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30-Sep-2008 - Capsule specialist Capsugel has won the contract to make a highly-touted new anti-inflammatory developed by French biotechnology company NicOx as the product approaches registration.
30-Sep-2008 - Clinical trials that support the effectiveness of drugs filed for approval in the US are more likely to be published than those that are less supportive, according to researchers at...
30-Sep-2008 - US contract research organisation Encorium Group has postponed its planned acquisition of Prologue Research International and cut staff in the latest twist in a rollercoaster ride for the firm in...
28-Sep-2008 - UK-based automation expert, Astech Projects, has been signed up to assist a ‘top 5 pharmaceutical company’ just months after launching its new automation maintenance service.
27-Sep-2008 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents its periodic round-up of executive appointments in the contract services sector.
27-Sep-2008 - Indian pharmaceutical companies are making their first forays in the biotechnology arena, helping the market expand from a standing start at the beginning of the decade to reach a value...
25-Sep-2008 - UK-based Melbourn Scientific is now offering an integrated package of formulation, method development, analysis and short-run clinical manufacture services to industrial clients.
25-Sep-2008 - Pharmaceutical companies on both sides of the Atlantic are facing a particularly difficult time over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a report by financial research and analysis...
25-Sep-2008 - Indian pharmaceutical company Lupin Ltd has expanded into Africa by acquiring a 60 per cent stake Pharma Dynamics, a generics company and contract manufacturer based in Cape Town, South Africa.
23-Sep-2008 - US CRO group Encorium has signed new contracts worth around $6.2m (€4.1m) under which it will conduct trials of a developmental vaccine on behalf of a global biopharmaceutical company.
23-Sep-2008 - China is the ideal destination for outsourcing, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) that has calculated rankings based on a range of parameters.
23-Sep-2008 - Phylogeny has launched the first microRNA (miRNA) in situ hybridisation detection service to help scientists delve deeper into the mechanisms controlling key biological processes.
23-Sep-2008 - Ion channel expert ChanTest is expanding its range of ion channel services and cell lines that help identify promising target compounds and those that could cause harmful side effects.
22-Sep-2008 - Active pharmaceutical ingredient specialist Calyx Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals is planning an acquisition within the next two years, probably in the US or Europe, according to chief executive Smitesh Shah.
22-Sep-2008 - Germany-based Diapharm has launched a service allowing pharmaceutical manufacturers to perform joint third-party audits of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
22-Sep-2008 - Merck & Co has added additional sales staff by signing an outsourcing agreement with inVentiv Health.
18-Sep-2008 - CMO NextPharma has signed a deal to make Aseptic Technologies “revolutionary” ‘closed-vial’ filling system available as part of its offering to clients.
18-Sep-2008 - UK-based Pharmaceutical Profiles has used an imaging technique known as scintigraphy to quantify the effects of Amylin / Eli Lilly’s latest diabetes drug on the stomach.
18-Sep-2008 - Pharmatek Laboratories has opened its highly-potent and cytotoxic facility located in San Diego, US, just over a year after announcing its move into this growth area of contract manufacturing.
17-Sep-2008 - Charles River Laboratories has agreed to buy US-based drug discovery imaging expert Molecular Imaging Research, Inc. (MIR) for approximately $12.5m (€8.8m) in cash.
17-Sep-2008 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents its latest round-up of new appointments, employment moves and personnel news in the pharmaceutical contract services sector.
16-Sep-2008 - Bilcare GCS, the clinical supplies arm of Indian packaging giant Bilcare, has considerably expanded its Phase III trial offering in an effort to provide drugmakers with a complete package.
16-Sep-2008 - Patient recruitment specialist Acurian has hit a major milestone in its business, with more than half of the entire US population of type 2 diabetics now opted into its database.
16-Sep-2008 - Shifting clinical trial operations from Western markets to India can reap substantial benefits for sponsors in saved costs and time, according to KPMG’s just-published report India Pharma Inc.
16-Sep-2008 - Assay Depot, a new online marketplace which allows bench researchers around the world to choose and buy a broad range of drug discovery services, went live yesterday.
15-Sep-2008 - Takeda Pharmaceutical has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to recoup $26.7m in damages, after it had to recall a product made by a contract manufacturing organisation (CMO).
15-Sep-2008 - India’s contract manufacturing market is expected to rocket forward over the next couple of years to reach a value of $2.46bn in 2010, according to a just-released report from KPMG....
15-Sep-2008 - Pharmaceutical major Bristol-Myers Squibb has signed another deal with outsourcing specialist Accenture, this time tapping the firm for IT and financial support services via a 10-year contract worth $550m.
15-Sep-2008 - Quintiles Transnational Corp has announced an expansion of its operations in Singapore in order to meet what it described as “surging demand” in the Asia-Pacific region.
15-Sep-2008 - Drug development services company PharmaNet saw its share price slashed in half on Friday after downsizing its 2008 revenues and earnings forecasts for the second time this year.
11-Sep-2008 - Parexel has trimmed back its earnings guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 as it starts the process of integrating ClinPhone, which the company bought for £91m (€114m) last...
11-Sep-2008 - The outsourcing of Phase I trials to India may be allowed by 2009-10 after the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) said it is considering changing its stance.
11-Sep-2008 - BioReliance has had to significantly expand its Rockville, US, facility and hire new staff in order to accommodate the growing demand for its genetic toxicology (GeneTox) testing services.
11-Sep-2008 - Drug discovery informatics and services provider, Tripos International, has agreed to buy Pharsight Corporation, a provider of software and strategic services for clinical drug development.
10-Sep-2008 - Haupt Pharma has completed its merger with fellow German companies Amareg and Wülfing Pharma to create a major new force in the European contract development and manufacturing sector, with around...
09-Sep-2008 - Beleaguered life science tools and services company MDS Inc, has recorded disappointing third quarter results, with revenues from its Analytical Technologies and MDS Pharma Services divisions missing forecasts.
09-Sep-2008 - A list of drugs currently being evaluated for potential safety issues by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been posted on its website.
09-Sep-2008 - in-PharmaTechnologist.com’s latest round up of developments in contract manufacturing includes Therapure’s launch and facility expansions by Hollister-Stier, West and Dow.
09-Sep-2008 - eClinical specialist Phase Forward has added to its portfolio by purchasing interactive-response technology company Clarix for $40m in cash in a move aimed at toppling ClinPhone from its leading position...
08-Sep-2008 - The second round of bids for Elan Drug Technologies (EDT) is expected to be received by mid-September, with a sale price of up to $1.4bn mooted in press reports.
08-Sep-2008 - UK analytical services expert, Quotient Bioscience has received a significant equity investment from TA Associates to help further the firm’s acquisition-led and organic growth strategy.
08-Sep-2008 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents its periodic round-up of executive appointments in the contract services sector.
08-Sep-2008 - Canada’s Patheon put in another quarter of robust revenues growth in its third quarter, which coupled with cost-reduction measures helped the firm trim its net loss to $14.7m, down 75...
04-Sep-2008 - Caliper Life Sciences has launched two new kinase profiling services as well as new assay kits that aim to provide researchers with a better understanding of their kinase inhibitor drug...
04-Sep-2008 - Recent developments in the clinical research sector include an acquisition by Canada’s Algorithme, a Dutch CRO looking to push into the North American market, and a £20m boost for UK...
04-Sep-2008 - US fine chemical company Sigma-Aldrich said this morning that subsidiary SAFC Pharma has kicked off a $30m expansion plan for its active high-potency pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility in Madison,...
02-Sep-2008 - Merck & Co has been accused of carrying out clinical trials of its Vioxx (rofecoxib) painkiller that were designed primarily for marketing purposes rather than to answer a clinical hypothesis....
02-Sep-2008 - Microencapsulation specialist Coating Place Inc has just completed a major expansion of its contract manufacturing capacity in Wisconsin, US.
02-Sep-2008 - Contrary to fears, the European Union’s Clinical Trials Directive has not had an inhibitory effect on the number of studies carried out by publicly-funded researchers, at least in Denmark....
01-Sep-2008 - A milestone payment from Bristol-Myers Squibb for the successful advancement of a project into clinical development, along with strong sales by its contract research and manufacturing services unit, prompted Albany...
01-Sep-2008 - US trial firm ACRI and contract research organisation (CRO) Clinesian have teamed up to target the pharmaceutical sector’s ever growing demand for integrated clinical development capacity.
01-Sep-2008 - Canada’s PharmEng International almost tripled its turnover in the second quarter, as its acquisition of a Pfizer manufacturing facility at the end of 2007 transformed sales at contract manufacturing facility...
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