Where are more clinical trials being conducted, Italy or Illinois, Macau or Mongolia? Outsourcing-Pharma explores these questions and more using interactive maps displaying trials registered with clinicaltrials.gov.
US CRO and central laboratory services provider Pacific Biometrics (PBI) has entered into a $4m (€2.7m) loan agreement that it says will help further the development of its contract biomarkers business.
CMO Avid Bioservices’ revenues rose by 74 per cent to $2.1m (€1.5m) in Q2, generating a further $7m from its parent company, and it has plans to boost output and become a leader in mammalian cell culture production.
Growing demand for independent research staff and shrinking drug R&D spending were the key motivations behind ResearchPoint’s new staffing affiliate ResourcingPoint, according to spokesman Morgan Seaman.
Following a review of the backlog of postmarketing studies the FDA has initiated changes to improve its processes, including developing Manuals of Policies and Procedures (MAPP) to track the status of trials.
By acquiring a stake in India-based RSIPL Evotec believes it can offer clients quicker drug development services, an important aspect of coping with attrition, because larger teams of chemists are available in emerging markets.
AstraZeneca (AZ) has dramatically cut the time taken to initiate a Phase I oncology trial by working with its strategic partner to improve administrative processes and eliminate delays, according to research.