02-Sep-2015 - Amgen has retracted a study showing how grizzly bears could hold the key to understanding diabetes after one of the authors was found to have manipulated data.
28-Aug-2015 - WuXi PharmaTech has signed a strategic partnership deal to provide exclusive laboratory testing services to Hong Kong-headquartered Lee’s Pharmaceutical.
24-Aug-2015 - Laws prompted by Nazi atrocities combined with efficacy concerns about the few available alternatives mean the drug industry still favours animal models for preclinical research according to experts.
24-Aug-2015 - Animal model maker Taconic Biosciences has announced it will use CRISPR-Cas9 technology to breed custom mice to study Vici Syndrome.
21-Aug-2015 - The UK’s BioCity in Nottingham is adding a £30m ($47m) facility to house life science start-ups including CROs. The site will also become a hunting ground for a soon-to-launch venture...
20-Aug-2015 - Takeda has invested in Presage Biosciences whose tech platform is designed to let pharmas test multiple cancer drug combinations in a single trial.
18-Aug-2015 - British CRO Concept Life Sciences has bought toxicology business CXR Biosciences, its fourth acquisition since it formed in July 2014.
17-Aug-2015 - One of the smaller contract research providers -- Bioanalytical Systems (BASi) – has reported modest revenue and profit gains for Q3.
14-Aug-2015 - After months of speculation , Charles River Laboratories has decided to move forward with the re-opening of its early-stage research site in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts sometime in the first quarter of 2016.
22-Jul-2015 - Poor biochemical probes mean some drug discovery research is wasted according to academics behind a website intended to help biopharmaceutical developers choose the best reagents.
22-Jul-2015 - EAG (Evans Analytical Group), an independent laboratory network, has acquired Missouri-based Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories (ABC Labs). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
21-Jul-2015 - Stem Cell Theranostics has secured rights to the technology it uses to make cellular heart disease models for drug development through a deal with GE Healthcare.
14-Jul-2015 - CDMO (contract development and manufacturing organization) Aptuit is investing in additional scale and capabilities at its Italian site to augment its 1600L scale API capability and to add a commercial...
10-Jul-2015 - Par Pharmaceuticals says it has addressed its temperature-control system at a Michigan facility after overheating caused the death of 39 guinea pigs.
10-Jul-2015 - Massachusetts-based CRO Parexel has expanded its services and capabilities in model-based drug development (MBDD) via its Quantitative Clinical Development (QCD) unit.
26-Jun-2015 - The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), a trade organization representing the interests of clinical research sites, has announced a two-year partnership with LabCorp’s Covance.
25-Jun-2015 - Preclinical CRO Huntingdon Life Sciences has announced a new name, which it changed to mark the integration of Harlan Laboratories.
23-Jun-2015 - Recipharm has completed the acquisition of Uppsala, Sweden-based CRO OnTarget Chemistry for about $1.8m (SEK 15.1m).
22-Jun-2015 - Scientists have developed a new way of visualizing multiple myelomas in 3D by replicating tumours in hens’ eggs in a approach they say will aid drugmakers.
19-Jun-2015 - Mice engineered to recognise light-emitting markers as self will let cancer drug developers to track tumor growth in animals with functioning immune systems say US researchers.
18-Jun-2015 - Swedish drugmaker Medivir has consolidated its drug discovery efforts though a deal with Indian CRO GVK Bio.
15-Jun-2015 - Researchers say a hydrogel that prompts cells to form tissue-like structures in vitro could be used to make more accurate preclinical disease models.
12-Jun-2015 - The US spends billions on preclinical research that cannot be replicated due to errors in design, problems with lab protocols and mistakes during data analysis according to new research.
12-Jun-2015 - As the hype continues to hover around the promise of gene and cell therapies, the latest guidance from the FDA will help sponsors, CROs and investigators design early-phase clinical trials...
11-Jun-2015 - Organovo is looking to bring its 3D bioprinted kidney tissues to market in September 2016 following the launch of its preclinical Human Liver system.