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.
01-Oct-2014 - Australia’s largest clinical CRO Novotech has expanded its services into China with a new office in Shanghai.
22-Sep-2014 - Political instability in Ukraine has not diminished international drug industry desire to conduct clinical trials there according to a new report.
18-Sep-2014 - Following the recent IPO from Catalent, has private equity called time on the CDMO industry? Outsourcing-pharma’s Dan Stanton thinks it has for now.
18-Sep-2014 - Pharma service companies looking to access the growing Philippine and Indonesian markets have been invited to join a Public-Private trade mission by the US Department of Commerce.
17-Sep-2014 - As contract manufacturers continue to consolidate , some in the industry are questioning whether the resulting companies have the ability to offer the same services as the former individual companies.
16-Sep-2014 - In a venture with plasma products manufacturer Octapharma, DHL has opened a €3.4m ($4.4m) cold-chain logistics centre in Germany for the pharma and life sciences industries.
08-Sep-2014 - The high cost and complexity of producing biopharmaceuticals for clinical trials limits supplies and makes effective logistics even more important than for small molecule studies says Almac.
01-Sep-2014 - CRO Synexus has expanded its presence in “the gateway to Africa” by acquiring the Helderberg Clinical Trials Centre (HCTC) in Capetown.
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.