Covance, the world's largest provider of drug-development services,
is bracing itself for the onslaught of protests by animal rights
activists who are demonstrating against the building of a $100m
(€78.6) laboratory in the US.
A new service introduced on the back of customer demand has been
launched by Aviva Systems Biology which make available a method for
genome-wide detection of promoters and enhancers that interact with
proteins or carry modifications.
Despite looming threats from cheap Asian competitors, European
contract research organisations (CROs) still have a fighting chance
in the global R&D outsourcing market, according to a report by
research analysts Frost & Sullivan.
Wyeth has announced that it has selected NovaScreen to conduct a
high-throughput screening (HTS) campaign, which makes use of
Caliper's microfluidic screening platform, which utilises
reproducible electrophoretic separation of...
Using human tissue to test new drugs at earlier stages of
development can speed drugs to market faster, however, human tissue
remains a scarce resource for drug firms - something that US firm
Asterand has set out to change.
As clinical trial activity in the Asia Pacific region continues to
boom, Novotech, the largest Australian owned contract research
organisation (CRO) has presented a checklist to help pharma firms
minimise risk when choosing a partner.
China could be the first country to conduct human stem cell trials
and presents a significant opportunity for Western companies who
are brave enough to use this risky destination as a place to pursue
this potentially lucrative sector...
China-based Natural Pharmatech has formed its first research
contract with a Japanese company, Kobayashi Pharmaceutical -
another step forward in Natural Pharmatech's plans to bring its
botanical R&D services to the global...
Discovery Partners International is offloading its unprofitable
contract drug discovery operations and merging with Infinity
Pharmaceuticals to create a new public company focused on cancer
drug discovery and development.