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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.

Covance acquisition begins paying off for LabCorp in Q2

Covance acquisition begins paying off for LabCorp in Q2

By Zachary Brennan

LabCorp revealed a more than 46% increase in quarterly revenue from the same quarter last year as the recent $6.2bn acquisition of Covance brought in $620.8m of the overall company’s $2.2bn in Q2.

Rising demand drives SGS to up capacity of Chinese testing labs

Rising demand drives SGS to up capacity of Chinese testing labs

By Zachary Brennan

Contract analytical and bioanalytical service provider SGS Life Science Services has completed construction of its Shanghai, China, cGMP chemistry and biotechnology testing laboratories and will further increase space at its microbiology lab at the site. 

Quintiles opens a new bioanalytical lab in the Netherlands

Quintiles opens a new bioanalytical lab in the Netherlands

By Zachary Brennan

Wasting no time in furthering its lab-based JV with Quest Diagnostics the world’s largest CRO Quintiles has opened a GLP-compliant bioanalytical liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) laboratory in Oss, the Netherlands.

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