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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.

Weak pound benefiting UK CROs

17-Aug-2009 - The British pound’s weakness compared to other EU currencies is benefiting UK-based CROs, according to Lab Research (LRI), which attributed the poor performance of its Danish business to the exchange...

EMEA approves Patheon’s Puerto Rico facility

13-Aug-2009 - The EMEA has approved Patheon’s facility in Manati, Puerto Rico, allowing the CMO to import to Europe and improving its fortunes on the island that caused it financial problems in...

China lab services shine for WuXi in Q2

12-Aug-2009 - Wuxi PharmaTech’s China-based laboratory services grew by 23 per cent in Q2, outstripping expectations and resulting in the company revising its guidance for the business segment.

India will take larger share of outsourcing market; report

11-Aug-2009 - India’s outsourcing sector is growing at 43 per cent, according to a new report that predicts the country will take a bigger share of the global market as concerns about...

Millipore buys BioAnaLab to expand in EU

11-Aug-2009 - Millipore has expanded its European biotech services business by acquiring BioAnaLab, a UK-based company that provides analysis of biologics and vaccines.

Ecron Acunova teams up with Essential CRO and Biotrial

03-Aug-2009 - Ecron Acunova’s global partnering team had a busy end to July with the Indian CRO entering into collaboration deals on both sides of the Atlantic to further expand its global...

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Pfizer teams helps Fudan University found clinical data management MSc

03-Aug-2009 - US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has teamed up with China’s Fudan University to set up a Master’s degree programme in clinical data management and statistical programming.

Isogen's new science centre a "unique" clinical service facility

28-Jul-2009 - US firm Isogen says the combination of aseptic filling, engineering and containment know-how on offer at its new Science Center is unique among facilities serving the clinical market.

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Pfizer calls in CBRE to streamline EU operations

27-Jul-2009 - US drug giant Pfizer has called in real estate services firm CB Richard Ellis Group (CBRE) to provide facilities management services at 10 of its European offices.

Developing world trials meet standards and speed drugs to market, says ACRO

22-Jul-2009 -  Clinical trials in the developing world meet the same standards as those in Europe and the US and are vital for accelerating drug development says the Association of Clinical Research...

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Almac Diagnostics Craigavon HQ open for business

22-Jul-2009 -  The new Northern Ireland HQ of Almac’s diagnostics unit was opened last week in a ceremony presided over by renowned cancer specialist Martin Murphy.

Alcan talks still on in wake of Bemis deal, says Amcor

20-Jul-2009 -  Australian group Amcor has confirmed that talks about a takeover of Alcan’s pharmaceutical packaging business are still ongoing but says that no binding agreement has yet been reached.

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PRA opens South Korean office

16-Jul-2009 -  US CRO PRA International has opened a new office in South Korea, further extending its presence in Asia.

LFB picks Lonza for CMO deal

16-Jul-2009 - French biopharmaceutical group LFB has contracted Lonza’s biopharmaceuticals division to make trial supplies of its candidated monoclonal anti-RhD antibody.

“Velos on-demand” launched to help CROs cut spending

13-Jul-2009 -  US software company Velos hopes its new “software as a service” (SaaS) internet offering will attract CROs and Pharma firms seeking low-cost trial management solutions.

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