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Sartorius Stedim Biotech acquires BioOutsource

Friday, April 24, 2015 12:29 PM

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), an international supplier for the biopharmaceutical industries, has acquired Scottish company BioOutsource. The privately owned company based in Glasgow, U.K., has been operating in the biotechnology market since 2007 and has approximately 85 employees. No financial details have been disclosed.

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PPD Laboratories opens central lab in Shanghai

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 07:56 AM

Global CRO PPD has opened a central laboratory in Shanghai, China, to deliver global scientific and technical lab expertise to meet growing client demand for these services in China. The new facility, which has been established in association with Shanghai Clinical Research Center (SCRC), will provide high-quality data across a range of technologies and applications for all phases of pharmaceutical development.

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Precision for Medicine acquires Precision Health Economics

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:38 PM

Precision for Medicine, a Bethesda, Md.- based specialized services company supporting next-generation approaches to drug development and commercialization, has acquired Precision Health Economics (PHE), a health economics consultancy and analytics firm. PHE leverages the experience of policy analysts, economists, clinicians and academics to advance research on the most complex healthcare questions. Life sciences companies and policymakers worldwide turn to PHE to shape strategy, inform key healthcare decisions, and produce effective changes in policy through innovative research.

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INC Research establishes site advocacy group for clinical trial management

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:37 PM

INC Research, a global CRO, has formed a new Site Advocacy Group (SAG) focused on streamlining and enhancing the payment process for clinical research sites. Through this forum, INC Research will work with sites to improve a key aspect of clinical trial management and facilitate ongoing dialogue on operational best practices for conducting successful research.

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Aptuit, Axxam collaborate on integrated drug discovery services

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:47 PM

Aptuit, a CRO based in Greenwich, Conn., and Axxam, a Milan, Italy-based discovery company with experience in target biology and a broad range of early phase discovery solutions, have announced a strategic alliance to provide comprehensive and integrated services from gene to high-quality candidates and beyond.

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Quintiles names Hospital Italiano first Latin American Prime Site

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:45 PM

Global CRO Quintiles has named Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as its first Prime Site in Latin America.

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Iris Pharma, Oculos Clinical Research ink ophthalmic agreement

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:43 PM

Iris Pharma, a France-based, ophthalmology-focused CRO that offers preclinical and clinical drug/device development services, and Oculos Clinical Research, a Tampa, Fla.-based full-service CRO specializing in ophthalmology, have formed a strategic alliance.

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Parexel adds three programs to Parexel Academy

Friday, April 10, 2015 01:47 PM

Parexel International, a global biopharmaceutical services provider, has announced three new academic programs at the Parexel Academy. The offerings span the globe and are designed to prepare students for careers in the biopharmaceutical industry. They include:

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LabConnect expanding advanced laboratory operations center in Tennessee

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:54 PM

LabConnect, a global provider of central laboratory services, will be moving its operations center in Johnson City, Tenn., to a new, 42,000-square-foot custom-built facility effective May 7. LabConnect’s laboratory testing facility in Johnson City will remain in its current location.

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AMRI to shutter U.K. facility, lay off 62 workers

Monday, April 6, 2015 12:00 PM

Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a global contract research and manufacturing organization, has decided to close its Holywell, U.K., facility, which provides chemical development services and small- and large-scale manufacturing services of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and intermediates.

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