24-Apr-2015 - Thermo Fisher has added X-MAN cell line services to its biopharma R&D offerings through a supply agreement with Horizon Discovery Group.
23-Apr-2015 - Merck & Co. has struck a deal with Organovo to use a 3D printed human liver system for toxicology testing as a supplement to in vitro and preclinical animal testing....
20-Apr-2015 - Huntingdon Life Sciences and Harlan Laboratories have launched a highly immunocompromised hairless mouse model for oncology and immunology research.
15-Apr-2015 - The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation approved 151 total clinical studies in Q1 of 2015, which is 11% less than the same quarter last year, though by comparison,...
14-Apr-2015 - With an eye on early-phase research, AstraZeneca has signed two deals – a five-year agreement to gain access to PatientsLikeMe’s network, and a three-year alliance with the Lead Discovery Center.
13-Apr-2015 - Eisai has inked a deal with a genome analytics firm to aid drug discovery days after announcing it would be cutting 25% of its in-house US workforce.
09-Apr-2015 - Takeda’s development center in the US has agreed to partner with BioXcel, a cloud-based big data solution provider, to repurpose old medicines to help treat rare diseases.
08-Apr-2015 - Molecular imaging company Protea Biosciences has acquired CRO vivoPharm in the latest instance of consolidation in the preclinical sector.
03-Apr-2015 - Computational drug designer Schrödinger has entered into a five-year early drug discovery collaboration with Sanofi in which Schrödinger will provide target analysis and validation to lead identification and lead optimization...
03-Apr-2015 - London-listed CRO Venn Life Sciences hopes partnering with academics will help generate drug industry interest in its recently expanded skin model tech business.
31-Mar-2015 - British MPs have signed an anti-animal cruelty pledge which scientists warn would “cripple” disease research and outlaw 89% of preclinical animal research.
30-Mar-2015 - Employee safety is a focus for drugmakers and a growing market for the preclinical testing services sector according to Huntingdon Life Sciences.
27-Mar-2015 - Testing the toxicity of drug candidates in animals is archaic and unreliable according to PETA, which joined preclinical CROs at SOT to put forward alternatives.
25-Mar-2015 - Some drug industry sponsors shy away from “jack of all trades” contractors according to a recently formed UK CRO network which says smaller firms with specific expertise can win market...
24-Mar-2015 - Ebola, electronic cigarettes and microbiomes are opportunities for the preclinical research sector according to delegates at a US industry conference this week.
18-Mar-2015 - The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has entered into a partnership with Calico to study the biology and genetics of aging as part of early-stage drug discovery efforts.
17-Mar-2015 - Animal rights protests have not hurt the non-clinical services sector according to leading CROs which say vital drug development work has continued.
10-Mar-2015 - Early phase clinical research service provider Altasciences is forming a strategic alliance with ITR Laboratories, a nonclinical services organization, to help more mutual clients customize their drug development programs from...
05-Mar-2015 - Higher capacity utilization is improving prices across the non-clinical research sector according to Huntingdon Life Sciences CEO Brian Cass, who told Outsourcing-pharma.com the preclinical CRO may add scale to US...
05-Mar-2015 - For the second straight year Charles River Laboratories has seen more of its revenue derived from biotech companies than Big Pharma, CEO James Foster told investors at two conferences on...
24-Feb-2015 - Huntingdon Life Sciences has announced it will change its name this year, but has not disclosed what its new moniker will be. So Outsourcing-pharma.com would welcome readers’ suggestions.
17-Feb-2015 - Preclinical CRO Crown is acquiring all of Molecular Response’s existing PDX (patient-derived xenograft) models as well as 8,000 viable human tumors for model development.
16-Feb-2015 - Charles River Laboratories is nearing the acquisition of an early-stage drug discovery company, CEO James Foster told attendees at the Leerink Swann Global Healthcare Conference last week.
11-Feb-2015 - CRO Charles River Laboratories is further exploring the idea of re-opening a preclinical site in Shrewsbury, MA, though it will be more than a year before the site is ready.
02-Feb-2015 - Contract research organization (CRO) Horizon has been selected as a “core facility” for supplying biopharma research tools to academic group the Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute.