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Horizon launches new CRISPR screening services

25-Sep-2017 - Horizon Discovery has added new services to its functional genomic screening portfolio to enable customers to discover and validate novel targets.

Helomics, Indivumed partner on precision medicine platform

25-Sep-2017 - Pharma and diagnostic partners will gain access to a human cancer biospecimens and clinical data from patients to power clinical and translational research, says CRO.

Drug discovery alliance 'plugs a growing gap' in pharma's drug safety capabilities, says co-founder

21-Sep-2017 - ApconiX and PhysioStim have joined forces to create a European center of excellence for preclinical cardiovascular safety evaluation.

Invicro, Imanova merge to form global informatics-enabled CRO

13-Sep-2017 - Invicro has acquired Imanova in a move that bolsters the company’s biomedical imaging capabilities and gives it a foothold to expand its services into Europe.

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Cytel expands in US, plans to hire 100 new employees

13-Sep-2017 - The biometrics contract research organization (CRO) and clinical trial software provider is continuing with its expansions plans as it opens a new office in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Outsourcing-Pharma's State of the Global Pharmaceutical Contract Services Industry

Outsourcing plans, demand, and relationships: readers weigh in on the state of the industry

07-Sep-2017 - The global pharmaceutical contract services industry continues to face several challenges and changes, from ubiquitous consolidation among all industry players to uncertainty in a turbulent political climate.

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Mid-size CRO market update: battle for customers is heating up

06-Sep-2017 - The mid-size contract research organization (CRO) sector continues to evolve and surprise experts with rich valuations – and what seems to be a never ending list of transactions.

LabCentral signs Science Exchange: outsourced services ‘increasingly important’

05-Sep-2017 - Cambridge-based LabCentral has signed on Science Exchange to provide its resident startups with access to outsourced services.

Investors saw opportunity to build ‘a leading mid-sized European CRO’

31-Aug-2017 - Two European drug discovery contract research organizations (CRO) have merged to form the Mercachem-Syncom Group.

Replacing the rabbit for personal lubricant product testing

30-Aug-2017 - Researchers are looking to replace the Rabbit Vaginal Irritation Test for personal lubricants as consumers demand more humane testing practices.

Biotech raising $1.2m to produce human skin models in US

29-Aug-2017 - Genoskin SAS collects donated human skin samples, which are kept alive in an ex vivo culture system for preclinical testing, and plans to raise €1m ($1.2m) to setup its first...

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Eurofins Pharma Bioanalytical Services announces new consulting services

28-Aug-2017 - Eurofins Pharma Bioanalytical Services has launched a consulting program to support clients conducting large molecule preclinical and clinical studies.

ACF bioanalytical plant opens as cell and gene therapies reach ‘tipping point’

24-Aug-2017 - ACF Bioservices has completed the construction of its Exton, Pennsylvania, US-based facility for cell and gene product testing.

Of mice and human biology: when promising preclinical candidates fail in clinical trials

17-Aug-2017 - Researchers have developed and tested a method to determine how relevant mouse models are to human disease to better enable comparison of pharmacological targets across species.

With vivoPharm acquisition, CGI looks to become fully integrated drug discovery company

16-Aug-2017 - Cancer Genetics’ acquisition of vivoPharm expands its geographical footprint, customer base, and diversifies its business model beyond fee for service, says CEO.

Charles River acquisition builds CNS expertise

14-Aug-2017 - Charles River Laboratories has acquired Brains On-Line in an ongoing effort to deepen its drug discovery capabilities and build out its portfolio through strategic acquisitions.

BioreclamationIVT expands biospecimen product portfolio

10-Aug-2017 - BioreclamationIVT has acquired the biospecimen and research services provider, Asterand Bioscience, following the purchase of TransCell Science earlier this year.

QPS ups capacity to support large-scale Ph III trials

08-Aug-2017 - QPS Holdings, LLC is investing in personnel and laboratory capacity for translational medicine at its headquarters in Delaware Technology Park.

Progressing patient-derived material a 'key strategic focus,' says Evotec CEO

08-Aug-2017 - Evotec and Fraunhofer IME-SP have signed a strategic collaboration to advance Evotec’s patient-derived iPSC platform and subsequent drug discovery projects.

Envigo's lab animal diet facility certified to new ISO standard

03-Aug-2017 - SGS North America completed a four day-audit of Envigo’s laboratory animal diet facility.

Insilico, Juvenescence joint venture to develop AI-discovered molecules into new drugs

02-Aug-2017 - Insilico Medicine and Juvenescence have signed a multi-year drug development agreement to advance compounds discovered using artificial intelligence.

Syngene expands Amgen collaboration as it recovers from fire incident

31-Jul-2017 - Syngene International is doubling the footprint of its research and development center following an expanded research collaboration with Amgen Inc.

Boehringer Ingelheim taps Philogen DNA-encoded chemistry tech

31-Jul-2017 - Boehringer Ingelheim and Philogen have signed a multi-target research agreement to discover and optimize new small molecule therapeutics for unmet medical needs.

Eurofins acquires India-based preclinical CRO

24-Jul-2017 - Eurofins Scientific has acquired the India-based preclinical CRO Advinus Therapeutics after raising €650m.

Takeda, Schrödinger sign multi-target research collaboration

24-Jul-2017 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Schrödinger Inc. have formed a multi-target research collaboration that leverages Schrödinger’s in silico platform-driven drug discovery capabilities.

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