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Globalisation

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.

Synteract sets up in Czech Republic joining CRO CEE rush

24-Jun-2009 -  Synteract will open an office in Prague in the Czech Republic, joining the growing number of CROs to offer sponsors access to treatment naive populations in Central and Eastern Europe...

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Downturn bad for Indian CMOs but only short-term, says BMI

22-Jun-2009 -  While contract manufacturing organisations (CMO) will see demand fall short-term, ultimately, the global downturn will benefit the India’s pharmaceutical industry, says BMI.

Quintiles sets up in Ghana to boost recruitment pool

17-Jun-2009 -  UK CRO Quintiles Transnational has set up an office in Accra, Ghana in a move it claims allows it to recruit trial participants from sub-Saharan Africa’s estimated 760m residents....

Large pharmas turning to 3PL to cut costs

17-Jun-2009 -  Large pharma companies will increase the level of supply chain activities they outsource in the next few years but smaller businesses are predicted to keep them in-house, according to a...

DZS rolls out ClinPlus CTMS for complex trials

16-Jun-2009 -  US group DZS Software Solutions says its new web ClinPlus CTMS technology will help sponsors and CROs ensure that trial procedures are being followed and eliminate redundant study management systems....

Biologics contracting worth $2.6bn this year, says HiTec

11-Jun-2009 -  Demand for biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing will grow 16 per cent a year over the next five years, according to analysis by US market research group HighTech Business Decisions.

CBI targets “boom” in peptide outsourcing market

10-Jun-2009 - Commonwealth Biotechnologies (CBI) is set to acquire China-based peptide manufacturer GL Biochem, which it believes will create a dominant force in the non-GMP segment of the market.

Syntagon “cuts out middlemen” with China office

09-Jun-2009 -  Swedish CRO Syntagon has set up an office in Shanghai, China to forge stronger links with a broader range of local raw materials suppliers, saving its customers time and money....

Kemwell & Boehringer collaborate on biologics

09-Jun-2009 -  CMO Kemwell is receiving technical assistance from Boehringer Ingelheim for the construction of its new biotech facility, which is designed to marry European technology with Indian low cost manufacturing.

MDS expands Taiwan capacity in early stage focus

09-Jun-2009 -  MDS Pharma Services is renovating and expanding its Taiwanese discovery pharmacology operation in response to growing global demand for work performed in Asia.

GE unveils modular approach to facility validation

03-Jun-2009 -  GE Healthcare hopes its new modular validation platform (MVP) will change the way drugmakers think about how they create new plants and bring existing manufacturing facilities up to code. ...

Kendle further expands Asia-Pacific presence

02-Jun-2009 -  US CRO Kendle has set up three units in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, further demonstrating the growing importance of the Asia Pacific for the contract research sector.

PRA opens drug safety centre in Brazil

01-Jun-2009 -  PRA International has opened a drug safety centre in São Paulo, Brazil, expanding its presence in Latin America and bringing its array of services to a new market.

Power outages cost India $9.2bn in 2008

01-Jun-2009 -  Power outages cost India $9.2bn (€6.5bn) in 2008, according to a report, with the disruptions causing direct losses in numerous sectors, including pharma and biotech.

BKK sets up in Japan to combat recruitment lag

28-May-2009 -  US Patient recruitment specialist BBK Worldwide has set up a unit in Osaka, Japan to improve enrolment rates for studies in the country and help local pharma and biotech firms...

20 years of clinical trial globalisation - interactive feature

27-May-2009 -  In an exclusive feature combining interactive maps with written analysis Outsourcing-Pharma explores the spread of FDA registered investigators beyond the US’ border over the past 20 years.

Minakem adds EU API capacity to compete with Asia

20-May-2009 -  Fine chemicals firm Minakem believes that manufacturing capacity added by its newly acquired API plant in Dunkirk, France will reduce costs and help it compete on a global scale.  ...

WuXi operating income down 25% in Q1

18-May-2009 -  WuXi PharmaTech’s operating income fell by 25 per cent in Q1, in part because of an 81 per cent drop in revenues from manufacturing, but the company reconfirmed its 2009...

The rise and spread of CROs – interactive feature

18-May-2009 -  Outsourcing-Pharma explores the rise and globalisation of contract research organisations (CRO) through exclusive interactive graphics, providing a unique perspective on the industries major players.

Global trials call for global ethics, says NEJM study

14-May-2009 -  The increasingly global clinical trial sector demands more effective ethical and regulatory scrutiny according to a study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)....

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.