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Clinical trials around the globe

08-Sep-2009 - Where are more clinical trials being conducted, Italy or Illinois, Macau or Mongolia? Outsourcing-Pharma explores these questions and more using interactive maps displaying trials registered with

B-MS outsources manufacture of products in 5 year deal

08-Sep-2009 - Bristol-Myers Squibb (B-MS) has outsourced the manufacture of some of its products to Sigma Pharmaceuticals, an Australia-based company that also bought a facility from the big pharma for A$60m ($51.7m)....

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Vivo Bio teams up with Malaysian authorities on Primate lab

08-Sep-2009 - Indian contract research organisation (CRO) Vivo Bio Tech will set up a primate laboratory in Malaysia’s Melaka State in a collaborative effort to boost the regions pre-clinical testing capability.

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CMOs take note: DCGI sole issuer of GMP certs from October

07-Sep-2009 - Soon CMOs seeking GMP accreditation in India will need to contact the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), which will be the only body issuing certificates from next month onwards.

PharmaForm streamlined as Akela Pharma restructures

04-Sep-2009 - US contract services firm PharmaForm has cut its workforce to 65 employees in a restructuring plan that parent company Akela Pharma said optimises its client support infrastructure.

JLL says Lonza’s $460m Patheon bid is “hostile”

04-Sep-2009 - US investment group JLL has described Lonza’s rival offer for Patheon as “a hostile attempt to adversely impact [the Canadian contractor’s] competitive position.”

Evotec buys in India to quicken drug development services

04-Sep-2009 - By acquiring a stake in India-based RSIPL Evotec believes it can offer clients quicker drug development services, an important aspect of coping with attrition, because larger teams of chemists are...

Indian registered clinical trials soar

03-Sep-2009 - Clinical trials registered in India have soared in the past 12 months, as the nation has shifted its policy on recording full study details from voluntary to advisory and in...

Californian budget deficit poses “real risk” to biotech investment

02-Sep-2009 - The Californian budget deficit presents a “real risk to future biotech investments”, according to the CEO of BayBio who explained to how the industry now has a difficult relationship with...

Synexus brings high recruitment rate methods to new sites in Poland

02-Sep-2009 - Synexus is meeting the rising demand for its services, which it says can dramatically increase recruitment rates, by acquiring clinical trial sites in Poland and is hoping to expand in...

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Clinilabs adds Asian cost efficiencies with H&J deal

02-Sep-2009 - US CRO Clinilabs hopes its new link up with Chinese counterpart H&J CRO International will allow it to “manage early phase and specialty studies in the US, while offering our...

Cobra wins Adenovirus contract in buoyant EU biotech sector

01-Sep-2009 - Cobra Biomanufacturing’s new Adenovirus manufacturing and process services contract is further evidence of the health of EU biologicals market, according to business development manager Philip Ridley-Smith.

goBalto adds sites in “high growth” Latin American market

01-Sep-2009 - Drug development partnering site goBalto’s addition of Latin American clinical sites to its database in a deal with Chilean CRO Clinical Trials Support (CTS) is timely given the pharma and...

Drug and cosmetics CMOs to benefit from Coca-Cola’s India win

01-Sep-2009 - Pharmaceutical and cosmetics contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs) in India can now claim tax credit on their advertising spend following a recent appeal court victory for US beverage giant Coca-Cola.

SourceSolution and bioprocessUK hope to boost UK contracting sector

27-Aug-2009 - US software group SourceSolution has signed a co-marketing deal with bioProcessUK they claim will help UK pharma contractors raise their global profiles and find new drug industry clients.

Number of trials registered with Russia’s RZN falls 17% in Q2

27-Aug-2009 - The number of registered clinical trials in Russia slipped in Q2, with the country attracting fewer international sponsors and regulatory inspections than in pervious years.

Siro Clinpharm and CambReg offer path through Europe's regulatory maze

26-Aug-2009 - Indian CRO Siro Clinpharm has set its sights on the European research market, signing a deal with UK based CambReg that it hopes will offer customers a path through the...

CRL teams up with Quotient for new European lab

25-Aug-2009 - US analysis group CRL will set up a new laboratory at Quotient Bioresearch’s facility in Cambridge in the UK, in a collaboration designed to expand the US company’s business on...

Encorium plans liquidation if subsidiary sold

25-Aug-2009 - Encorium plans to liquidate if it can negotiate the sale of its Finland-based business, which could happen in the fourth quarter.

Will Lonza's $460m Patheon offer trigger bidding war?

24-Aug-2009 - Canadian contractor Patheon has welcomed the $460m (€321m) takeover offer from Switzerland's Lonza that could, according to some observers, spark a bidding war with rival suitor, US group JLL Patheon...

Catalent sharpens clinical focus with new business unit

24-Aug-2009 - Catalent has combined its analytical science, regulatory and trial supply operations into a new clinical segment designed to offer customers a more focused and integrated service.

Pfizer and Private Access team up for trial recruitment website

20-Aug-2009 - US drug giant Pfizer has joined the growing list of organisations seeking to boost trial recruitment via the web, teaming up with IT firm Private Access to create a website...

CenterWatch and TrialX hope to boost recruitment via web 2.0

19-Aug-2009 - A new partnership between CenterWatch and TrialX may help boost flagging recruitment rates by “helping patients more easily and rapidly connect with relevant clinical trials.”

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Pharm-Olam and JSS focus on global post-market sector

19-Aug-2009 - US mid-sized CRO Pharm-Olam says its new partnership with Canadian counterpart JSS Medical Research will provide pharma, biotech and nutraceutical industry clients with both top tier analysis and a global...

Amcor halts share trading; is Alcan Pharma Packaging deal close?

17-Aug-2009 - Amcor has temporarily halted trading on the Australian stock exchange, fuelling rumours that the group is finally about to move for Rio Tinto’s Alcan pharmaceutical packaging unit.

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