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WuXi AppTec partners with Fudan University, CICGD

Monday, June 8, 2015 01:18 PM

Global CRO WuXi AppTec has partnered with China’s Fudan University to bring WuXi NextCODE's population human genomics database system and integrated research and clinical solutions to the Fudan-led Collaborative Innovation Center of Genetics and Development (CICGD) as an enterprise partner. The partnership will empower CICGD scientists to perform gene sequencing and bioinformatics analysis with unparalleled speed and precision, thereby accelerating research, clinical diagnosis and treatment of rare inherited diseases and malignant tumors.

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AMRI, HarkerBIO collaborate

Friday, June 5, 2015 11:07 AM

Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a CRO based in Albany, N.Y., has signed a collaborative agreement with Buffalo, N.Y.-based biotechnology company HarkerBIO to co-market their structure-based drug discovery services to global pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. AMRI gains access to HarkerBIO's differentiated high-resolution, structure-determination experience and capabilities. HarkerBIO's customers will be able to access and benefit from AMRI's global capabilities, including their integrated drug discovery platforms and solutions.

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OPKO Health to acquire Bio-Reference Laboratories for $1.5B

Friday, June 5, 2015 11:02 AM

Opko Health, a multinational biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, has signed a merger agreement to acquire Bio-Reference Laboratories, a Warwick, R.I.-based full service diagnostic laboratory. Bio-Reference Laboratories common stock holders will receive 2.75 shares of Opko common stock for each share of Bio-Reference common stock. Based on a closing price of $19.12 per share of Opko common stock on June 3, the transaction is valued at approximately $1.47 billion, or $52.58 per share of Bio-Reference common stock.

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Veristat expands, relocates headquarters in Massachusetts

Thursday, June 4, 2015 01:37 PM

CRO Veristat has announced plans to move the company’s corporate headquarters from Holliston, Mass., to Southborough, Mass., this coming summer. The move is driven by Veristat’s rapid growth in response to the increased demand for full-service clinical research offerings by its pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.

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DZS Software Solutions launches new ClinPlus Clinical Platform

Monday, June 1, 2015 10:42 AM

DZS Software Solutions, a Bound Brook, N.J.-based specialty provider of clinical data and trial management software services and solutions, has developed the ClinPlus Clinical Platform, a cohesive product that includes both EDC and CTMS features.

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Cenduit to hire globally

Friday, May 29, 2015 02:38 PM

Cenduit, a joint venture between Quintiles and Thermo Fisher Scientific, has hired 43 new professionals so far in 2015 and is actively looking to fill a number of new positions in the U.S. and abroad.

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Quintiles opens Greater China regional headquarters in Shanghai

Friday, May 29, 2015 02:36 PM

Quintiles has opened the Quintiles Greater China Regional Headquarters 17 years after Quintiles first opened an office in Shanghai with 20 employees across Greater China. Quintiles’ 43,000 square feet headquarters in Shanghai’s Feng Lin Science Park now has almost 300 employees and is designed to host 450.

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Clinerion, ACRES partner on patient recruitment, risk-based quality management

Thursday, May 28, 2015 03:10 PM

Clinerion, an eClinical technology services provider located in Basel, Switzerland, and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a Cambridge, Mass.-based nonprofit, have partnered for accelerating patient recruitment and promoting risk-based quality management.

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DaVita Clinical Research expands nephrology clinical trial capabilities in Europe

Thursday, May 28, 2015 03:09 PM

DaVita Clinical Research (DCR), a specialty CRO based in Minneapolis, has expanded its clinical trials capabilities in Europe. DCR now will be able to facilitate the conduct of late phase clinical trials in several medical centers outside of the U.S. Physician leaders from Germany, Poland and Portugal, with a combined 20 years of research experience, will collaborate with DCR to provide data and knowledge-based insights to its clients.

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Ergomed acquires medical information service provider Sound Opinion

Thursday, May 28, 2015 03:07 PM

Ergomed, a U.K.-based CRO, has acquired Sound Opinion, a U.K. Medical Information (MI) service provider. Sound Opinion will be combined with Ergomed's existing post-marketing business PrimeVigilance. The acquisition, which is expected to be accretive in the first year, will be paid for from existing cash reserves with an earn-out based on future performance.

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