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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.


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.


IDT Targets Asian Oligo Market with Opening of Singapore Plant

24-Jul-2013 - Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) has opened a facility in Singapore in order to manufacture oligonucleotides for research companies throughout the region.


Will the Asian Clinical Trial Boom Turn to Bust?

18-Jul-2013 - As GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Novartis are embroiled in alleged bribery and data falsification in Asia, CROs will have to a take a hard look at whether their investments in...

Greenphire Teams Ask Ernst & Young to Shed Light on Sunshine Act

10-Jul-2013 - Ernst & Young (E&Y) analysts will try to illuminate the Sunshine Act for Greenphire's customers in the third collaboration the trial payment technology firm has signed in as many weeks....

EU Awards €5.5M to CRO, Other Developers of a New MRSA Vaccine

09-Jul-2013 - A consortium of European vaccine experts, including the Swiss CRO Preclin Biosystems, has received almost €5.5m ($7.1m) from the EU to develop a vaccine against the deadly MRSA bacteria.

US Biotech Interest Spurs Novotech’s Push Further into Asia

02-Jul-2013 - CRO Novotech has added two new clinical research sites in Hong Kong and the Philippines earlier than expected as demand from sponsors, particularly US biotech companies, has spiked.

Bioclinica Predicts Demand for TQT Trials in China

18-Jun-2013 - Bioclinica has partnered with a Chinese hospital citing growing regulatory pressure for cardiac safety studies in the country as the key driver.

Almac Expands Capacity and Workforce with £13.7m Double Expansion

12-Jun-2013 - Investment in Almac’s Northern Ireland plant will keep production costs competitive with low-cost economies, according to the company.

ChoiceOne Seeks Partners for Asia CRO Business

10-Jun-2013 - UK healthcare services firm ChoiceOne wants EU and US partners to help grow is Asia-focused CRO unit, Choice Pharma.

Yusen to Fly AstraZeneca's Drugs to Australia

15-May-2013 - Yusen Logistics has launched a new air freight service to help UK drug major AstraZeneca ship its products to Australia in a new agreement announced today.

Clinical Cymru Can Compete on Costs says PRA

15-May-2013 - PRA International says technology and IT innovation will help it compete with rivals that have moved their service centres to cheaper locations in the East to cut costs.

McKesson Confident FY2014 Will See Revenue Growth

13-May-2013 - Brand-to-generic conversions have been blamed for “somewhat softer than expected” financial results at McKesson, though significant FY2014 direct revenue growth has been predicted.