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FDA, EMA agree to share confidential info to further mutual recognition

23-Aug-2017 - The FDA and EMA have reached a new milestone during the process to implement mutual recognition of drug manufacturing facility inspections.

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Clinerion talks 'technically groundbreaking' patient recruitment system

23-Aug-2017 - Clinerion recently filed a patent for its “anonymized identification” (ANID) technology, the use of which avoids possible privacy concerns associated with electronic patient data, says CEO.  

Micro-Sphere pumps $22m into capsule filling facility

23-Aug-2017 - Spray drying and capsule filling-focused Micro-Sphere is expanding manufacturing capabilities at its facility in Ticino, Switzerland.

Envigo eyes public market capital in Avista merger

22-Aug-2017 - Envigo is merging with Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp. and is expected to be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange by the end of the year.

Allscripts, Elligo partner to bring CRO-managed trials to clinicians

22-Aug-2017 - The combined offering leverages Elligo’s infrastructure and services to enable Allscripts physicians to participate as study investigators in contract research organization-managed (CRO) clinical trials. 

QPharma: expansion follows steady growth, new hires and client programs

22-Aug-2017 - The commercial compliance solutions company is expanding its footprint with a new office and anticipates further growth in the US and internationally to keep pace with client demand, says CEO.

Vendors optimistic for future despite slowdown in growth

18-Aug-2017 - Bioprocessing suppliers have recently expressed optimism in the sector despite a slowdown in growth, and one expert believes this will drive investment in new tech and markets.

Of mice and human biology: when promising preclinical candidates fail in clinical trials

17-Aug-2017 - Researchers have developed and tested a method to determine how relevant mouse models are to human disease to better enable comparison of pharmacological targets across species.

CRO market: backlog growth ‘pretty remarkable,’ says analyst

17-Aug-2017 - Contract research organization (CRO) earnings reports have been filing in over the past few weeks – and as a group, performance was positive following concerns around slowing outsourcing trends.

ImmunoPrecise acquisition boosts antibody service

17-Aug-2017 - ImmunoPrecise Antibodies has acquired U-Protein Express, enabling it to offer microgram quantities of engineered antibodies to clients.

ScinoPharm showcases water treatment tech at Baxdela API plant

17-Aug-2017 - ScinoPharm has emphasised its compliance with waste water treatment rules, weeks after being contracted to supply API for Melinta Therapeutics’ antibiotic Baxdela.

With vivoPharm acquisition, CGI looks to become fully integrated drug discovery company

16-Aug-2017 - Cancer Genetics’ acquisition of vivoPharm expands its geographical footprint, customer base, and diversifies its business model beyond fee for service, says CEO.

Evotec completes Aptuit acquisition

16-Aug-2017 - Evotec has completed its previously announced acquisition of Aptuit and has updated its financial targets for the year.

Clinerion files patent for anonymized patient identification tech

16-Aug-2017 - Clinerion has filed a patent for a technology that matches anonymized records with corresponding hospital medical records to identify potential clinical trial participants.

Clinical research site company adds postoperative pain expertise to roster

15-Aug-2017 - Evolution Research Group has acquired Endeavor Clinical Trials in response to customer demand for postoperative pain studies.

News in brief

Sekisui XenoTech adds new in vitro drug development test systems

15-Aug-2017 - The global contract research organization (CRO) Sekisui XenoTech, LLC has two new test systems to its in vitro drug development product offering.

Thermo Fisher pulls in funding as it preps for Patheon acquisition

15-Aug-2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced offerings of common stock after extending its tender offer to purchase Patheon.

PCI launches new clinical trial supply delivery service

14-Aug-2017 - PCI Clinical Services’ (PCI) new FastTrack Service aims to cut down on clinical trial supply delivery timelines.

ARG aims to mitigate sponsor pitfalls in rare disease research

14-Aug-2017 - Atlantic Research Group (ARG) has formed a strategic advisory board to address the challenges of rare disease research  and mitigate sponsor pitfalls.

Charles River acquisition builds CNS expertise

14-Aug-2017 - Charles River Laboratories has acquired Brains On-Line in an ongoing effort to deepen its drug discovery capabilities and build out its portfolio through strategic acquisitions.

Reprocell grows cell and tissue-based services in Scotland

11-Aug-2017 - Human tissue-focused products and services firm Reprocell Europe has opened headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, which it says will boost business and create jobs.

Externalization tech facilitates sponsor, CRO collaboration

10-Aug-2017 - Certara has added externalization technology to its D360 scientific informatics platform to expedite collaboration between sponsors and their research partners.

PRA acquires Symphony Health Solutions for $530m

10-Aug-2017 - PRA Health Sciences has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Symphony Health Solutions Corporation for $530m as the industry increasingly looks to garner insight from real world data.

BioreclamationIVT expands biospecimen product portfolio

10-Aug-2017 - BioreclamationIVT has acquired the biospecimen and research services provider, Asterand Bioscience, following the purchase of TransCell Science earlier this year.

Cambrex investing $24m in API manufacturing capabilities

09-Aug-2017 - Cambrex Corporation is investing $24m in a new facility to manufacture highly potent APIs (HPAPIs).

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