Capsugel gets commercial deal from NicOx
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.
Encorium backs away from Prologue deal
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 recent weeks.
Publication bias emerges again in clinical research
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 the University of California at San Francisco.
Astech REACTS to pharma’s automation needs
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.
India’s biotech industry a “sunrise sector”
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 of $2bn in 2006-7, according to a recent report from KPMG.
Pharma outsourcing: people on the move
Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents its periodic round-up of executive appointments in the contract services sector.
Melbourn offers integrated drug delivery service
UK-based Melbourn Scientific is now offering an integrated package of formulation, method development, analysis and short-run clinical manufacture services to industrial clients.
Moody's down on pharma prospects
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 company Moody’s.
India’s Lupin buys into southern Africa
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.
Encorium wins $6.2m EU vaccine trial deal
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.
China No1 for outsourcing, says PwC
China is the ideal destination for outsourcing, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) that has calculated rankings based on a range of parameters.
ChanTest to increase range of ion channel services
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.
Phylogeny launches first in situ miRNA detection service
Phylogeny has launched the first microRNA (miRNA) in situ hybridisation detection service to help scientists delve deeper into the mechanisms controlling key biological processes.
Joint API inspection service to cut costs
Germany-based Diapharm has launched a service allowing pharmaceutical manufacturers to perform joint third-party audits of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
Merck signs sales outsourcing deal
Merck & Co has added additional sales staff by signing an outsourcing agreement with inVentiv Health.