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...
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.