Friday, April 1, 2016
Eurotrials, a CRO specialized in Europe and Latin America, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Mexico City, Mexico. The new office strengthens the company’s presence in Latin America and further boosts its growth and expansion, providing full operational coverage in this key emergent region.
LakePharma, a provider of integrated solutions covering the biologics CRO space, has acquired Blue Sky BioServices, a CRO specializing in protein and antibody production and assay services. The combined company will be known as LakePharma, and is now the largest dedicated biologics CRO in the U.S., providing a broad range of protein and antibody-related development services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. Blue Sky BioServices is a portfolio company of Ampersand Capital Partners and as part of the transaction, Ampersand made an investment into LakePharma to support growth initiatives.
Precision for Medicine, part of the Precision Medicine Group, will acquire ACT Oncology, a CRO specializing exclusively in the field of oncology. ACT Oncology provides drug development services focused on the design and execution of clinical trials on behalf of innovative life sciences companies and not-for-profit patient organizations.
BioPharmaSpec, a CRO providing a full range of characterization services for the biotechnology industry, is expanding its business in Asia with business development teams in India and the Asia Pacific region. This will allow scientists in the region to access BioPharmaSpec’s cost-effective, efficient characterization strategies and help accelerate the development of their biosimilars.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) has announced that Covance Drug Development has launched Mobile Health Solutions, a suite of new capabilities designed to help biopharmaceutical and technology companies navigate the rapidly evolving mobile health landscape. Covance’s Mobile Health Solutions suite provides regulatory consulting and validation services to help companies certify the accuracy and consistency of mobile devices and applications for use in clinical trials.
Almac Group’s Diagnostics Business Unit has opened a new companion diagnostic development facility located in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina. The North Carolina facility will provide a U.S. base to support Almac’s increased demand for its CDx development partnerships as well as a CLIA-accredited laboratory to support the downstream delivery of assays for patient testing.