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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.

Charles River partners with CRO to expand PDX model capabilities

22-May-2017 - Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. has partnered with OcellO to expand its PDX model capabilities and has made several additions to its online Tumor Model Compendium.

Report: CRO turnover creates loss of continuity

22-May-2017 - Contract research organizations (CROs) continue to see high instances of turnover, which can lead to delayed timelines and sponsor scrutiny, according to a recent survey.

Acurian: new consulting service provides 'continuum of support'

18-May-2017 - Acurian Inc. has launched a new consulting offering to help pharma sponsors throughout protocol design, enrollment, site planning, and budgeting.

PPD ups capacity at vaccine development lab

18-May-2017 - Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) has expanded its Richmond, Virginia-based vaccine sciences lab.

News in brief

Eli Lilly taps Cogstate as preferred provider

18-May-2017 - Eli Lilly and Company has chosen Cogstate as its preferred provider to support its Alzheimer’s disease platform.

LabCorp completes acquisition of PAML

17-May-2017 - LabCorp has completed its acquisition of Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML), which will be integrated into its national network of regional and specialty laboratories.

CPhI North America

Cambrex invests $2.4m at former PharmaCore site

17-May-2017 - Cambrex Corporation is installing a fourth reactor suite at its High Point, NC-based facility as it continues to grow with its customers in the market, says company VP at CPhI North America....

Thermo Fisher: $7.2bn Patheon sits in sweet spot for bioproduction business

17-May-2017 - Thermo Fisher says Patheon will become the most competitive biologics CDMO in the market through direct access to its bioprocessing technologies and capabalities.

Concise without compromise: clinical trial consent forms need reader-friendly revamp

16-May-2017 - Clinical trial consent forms should be more concise moving forward, say NIH researchers in a recent report.

Family-owned Flamma opens $20m cGMP facility in China

16-May-2017 - Flamma has opened a new cGMP workshop and R&D Center in Dalian, China and is looking to add capacity at several other sites as part of its “Flamma 2020 plan.”...

AB Science suspends French masitinib trials after ANSM finds deviations

15-May-2017 - AB Science SA has halted French trials of its Ph III drug candidate masitinib after regulators uncovered good clinical practice (GCP) and pharmacovigilance deviations in an earlier study.

RBM provider expands in US Northeast to support CRO, sponsor demand

15-May-2017 - CluePoints is expanding its US-based operations with a new office in Wayne, PA to better serve its customers in the US Northeast/Mid-Atlantic regions.

AG Mednet launches Judi to help sponsors, CROs manage clinical events

15-May-2017 - AG Mednet's SaaS solution, Judi, helps sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) manage clinical events from trigger to final adjudication.

MedAvante, ProPhase acquisition to transform CNS market, says WCG CEO

15-May-2017 - WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) has acquired MedAvante and ProPhase, bolstering the company’s presence in the central nervous system (CNS) and behavioral health assessment markets.

Sanofi’s €250m AI-driven R&D collaboration for metabolic disease

15-May-2017 - Sanofi and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven Exscientia have announced a €250m ($271.9m) drug target research collaboration and licence option agreement. 

Aptar Pharma puts stake in US as it aims to expand

11-May-2017 - Aptar Pharma has acquired 20% of the US-based company, Kali Care, less than two months after inaugurating its first facility outside of France.

CMO sector still set for consolidation says industry expert

11-May-2017 - Mergers and acquisitions remain a key growth strategy for contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) as uncertainly persists across the industry. 

eSource provider creates digital lab reports for clinical trials

11-May-2017 - Clinical Research IO (CRIO) has developed a new “Lab Routing” module for its eSource system, which was purpose-built for clinical research sites.

KCR moves to new office 'where money and research meet'

11-May-2017 - The full-service contract research organization (CRO) is moving to a new office in Boston, MA, which will serve at its fourth "hub," joining Berlin, Warsaw, and Kiev locations....

INC Research, inVentiv merger 'a perfect fit'

10-May-2017 - INC Research and inVentiv Health are merging to create one of the largest biopharmaceutical outsourcing providers – and a “top three CRO,” says CEO.

PRA looks to bring child-friendly solutions to pediatric clinical trials

10-May-2017 - PRA Health Sciences has launched a new Center for Pediatric Clinical Development and a correlating site network to facilitate patient recruitment and improved engagement and retention. 

Almac receives patent for cell cycle regulator

10-May-2017 - Almac Discovery has been granted a US patent for its Wee-1 kinase inhibitor program – protecting potential licensees from competition. 

Brammer invests in commercial-ready gene therapies

10-May-2017 - Brammer Bio says its commercial-scale gene therapy manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, will open in the second half of 2017.

Kezzler's serialization tech tracks SGS supply chains with 'digital DNA'

08-May-2017 - SGS has signed a strategic alliance with serialization tech firm Kezzler AS to increase monitoring of its customers’ supply chains.

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