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Waters 2014: Global growth led by generic drugmakers in India

27-Jan-2015 - Sales of consumables and analytical tools grew 20% in India in 2014 due to demand from generic drugmakers, says Waters Corporation.

PPD adds cell-based assay services in Ireland to service EU demand

22-Jan-2015 - PPD is expanding its GMP services in Ireland to support regulatory requirements for the growing number of biopharmaceutical drugs in development.

Ocean rises for drug transportation due to cost and cold chain concerns

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.

Shareholder nod for Medtronic and Covidien's $43bn 'strategic' merger

07-Jan-2015 - The $43bn (€36bn) megamerger between Medtronic and Covidien is one step closer after shareholders voted to approval the deal yesterday.

Cromos offers free clinical trials to cash-strapped small and mid-sized pharmas

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.

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WuXi to bolster US presence with Boston and San Francisco offices

15-Dec-2014 - WuXi PharmaTech is increasing its presence in the US announcing the opening of offices on the East and West coast.

Europe's response "disproportionate" says GVK Biosciences

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.

After AZ R&D exit, CMOs anxious to keep pharma in the country

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.

Meda cuts Recipharm contract: Swedish plant and jobs under threat

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.

CROs encouraged by new NIH policy calling for single IRB to speed trials

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...

From CPHI India 2014

Indian manufacturing problems spur growth... for testing companies

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.

Mabion extends agreement with Croatian CRO for Mabthera biosimilar study

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.

German CMO looks to grow US biz through rise in SMEs and virtual pharma

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....

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INC stock launches up almost 10% as CEO says business as usual

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.

China sets new requirements for hospitals running clinical trials

10-Nov-2014 - The Chinese authorities are supplementing their current regulations around clinical trials with new mandates for the hospitals that conduct the studies. 

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CDMO strategic deals 'the new standard,' say Catalent and DPx, but big and small pharma demands differ

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.

Novotech moves into China with new Shanghai office after requests from US and EU customers

01-Oct-2014 - Australia’s largest clinical CRO Novotech has expanded its services into China with a new office in Shanghai.

Ukraine still attracting Quintiles, PPD, Icon, Parexel and INC says study

22-Sep-2014 - Political instability in Ukraine has not diminished international drug industry desire to conduct clinical trials there according to a new report.


Public or private: Where Catalent goes, will other CMOs follow?

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.

US gov rallies industry to join mission to Indonesia and the Phillipines

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.

Dispatches from ChemOutsourcing

CMO consolidation: Do biopharma partners see any benefits?

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. 

DHL and Octapharma open cold-chain logistics centre in Germany

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.

Biologics trials: the ‘stretched’ global supply chain

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.

Synexus acquires fourth trial site in South Africa

01-Sep-2014 - CRO Synexus has expanded its presence in “the gateway to Africa” by acquiring the Helderberg Clinical Trials Centre (HCTC) in Capetown.

SGS expands Shanghai lab in response to growing pharma demand

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.

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