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PharmaCell to make autologous cell therapies for Lion Biotech

28-Apr-2017 - Dutch contract manufacturer PharmaCell B.V has signed a three-year Manufacturing Services Agreement to make cancer cell therapies for Lion Biotechnologies.

Recipharm invests $750k in new GMP suite

27-Apr-2017 - Recipharm has opened a new GMP suite for clinical trial material manufacture at its North Carolina-based facility in Research Triangle Park.

Solubility solutions: Catalent increases spray drying capacity at Pharmatek

27-Apr-2017 - Catalent Pharma Solutions is increasing cGMP spray drying capacity at its Pharmatek facility in response to industry demand for improved solubility.

People on the move

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

27-Apr-2017 - This month’s roundup includes new hires at Worldwide Clinical trials, Ajinomoto Althea, UDG, the global data standards organization CDISC, and more.

EAG expanding bioassay lab, adding new staff

26-Apr-2017 - EAG Laboratories is expanding its Columbia, Missouri-based cell bioassay laboratory to support multiple development programs.

Bracket initiates BYOD ePRO study in Japan

26-Apr-2017 - Bracket has launched a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) Ph III study in Japan.

Covance plans closures – and expansions – as it aims to 'right-size'

26-Apr-2017 - LabCorp’s Covance is implementing a two-phase plan intended to create operational efficiencies over the next three years.

Covance ups BioPharmCMC capabilities in UK

25-Apr-2017 - Covance is expanding into new laboratories in York, England as it anticipates continued growth into 2018.

Yusen Logistics expands cold storage in Belgium and the Netherlands

25-Apr-2017 - Yusen Logistics has announced plans to increase cold storage facilities in Belgium and the Netherlands in an investment of more than €10m ($10.8m). 

Siteless CRO drafts guidelines for 'modern clinical trial'

25-Apr-2017 - Center Point Clinical Services has released new guidelines that look to address clinical trial challenges by focusing on the patient, not the CRO.

CRO tapped for Evoke comparative exposure PK trial

25-Apr-2017 - Spaulding Clinical Research will conduct Evoke Pharma’s planned comparative exposure pharmacokinetic (PK) trial for its lead product candidate, Gimoti.

ePatientFinder to connect patients to trials, providers with Rep Network partnership

24-Apr-2017 - ePatientFinder has signed a two-year agreement with Rep Network through which it will expand clinical trial access across the United States.

Certara launches CDISC PK solution

24-Apr-2017 - Certara has launched a new solution for preparing, analyzing, and submitting pharmacokinetic (PK) data in Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) format.

DSM Sinochem to up capacity at Delft antibiotic intermediates plant

24-Apr-2017 - DSM Sinochem (DSP) has announced its intention to increase antibiotic production capacity at its facility in Delft, the Netherlands.

IriSys clinical trial material manufacturing contract upped to $6m

24-Apr-2017 - IriSys LLC has been awarded an increase to its five-year prime vendor contract – an agreement now worth up to $6m.

Medidata adding eConsent via Mytrus acquisition

24-Apr-2017 - Medidata is set to acquire Mytrus, Incorporated – adding eConsent and remote monitoring solutions for a "modern trial experience."

Veeva's Vault SiteExchange aims to simplify clinical trial document exchange

20-Apr-2017 - TransCelerate has chosen the Veeva Vault SiteExchange to simplify investigative site collaboration as part of its Shared Investigator Platform Initiative.

Caligor supporting Puma's expanded access program for breast cancer therapy

20-Apr-2017 - Caligor Opco LLC is providing regulatory and logistical management for Puma Biotechnology’s expanded access program (EAP) for its investigational breast cancer therapy, neratinib.

How to accelerate clinical trials during an epidemic

20-Apr-2017 - Randomized controlled trials are the fastest way to identify vaccines in an outbreak, but more collaboration is needed among international researchers – including CROs.

Wearable drug delivery tech firm Unilife files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

20-Apr-2017 - Unilife Corporation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and confirmed that a key customer for its wearable injectors business has halted a project.

DermTech: demand to strengthen pharma partnerships over next 5 years

19-Apr-2017 - DermTech, Inc. has announced two new collaborations with pharmaceutical companies and expects more to follow as the demand for personalized, precision medicine increases.

Plasticell secures funding for red blood cell substitute development

19-Apr-2017 - Plasticell is advancing multiple projects through which it will develop and manufacture red blood cell substitutes for human clinical transfusion and progress preclinical trials.

Partnering key to deliver next-gen drug delivery tech, say industry experts

19-Apr-2017 - Partnering and collaborating to advance drug delivery innovation  is essential, now more than ever, say industry experts from Boehringer-Ingelheim and Merck.


CRO Novotech signs MOU with South Korean medical center

18-Apr-2017 - Novotech will conduct clinical trials at the 2,700-bed center with support from the medical’s center staff.

Clinical trial study design: 'one size does not fit all'

18-Apr-2017 - The rate of false positives in clinical trials should be set higher for certain hard-to-treat cancers, suggest researchers.

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