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Hospira adds antibiotic API capacity in India

30-Aug-2012 - Hospira has bought Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceutical’s active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) facility in Aurangabad, India, to support its expanding antibiotic business.

Emerging market regulatory staff should take test to level playing field, RAPS

30-Aug-2012 - Regulatory professionals working for contract research organisations (CROs) in emerging markets could benefit from taking a test to bring them up to par with those in developed countries, according to...

QPS buys JSW Life Sciences, boosts CNS

30-Aug-2012 - QPS has boosted its late phase offering after acquiring Austrian-based JSW Life Sciences.

News from INC Research, Y-Prime and Ariana – People on the move

30-Aug-2012 - presents its weekly round-up of the latest chops and changes in the world of pharmaceuticals, including news from INC Research, Y-Prime and Ariana.

PRACS Institute sells Miami facility to CRI Phase I

29-Aug-2012 - The PRACS Institute has sold its Miami, US facility to a new early-phase focused CRO, CRI Phase I Corporation.

PRA talks about expansion in China

29-Aug-2012 - The lack of competing studies, proximity to the SFDA HQ and were the key drivers for the new Beijing, China office according to PRA International. 


GSK and AstraZeneca attracted by NHS' efforts to work with sponsors and CROs outside UK

29-Aug-2012 - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and AstraZeneca have been attracted by NHS efforts to work with sponsors and CROs outside the UK according to Government investment group, UK Trade and Investment.

Charles River buys Accugenix to boost microbial testing

29-Aug-2012 - Charles River Laboratories has acquired Accugenix in a bid to expand its endotoxin and microbial detection portfolio.

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United Drug buys DSA and Synpoia

28-Aug-2012 - United Drug (UD) has bought firms in the pharmacovigilance and market access sectors, following up on its acquisition in the contract packaging industry last week.


NHS announces plans to become international healthcare provider

28-Aug-2012 - The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has launched plans to provide services to the pharmaceutical industry internationally.

Market access teams should have more influence in clinical trial design, say Cutting Edge Information

28-Aug-2012 - Health economics and outcomes research teams must have a greater influence over clinical trial design if pharma firms are to achieve reimbursement goals, according to Cutting Edge Information.

BE/BA sites must be logged with US FDA under GDUFA

28-Aug-2012 - CROs conducting bioequivalence and bioavailability (BE/BA) studies for generics firms will have to log details of their sites with the US FDA under new ‘self-identification’ rules.

India's IT providers must become experts to handle biostatistics boom, says Alticure

27-Aug-2012 - India’s IT sector must expand its knowledge base to fully meet the surge in demand for biostatistics says Alticure Research.

News in brief

Hospira to invest in $85m Rocky Mount, creating 200 jobs

27-Aug-2012 - US Injectable drugmaker Hospira will invest $85m and create 200 new jobs at its plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina according to the State Governor.

Precos to expand cancer model portfolio thanks to new HTA license

27-Aug-2012 - Precos will expand its portfolio of preclinical cancer models after being licensed to store and handle human tissue by the UK’s HTA.

Cobra says timesaving cell line development tech will help it win customers

24-Aug-2012 - Cobra Biologics claims a new micro bioreactor technology it has adopted can cut three months off cell line development timelines and facilitate faster production scale-up.

Is cloud computing hot air? Comprehend Systems shoots the breeze with OSP

23-Aug-2012 - Comprehend Systems recently made its data analytics, visualisations and reports software available from the cloud. CEO Rick Morrison spoke with about the firm’s reasoning, and why no rockets were...

Bend Research adds HP spray drying facility

23-Aug-2012 - Bend Research can now work with high-potency (HP) ingredients thanks to a new spray-drying facility.

United Drug asks US Courts to throw out Catalent case

23-Aug-2012 - United Drug wants the US courts to throw out accusations it disclosed confidential data about Catalent’s packaging business after secret acquisition talks collapsed last year.

West heads east with new Indian packaging plant

22-Aug-2012 - West Pharmaceutical Services has started construction of a facility in Sri City, India, citing growing importance of the Asia-Pacific market.

ShangPharma sees $10m lift in revenues thanks top 10 clients

22-Aug-2012 - ShangPharma saw a $10m lift in its Q2 revenues bolstered by increased business from its top ten clients.

News in brief targeting North American sponsors interested in trials in CEE

22-Aug-2012 - German CRO wants to win business from US and North American sponsors keen to conduct trials in central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Capsugel wants to standardise lipid formulation tests

22-Aug-2012 - Capsugel has launched a non-profit consortium in a bid to establish a lipid formulation classification system.

United Drug to buy Bilcare's UK and US trial supply businesses

21-Aug-2012 - United Drug will buy the UK and US trial supply businesses of Indian contractor Bilcare to further expand its packaging services division.

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