01-Oct-2014 - Evotec has announced positive milestone news this week, revealing that efforts to develop an endometriosis drug with Bayer have moved into preclinical testing.
29-Sep-2014 - Merck KGaA’s acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich is testament to Big Pharma’s growing interest in personalized medicine says Horizon Discovery, which has bought Sage Labs for $48m (€38m).
24-Sep-2014 - Newly public Horizon Discovery Group says it is looking for more acquisitions to become a fully integrated products, services and research provider as revenues soars 35%.
17-Sep-2014 - On the eve of the historical vote on Scottish independence from the UK tomorrow, we take a look at the pharma inventions Scotland gave the world.
16-Sep-2014 - Charles River Labs (CRL) has singled out China as an area of “disproportionate growth” in biologics R&D and says it is on the hunt for preclinical acquisitions in the region....
15-Sep-2014 - Half of drug discovery will eventually be outsourced as the service area goes the way of contract toxicology, according to the CEO of Charles River Laboratories (CRL).
08-Sep-2014 - Early phase CRO (contract research organization) Charles River Laboratories will lay off between 26 and 30 employees following the US National Cancer Institute’s decision to terminate a contract in which...
05-Sep-2014 - AMRI has added protein expression and purification services to its drug discovery services citing the shift in pipelines towards larger molecule drugs as a driver.
03-Sep-2014 - Ohio-based CRO (contract research organization) Ricerca Biosciences is holding “ongoing discussions with several parties” about the possible sale of one or more of its divisions or the entire company, CEO...
02-Sep-2014 - European organisations representing academic CROs and nuclear medicine researchers have established an accreditation programme for a novel Zirconium-PET imaging technique, used in early development of monoclonal antibodies.
02-Sep-2014 - Increasing the predictivity of in vitro systems could cut the costs of drug development and shift preclinical research away from animal models, according to Crown Bioscience.
29-Aug-2014 - The drive for homogenous animal models in preclinical research has robbed mice of useful behavioural traits, say scientists.
21-Aug-2014 - News of the discontinuation of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Animal Production Program has led Charles River Laboratories rival Harlan to vie for the market of grantees that still need...
21-Aug-2014 - Drug developers should add their early-stage discoveries to an open-source database or pay a fine to cut wasted time duplicating results, say researchers.
20-Aug-2014 - A 3D printed human liver system could offer better informed risk-based decisions earlier in the drug development process than with current in vitro models, according to developers Organovo.
19-Aug-2014 - Horizon Discovery says the gene editing tool CRISPR used to engineer its human cell lines is exploding the possibilities of screening for preclinical customers.
13-Aug-2014 - Evotec has partnered with Shire to develop inhibitors against Fabry’s disease and says such collaborations will grow as Big Pharma increasingly looks towards rare diseases.
11-Aug-2014 - Charles River Laboratories is approaching its optimal capacity utilisation but says pricing will not improve until the rest of the preclinical CRO industry follows suit.
07-Aug-2014 - US demand for biosimilar preclinical services is expected to rocket on the back of the US FDA’s acceptance of Sandoz’s biosimilar filing, according to Harlan Laboratories.
06-Aug-2014 - The tightening federal budget is increasing competition between research institutes and academia when it comes to preclinical toxicology testing, according to MRIGlobal.
29-Jul-2014 - SRI International was awarded a seven-year, $49m contract from the NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), which is a division of the NIH (National Institutes of Health), for...
24-Jul-2014 - Philanthropist Ted Stanley has gifted $650m to the Broad Institute as part of a wider attempt to galvanize research on psychiatric disorders and bring new treatments to market.
23-Jul-2014 - US CMO Advanced Bioscience Laboratories (ABL) has bought French immunogenicity services firm Platine Pharma citing additional global reach as the driver for the deal.
17-Jul-2014 - Preclinical CRO Harlan Laboratories has partnered with French CRO Fluofarma to strengthen the companies’ drug discovery and translational medicine services.
14-Jul-2014 - The US National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently terminated a contract with Charles River Laboratories (CRL) to supply rodents for cancer research.