19-Dec-2014 - PPD’s biotech company X-Chem has licensed a second drug discovery program to Bayer Pharma, which follows on a multi-target collaboration the companies established in 2012.
18-Dec-2014 - Regulatory reviewers spend more time managing incoming data than on the drug evaluation process, says Instem which has inked a deal with WIL Research for its nonclinical IT systems.
09-Dec-2014 - Horizon Discovery Group announced Monday that its bioproduction division has shipped its first commercially available engineered CHO (Chinese Hamster Ovary) cell line for use in manufacturing of antibodies.
08-Dec-2014 - Over the last three years US turnover in clinical monitoring has dropped from 29.4% to 16.4% and globally overall company turnover has dropped from 27.2% to 14.2% on average, according...
03-Dec-2014 - Evotec and Sanofi have entered into exclusive negotiations for a major strategic partnership that will include a €250m ($310m) minimum guaranteed commitment from Sanofi over the next five years.
20-Nov-2014 - A preclinical biotech backed by Bristol-Myers Squibb is forming a strategic alliance with Synergy Partners R&D Solutions to boost academic discoveries.
18-Nov-2014 - Sponsors are turning to outsourcing earlier for help with bioavailability formulation, say contract research organisations (CROs)
18-Nov-2014 - Ricerca Biosciences has been bought by private equity group Main Market Partners in a deal that means the contract research organisation's (CRO) 199 employees keep their jobs.
10-Nov-2014 - Indian CRO GVK BIO announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Vanta Bioscience, a full service preclinical GLP toxicology and safety assessment CRO operating out of Chennai, India.
04-Nov-2014 - Lab Corp will buy Covance for $6.1bn in a surprise deal that follows another quarter in which early phase gains were offset by underperformance in central labs.
30-Oct-2014 - Weaker demand in Europe and Japan saw revenue from Charles River Laboratories' animal models business decline in Q3, but Argenta and BioFocus boosted discovery sales.
28-Oct-2014 - MPI Research announced Monday it has acquired the assets of Kalamazoo, Michigan-based CRO Jasper Clinical Research & Development, which provides early-stage human clinical testing of new drugs for an undisclosed amount....
23-Oct-2014 - Horizon is already making plans for the research model company it acquired last month, announcing today it will offer patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models for breast cancer under the Sage Labs...
22-Oct-2014 - Animal-model contract research organisation (CRO) Crown Bioscience will open a research centre in North Carolina, combining expanded oncology services with its existing cardiovascular and metabolic offerings.
16-Oct-2014 - MedImmune’s neurodegenerative disease partnership with the University of Cambridge is about working with “great scientists with great brains” according to a spokeswoman for parent company, AstraZeneca.
14-Oct-2014 - Thermo Scientific is assessing its PK/PD data analysis software after a technical paper found discrepancies in results that may have affected drug approvals.
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...