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.
24-Aug-2015 - Laws prompted by Nazi atrocities combined with efficacy concerns about the few available alternatives mean the drug industry still favours animal models for preclinical research according to experts.
24-Aug-2015 - Animal model maker Taconic Biosciences has announced it will use CRISPR-Cas9 technology to breed custom mice to study Vici Syndrome.
21-Aug-2015 - The UK’s BioCity in Nottingham is adding a £30m ($47m) facility to house life science start-ups including CROs. The site will also become a hunting ground for a soon-to-launch venture...
20-Aug-2015 - Takeda has invested in Presage Biosciences whose tech platform is designed to let pharmas test multiple cancer drug combinations in a single trial.
18-Aug-2015 - British CRO Concept Life Sciences has bought toxicology business CXR Biosciences, its fourth acquisition since it formed in July 2014.
17-Aug-2015 - One of the smaller contract research providers -- Bioanalytical Systems (BASi) – has reported modest revenue and profit gains for Q3.
14-Aug-2015 - After months of speculation , Charles River Laboratories has decided to move forward with the re-opening of its early-stage research site in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts sometime in the first quarter of 2016.
22-Jul-2015 - Poor biochemical probes mean some drug discovery research is wasted according to academics behind a website intended to help biopharmaceutical developers choose the best reagents.
22-Jul-2015 - EAG (Evans Analytical Group), an independent laboratory network, has acquired Missouri-based Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories (ABC Labs). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
21-Jul-2015 - Stem Cell Theranostics has secured rights to the technology it uses to make cellular heart disease models for drug development through a deal with GE Healthcare.
14-Jul-2015 - CDMO (contract development and manufacturing organization) Aptuit is investing in additional scale and capabilities at its Italian site to augment its 1600L scale API capability and to add a commercial...
10-Jul-2015 - Par Pharmaceuticals says it has addressed its temperature-control system at a Michigan facility after overheating caused the death of 39 guinea pigs.
10-Jul-2015 - Massachusetts-based CRO Parexel has expanded its services and capabilities in model-based drug development (MBDD) via its Quantitative Clinical Development (QCD) unit.
26-Jun-2015 - The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), a trade organization representing the interests of clinical research sites, has announced a two-year partnership with LabCorp’s Covance.