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Non-animal testing lab opens in China

By Melissa Fassbender

A Chinese regulatory institute has opened a non-animal testing laboratory – a model for regulatory bodies to show that implementing alternative methods into government laboratories is achievable, says IIVS president.

LabCorp in talks to buy the CRO PPD for $8Bn

LabCorp in talks to buy PPD for $8Bn

By Dani Bancroft

Unconfirmed reports suggest Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) is in talks to acquire contract research organization Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC (PPD).

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CRO Velesco Pharma adds compound management services

By Melissa Fassbender

The contract research organization (CRO) Velesco Pharma has opened a new laboratory in its Plymouth, MI-based facility to support an increased demand for materials management.

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ABC Labs unified under newly formed EAG Laboratories

By Melissa Fassbender

The independent lab network has combined 11 of its brands, including ABC Laboratories, to reside under a single company in order to “leverage cross functional capabilities,” says CEO.

Mass Innovation Lab’s member companies account for more than $1bn in start-up research and development capital. (Image: iStock/LoveTheWind)

Mass Innovation Labs: the evolution of R&D

By Melissa Fassbender

Mass Innovation Labs is working to change the way biopharmaceutical companies conduct research by providing a “crossroads” for CRO service providers, vendors, and investors.


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