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DIA 2013

In June, Boston became more than a feeling for the CROs, services providers and regulatory experts who gathered there for the 49th annual meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA). was there to track down the latest news and developments. Here's what we found out. 

News from DIA

EMA Says International Collaboration and New Laws Mean Reliable API Imports

01-Jul-2013 - The EMA says new import laws and international collaboration means European drugmakers can now rely on the quality of APIs made outside the European Union.

Dispatches from DIA

CROs, Sponsors Yet to Cement Appropriate Risk-Sharing Models, Execs Say

01-Jul-2013 - Sponsors are piling on more responsibilities for their CRO partners, but the question of how that will translate into increases in risk and profit sharing is a point of contention.

Dispatches from DIA

US FDA-EMA QbD Harmonisation Pilot Progressing Slowly

27-Jun-2013 - The parallel QbD (Quality by Design) application review program by the US FDA and EMA is slowly revealing the differences between the two agencies but will never result in identical...

Dispatches from DIA

DIA delegates welcome Cloudy forecast

26-Jun-2013 - Apparently some folks at DIA weren't discussing 'cloud-based' solutions this year but, as didn't find them, here's the news from those who are adding a little cumulonimbus to their...

Dispatches from DIA

China, Taiwan Begin Shift to Regulatory Convergence

26-Jun-2013 - In a momentous first for both countries, regulatory officials from China and Taiwan sat down at the same table on Tuesday and discussed their relatively similar ideas around the regulation...


Backlog to the Future: DIA 2013 in pictures

25-Jun-2013 - Outsourcing-Pharma has come to Boston, US for DIA 2013. Best promotion we've seen so far is Medidata Solutions' tie up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Go get a photo with...

Dispatches from DIA 2013

Parexel CEO: Growth Rate Slowing to Manageable Pace

25-Jun-2013 - Parexel’s growth rate has slowed recently to a pace that the company can more easily keep up with than in years past, CEO Josef von Rickenbach told us at DIA’s...

Private Equity Snatches PRA for $1.3B

25-Jun-2013 - Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) has purchased PRA International for $1.3B, which is about $500M more than previous private equity owner Genstar paid in 2007.

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