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.
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).
19-Aug-2015 - There’s little chance US companies will consider Iran as a venue for pharmaceutical contract manufacturing, even in the current era of limited détente between the two countries, experts say....
20-Jul-2015 - Indian CRO Syngene has received approval for its IPO prospectus paving the way to spin out from its parent company Biocon.
01-Jul-2015 - As the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory System (MERS) slows in South Korea, logistics supplier Marken has been granted government permission to deliver the first direct to patient (DTP) shipments...
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.