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Envigo thyroid hormone assay meets OECD guidelines

23-Feb-2017 - Envigo has developed and validated an analytical method to evaluate the potential effects of thyroid hormone levels in rat F1 offspring.

Evotec taps into Oxford innovation through £13m grant scheme

22-Feb-2017 - Dubbed LAB282, the £13m (€15M) Oxford University drug discovery program with Evotec has announced two grant winners and a second set of awards of up to £250,000.

Almac Discovery and RCSI enter research collaboration

15-Feb-2017 - Almac Discovery and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and have announced a research collaboration aimed at understanding how to target therapy-resistant cancer tumors.

Report: study design flaws slowing Parkinson's research

13-Feb-2017 - Researchers need to design more translationally relevant animal studies to improve the potential for success in human clinical trials, according a recent report.

Mouse model program looks to speed drug discovery

09-Feb-2017 - Taconic Biosciences has launched a new program to improve access to its cryopreserved mouse models.

AMRI gains new drug discovery tech through strategic alliance

08-Feb-2017 - AMRI has entered an alliance through which the global contract research and manufacturing organization will gain access to "new avenues of drug discovery."

Janssen to access ChemDiv discovery chemistry platform

02-Feb-2017 - ChemDiv is providing Janssen Research & Development with access to its small molecule discovery platform resources as part of a hit identification collaboration.

Sekisui XenoTech adds new test systems to service offerings

01-Feb-2017 - Sekisui XenoTech has added new dermal subcellular fraction test systems to its contract research services.

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Evotec's new UK ADMET purchase Cyprotex completes integration move

01-Feb-2017 - Cyprotex is now wholly owned by Evotec and has finished moving its operations into a facility at the BioCity BioHub in Cheshire, UK.


Outsourcing-Pharma's Hiring and Firing Roundup January '17

31-Jan-2017 - Outsourcing-Pharma presents this month's round up of who is moving where in the contract research and manufacturing industry.

Enteris to work on Sanofi oral type 2 diabetes candidate & metabolic peptide for Nordic Bioscience

Sanofi and Nordic Bioscience deals ‘validate’ oral delivery tech, Enteris

25-Jan-2017 - Enteris Biopharma has secured two deals in as many days to use its excipient-based platform to enhance delivery of preclinical peptide candidates.

Evotec and Asahi Kasei up drug discovery collaboration

23-Jan-2017 - German CRO Evotec says it will invest in its staff and infrastructure to help service a drug discovery deal with Japan’s Asahi Kasei Pharma.

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WuXi AppTec acquires preclinical CRO

23-Jan-2017 - WuXi AppTec has acquired Shanghai-based HD Biosciences (HDB), a biology-focused preclinical contract research organization (CRO). 

EAG Labs now offering dermal absorption studies

19-Jan-2017 - EAG Laboratories has added dermal absorption studies to its GLP-compliant testing services suite, as part of the company’s plan to continue expanding its capabilities.

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Evotec to provide drug discovery services as part of newly-formed Fibrocor Therapeutics

18-Jan-2017 - Evotec AG and MaRS Innovation have launched Fibrocor Therapeutics LP – a new company which will focus on developing first-in-class therapeutics targeting fibrotic diseases.

Paragon Bioservices secures NIAID contract for preclinical work

18-Jan-2017 - A pool of contractors will compete for task orders as part of the NIAID's preclinical drug development services contract to develop therapeutics for a range of global infectious diseases. 

Horizon to use CRISPR tech to enhance CHO cell lines for biomanufacturing

17-Jan-2017 - Horizon Discovery Group has extended its CRISPR technology license to improve the performance of CHO cell lines for biomanufacturing.

New CRO Helomics partners up on prostate cancer liquid biopsies

16-Jan-2017 - Helomics has signed a deal with the diagnostics firm MDNA Life Sciences Inc., to help further develop MDNA’s liquid biopsy platform and commercialize its tests for prostate cancer.

Certara updates population-based simulator

12-Jan-2017 - The updated Simcyp Simulator features several enhanced models to help predict pharmacokinetic outcomes in virtual patient populations.

Pharmaron acquires Xceleron as it looks to provide 'end-to-end' services

11-Jan-2017 - Pharmaron’s acquisition of Xceleron further supports early discovery, preclinical and clinical development with expanded radiolabeled sciences capabilities.


'I am Not Dead Yet' target earns Berlin virtual biotech a deal with Evotec

10-Jan-2017 - Following an €8M Series A fundraising round by Eternygen GmBh, the German CRO Evotec AG will help get the virtual biotech’s metabolic disease inhibitor programme to preclinical trials. 

Strategic partnership forms single-source solution for biopharma

10-Jan-2017 - CSSi LifeSciences and BioMARC have announced a strategic partnership to provide 'fully cohesive product development and support' for vaccine and biologic development. 

Drug discovery collaboration could lead to a long-term clinical development effort

09-Jan-2017 - Sharp Edge Labs will use its propriety biosensor platform to identify lead compounds for Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma – technology that the company says will help focus discussions on outcomes rather...

Pfizer licenses cell lines from preclinical CRO, Absorption Systems

05-Jan-2017 - Absorption Systems has announced a technology licensing agreement with Pfizer Inc., in which the pharma company will use the preclinical CRO’s cell lines to test potential drug candidates.

Bruker buys mAb and immunoassay supplier InVivo

05-Jan-2017 - Bruker has bolstered its molecular biologics and mass spectrometric offering through the acquisition of contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) InVivo Biotech.

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