29-Jan-2015 - AstraZeneca has partnered to use the CRISPR genome editing technique across its discovery programmes in a move that puts it on a collision course with French Biotech, Cellectis.
23-Jan-2015 - Investment firm William Blair has upgraded preclinical CRO Charles River Laboratories to ‘outperform’ based on strong toxicology demand and the pending acquisition of Covance.
21-Jan-2015 - Covance is looking to speed early drug development by setting up teams of experts to help sponsors bridge their preclinical and clinical development.
15-Jan-2015 - CRO Charles River Laboratories (CRL) may re-open a preclinical site in Shrewsbury, MA, if demand for the site perks up in the near future.
12-Jan-2015 - Crown Biosciences has announced plans to double capacity at a site operated by its Precos division.
12-Jan-2015 - Ansun Biopharma will pay out over $2m (€1.6m) after committing fraud against the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to siphon money for cash flow problems.
12-Jan-2015 - PPD’s recently acquired biotech company X-Chem is launching a multi-target collaboration with Janssen Biotech. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
09-Jan-2015 - Horizon says its £6m (€7.7m) purchase of Austrian biotech Haplogen Genomics means it can produce cell lines ten times faster than before using a haploid gene platform.
23-Dec-2014 - On two separate incidents in September and October, a total of 13 primates died at a Covance research facility in Alice, Texas due to hyperthermia.
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.