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.
25-May-2015 - A recent spate of activity - including the acquisition of a Japanese CRO and a secondary equity offering - has boosted Quintiles’ investment appeal, an analyst says.
14-May-2015 - With WuXi pushing full steam ahead in its bid to go private, one expert says that the company may be envious of a competing CRO -- Hangzhou Tigermed, which is...
22-Apr-2015 - Understanding international regulatory demands, manufacturing standards and overcoming cultural barriers are key for Asian drugmakers looking to enter Western markets, says market access CRO ELC Group.
17-Apr-2015 - Quintiles on Thursday announced the selection of Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as the company’s first “Prime Site” in Latin America, adding to the company’s network of investigative sites...
15-Apr-2015 - Competition in the notoriously tight-lipped CRO (contract research organization) and CMO (contract manufacturing organization) industries is getting fiercer as outsourcing picks up, though that hasn’t stopped one Chinese company from...
08-Apr-2015 - The reputation of Indian clinical trials has been damaged by the “unjustified” suspension of medicines tested by GVK Biosciences, Pharmexcil says as it attacks the evidence submitted by French regulators.
11-Mar-2015 - Following its three acquisitions over the last year, AMRI is now looking to extend its footprint into India further with the acquisition of a FDA-approved API site, William Marth, president...
05-Mar-2015 - Higher capacity utilization is improving prices across the non-clinical research sector according to Huntingdon Life Sciences CEO Brian Cass, who told Outsourcing-pharma.com the preclinical CRO may add scale to US...
05-Mar-2015 - Irix Pharmaceuticals will cater for North American customers’ desire for local supply according to Patheon, which says it plans to retain the API firm’s 180 staff.
27-Jan-2015 - Sales of consumables and analytical tools grew 20% in India in 2014 due to demand from generic drugmakers, says Waters Corporation.
22-Jan-2015 - PPD is expanding its GMP services in Ireland to support regulatory requirements for the growing number of biopharmaceutical drugs in development.
15-Jan-2015 - AstraZeneca and Baxter are opting to transport pharmaceuticals by ocean and land routes as costs and cold chain security drive a drop in air freight.
07-Jan-2015 - The $43bn (€36bn) megamerger between Medtronic and Covidien is one step closer after shareholders voted to approval the deal yesterday.
18-Dec-2014 - Cromos Pharma has launched a free or reduced cost trial model to help small and mid-sized drugmakers overcome the funding Catch-22 that can derail development efforts.
15-Dec-2014 - WuXi PharmaTech is increasing its presence in the US announcing the opening of offices on the East and West coast.
15-Dec-2014 - GVK Biosciences has called marketing authorisation withdrawals by various European regulators “disproportionate,” arguing that ECG results at centre of data manipulation investigation have no bearing on safety.
11-Dec-2014 - Pharma companies have called on the Swedish government to prevent manufacturing going the way of R&D and leaving the country, after AstraZeneca closed its research in Lund in 2012.
04-Dec-2014 - Meda has terminated a manufacturing contract with Recipharm which says a facility in Sweden and up to 60 jobs could be at threat.
04-Dec-2014 - CRO industry group ACRO has welcomed a US NIH draft policy promoting use of a single IRB for site reviews per institute-backed multi-centre study, arguing that the approach would accelerate trials...
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.
01-Dec-2014 - The pace of recruitment is the biggest challenge in carrying out trials in Eastern Europe, says Mabion which has extended an agreement with local CRO Altiora for its biosimilar study.
24-Nov-2014 - Rottendorf is looking to break from being “the best kept secret in the CMO world” by targeting the thousands of virtual and SME pharma firms in the US, according to its CEO....
10-Nov-2014 - The IPO boom for CROs is kicking off with INC Research’s stock offering, which as of Friday afternoon saw a nearly 10% rise, meaning the company raised more than $150m.
10-Nov-2014 - The Chinese authorities are supplementing their current regulations around clinical trials with new mandates for the hospitals that conduct the studies.
16-Oct-2014 - Strategic relationships with contract manufacturers are becoming the standard, but big and small pharma demands differ considerably according to the two largest CDMOs, DPx and Catalent.