PPD awarded $330m development contract with Janssen
PPD will work with J&J’s Belgian subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceutica, on drugs for bowel, skin and lung diseases in a $330m in a deal announced yesterday.
PharmaNet lands Scancell trial contract
US CRO PharmaNet will conduct early phase clinical trials of therapeutic cancer vaccines being developed by UK group Scancell under a contract announced yesterday.
eClinical definition is changing; SVP
Phase Forward is moving towards offering integrated systems to meet pharma’s need to maximise cost effectiveness and deal with upcoming EDC market saturation, according to a SVP at the company.
Work needed to close gender knowledge gap
Regulators, industry and academia must do more to close the knowledge gap created by a historic shortage of women in clinical trials, according to speakers at AAPS 2009.
Icon plans for 35,000 sq ft site at hospital
Icon is currently planning to occupy over a third of the 100,000 sq ft redeveloped hospital in Manchester, UK, which is due to open in 2012 and will become a flagship site for the CRO.
Pharma turning to SAAS
Pharma’s increasing collaboration and budget cuts have made hosted software more attractive to companies, according to Symyx which has made its lab notebook available on this platform.
Biovail highlights contract biostats offering at AAPS
Canada’s Biovail Contract Research says its stand-alone biostatistics unit will help sponsors “anticipate roadblocks ahead of time and create a sound statistical analysis plan for optimal results.”
Catalent teams up with Endotis on oral oligo delivery
Catalant will work with Endotis Pharma on the development of orally-deliverable formulations of oligosaccharides under a deal signed last week.
Parexel forms Expert Office
Parexel has established The Expert Office to provide a single point of contact for clients which want the CRO’s team to assist them with optimising all aspects of the clinical trial process
CTI buys German research staffing firm CRS
Ohio, US-based CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI) has bought German trial staffing specialist CRS Clinical Research Services (CRS) to build its presence in Europe’s contract research sector.
Lonza buys into immunogenicity
Lonza has bolstered its protein design capabilities by acquiring Algonomics, a CRO with technologies which predict immunogenicity to improve development of protein therapeutics and vaccines.
Shire extends Medidata trial management contract
Medidata Solutions has won a multi-year extension to its benchmarking and analysis contract with drugmaker Shire.
PharmaNet and Phase Forward sign EDC deal
PharmaNet will offer Phase Forward’s InForm EDC and trial management platform to customers under a new deal announced today.
Quintiles inks pharma deals
Quintiles is continuing to build alliances with large pharmas, inking deals to perform “the majority” of AstraZeneca’s (AZ) clinical pharmacology work and develop six oncology products in Eisai’s pipeline.
Novotech expands in Asia with new Malaysian base
Novotech says its new “management hub” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will serve as a base for expansion in the booming Asia-Pacific contract research sector.