BKK sets up in Japan to combat recruitment lag
US Patient recruitment specialist BBK Worldwide has set up a unit in Osaka, Japan to improve enrolment rates for studies in the country and help local pharma and biotech firms cut costs.
20 years of clinical trial globalisation - interactive feature
In an exclusive feature combining interactive maps with written analysis Outsourcing-Pharma explores the spread of FDA registered investigators beyond the US’ border over the past 20 years.
Minakem adds EU API capacity to compete with Asia
Fine chemicals firm Minakem believes that manufacturing capacity added by its newly acquired API plant in Dunkirk, France will reduce costs and help it compete on a global scale.
WuXi operating income down 25% in Q1
WuXi PharmaTech’s operating income fell by 25 per cent in Q1, in part because of an 81 per cent drop in revenues from manufacturing, but the company reconfirmed its 2009 financial guidance.
The rise and spread of CROs – interactive feature
Outsourcing-Pharma explores the rise and globalisation of contract research organisations (CRO) through exclusive interactive graphics, providing a unique perspective on the industries major players.
Global trials call for global ethics, says NEJM study
The increasingly global clinical trial sector demands more effective ethical and regulatory scrutiny according to a study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Eurotrials hires AmeriStart for US promotions
CRO Eurotrials has brought in US business consultant AmeriStart to publicise and sell its trial services to pharmaceutical and biotech firms in North America.
One-way, temp-controlled shipping will cut export costs, says Pharmafreight
Pharmafreight and Kryotrans have teamed up to offer a one-way, temperature-controlled shipping service that they claim will help pharmaceutical exporters cut costs and boost efficiency.
CPI adds TrialMaster EDC tech to offering
German CRO Clinicalprojects International (CPI) will begin providing its customers with the TrialMaster EDC solution though a deal with developer OmniComm.
Hovione shows off Irish API plant
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.
Chiltern buys Brazilian CRO Vigiun
UK CRO Chiltern International has bought Brazilian counterpart Vigiun, building on the South American presence it set up last year in Argentina.
ChemDiv buys Russia’s Prudentas
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.
Recruitment a growing problem for trials, says CEI
Finding appropriate subjects in the booming trials market is a major stumbling block for drug firms and CROs, according to a new study by US market analysts Cutting Edge Information
GVK - Excel alliance reaches from India to China
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.
US CMOs economy proof in the long term, says F&S
The US contract manufacturing sector is strong enough to bounce back from any short-term slow down caused by the credit crisis, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan (F&S).