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'LabCorp at Walgreens' brings testing to the patient's corner drugstore

29-Jun-2017 - LabCorp has teamed up with Walgreens to open “LabCorp at Walgreens” service centers and will explore additional collaboration opportunities – such as in clinical trial enrollment. 

QuintilesIMS: customers looking to break down operational silos

29-Jun-2017 - QuintilesIMS is releasing a new pharmaceuticals commercial operations SaaS software called Orchestrated Customer Engagement (OCE) in response to customer demand.

People on the move

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

29-Jun-2017 - This month’s round up includes a new chief manufacturing officer at Brammer Bio and an executive hire at PPD who will help guide the CRO’s laboratory services.

DIA 2017

CFDA: reform will continue, data forging to be 'severely punished'

28-Jun-2017 - The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has become a member of ICH as it looks to continue advancing regulatory reform to improve the review process.

More clinical applications, more problems, says Veeva

28-Jun-2017 - The industry is shifting towards a unified clinical model that provides end-to-end processes and systems, according to a recent report.

Continuum partners with social network to crowdsource late-stage clinical trials

28-Jun-2017 - Continuum Clinical has partnered with Skipta to expedite physician and patient participation in clinical trials.

News in brief

QS Pharma gets nod from EMA for commercial manufacture

27-Jun-2017 - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved QS Pharma to manufacture medicinal products for commercial use in Europe.

CRO Altasciences sees opportunity in fragmented early clinical development space

27-Jun-2017 - Altasciences Company has been acquired by Audax Private Equity as it looks to expand in the fragmented early clinical development space.

Biogen's drug discovery program gets quantum boost from improved molecular design

27-Jun-2017 - Biogen and Accenture Labs have collaborated to develop a quantum-enabled molecular comparison application to accelerate drug discovery and ultimately, time to clinic.

Pharma finance

QuintilesIMS reportedly exploring sale of contract sales business

26-Jun-2017 - QuintilesIMS may potentially divest its contract sales business – which would improve the company’s overall profitability and enable it to focus on growing other aspects of the organization.

Avista supporting cGMP manufacture of hapten for opioid vaccine development

26-Jun-2017 - Avista Pharma Solutions, Inc. has been contracted to manufacture an opioid-derived small molecule, which is a component of a conjugate vaccine being developed to treat opioid addiction.

DIA 2017

RBM adoption driving growth as CROS NT evolves service offering

26-Jun-2017 - CROS NT has announced a new clinical trial solution that enables sponsors to take a risk-based approach to site monitoring – a shift to which is driving company growth, says CEO.

Evotec: patient biobank access to advance drug discovery

26-Jun-2017 - Evotec has joined a consortium through which it gains access to a sample biobank in order to perform drug discovery based on unique kidney disease patient cohorts.

Cells held three times as long in 'delayed crosslinking' microgel tech

22-Jun-2017 - Dutch scientists have developed a microgel chip that is capable of holding single cells for analysis and research for far longer than currently available 3D culturing technologies.

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.

Q&A

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.

Guest article

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.

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.

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...

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