With M&A activity dominating Big Pharma's agenda at the moment, the contract research market is having to evolve and adapt to the turbulent environmnet. Outsourcing-pharma asked Frost & Sullivan analyst Barath Shankar to offer his opinion...
US CRO PharmaNet hopes its new trial staffing service will provide an additional revenue stream and help stave-off plummeting 2008 incomes and compensate for a series of painful contract cancellations.
Cardiology and eClinical specialist eResearch Technology missed analysts estimates of sales and earnings in the fourth quarter of 2008, but still posted a near-14 per cent increase in operating profit.
Synexus' new trial site in Bulgaria, which is part of the firm’s clinical research centre strategy, will help sponsors cut development times and significantly reduce costs, according to CEO Michael Fort.
Study site operators want greater use of EDC technologies and more pharma industry investment to boost patient recruitment and reduce delays in clinical trials, according to an industry report due to be published next week.
Contract research organisation Bio-Imaging Technologies posted a 48 per cent hike on revenues in the fourth quarter of 2008, but still made a small net loss on the back of its CapMed division, which was sold last month.
US software specialist etrials Worldwide has added Belgian rival Unithink to an ongoing lawsuit that accuses two former executives, Robert Sammis and Brendon Ball, of breaching confidentiality agreements.
Charles River Laboratories will reduce its workforce by 3 per cent, close its preclinical facility in Arkansas, US and sell off its Phase I trial site in Edinburgh, Scotland as part of a cost reduction programme.
Compass Pharma Services is targeting contract drug developers and clinical research firms with a new microfilling offering that, it claims, helps reduce waste and may even make excipients unnecessary in some drugs.
US company PRA International has entered into a strategic collaboration with two contract research organizations (CROs) in Southeast Asia in order to tap the fast-growing clinical research market in the region.
Contract research organisation Bio-Imaging Technologies has decided to sell off its CapMed subsidiary in order to focus its efforts on its core business, providing imaging series to clinical investigators.
There is no formal requirement to inform clinical trial participants of the results of the study, a situation which can leave them “confused, frustrated and, in some cases, lacking information that may be important to their health,” according to a report...
Icon's recent $43.2m acquisition of New York-based Prevalere Life Sciences is the latest part of the firm's expansion in the US CRO market. Outsourcing-Pharma spoke with Icon's VP of bioanalytical development, Brian O'Dwyer, and Prevalere...
Pharmaceutical Profiles of the UK has completed a groundbreaking study that bundles together a number of tests used to decide whether a drug development candidate is worth pursuing into a single clinical trial.
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.
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 in the sector.
Like many of its peers in the contract clinical research sector, data management specialist Phase Forward put in another bumper financial performance in the second quarter headed by a 30 per cent hike in revenues to $41m.
Newly-released data appears to add weight to the case for
microdosing as a means to more accurately predict pharmacological
dose absorption, metabolism, distribution and elimination (ADME)
and pharmacokinetic (PK) outcomes in drug...
As eClinical gathers momentum, Outsourcing-Pharma.com spoke to two
contract research organisations (CROs), Icon and Parexel, to get
their views on the present and future of these emerging
Two major bioscience industry trade associations have called for
changes to be made to the European clinical trials directive in
order to bring about "harmonisation, transparency and consistency"
in this area across the...
Adaptive trials were a hot topic at this year's Drug Information
Association (DIA) Annual Meeting, held in Atlanta. The first of a
free seminar series on the subject will also be run by three
industry pioneers next week.