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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.

Eurofins acquires India-based preclinical CRO

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

AB Cube's pharmacovigilance platform joins Bioclinica's eHealth App xChange

20-Jul-2017 - Bioclinica has announced that the safety software company AB Cube has joined its eHealth App xChange – and is touting its platform as “the future of pharmacovigilance.”

Eli Lilly licenses Adimab antibody discovery and optimization tech

19-Jul-2017 - Adimab, LLC is transferring its proprietary antibody discovery and optimization platform to Lilly research sites in San Diego and New York.

SQI Diagnostics signs commercial contract with global biotech

19-Jul-2017 - SQI Diagnostics Inc. has signed an agreement to commercialize a custom multiplexed assay for a Waltham, MA-based global biotechnology company's blood disorder drug program.

DIA 2017

When, where, and how? Experts examine the current state of Brexit

13-Jul-2017 - The pharmaceutical industry and regulators are preparing for Brexit and how to best “manage and mitigate” any potential risks the UK’s departure from the EU may pose.

South Korean CRO adopts Instem tech to automate data collection

12-Jul-2017 - Chemon Inc. is automating its preclinical data collection process with Instem’s software solutions and services.

Betting on biosimulation: Certara acquired for $850m

11-Jul-2017 - EQT's acquisition of Certara is a bet on the continued convergence of healthcare and technology as the industry further adopts biosimulation to advance drug development.

CRO Pharmatest, Taconic create first-of-its-kind model for bone metastasis

10-Jul-2017 - The preclinical CRO Pharmatest has developed an animal model to clarify the role of human immune cells in bone metastases using Taconic Biosciences’ huNOG model.

Spheryx awarded Ph II grant to modify tech for biologics industry

07-Jul-2017 - Spheryx, Inc. has been awarded a $1.5m grant over two years to support modifications to the company’s propriety protein aggregation detection and monitoring technology.

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Outsourcing-Pharma's Hiring and Firing Roundup June '17

29-Jun-2017 - This month’s round up includes a new chief manufacturing officer at Brammer Bio and an executive hire at PPD who will help guide the CRO’s laboratory services.

Biogen's drug discovery program gets quantum boost from improved molecular design

27-Jun-2017 - Biogen and Accenture Labs have collaborated to develop a quantum-enabled molecular comparison application to accelerate drug discovery and ultimately, time to clinic.

CRO Altasciences sees opportunity in fragmented early clinical development space

27-Jun-2017 - Altasciences Company has been acquired by Audax Private Equity as it looks to expand in the fragmented early clinical development space.

Evotec: patient biobank access to advance drug discovery

26-Jun-2017 - Evotec has joined a consortium through which it gains access to a sample biobank in order to perform drug discovery based on unique kidney disease patient cohorts.

Cells held three times as long in 'delayed crosslinking' microgel tech

22-Jun-2017 - Dutch scientists have developed a microgel chip that is capable of holding single cells for analysis and research for far longer than currently available 3D culturing technologies.

BIO 2017

How CROs and foundations are partnering to advance drug discovery and development

20-Jun-2017 - Disease-focussed foundations and contract research organizations (CROs) are working together to bridge the gap between drug discovery and development.

CiToxLAB and KaLy-Cell join to address drug development threat, hepatotoxicity

19-Jun-2017 - KaLy-Cell has partnered with CiToxLAB to evaluate hepatotoxicity and perform metabolism studies during drug development.

Researchers define action profile of Bial compound

New insight into BIA 10-2474 clinical trial shines light on preclinical testing

19-Jun-2017 - Experts are calling for an increased focus on human cellular model development after animal tests failed to detect the toxicity of an experimental drug before the first-in-human clinical trial that...

SGS bolsters E&L testing capabilities at Shanghai laboratory

15-Jun-2017 - SGS has increased its extractables and leachables (E&L) testing capabilities at its Shanghai, China-based laboratory.

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CBSET taps CRO CILcare to advance preclinical services

12-Jun-2017 - CBSET is expanding its preclinical research service offerings via a partnership with the contract research organization (CRO) CILcare.


Mice in microgravity: how rodent research in space accelerates study timelines

08-Jun-2017 - Forty mice were launched into space last week aboard the SpaceX Dragon, which will deliver the genetically engineered research models to the International Space Station for study in microgravity.

India-based research facility accredited by animal welfare watchdog

05-Jun-2017 - The AAALAC has inspected Envigo's isolator breeding facility in India, which the contract research organization says is an important growth market.

People on the move

Outsourcing-Pharma's Hiring and Firing Roundup May '17

31-May-2017 - This month’s roundup includes new executive leadership teams, hires on both sides of the Atlantic for CRO Smithers Viscient, a new VP and medical director at Clinipace, among others....

Evotec reaches pre-clinical milestone in Bayer alliance

23-May-2017 - Evotec AG has received a payment of approximately ‎€5m ($5.62m) as part of its strategic alliance with Bayer – which the company says is “well on track and very successful.”

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CRO partners with humanized model developer to advance liver disease research

22-May-2017 - Seventh Wave Laboratories and Yecuris Corporation have announced an exclusive collaboration through which the CRO will provide various services.

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