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Baxter hires Indian contractor to expand injectables pipeline

22-Jun-2017 - Baxter International has announced an agreement with India-based Dorizoe Lifesciences to develop over 20 generic injectables, a sector it says is growing annually.

Helomics teams with investment firm to launch biotech incubator in Pennsylvania, US

22-Jun-2017 - Helomics Corporation and Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) have collaborated to form a biotechnology incubator with a precision and diagnostics medicine focus.


How to prepare for ICH E6 R2 implementation

22-Jun-2017 - ICH E6 (R2) modernizes the ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guideline, which was implemented more than 20 years ago.

Update: DIA 2017

DIA 2017: big data, regulations, patient engagement dominate dialogue

21-Jun-2017 - The exhibit hall has closed, but final sessions are still underway as the DIA 2017 Annual Meeting enters its last day in Chicago, IL.

DIA 2017

Deloitte to upgrade Daiichi Sankyo's global drug safety platform

21-Jun-2017 - Daiichi Sankyo has adopted Deloitte’s ConvergeHEALTH Safety platform in order to enhance its global pharmacovigilance capabilities.

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A closer look at the Parexel deal

21-Jun-2017 - Another day, another CRO acquisition – this time Parexel, a top 10 CRO, was acquired by Pamplona Capital, a large private equity firm.

Parexel to be acquired by PE in $5bn deal

20-Jun-2017 - Parexel International Corporation has signed a definite agreement to be acquired by the private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management, LLP.

DIA 2017

Parexel launches new ecosystem to de-silo disparate data sources

20-Jun-2017 - Parexel has introduced a new ecosystem of integrated data-driven services as the industry looks to gain better insights from myriad information sources.

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...

CDMO KBI Biopharma acquires Alliance Protein Laboratories

19-Jun-2017 - KBI Biopharma, Inc. (KBI) is acquiring the San Diego-based contract research organization (CRO) Alliance Protein Laboratories.

Label concept combines first-opening indication, blinding for clinical trials

19-Jun-2017 - Schreiner MediPharm’s new Flexi-Cap for Clinical Trial Supplies provides anti-counterfeit protection with blinding for transparent containers.

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.

Parexel and Sanofi partner to advance wearable tech use in clinical trials

15-Jun-2017 - Parexel and Sanofi have launched a pilot study that will examine the use of remote data collection devices in clinical trials.

Covance opens companion diagnostics laboratory

15-Jun-2017 - LabCorp’s Covance has opened a new companion diagnostics laboratory as is prepares for an increasing demand for precision medicine – a market expected to reach $112.62bn by 2025.

Lower participation, slower studies delaying Alzheimer's research, says IRB

14-Jun-2017 - At least 50,000 volunteers are needed to participate in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease – the global cost of which is expected to reach $2 trillion by 2030.

YPrime launches vendor-agnostic clinical trial management tool

14-Jun-2017 - YPrime has released a new cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution that integrates data across various eClinical systems.

After doubling in size, LabConnect secures $24.5m investment

14-Jun-2017 - The global central laboratory and support services provider has secured a $24.5m Series A investment and is on track to double in size, again, over the next five years, says...


Bitmark looks to provide transparent data access with blockchain tech

13-Jun-2017 - In the first public application of its technology, Bitmark Inc. has partnered with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health to conduct studies using its blockchain technology.

News in brief

CRO Topstone Research joins SaaS company partner program

13-Jun-2017 - Topstone Research has joined the Partner Program at Medrio, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that provides electronic data capture (EDC) and eSource to clinical trials.

Elligo bringing clinical trials to Consortia women's health clinics

13-Jun-2017 - Elligo Health Research and Consortia Health have partnered to expand clinical trials access at various women’s health clinics across the country.

Cryoport developing cold chain logistic models for malaria vaccine

12-Jun-2017 - Cryoport will design and implement the cryogenic cold chain to support Phase III clinical trials of Sanaria’s investigational malaria vaccines.

News in brief

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.

Oncology trends: smaller indications and greater efficiency, says QuintilesIMS Institute

12-Jun-2017 - As pharma targets smaller indications and becomes more efficient, oncology clinical trial duration – and patient enrollment – have decreased.

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