05-Mar-2014 - Harlan is looking to take advantage of a dearth of new products in pharma clients’ pipelines with an early drug development partnership with France’s Bertin Pharma.
04-Mar-2014 - Clinical research group Venn Life Sciences has acquired the rights to LabSkin (pictured), a human skin substitute that behaves like the real thing, from dermatology CRO Evocutis.
27-Feb-2014 - Novartis says it will continue to spend around $1m a week on clinical trials in the UK after its R&D site closes in June.
27-Feb-2014 - With a drive towards personalised medicine, Big Pharma is acting like mini-biotech firms in its approach to R&D, says Horizon Discovery who is launching a £25m ($42m) IPO.
20-Feb-2014 - CRO Charles River Laboratories launched today a new insourcing/outsourcing option for its clients to improve their quality control.
18-Feb-2014 - Canadian CRO ADA Medical will collaborate with Italy’s Ephoran Multi-Imaging Solutions to expand into the pre-clinical research space.
12-Feb-2014 - MPI Research, inviCRO and 3D Imaging have partnered to build a Translational Imaging Center, providing molecular imaging, autoradiography, and animal modelling for pharmaceutical clients to investigate drug candidates.
12-Feb-2014 - Charles River Laboratories says it will shutter a Research Models and Services (RMS) facility in Michigan as softened demand for the sector offset a strong year for its preclinical service...
11-Feb-2014 - The National Institutes of Health and 10 pharmaceutical companies have launched a partnership to transform the current model for identifying and validating promising biological targets for Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s...
05-Feb-2014 - Covance has sold its high-complexity genomics laboratory to LabCorp as part of what an analyst says is decisive action to shed underperforming assets in its Early Development business.
21-Jan-2014 - CRO Harlan Laboratories announced that it will open its first oncology research model breeding facility in India, which has already sparked anger in the animal rights community.
21-Jan-2014 - Sigma-Aldrich has teamed with Biopredic to produce genetically-modified human liver cell lines and assays it says can cut costs by reducing animal toxicology studies in drug discovery.
20-Jan-2014 - Strategic relationships with both big pharma and mid-tier firms will drive future growth, says Charles River laboratories (CRL).
16-Jan-2014 - As part of its shift to cut costs, Covance has demolished an unfinished $175m (€128m) toxicology laboratory it was building in Manassas, Virginia.
15-Jan-2014 - Sanofi has partnered with German contract research organisation (CRO) Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to search for antibiotics in nature.
13-Jan-2014 - All the obvious cancer targets have been found according to Horizon Discovery, which last week agreed to help AstraZeneca find some new ones using isogenic pairs of oncology relevant cells.
07-Jan-2014 - The higher demand for preclinical toxicity testing reported by public CROs last year may also be being seen by private firms if recent investments are any indication.
02-Jan-2014 - Cyprotex has bought CeeTox in a bid to diversify its revenue base beyond its core pharmaceutical preclinical services business.
16-Dec-2013 - Fewer animals were used to test the safety of life saving drugs in Europe in 2011 than in previous years according to the sixth edition of a research report by...
11-Dec-2013 - The increasingly crowded Chinese preclinical model market gained a new entrant last month with US preclinical CRO Crown Bioscience partnering with Shanghai academics to set up a research centre.
09-Dec-2013 - Preclinical CRO Agilux has increased capacity at its research facility in Massachusetts, US, citing customer desire for faster in vivo studies as the driver for the investment.
02-Dec-2013 - CRO Harlan Laboratories is partnering with BioXpert, a company specializing in laboratory animal science and services, to expand Harlan’s contract breeding services into Benelux, Germany. This was the second expansion in Europe...
02-Dec-2013 - Almac says it is in a unique position to offer Carbon-14 ADME radiolabeling for the growing antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) market and has already performed the service on a Pfizer candidate....
02-Dec-2013 - Covance’s central labs unit has teamed up with NeoGenomics in a second genetics-focused collaboration in as many weeks.
07-Nov-2013 - Third quarter growth in preclinical services was due to gain in market share and demand from Big Pharma, Charler River Laboratories (CRL) says as it reports solid Q3 earnings.