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PHT launches web browser-based ePRO system

31-Mar-2011 - PHT, a provider of electronic patient reported outcome (ePRO) services used in clinical trials, has launched a web browser-based ePRO system to collect patient data over the internet.

Appointments at PPD, Clinilabs, Clearstone and Clariant – People on the move

31-Mar-2011 - Outsourcing-Pharma presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma outsourcing sector, including appointments at PPD, Clinilabs, Clearstone and Clariant.

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Celerion joins capability cluster to boost patient access

31-Mar-2011 - Celerion has improved access to patients with respiratory diseases by joining a UK capability cluster.

Almac opens CLIA-registered lab to support biomarker discovery

31-Mar-2011 - Almac Diagnostics, a branch of UK-based contract research organisation (CRO), Almac, has opened a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) registered lab at its headquarters in Craigavon, Northern Ireland.

Singapore depot the start of global expansion at Marken

30-Mar-2011 - Marken plans to expand internationally by building clinical trial supply depots, similar to its new Singapore site, around the world.

VisualSonics unveils ‘revolutionary’ Vevo LAZR imaging system

30-Mar-2011 - VisualSonics, a high-resolution micro imaging systems manufacturer, has launched a new imaging system it claims will revolutionise cancer research.

Perceptive Informatics reveals biopharma eClinical survey results

30-Mar-2011 - Perceptive Informatics, an eClinical solutions provider, has announced the results of a survey to find out what the biopharma industry considers the most important eClinical attributes.


Gentronix adds Ames test to assay service offering

29-Mar-2011 - Gentronix has added Ames screening services to generate sales while working to increase use of its proprietary assays.

Quintiles named preferred provider by neglected diseases consortium

29-Mar-2011 - Contract research organisation (CRO) Quintiles has been named as a preferred provider by a global consortium focused on the development of drugs for neglected diseases.

None hurt in fire at Catalent UK packaging facility

29-Mar-2011 - US contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) Catalent has reported that no employees were injured in the fire that occurred at its packaging facility in the UK last week.

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Emerald & ChemDiv ink small molecule discovery collab

29-Mar-2011 - Emerald BioStructures and ChemDiv have formed a strategic partnership to offer small molecule discovery services.

Almac co-invests in cold storage capacity with US client

28-Mar-2011 - Almac Pharma Services has expanded its cold storage capacity for biopharmaceuticals, continuing the contract manufacturing organisation’s (CMO) busy expansion programme.

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Scotia & i2eye to merge

28-Mar-2011 - Scotia Vision is to merge with i2eye Consulting to better support clients’ ophthalmic drug development programmes.

CPS doubles lab & office size to support expansion

28-Mar-2011 - Critical Path Services (CPS) has doubled the size of its Pennsylvania, US facility to expand its laboratory service offering.

Round up of clinical trial packaging partnerships

28-Mar-2011 - Outsourcing-Pharma presents a round up of recent clinical trial packaging services partnerships.

Public debate on trial pathway changes needed; AIFA

24-Mar-2011 - There should be a public debate on how the traditional clinical trial pathway can be modified to shorten time to market, says the AIFA.

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Aptiv Solutions and Cancer Genetics team on cancer trial services

24-Mar-2011 - Aptiv Solutions and Cancer genetics have partnered to provide biopharmaceutical developers with support for cancer trials.

UK CROs extend preclinical cancer partnership

24-Mar-2011 - Preclinical Oncology Services Limited (Precos) will to work with discovery services firm Argenta Discovery on cancer drug development projects under a revised collaboration agreement announced late yesterday.

Quintiles Ph I facility open at Guy’s Hospital ‘experimental medicine hub’

24-Mar-2011 - Contract research organisation (CRO) Quintiles gained new ‘first-in-human’ (FIH) trial capacity yesterday with the opening of an ‘experimental medicine hub’ at Guy’s Hospital in London, UK.

Lonza wins manufacturing deals with Enobia and Athera

23-Mar-2011 - Switzerland-based Lonza has signed two new manufacturing deals with pharmaceutical firms that look set to improve capacity utilisation.


Quintiles halts financing plan after market becomes ‘unfavourable’

23-Mar-2011 - US CRO Quintiles has postponed a financing plan it announced earlier this month, citing unfavourable global credit market conditions as the reason for the decision.

Cyprotex targets US to build on 2010 revenue growth

23-Mar-2011 - Cyprotex posted double-digit revenue growth in 2010 and expects the upwards trend to continue as it benefits from its US acquisition.

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Southern Research teams with Louisiana preclinical imaging group

23-Mar-2011 - The Southern Research Institute has partnered with the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana (BRFNL) on non-invasive preclinical imaging.

Algorithme secures loan to fund diversification and growth

23-Mar-2011 - CRO Algorithme Pharma has announced plans to grow and diversify its business after securing support of Canadian financiers.

FDA updates CRO & sponsor inspection guidance

22-Mar-2011 - The FDA has revised guidance on how its personnel conduct inspections of CROs and sponsors in light of technological advances.

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