CROs/Service Providers

NCI co-funding Pharmatech Just-In-Time expansion

Thursday, October 2, 2014 02:13 PM

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is co-funding Denver, Colo.-based CRO Pharmatech’s development of AccessPPM and expansion of its Just-In-Time enrollment programs.

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Horizon Discovery Group acquires Sage Labs for $48M

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:18 PM

Horizon Discovery Group, a Cambridge, U.K.-based international life science company supplying research tools and services to organizations engaged in genomics research and the development of personalized medicines, has agreed to acquire Sage Labs, a St. Louis, Mo.-based provider of advanced in vivo transgenic disease models for use in preclinical research, for up to $16 million in cash and up to $32 million through the issue of new ordinary shares.

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LabConnect uses custom approach to enhance clinical data mining

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:16 PM

LabConnect, a Seattle, Wash.-based provider of central laboratory services to the biopharmaceutical industry, has released its BioVisualization software platform.

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WuXi PharmaTech acquires XenoBiotic Laboratories

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:11 PM

CRO WuXi PharmaTech, with operations in China and the U.S., has acquired XenoBiotic Laboratories (XBL), a CRO with facilities in New Jersey and China. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

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Consort Medical to acquire Aesica Pharmaceuticals for $373 million

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:08 PM

Consort Medical is acquiring Aesica Pharmaceuticals for $373 million. The closing of the transaction, expected to occur in November, is conditional on the approval of Consort Medical’s shareholders and clearance by the German competition authorities.

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Chiltern acquires Pacific Clinical Research, expands in Asia-Pacific

Monday, September 29, 2014 01:24 PM

Chiltern, a global clinical CRO, has acquired Pacific Clinical Research, a pan-Asian CRO based in Singapore. The move allows Chiltern to offer integrated services throughout the Asia-Pacific region and strengthens its oncology and anti-infective offerings.

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Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association formed

Monday, September 29, 2014 01:14 PM

Fifteen contract manufacturing organizations and contract development and manufacturing organizations (CMOs/CDMOs) have joined the Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association (PBOA), a new nonprofit trade association that aims to help advance the industry's regulatory, legislative and business interests. 

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APCER Pharma moves U.S. headquarters to New Jersey

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 01:17 PM

APCER Pharma Solutions, a global provider of strategic and outsourced services for clinical safety, pharmacovigilance, medical affairs and regulatory operations, has moved its U.S. headquarters to larger offices within the Princeton Corporate Center in central New Jersey. The new office space more than triples APCER Pharma’s capacity for growth in safety, medical writing and medical information services.

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FlowMetric forms new affiliate FlowMetric Diagnostics

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 08:00 AM

FlowMetric, a Doyleston, Pa.-based provider of flow cytometry and cell sorting services, has formed a new affiliate company, FlowMetric Diagnostics, for developing advanced companion diagnostics from its flow cytometry platform for use in the global health market.

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New ACRO survey: CRO members saw big growth in past decade

Friday, September 19, 2014 03:34 PM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

The biopharmaceutical industry’s outsourcing strategy has enabled the eight members of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) to double in size over the past 10 years, today employing more than 100,000 professionals worldwide with a global payroll of nearly $6 billion.

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