11-Feb-2016 - Crown Bioscience has expanded its portfolio of non-animal based disease models by licensing a range of cellular prostate cancer models developed by UK academics.
03-Feb-2016 - CRO Envigo has confirmed that two of its rat strains can catch the virus that causes genital herpes.
02-Feb-2016 - Repositive has secured funding to develop a premium version of its gene data collaboration platform for personalised medicine and rare disease researchers.
01-Feb-2016 - Onyx Scientific will add a 6250sq ft facility at its site in North-East England to cope with a surge in demand for its small-scale API services.
25-Jan-2016 - Certara’s new consulting firm will rely on modeling and simulation expertise to expedite the drug development process, as China commits to increasing innovation.
25-Jan-2016 - Domainex and Cresset have partnered to offer small molecule drug discovery services that combine their respective strengths in chemistry in biology.
19-Jan-2016 - Pfizer has invested $46m in separate collaborations with four R&D companies specialising in developing ADCs, immuno-oncology candidates and gene-therapies.
13-Jan-2016 - HemoShear Therapeutics has teamed up with Pfizer to develop a predictive model for preclinical drug-induced vascular injury (DIVI).
12-Jan-2016 - Newly private WuXi AppTec has announced plans to invest $120m in a biopharmaceutical development laboratory and clinical-scale manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China.
11-Jan-2016 - Charles River is set to acquire WIL Research for approximately $585 million in cash, further enhancing the company’s capabilities to include contract development and manufacturing (CDMO).
06-Jan-2016 - Merck & Co. has expanded a partnership to use Emulate’s organ-on-chip technology to carry out predictive modelling of inflammatory processes.
04-Jan-2016 - Bioneeds plans to expand its vivarium and preclinical drug testing facility outside Bangalore, India in a bid to become INR 1bn ($15m) CRO.
22-Dec-2015 - BASF and Sumitomo have teamed up to develop an in vitro alternative to animal-based chemical testing systems.
21-Dec-2015 - Preclinical CRO Porsolt has bought cell-based assay developer Fluofarma to increase its non-animal drug screening capacity.
11-Dec-2015 - Scientists have identified seaweed as a source of nutrients for the expansion of pluripotent stem cells needed for future drug testing.
10-Dec-2015 - Evotec AG has earned more milestone payments from Bayer HealthCare after two candidate endometriosis treatments progressed in studies.
08-Dec-2015 - Preclinical CRO Crown Bioscience will further increase capacity across its UK facilities to support demand for syngeneic models.
08-Dec-2015 - AMRI has opened a drug discovery center, citing growing customer demand for biology, high-throughput screening, in vitro pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at a single site.
02-Dec-2015 - An Israeli researcher says a cost-effective method for making human liver cells offers drug developers better safety evaluation and will “undoubtedly” replace animal testing.
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).