API maker Hovione’s manufacturing facility in Cork, Ireland was unveiled at an opening ceremony yesterday just two weeks after the previous owner, global drug giant Pfizer, formally handed over the keys.
US clinical trials firm ChemDiv has bought Russian CRO Prudentas, boosting its presence in the country at a time when the treatment naïve populations in Eastern Europe are increasingly catching the eye of the global pharma and biotech industries.
Companies seeking research services in India and China will now be able to use a single contact following an alliance between GVK BIO and Excel, which the companies claim is the first to span the two nations.
Cincinnati, US site management organisation (SMO) Radiant Research says that growing industry demand for trials outside the US is the key motivation for the link up with India’s Spectrum Clinical Research.
Piramal Healthcare is switching its UK API making operations to Morpeth, Nothumberland after a downturn in the Indian CMO’s international business cut capacity utilisation at its former base in Huddersfield to just 35 per cent.
Eli Lilly’s pursuit of outsourcing deals continues unabated with the pharma major entering into a cardiovascular R&D collaboration with Zydus Cadila that has been described as a “new paradigm for global alliances”.
Porsolt, a French contract research organisation (CRO) specialising in preclinical pharmacology services, has said it plans to open a new facility in Europe as well as boost its presence on the other side of the Atlantic.