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'SkunkWeeks' venture seeks to speed time to market

30-Nov-2016 - IDEA Pharma and Mass Innovation Labs have announced a new collaboration aimed at changing the way the pharma industry approaches innovation.

Enamine, Pcovery extend collaboration as 'urgent need' for antifungals grows

30-Nov-2016 - Enamine and Pcovery have extended their drug discovery collaboration that focuses on creating new drugs for treating invasive fungal infections.

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Envigo facilities accredited by lab animal treatment watchdog

23-Nov-2016 - The full accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International Council is the company’s fourth as it looks to have all of its sites...

Envigo augments drug development de-risking program

16-Nov-2016 - Envigo has launched an integrated program of in vitro technologies that help predict the likelihood of compounds causing drug induced livery injury (DILI) as part of its new De-Risking Program.

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Lab-on-a-chip diagnostics to enable affordable research

15-Nov-2016 - Researchers in sub-Saharan Africa have developed a plug-and-play lab-on-a-chip - a ‘nontraditional approach’ to a global problem, says AAPS plenary speaker.

CiToxLAB acquires preclinical medical device CRO

08-Nov-2016 - CiToxLAB has acquired AccelLAB, a preclinical medical device contract research organization (CRO) as the industry works to align the development of new drugs and medical devices.

Metrion extends stem cell collaboration with Axiogenesis

07-Nov-2016 - Through their extended collaboration, Axiogenesis and Metrion Biosciences will further develop iPSC-derived cell based assays for drug discovery.

Knudra Transgenics licenses CRISPR-Cas9 tech to build custom models

02-Nov-2016 - Knudra Transgenics has licensed CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing patents from ERS Genomics to turn model organisms into ‘powerful platforms for discovery,’ says CSO.

Preclinical imaging system aids translational research

02-Nov-2016 - The NORLUX Neuro-Oncology Laboratory has installed MR Solutions’ preclinical scanner to advance cancer research and translation to clinical applications.

Envigo CEO: growth strategy, industry challenges

31-Oct-2016 - The “double edged sword” of increased regulation is a challenge, but Envigo expects outsourcing to continue as the company looks to diversity its service portfolio.

Envigo testing single wall carbon nanotubes

27-Oct-2016 - Envigo has collaborated with InterTek and OCSiAl to develop TUBALL™ single wall carbon nanotubes, which is the first of its kind to complete REACH registration.

Evotec announces intent to acquire preclinical CRO Cyprotex

26-Oct-2016 - Evotec has made an offer to acquire Cyprotex PLC, a preclinical contract research organization (CRO) specializing in ADME-Tox and DMPK.

CRO BioAgilytix and ATCC sign strategic partnership

24-Oct-2016 - ATCC has signed a strategic agreement with the contract research organization (CRO) BioAgilytix as part of its ongoing initiative to provide CRO services.

Almac discovers novel immune response mechanism

19-Oct-2016 - Almac Group’s Diagnostics business will engage with pharma to validate the link between its immune response assay and checkpoint inhibitor based therapy.

CRO Metrion looks to 'significantly build the value' of its work

18-Oct-2016 - Metrion has invested in new laboratories, equipment, and staff, as part of the company's continued growth strategy to form strategic alliances and add "additional breadth."

Lovelace Biomedical launches as preclinical CRO

18-Oct-2016 - Lovelace Biomedical launched this week as a not-for-profit preclinical contract research organization (CRO) with a business model that will let it “put science first.”

FDA awards 21 new clinical trial research grants

18-Oct-2016 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded 21 new clinical trial research grants totaling more than $23m over the next four years.

Thermo Fisher: pharmacogenomics tool to make clinical trials more efficient

17-Oct-2016 - Thermo Fisher Scientific has revealed a preemptive pharmacogenomic risk factor screening tool to help increase drug development outcome efficiency and reduce adverse drug reactions.

Certara: modeling and simulation to inform 'every phase of drug development'

17-Oct-2016 - Certara has expanded its operations as the company prepares to “fully leverage” the value of modeling and simulation in drug development.

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CrownBio adds chimeric models to database

13-Oct-2016 - Crown Bioscience has published a new version of its MuBase, its online database of efficacy/PD and humanized models, now including syngeneics, GEMM, chimeric, and allograft cancer models.

Is industry consolidation stifling pharma innovation?

12-Oct-2016 - In a year of “merger mania,” researchers suggest the elimination of competition is reducing innovation in the pharmaceutical industry.

Charles River extends drug discovery alliance with Genentech

11-Oct-2016 - Charles River Laboratories has extended its integrated drug discovery alliance with Genentech for three additional years.

CRO Sekisui XenoTech adds new test systems to offerings

05-Oct-2016 - Sekisui XenoTech  now offers hepatic human lysosomes  and rat tritosomes  as standard test systems for in vitro drug development.

Charles River strategic partnership to populate R&D pipeline, shorten timelines

03-Oct-2016 - As part of the company’s continued growth, Charles River’s recent partnership with The Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute (Tri-I TDI) will work to accelerate drug development.

Venn Life Sciences eyes continued growth after 'impressive hike' in revenues

03-Oct-2016 - With several systems and process improvement initiatives underway, the growing contract research organization (CRO), Venn Life Sciences, continues to look for earnings enhancing opportunities, says CEO.

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