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GSK mulls making target-free sales model a requirement for contractors

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.

China PDX market growing PDQ: Crown Bioscience to set up mouse trial centre

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.

Venn continues growth with $1.1m purchase of Northern Irish CRO

10-Dec-2013 - Venn Life Sciences has purchased Belfast, UK CRO Medevol in its second acquisition in as many months.

US FDA sued for alleged 'unlawful' detention of API batch destined for CMO

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...

Patheon announces UK expansion and posts improved financials for fiscal 2013

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.

Dispatches from PCT

Regulatory costs will rise, fines will increase, expert warns

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.

PCT - Day 2

Ultravox wrong: Vienna 'everything' to CROs this week

19-Nov-2013 - CROs from across Europe and beyond have gathered in Vienna, Austria this week for Partnerships in Clinical Trials' (PCT) European congress. Outsourcing-pharma.com will be covering the show live.

Venn acquires German CRO and says there's more to come

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.

News in brief

Catalent clinical supply plant opens its doors in China

18-Nov-2013 - Catalent has cut the ribbon on its Clinical Supply facility in China just months after construction began.

News in brief

Synexus sets up Poland office

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.

US FDA gives green light for WuXi intermediate manufacturing

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.

Recipharm targets German-speaking region for development opportunities

21-Oct-2013 - Recipharm has partnered with market entry firm FHS Unternehmensberatung to target development projects in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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Jubilant eyes manufacturing expansions in US, India

17-Oct-2013 - CMO Jubilant LifeSciences is expanding at least four of its five manufacturing plants in the US and India as growth continues.

Parexel strikes another eClinical deal in Asia

15-Oct-2013 - Parexel has teamed up with Japanese trial management services firm Fuijitsu Systems West in an agreement that underlines the CROs eClinical growth ambitions in Asia.

Cmed to open offices to service East and West Coast clients

14-Oct-2013 - The Cmed Group has realigned its US operations with two new offices planned to suit the geographical needs of its clients.

Kemwell inks first deal at new Indian biomanufacturing plant

01-Oct-2013 - Kemwell says it hopes to attract more Western customers following the first development and manufacture contract from its new Indian facility.

Chinese drugmakers eyeing West must up quality, says Diapharm

30-Sep-2013 - Chinese manufacturers looking to enter European markets must improve their quality standards, according to consultancy firm Diapharm.

Patheon's Q3 Sales and CMO Business Bolstered by Banner Integration

09-Sep-2013 - Patheon has reported increased revenue growth for Q3 2013 following the full completion of Banner and says more industry consolidation is likely.

PSI Makes Further Inroads into Italy, South Africa and India

05-Sep-2013 - Full-Service CRO PSI is expanding into Italy, South Africa and India as part of a push to gain a more global presence for clients.

Report: CRO Growth in 2012 Driven by Quintiles

02-Sep-2013 - CROs across the board saw revenue increase by more than 10% between 2011 and 2012, which was largely fuelled by Quintiles' growth, according to a new report.

Yusen Commences Pharma Storage in "Fast Growing" Thai Market

02-Sep-2013 - Rapid growth in demand for pharmaceutical storage solutions could lead to Yusen working with its competitors, the firm says as it opens a 40,000m2 warehouse in Thailand.

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Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici Expands IMCD Promotion Deal

26-Aug-2013 - IMCD Group will promote APIs made by Italian firm FIS in territories in Eastern Europe and the Southern hemisphere under a new agreement. 

TransCelerate Aims to Ease Trial Comparator Sourcing

19-Aug-2013 - The TransCelerate BioPharma industry group has launched its clinical trial comparator network to establish a reliable means for sourcing quality drugs for clinical trials. 

United Drug Takes Next Spanish Step with €12m Expansis Buy

01-Aug-2013 - Ireland-based commercialization services firm United Drug has announced plans to buy Spanish contract pharmaceutical sales group Expansis for €12m ($15m).

S Africa Conducive Environment for Clinical Trials, says PSI

31-Jul-2013 - Regulatory support encourages international clinical trials in South Africa, according to PSI who is expanding services in the region.