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NEWS IN BRIEF

AstraZeneca contracts DPS Group

By Melissa Fassbender

AstraZeneca has contracted the engineering and construction management firm DPS Group to support projects at its site in Södertälje, Sweden.

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Charles River bolsters global biologics business

By Melissa Fassbender

Charles River has made several expansions across the globe, including a new, 73,000 square-foot facility in Wayne, PA, which doubles its laboratory footprint in the state.

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SCOPE 2018

A CRO monopoly? Sponsors frustrated with lack of options

By Melissa Fassbender

With fewer global mid-sized contract research organizations (CRO) through consolidation, some stakeholders are expressing concern that the industry could become a monopoly – “we may be getting there,” one expert said.