Japan is getting serious about clinical trial reform after years of
lagging behind the rest of the developed world in the availability
of drugs in the country, which ironically is the world's number two
pharma market behind the...
The pan-European drug regulator, the European Medicines Agency
(EMEA), has adopted a draft guideline for first-in-man clinical
studies for potential high-risk drugs in a bid to prevent a repeat
of last year's TGN1412 drug trial...
PharmaNet has been told by the US Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) that it will now be the subject of a formal
investigation as it continues to be haunted by the early phase unit
it used to own in Miami.
Charles River Laboratories confirmed it is persevering in its
intention to focus on its preclinical and Phase I businesses while
abandoning its late stage development services, during a conference
earlier this month.
There are currently three key market trends that play to Parexel's
strengths and one of them is the globalisation of clinical trials,
the company's CEO claimed during a healthcare conference earlier
Covance was nothing but optimistic about the future of contract
research organisations (CROs) during a JPMorgan healthcare
conference held last week, despite a slowdown in R&D spending
over the past year.
Quintiles has teamed up with practices group Onmark to create a
national clinical trial network comprised of Onmark members - a
move that could help the CRO cope with increasing patient
recruitment issues in the US.
China is now an industry buzzword when it comes to outsourcing and
yet another report adds to the list of research recently published
that give evidence of the increasing popularity of the country as a
location to conduct drug clinical...
Singapore is planning to double the number of clinical trials it
runs over the next five year, particularly in early phase research,
as it looks to hold its ground amidst industry explosion in the
The booming pharmaceutical contract research market sees a new
player enter the arena as analytical lab Eno River Labs separates
into two independent divisions to create a new business that will
provide analytical and formulation...
Helix BioPharma and BioVectra have signed a deal for the
manufacture of Helix's new lung cancer drug for clinical trials - a
move that strengthens the already existing relationship between the
two Canadian firms.
Despite the many challenges facing the pharma industry, drug
developers should be optimistic, and one of the reasons is the
increasing reliance on global outsourcing to speed development and
reduce costs, says new report.
DSM Pharmaceuticals is showing no sign of slowing down as it
continues to invest in the expansion of its pharmaceutical
production capabilities - the latest being the completion of a
revamped sterile parenteral manufacturing plant...