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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).

Qualitest facility in Charlotte (source Google maps)

Endo finds buyer for Charlotte manufacturing plant

By Gareth Macdonald

Endo International has signed an agreement to sell its facility in Charlotte, North Carolina to an unnamed buyer that will take on 125 workers currently employed at the site.

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Will North Carolina 'Bathroom Bill' drive pharma away?

By Dan Stanton

Anti-LGBT legislation has prompted Braeburn Pharmaceuticals to reassess plans for a $20m facility in North Carolina, but will others in "the nation’s number one state for biomanufacturing" follow suit?

Xellia bucks trend and expands in North Carolina

Xellia moves US HQ to North Carolina

By Gareth Macdonald

Anti-infectives firm Xellia has moved its North American HQ to the lyophilisation plant in Raleigh, North Carolina that it bought from Fresenius Kabi last July.

Parexel to lay off up to 125 transferred GSK employees

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Parexel to lay off up to 125 transferred GSK employees

By Zachary Brennan

Beginning Sept. 30, Massachusetts-based CRO (contract research organization) Parexel will lay off as many as 125 of the 450 employees it brought on from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in North Carolina late last year, according to a North Carolina WARN report...

Hospira to lay off 100 following closure of Clayton, NC plant

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Hospira to lay off 100 following closure of Clayton, NC plant

By Zachary Brennan

Hospira’s closure of its manufacturing facility in Clayton, North Carolina, which it says is a cost rather than a quality issue, will result in the laying off of 100 employees, according to a WARN notice posted Wednesday.

BioClinica looks to service more CROs with new RTP office

BioClinica looks to service more CROs with new RTP office

By Zachary Brennan

Service provider BioClinica will open a Research Triangle Park (RTP) office in North Carolina in response to a rapidly expanding customer base of study sponsors and CROs (contract research organizations) with which it has strategic partnerships.   

The deal to bring in GSK employees comes two years after the two forged a strategic partnership

Parexel to bring in 450 laid-off GSK employees in North Carolina

By Zachary Brennan

GlaxoSmithKline is significantly reducing the size of its R&D team in the US, though about 450 of those employees who will be laid off in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina area will find new jobs with CRO Parexel.

Exela expands facility

Exela expands North Carolina facility

Exela Pharma Sciences will invest $8.5million in its research and manufacturing plant in North Carolina. The venture, to be spread over the next three years, will provide 38 new jobs almost doubling its present workforce. 

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