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Icon: FY13 bolstered by M&A strategy, bolt-on acqusitions to continue

24-Feb-2014 - Icon says it intends to continue its M&A strategy focusing on capabilities, geographies and technologies as it reports a robust 2013.

DKSH gets the Glory citing increased demand for Asian expansion services

19-Feb-2014 - DKSH has acquired Macau-based distributor Glory and says demand for Asian market access is being driven from both Western and local pharma firms.

Parexel tops analysts’ revenue, EPS expectations for Q2

03-Feb-2014 - Parexel narrowly beat investment analysts’ earnings per share and revenue expectations as consolidated service revenue hit $487.1m.

Quintiles says size matters when it comes to strategic deals

22-Jan-2014 - CEO Tom Pike emphasised Quintiles’ credentials as a Big Pharma collaborator and highlighted personalised medicines as a key driver for the CRO at an investment conference last week.

AMRI targeting higher tech manufacturing and generics as Burlington booms

20-Jan-2014 - AMRI says it intends to expand its fill/finish capability and progress its business into higher value technology following the recent all clear at its once troubled Burlington facility.

CRL looks to strategic alliances to drive growth across changing clientbase

20-Jan-2014 - Strategic relationships with both big pharma and mid-tier firms will drive future growth, says Charles River laboratories (CRL).

Wuxi slightly raises financial expectations for 2013

20-Jan-2014 - WuXi PharmaTech has raised its 2013 financial guidance and now expects to achieve total revenues for 2013 of approximately $578m (€424m). 

AMEC to expand pharma plant design biz with $3bn Foster Wheeler buy

13-Jan-2014 - AMEC has announced its plan to buy US  firm Foster Wheeler AG for $3.2bn (€2.3bn) in a deal that includes the latter’s pharmaceutical plant design services business.

Recipharm to sell drug co-developed with Astimex, signs new manufacturing deal

18-Dec-2013 - CMO Recipharm has set out to sell a new own-brand infectious disease medication it developed in partnership with fellow Sweden-based firm Astimex Pharma.

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. 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.

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