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31-Jan-2013 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents its latest round-up of the movers and shakers in the pharma service industry, including news from Novella, Pantheon and Synteract.
31-Jan-2013 - Cytovance Biologics says an increase in demand from small pharma was the driving force in expanding its biologics capacity.
31-Jan-2013 - Lonza says it will “move from a product-oriented to a market-oriented organisation” suggesting a restructuring of its manufacturing division is on the cards.
31-Jan-2013 - Parexel may have raised its forecast for fiscal 2013 after reporting a 26% hike in second quarter revenues this week, but analysts still have concerns about its spending.
31-Jan-2013 - Bioclinica has agreed to a takeover by JLL Partners in a deal that would see the eClinical provider merge with medical imaging firm CoreLab Partners.
30-Jan-2013 - Taiwanese API maker Scinopharm has taken a first step towards developing its own drug portfolio in partnership with delivery tech firm Foresee Pharmaceuticals.
30-Jan-2013 - Lonza has ramped up US viral immunotherapy production capacity citing expanding regenerative medicine market as the key driver.
30-Jan-2013 - The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) and others are cautioning the FDA against issuing guidance that could muddle or duplicate the responsibilities of institutional review boards (IRBs) and trial...
30-Jan-2013 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has adopted a practical Q&A from the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) to help sponsors and CROs craft clinical study reports (CSRs), an expert...
29-Jan-2013 - GenScript says the chance to expand into Asia is the drive for taking its drug delivery platform out on the road.
29-Jan-2013 - As vaccine production in India has hit manufacturing roadblocks over the past few years, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has signed a joint venture to begin development of a six-in-one pediatric vaccine.
29-Jan-2013 - Quintiles and investor TPG Capital declined to comment on rumours the CRO is sizing up banks and preparing for an IPO.
28-Jan-2013 - The US wants exemption from new European Union import rules for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and says such status would cut manufacturers' admin and help prevent drug shortages.
28-Jan-2013 - AmerisourceBergen has announced upbeat Q1 results as contributions from Consulting Services and World Courier offsets ongoing cost issues in Drug Distribution.
28-Jan-2013 - Covance management sounded relatively upbeat about its expectations for 2013 as late-stage clinical trials continue to grow and IT spending begins to taper off, company officials said on Friday.
24-Jan-2013 - Despite conflicting media reports and confusion over where India stands in its regulation of clinical trials, Indian drug officials have until the end of January to respond to a Supreme...
24-Jan-2013 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents its latest round-up of the movers and shakers in the world of pharmaceuticals, including news from Parexel, AmerisourceBergen and Norwich Pharmaceuticals.
24-Jan-2013 - Following the release of FDA and EMA guidance in 2011 calling for CROs and trial sponsors to take a more risk-based approach to monitoring trials, companies have begun offering products...
24-Jan-2013 - Janssen says an alternative manufacturing approach will restore Doxil supplies, days after Ben Venue Laboratories’ (BVL) entered into consent decree with FDA.
24-Jan-2013 - Following a wave of recent investment in ADC production, Synthon has opened an ADC manufacturing facility in Nijmegen, Netherlands, to help bring its first preclinical ADC program to clinical trials...
23-Jan-2013 - GlaxoSmithKline has decided to only make once-monthly payments to suppliers, which could increase the amount of time it takes a CRO, CMO or other supplier to be paid for its...
23-Jan-2013 - Covance says its agreement with the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust will improve drug development and bring drugs to market sooner.
23-Jan-2013 - The UK's cell therapy industry now has a database of all ongoing clinical trials in the country with the aim of expanding research partnerships and pushing more early-stage trials to...
22-Jan-2013 - Chinese regulators have just 11 days left to define which excipients must be licensed or require DMFs under new quality regulations due to be introduced next month.
22-Jan-2013 - Almac says the completion of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has aided biocatalysis development offering clients an array of streamlined processes.
22-Jan-2013 - The European Commission has updated its GMP guidance to notify manufacturing authorization holders (MAHs) of their legal obligation to ensure that active substances are produced in accordance with GMP.
21-Jan-2013 - Lonza has agreed to evaluate BaroFold’s high-pressure refolding technology for difficult to express microbial products expressed as inclusion bodies.
21-Jan-2013 - Indian drug manufacturers have 18 months to test drugs not approved by India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) for efficacy and safety or they will be pulled from the...
21-Jan-2013 - ADC Biotechnology has secured funding to take its cost-cutting antibody drug conjugate (ADC) tech to market and says pharma demand will drive partnerships and maybe even attract CMO takeover bids.
17-Jan-2013 - Mitsui & Co has upped its stake in Indian API maker Arch Pharmalabs in an effort to expand its CMO business.
17-Jan-2013 - Argenta says the acquisition of company Cangenix Ltd was an opportunist addition to its structure-based drug discovery service.
17-Jan-2013 - The UK government’s health committee is calling for all clinical trial information to be in the public domain but industry push back is expected, experts say.
16-Jan-2013 - EU pharmaceutical and active substance manufacturers should determine the threshold for cross-contamination when multiple drugs are produced in shared facilities.
16-Jan-2013 - Almac Group says high demand for potent tabs and liquids was driving forces in creation of its new $10.5 million facilities.
16-Jan-2013 - Variation in site recruitment performance is a major risk factor for CROs and their sponsors according to new research.
16-Jan-2013 - UK CMP Aesica has continued its strategy of partnering with academics with a new collaboration designed to make operations at its Cramlington plant more efficient.
15-Jan-2013 - BASF says revised offer for omega-3 API maker Pronova Biopharma is fair value given recent Greek Government decision to stop reimbursing two key drugs.
15-Jan-2013 - Aptuit says that collaboration amongst its global facilities was a key factor in bringing Lomitapide to market.
15-Jan-2013 - Experts have created a new minimum content guideline addressing quality gaps seen in many trial protocols.
15-Jan-2013 - PRA wants to build its late-phase offering in China and has committed to provide staff and knowhow to Wuxi Pharmatech joint venture.
15-Jan-2013 - Cambridge Major Labs’ (CML) new private-equity investor plans to expand the CMO’s chemistry and API business and assess cross selling synergies with other firms in its portfolio.
14-Jan-2013 - IDIFarma has been cleared to make commercial batches of high potency tablets and hopes the new capability will attract developers of niche drugs and large CMOs.
14-Jan-2013 - United Parcel Service (UPS) has abandoned its bid to buy Holland-based logistics firm TNT Express after the European Commission said it would block the deal.
14-Jan-2013 - The UK MHRA says regulators Europe-wide are asking drugmakers for additional data to identify plants that need to be inspected under new EU API import rules.
10-Jan-2013 - Winning US FDA approval for omega-3 API suppliers like BASF and Chemport is a key milestone for Amarin in 2013 according to CEO Joe Zakrzewski.
10-Jan-2013 - Icon claims its collaboration with electronic Health record (EHR) specialist Cerner will help drug and device makers streamline data collection.
10-Jan-2013 - A US advocacy group says poor HHS oversight of an ongoing type-1 diabetes study could undermine rules designed to protect children in trials.
09-Jan-2013 - Exela Pharma Sciences will invest $8.5million in its research and manufacturing plant in North Carolina. The venture, to be spread over the next three years, will provide 38 new jobs...
09-Jan-2013 - Almac says that a cost-cutting plate reader technology developed by TTP Labtech is an ideal addition to its drug discovery offering.
09-Jan-2013 - Swiss supplier Lonza has underlined its belief that ramping up complex manufacturing is key to improving the profitability of its Visp plant.
08-Jan-2013 - LGC says entry into bioanalytical services space through the acquisition of Quotient testing division is part of a wider expansion plan.
08-Jan-2013 - Oncology CRO, Oncotest GmbH, will incorporate a new 3D cell culture technology into its range of preclinical assay services.
07-Jan-2013 - Private equity group Warburg Pincus has acquired sterile injectables specialist JHP Pharmaceuticals for $195m and says it has a “sizable amount” to invest in the CMO.
07-Jan-2013 - API maker BioVectra has been acquired by autoimmune disease focused drugmaker Questcor Pharmaceuticals for C$50m.
07-Jan-2013 - Australian CRO Clinical Network Services (CNS) has positioned itself as a “truly regional solution” with the acquisition of New Zealand-based Beltas.
07-Jan-2013 - Synteract will add trial capacity in Europe, Israel and South America through the acquisition of Munich-based Harrison Clinical Research. (HCR).
03-Jan-2013 - Parexel has acquired niche regulatory information management software firm Liquent and raised its guidance for 2013.
03-Jan-2013 - Indian Judge says uncontrolled clinical trials are causing ‘havoc’ and that the Government is not doing enough to address ethical concerns.
03-Jan-2013 - Local knowledge and global experience should be enough to see PRA and Wuxi PharmaTech buck the trend of failed China JVs, says analyst.
03-Jan-2013 - Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (MCHC) has announced plans to buy the ‘dominant’ pharma-grade HPMC capsule maker Qualicaps as the global gelatin shortage continues.
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