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.
15-Jan-2013 - Cambridge Major Labs’ (CML) new private-equity investor plans to expand the CMO’s chemistry and API business and assess cross selling synergies with other firms in its portfolio.
14-Jan-2013 - United Parcel Service (UPS) has abandoned its bid to buy Holland-based logistics firm TNT Express after the European Commission said it would block the deal.
09-Jan-2013 - Exela Pharma Sciences will invest $8.5million in its research and manufacturing plant in North Carolina. The venture, to be spread over the next three years, will provide 38 new jobs...
09-Jan-2013 - Swiss supplier Lonza has underlined its belief that ramping up complex manufacturing is key to improving the profitability of its Visp plant.
07-Jan-2013 - Australian CRO Clinical Network Services (CNS) has positioned itself as a “truly regional solution” with the acquisition of New Zealand-based Beltas.
07-Jan-2013 - Synteract will add trial capacity in Europe, Israel and South America through the acquisition of Munich-based Harrison Clinical Research. (HCR).
03-Jan-2013 - Parexel has acquired niche regulatory information management software firm Liquent and raised its guidance for 2013.
03-Jan-2013 - Local knowledge and global experience should be enough to see PRA and Wuxi PharmaTech buck the trend of failed China JVs, says analyst.
12-Dec-2012 - Kemwell AB says new contract from Mercury Pharma is further proof that Sweden is an attractive place for pharmaceutical production.
05-Dec-2012 - Covance says SFDA GLP certification for Shanghai early-phase facility will save sponsors time and money in China and elsewhere.
03-Dec-2012 - The group whose comments on sponsor oversight drew criticism from ACRO says the industry group's preferred ‘trust and verify’ model only works if verification efforts are robust.
03-Dec-2012 - AMRI says the decision to close its second discovery services facility in a year and shift work to Asia reflects changing market demand.
28-Nov-2012 - Post-approval service providers must collect less but more focussed data for successful drug launches, according to INC Research.
27-Nov-2012 - Pfizer is re-jigging its failed virtual trial model and could re-launch the programme as soon as 2013.
27-Nov-2012 - The Indian Government will stamp out “fly by night operators” in its clinical trials sector by plugging "loopholes" in the regulations.
22-Nov-2012 - Sigma-Aldrich has announced a plan to realign its business operations along regional and customer-focused lines.
20-Nov-2012 - The contract sales market is set to hit $3.9bn in 2013, according to visiongain.
14-Nov-2012 - A new personalised medicine-focused partnership for AstraZeneca, expansion in three continents for World Wide clinical and six small CROs team-up to create one super-team. Outsourcing-pharma.com presents a round-up of the...
12-Nov-2012 - Novartis says the decision to reactivate plans for a biotechnology plant in Singapore is unlikely to affect its deal with Lonza.
08-Nov-2012 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com is in Hamburg,Germany this week to meet the CROs, sponsors and academics gathered at PCT Europe to discuss the future of partnerships in clinical trials.
23-Oct-2012 - Xcelience is shopping for a European distributor after opening a new clinical trial supply facility in the US.
16-Oct-2012 - Make information about generic production readily available when working with vendors in emerging markets for quicker US approval, says the FDA.
08-Oct-2012 - Symbiosis has opened a new sterile manufacturing facility in Scotland for clinical trial drug supply.
04-Oct-2012 - Icon has forged an alliance with the South Korean Government in a bid to boost local trial activity.
03-Oct-2012 - Catalent and Parexel have teamed up to offer clinical trial material supply services.