26-Nov-2015 - New acquisition Sigma Aldrich will play a part in African growth plans in addition to giving it a presence in the preclinical services sector says Merck*.
26-Nov-2015 - Preclinical CRO Biopta will add stem cell programming tech to its offering, expand in Japan and nearly double its workforce under new owner, Reprocell.
25-Nov-2015 - Reprocell has entered the CRO space through the acquisition of preclinical discovery services Biopta.
24-Nov-2015 - Charles River has acquired German preclinical CRO Oncotest GmbH in a €34m ($36m) cash deal.
23-Nov-2015 - Cyprotex has expanded its toxicology offering with a new in silico technology it claims will reduce preclinical costs and cut the number of animal studies required.
23-Nov-2015 - Abcam has acquired monoclonal antibody production specialist AxioMx in a deal worth up to $45m (€42m).
12-Nov-2015 - A strategic discovery partnership signed with Sanofi in March has helped grow Evotec's revenues by over 50%, the German CRO reports.
05-Nov-2015 - Charles River has reported strong Q3 sales despite weakness in Japan and plans to grab space in emerging early discovery, bio-testing and Chinese markets.
28-Oct-2015 - Covance has reported capacity use at its preclinical toxicology business is in the 70% range, meaning it is still well below optimal levels despite recent improvements.
28-Oct-2015 - CRO SNBL USA, daughter company of Shin Nippon, has won a BARDA contract for animal models to treat injuries from chemical, radiological and nuclear attack.
22-Oct-2015 - An expanded San Diego facility will support demand for preclinical and clinical development services driven by the growth in the antibody and biosimilar sector, Intertek says.
12-Oct-2015 - Preclinical CRO Charles River Laboratories has inked a number of deals across its discovery service business.
08-Oct-2015 - Chemical synthesis of peptides and proteins can be done at a tenth of the cost of bioproduction says French chemistry specialist Provepep.
07-Oct-2015 - A UK firm has launched a searchable database of genomic data from sources all over the world that it says will accelerate development of personalised medicines.
29-Sep-2015 - Demand for biopharmaceutical testing is in part responsible for higher capacity utilisation but, despite encouraging signs, it is too early to say if preclinical pricing will improve accordingly says Envigo.
28-Sep-2015 - Contractor 3M Drug delivery has licensed a molecule with potential as a cancer treatment to MedImmune.
22-Sep-2015 - Venn Life Sciences has bid €6.5m ($7.2m) for preclinical CRO Kinesis Pharma BV in a move prompted by increased Big Pharma focus of efficient early phase drug discovery.
22-Sep-2015 - Covance has warned 130 UK employees they could lose their jobs next month when a 5-year contract with Sanofi comes to an end.
18-Sep-2015 - Covance will not add more capacity in the near future despite increased demand and improving preclinical sector pricing, Labcorp’s management says.
18-Sep-2015 - Polish preclinical services company Selvita has opened offices in Boston and San Francisco in the US citing proximity to customers as the driver.
16-Sep-2015 - Evotec AG has raised its revenue expectations twice in as many months, predicting that contracts with Big Pharma customers will drive growth.
10-Sep-2015 - Evotec has added Pfizer to its roster of Big Pharma partners through a drug discovery agreement focused on tissue fibrosis.
10-Sep-2015 - Agilent Technologies has inked a deal to acquire Seahorse Bioscience, adding a cell metabolism analysis platform to its lead development and preclinical offerings.
02-Sep-2015 - Amgen has retracted a study showing how grizzly bears could hold the key to understanding diabetes after one of the authors was found to have manipulated data.
28-Aug-2015 - WuXi PharmaTech has signed a strategic partnership deal to provide exclusive laboratory testing services to Hong Kong-headquartered Lee’s Pharmaceutical.