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.
10-Mar-2014 - WuXi PharmaTech has revealed that demand for its manufacturing services increased significantly last year and forecast that its "open access" approach will help it sustain growth into 2014.
10-Mar-2014 - In a sign of further consolidation, CRO INC Research has acquired CRO MEK Consulting and will absorb its more than 40 employees based in the Middle East and north Africa.
03-Mar-2014 - Scientists developing vaccines for potentially deadly diseases like influenza, SARS and HIV struggle to find a CRO with the right capabilities according to contractor TNO Triskelion.
25-Feb-2014 - CRO Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin hospital in Berlin are collaborating to increase the volume of clinical trials conducted in Germany.
24-Feb-2014 - Icon says it intends to continue its M&A strategy focusing on capabilities, geographies and technologies as it reports a robust 2013.
19-Feb-2014 - DKSH has acquired Macau-based distributor Glory and says demand for Asian market access is being driven from both Western and local pharma firms.
03-Feb-2014 - Parexel narrowly beat investment analysts’ earnings per share and revenue expectations as consolidated service revenue hit $487.1m.
22-Jan-2014 - CEO Tom Pike emphasised Quintiles’ credentials as a Big Pharma collaborator and highlighted personalised medicines as a key driver for the CRO at an investment conference last week.
20-Jan-2014 - AMRI says it intends to expand its fill/finish capability and progress its business into higher value technology following the recent all clear at its once troubled Burlington facility.
20-Jan-2014 - Strategic relationships with both big pharma and mid-tier firms will drive future growth, says Charles River laboratories (CRL).
20-Jan-2014 - WuXi PharmaTech has raised its 2013 financial guidance and now expects to achieve total revenues for 2013 of approximately $578m (€424m).
13-Jan-2014 - AMEC has announced its plan to buy US firm Foster Wheeler AG for $3.2bn (€2.3bn) in a deal that includes the latter’s pharmaceutical plant design services business.
18-Dec-2013 - CMO Recipharm has set out to sell a new own-brand infectious disease medication it developed in partnership with fellow Sweden-based firm Astimex Pharma.
18-Dec-2013 - Contract sales and marketing people who want to work for GSK should think about adopting the new target-free remuneration policy the UK pharmaceutical firm outlined earlier this week.
11-Dec-2013 - The increasingly crowded Chinese preclinical model market gained a new entrant last month with US preclinical CRO Crown Bioscience partnering with Shanghai academics to set up a research centre.
10-Dec-2013 - Venn Life Sciences has purchased Belfast, UK CRO Medevol in its second acquisition in as many months.
05-Dec-2013 - A lawsuit alleging that the US FDA unlawfully detained a batch of acetaminophen API destined for CMO Gemini Pharmaceuticals could have significant impact on the drug industry's definition of an...
03-Dec-2013 - Soon to merge CMO Patheon has increased solid dosage form production capacity at its site in the UK and posted an improved set of preliminary results for the financial year.
21-Nov-2013 - Economic uncertainty and a bleak fiscal outlook will lead to over-regulation and increased fines in the clinical trial industry, according to an economic expert at PCT.
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18-Nov-2013 - Venn Life Sciences has broadened its global footprint with the acquisition of a German CRO and says it is looking for more growth opportunities.
18-Nov-2013 - Catalent has cut the ribbon on its Clinical Supply facility in China just months after construction began.
04-Nov-2013 - Patient recruitment firm Synexus has opened a new office in Wroclaw, Poland in the latest stage in in expansion in the country.
30-Oct-2013 - The US FDA has completed a pre-approval inspection at a Wuxi PharmaTech facility in order for the firm to manufacture a new intermediate for a client.
21-Oct-2013 - Recipharm has partnered with market entry firm FHS Unternehmensberatung to target development projects in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.