CROs/Service Providers

Thermo Fisher Scientific, CDC partner to accelerate global microbial identification

Friday, July 17, 2015 09:10 AM

Through a partnership with the Special Bacteriology Reference Laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed an advanced software solution that enables global public health laboratories to directly access the CDC’s MicrobeNet online virtual reference lab database. Now, researchers can more quickly identify microbial pathogens potentially at the root of global outbreaks without needing to refer to multiple databases by instead utilizing one curated by subject matter experts in the field.

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Cancer Genetics, Icon partner on global oncology laboratory testing, solutions

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 11:29 AM

Cancer Genetics (CGI), a Rutherford, N.J.-based provider of DNA-based diagnostics, has partnered with the Laboratory Services group of Icon, a global CRO.

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Charles River Laboratories to acquire Celsis International

Friday, July 10, 2015 08:38 AM

Charles River Laboratories International, a Wilmington, Mass.-based CRO, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Celsis International, a global provider of rapid bacterial detection systems for quality control testing in the biopharmaceutical and consumer products industries, for $212 million in cash. Celsis’s systems are principally used for product-release testing to help ensure the safe manufacture of drugs and consumer products.

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Parexel expands model-based drug development offering

Friday, July 10, 2015 08:20 AM

Global CRO Parexel International has launched expanded services and capabilities in model-based drug development (MBDD) through its Quantitative Clinical Development (QCD) group.  The Parexel QCD team also offers leadership in all strategic and quantitative aspects of clinical pharmacology for biopharmaceutical companies to help expedite drug development, minimize risk and support regulatory approval processes.

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Certara creates global strategic modeling and simulation consultancy

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 11:39 AM

Certara, a global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development company, has merged its consulting group, Pharsight Consulting Services (PCS), with Quantitative Solutions, a global pharmacometrics consulting company headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif.

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BioClinica acquires MediciGroup

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:08 AM

BioClinica, a specialty clinical trials services and technology provider, has acquired a global patient recruitment and retention firm, MediciGroup (Medici). The acquisition includes affiliates MediciGlobal and Access to Patients. Medici also provides a lost-to-follow-up patient locate service (L2FU) that finds missing patients globally. Together with Medici, BioClinica will offer pharmaceutical companies comprehensive patient recruitment and retention services that improve the speed and efficiency of global clinical trials.

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Society for Clinical Research Sites adds Covance as Global Impact Partner

Monday, July 6, 2015 10:25 AM

The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), a global trade organization dedicated to representing the interests of clinical research sites, has announced a two-year partnership with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp). Covance Drug Development will participate as a Global Impact Partner (GIP), a relationship designed to facilitate critical dialogue between industry stakeholders and clinical research sites.

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BioClinica expands, opens new European offices

Monday, July 6, 2015 10:14 AM

BioClinica, a global specialty clinical trial service provider, has opened new and expanded offices in London and Munich to better serve its growing client base in Europe. The state-of-the-art facilities will offer an array of clinical trial services including medical imaging, site training and support, and eClinical product lines to meet the growing need of European drug and medical device sponsors. BioClinica's clients include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, as well as CRO partnerships in Europe and across the globe.

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Quintiles, Quest Diagnostics launch Q2 Solutions

Monday, July 6, 2015 09:56 AM

Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics have launched Q2 Solutions, a new combined clinical trials laboratory services organization. Q2 Solutions brings together the clinical trials laboratory operations of the two parent organizations to provide biopharmaceutical customers with the diverse capabilities and end-to-end services required in the rapidly evolving biopharmaceutical industry. The launch of Q2Solutions is the result of the close of the previously announced global clinical trials laboratory services joint-venture transaction.

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PPD creates pediatric investigator network to enhance global trials capabilities

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 10:56 AM

Global CRO Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) has formalized relationships with eight investigator sites as part of a pediatric investigator network (PIN) the company has established to further enhance its pediatric clinical development capabilities.

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