to speakers at the Global Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing (GPCM) Conference, with the ideal number of partners being ten.
10-Jun-2014 - Bureaucracy is the biggest problem in accessing the Brazilian clinical research market, according to local CRO Techtrials, who says its expansion into the US was a far easier procedure.
02-Jun-2014 - Sponsors trialling drugs in Asia should insist on the highest manufacturing standards and consider local production to successfully navigate the varied and complex regulations that govern research in the region...
27-May-2014 - Eli Lilly is maintaining greater in-house control as manufacturing processes become more complex, whilst MSD is leveraging external over-capacity to fulfil its needs, the firms told Outsourcing-Pharma.com during a recent...
07-May-2014 - Medpace Laboratories, Singapore will serve and support new and existing Medpace pharmaceutical clients conducting clinical research in the rapidly expanding Asia Pacific region.
05-May-2014 - A mega-merger between Pfizer and AstraZeneca would bring increased business to CROs say Icon and Parexel, if past experiences are to go by.
29-Apr-2014 - As regulators incentivise the development of orphan medicines and high price tags for the drugs continue to rise, logistics specialists are offering new ways to get the drugs to the...
28-Apr-2014 - Toxicology services provider Harlan Laboratories has selected Invenium Pharmacology as its exclusive agent for Harlan’s Contract Research Services (CRS) in Australia, Southeast Asia and New Zealand.
28-Apr-2014 - A stake in Brazil-based wholesaler Profarma will increase AmerisourceBergen’ global presence already strengthened by the World Courier acquisition, the firm says as it reports a robust Q2.
24-Apr-2014 - A new report says the Japanese CRO market is seeing more growth as Japanese pharma firms, which traditionally kept research in-house, are now broadening their horizons to use more outsourcing...
08-Apr-2014 - Bristol-Myers Squibb has extended its partnership with DKSH to provide commercialization and distribution services across Southeast Asia.
01-Apr-2014 - Quality and IP issues are driving firms back to the US and Europe for their contract manufacturing according to experts, but Kemwell says there are still opportunities for Indian CMOs.
25-Mar-2014 - AmerisourceBergen (ABC) plans to buy a minority stake in a Brazilian drug wholesaler and outlined plans for a $100m distribution services joint-venture in the rapidly expanding market.
17-Mar-2014 - Aesica has predicted that CMO sector consolidation will continue and hinted that it is considering strategic acquisitions as a part of a bid to generate $1bn revenue.
13-Mar-2014 - Preclinical CRO Charles River Labs has announced plans to buy discovery services firms Argenta and BioFocus from Galapagos NV.