CROs/Service Providers

Chiltern launches rebranding

Monday, November 3, 2014 02:37 PM

U.K.-based Chiltern has rebranded as a completely integrated and unified CRO with services that are "Designed Around You.”

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Celerion expands lab capabilities for cell-based assay demand

Monday, November 3, 2014 02:36 PM

Celerion, a Lincoln, Neb.-based provider of early clinical research, has expanded laboratory capabilities to meet growing demand for cell-based assays. Assays involving whole cells provide a variety of measures of drug activity or effect that can be important endpoints in clinical research.

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Clinical Network Services partners with Biologics Development Consultancy

Monday, November 3, 2014 02:34 PM

Clinical Network Services (CNS), an Australian, New Zealand and U.K. CRO focused on virtual, small and medium-sized biotech companies, and Biologics Development Consultancy (BDC), a Netherlands-based team of consultants providing regulatory and product development advice on development and commercial production, have signed a cooperative partnership agreement. CNS, and in particular the BioDesk consultancy, and BDC will mutually expand the expertise they can offer their clients.

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LabCorp to acquire Covance, creating giant one-stop shop for diagnostics, clinical research

Monday, November 3, 2014 12:57 PM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (LabCorp), a large provider of medical testing services, has agreed to acquire CRO Covance in a $6.1 billion cash and stock deal to create a giant healthcare diagnostics company.      

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Charles River acquires ChanTest

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:24 PM

Massachusetts-based CRO Charles River Laboratories International has acquired Cleveland-based ChanTest, a provider of specialized laboratory testing services for drug development, from Wellesley, Mass.-based Ampersand Capital Partners, in an all-cash transaction.

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Booz Allen Hamilton acquires Epidemico

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:15 PM

Booz Allen Hamilton, a Boston, Mass.-based provider of management consulting, technology and engineering services, has acquired Epidemico, a Boston informatics company.

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ACRO to establish CRO forum to interact with TransCelerate Biopharma

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:25 PM

The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO), based in Wash. D.C., plans to constitute a CRO Forum to provide a formal mechanism for the CRO industry to furnish input into the work of TransCelerate BioPharma.

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Veeva Vault selected by inVentiv Health Clinical

Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:15 PM

inVentiv Health Clinical, a Princeton, N.J.-based global supplier of drug development services, will replace its electronic trial master file (eTMF) content management system with California-based Veeva Systems’s Veeva Vault eTMF.

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WCCT Global launches pay-per-performance pricing structure

Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:11 PM

WCCT Global, a CRO headquartered in Southern California, has launched a clinical trial patient recruitment rescue program for companies struggling to enroll their trials as the year comes to an end.

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INC Research to perform FDA due diligence audit for Provectus

Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:10 PM

Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based development-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company, has retained INC Research, a Raleigh, N.C.-based global CRO, to conduct an FDA due diligence audit of its regulatory documents for PH-10 and PV-10.

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