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BASF opens dermatology lab to solve formulation challenges

27-Sep-2012 - BASF has opened a contract dermatology lab in New York, US to work on topical formulation R&D.


Open source paradigm could swipe biz from CROs: Beroe

27-Sep-2012 - Open source drug developers could swipe business from CROs in the drug discovery field, according to Beroe.

FDA takes on oversight of

27-Sep-2012 - The US FDA will make sure data in is genuine from now on after the HHS delegated the job to the agency.

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Jubilant HollisterStier launches analytical services business

27-Sep-2012 - Jubilant HollisterStier has set up dedicated analytical services units in a bid to further expand its contracting offering.

Almac gets MHRA OK for clinical site and new ERP system

27-Sep-2012 - The MHRA has given Almac’s Northern Ireland clinical services facility and its new ERP system a thumbs-up after an inspection carried out this month.

Cedarburg Hauser boosts API production capacity

26-Sep-2012 - Cedarburg Hauser Pharmaceuticals (CHP) has increased its API plant in a bid to meet client demand.


SNBL adopts new temp and humidity control system

26-Sep-2012 - Preclinical CRO SNBL USA has automated control of temperature and humidity at its primate research laboratory.

Big Pharma clinical R&D group wants FDA and EMA involvement

26-Sep-2012 - Big Pharma group TransCelerate BioPharma plans to work with regulators and academics to address the bottlenecks that slow the clinical development of biologic drugs.

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US CRO contracted by FDA to answer generics safety questions

26-Sep-2012 - CRO Vince & Associated Clinical Research (VACR) has won a $5m grant to conduct bioequivalence studies for the US FDA.

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Big Pharmas team to tackle trial bottlenecks

25-Sep-2012 - The ten biggest drugmakers in the world want faster, more efficient R&D and claim a new non-profit organisation they formed last week is the solution to the industries development bottlenecks....

Clinipace doubles in size after purchase of Paragon

25-Sep-2012 - Clinipace has bought Californian CRO Paragon Biomedical in a bid to expand its therapeutic expertise.

SGS doubles capacity at testing lab citing pharma demand

25-Sep-2012 - SGS Life sciences has doubled testing capacity at its New Jersey, US laboratory citing pharma demand for both routine and complex analysis services.

Quintiles makes trial management system more interactive

24-Sep-2012 - Quintiles says it has improved its trial management services with a new navigation platform for its Infosario programme.

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Carestream sells preclinical imaging biz to Bruker

24-Sep-2012 - Carestream Health has offloaded most of its preclinical molecular imaging systems in a deal with Bruker.

News from Quintiles, Cenduit and Althea Technologies – People on the move

24-Sep-2012 - presents its weekly round-up of the latest new faces and changing places in the world of pharmaceuticals, including news from Quintiles, Cenduit and Althea Technologies.

Quintiles grants "prime site" status to Comprehensive

20-Sep-2012 - Quintiles has granted Comprehensive Clinical Development first refusal to work on its sponsored clinical trials.

Cyprotex and InSphero launch predictive tox testing service using 3D micro-liver

20-Sep-2012 - Cyprotex and InSphero have teamed up to offer predictive drug toxicity services using 3D micro-models of liver tissue.

Merck Millipore opens 'open source' process development and CMO plant in France

20-Sep-2012 - CMOs and Pharmas will own the manufacturing processes developed at a new facility as part of an ‘open source’ ethos Merck Millipore has introduced.

Clinical trials should involve the elderly more, say experts

19-Sep-2012 - Geriatric patients are left out of trials too often say experts who want researchers to 'open their minds' to the benefits of recruiting the elderly.

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AMRI lands strategic deal with Knopp

19-Sep-2012 - AMRI said it has entered into a strategic agreement with drug discovery firm Knopp Biosciences.

Pfizer inks generics CMO JV with Hisun

19-Sep-2012 - Pfizer and manufacturing partner Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals will set up a dedicated research centre to develop drugs for the Chinese market.

Recipharm gets OK in France

19-Sep-2012 - Swedish CDMO Recipharm has been cleared by French regulators to fill biotech drug products at its site in Tours.

News from Chiltern, AMRI and Cook Pharma – People on the move

19-Sep-2012 - presents its weekly round-up of the latest xcareer movers in the world of pharmaceuticals including news from Chiltern, AMRI and Cook Pharma.


Life science products sales and marketing pros get new industry association

18-Sep-2012 - A new organisation - ACP-LS – aims to help sales and marketing employees at CRO, CMOs, equipment makers and consultancies share knowledge, training and information.

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