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Eurotrials hires AmeriStart for US promotions

06-May-2009 - CRO Eurotrials has brought in US business consultant AmeriStart to publicise and sell its trial services to pharmaceutical and biotech firms in North America.

One-way, temp-controlled shipping will cut export costs, says Pharmafreight

05-May-2009 -  Pharmafreight and Kryotrans have teamed up to offer a one-way, temperature-controlled shipping service that they claim will help pharmaceutical exporters cut costs and boost efficiency. 

CPI adds TrialMaster EDC tech to offering

27-Apr-2009 - German CRO Clinicalprojects International (CPI) will begin providing its customers with the TrialMaster EDC solution though a deal with developer OmniComm. 

Hovione shows off Irish API plant

23-Apr-2009 -  API maker Hovione’s manufacturing facility in Cork, Ireland was unveiled at an opening ceremony yesterday just two weeks after the previous owner, global drug giant Pfizer, formally handed over the...

Chiltern buys Brazilian CRO Vigiun

20-Apr-2009 -  UK CRO Chiltern International has bought Brazilian counterpart Vigiun, building on the South American presence it set up last year in Argentina.

ChemDiv buys Russia’s Prudentas

20-Apr-2009 -  US clinical trials firm ChemDiv has bought Russian CRO Prudentas, boosting its presence in the country at a time when the treatment naïve populations in Eastern Europe are increasingly catching...

Recruitment a growing problem for trials, says CEI

17-Apr-2009 - Finding appropriate subjects in the booming trials market is a major stumbling block for drug firms and CROs, according to a new study by US market analysts Cutting Edge Information

GVK - Excel alliance reaches from India to China

16-Apr-2009 -  Companies seeking research services in India and China will now be able to use a single contact following an alliance between GVK BIO and Excel, which the companies claim is...

US CMOs economy proof in the long term, says F&S

15-Apr-2009 -  The US contract manufacturing sector is strong enough to bounce back from any short-term slow down caused by the credit crisis, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan...

Radiant broadens Indian clinical research Spectrum

14-Apr-2009 -  Cincinnati, US site management organisation (SMO) Radiant Research says that growing industry demand for trials outside the US is the key motivation for the link up with India’s Spectrum Clinical...

Piramal moves UK API operations

06-Apr-2009 -  Piramal Healthcare is switching its UK API making operations to Morpeth, Nothumberland after a downturn in the Indian CMO’s international business cut capacity utilisation at its former base in Huddersfield...

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Patheon forms alliance with India’s Kemwell

02-Apr-2009 -  Patheon and India’s Kemwell have formed an alliance under which they will refer and market each others' services to development and manufacturing clients

Catalent sells French solid dose plant to Bavaria

02-Apr-2009 -  US contracting giant Catalent Pharma Solutions has sold its manufacturing unit in Osny, France to Germany’s Bavaria Industriekapital. 

Bayer’s engineering affiliate opens up in India

01-Apr-2009 -  Bayer Technology Services GmbH, an affiliate of Germany's Bayer, has opened its first regional office in India, enlarging its presence in the fast-growing Asian markets.  

Preclinical CRO Porsolt expands in France, US

31-Mar-2009 - Porsolt, a French contract research organisation (CRO) specialising in preclinical pharmacology services, has said it plans to open a new facility in Europe as well as boost its presence on...

Lilly seals cardiovascular R&D deal with Zydus

31-Mar-2009 -  Eli Lilly’s pursuit of outsourcing deals continues unabated with the pharma major entering into a cardiovascular R&D collaboration with Zydus Cadila that has been described as a “new paradigm for...

Patheon seeks legal advice on JLL hostile bid

30-Mar-2009 -  The committee set up by Patheon to review the unsolicited bid by private equity firm JLL to take control of the firm has asked for advice on the legality of...

SAFC launches service to secure supply chain

30-Mar-2009 -  SAFC has launched its Vendor Audit Services that are designed to increase clients’ confidence in the supply chain by providing traceability and quality confirmation of raw materials.

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Almac completes 1st stage construction of US facility

30-Mar-2009 -  Almac Clinical Service finished the first stage of construction at its $78m (€59m) facility in Pennsylvania, US last week, setting the final piece of steel framing in place in a...

Pharma mega mergers a boon for Patheon's restructuring service, says CEO

25-Mar-2009 -  The global economic downturn, impending blockbuster patent expiries and the wave of consolidation sweeping the pharmaceutical industry will drive demand for Patheon’s restructuring service according to CEO Wesley Wheeler. ...

Vetter launches VPI subsidiary

24-Mar-2009 -  Vetter Pharma-Fertigung (VPF), a specialist provider of pre-filled injection systems, has formed a new subsidiary, Vetter Pharma International (VPI) to take charge of sales, marketing and customer services. 

Packaging feeling effects of downturn, says Alcan pharmaceutical packaging president

23-Mar-2009 - Michael Schmitt, president of Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging, believes a recovery in the global economy, the increasing demand for quality and the emergence of markets like India and Brazil will...

SGS opens new micro test lab in China

23-Mar-2009 -  SGS Life Science Services opened a new microbiology testing laboratory in Shanghai, China to offer cGMP compliant API testing services for method development and validation.  

SGS opens new micro test lab in China

23-Mar-2009 -  SGS Life Science Services opened a new microbiology testing laboratory in Shanghai, China to offer cGMP compliant API testing services for method development and validation.  

IPECs may emerge in Latin America, India

16-Mar-2009 - The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) – currently represented by divisions in Europe, the Americas, Japan and China – could see sister organisations open up in Latin America and India...

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