CROs/Service Providers

BioClinica acquires Clinverse

Monday, January 25, 2016

BioClinica, a specialty clinical trials services and technology provider, has acquired Clinverse. The acquisition expands Bioclinica’s offerings into the growing market of automated financial management technology solutions for global clinical trials. Clinverse is the latest investment that Bioclinica has completed to build the company into a leading provider of solutions that bring quality and efficiency to every phase of clinical trial development.  

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Parexel to acquire Health Advances

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Parexel International, a global biopharmaceutical services organization, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding equity securities of Health Advances, an independent life sciences strategy consulting firm. Health Advances combines clinical, scientific and business expertise to provide strategic advice to executives leading life sciences companies and investors.

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WuXi AppTec plans $120M integrated biologics solution center

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WuXi AppTec, an open-access R&D capability and technology platform company serving the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has started construction of a state-of-the-art integrated biologics solution center at the company’s headquarters in Shanghai.  The company plans to invest a total of $120 million in this dedicated, 250,000-square-foot facility, which will be operational in 2017 and accommodate 800 scientists. The facility will provide integrated solutions from ideas to the clinic for biologics discovery, development and clinical manufacturing on a consolidated campus. 

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Icon releases Flex Advantage for patient randomization

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Icon, a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has launched Flex Advantage, a next-generation Interactive Response Technology (IRT) platform that offers enhanced randomization and clinical supply management capabilities and supports the execution of adaptive trials.

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Eagle, AMRI partner on parenteral drug products

Friday, January 15, 2016

Eagle Pharmaceuticals and Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a global CMO, have entered into an agreement to jointly develop and manufacture several select and complex parenteral drug products for registration and subsequent commercialization in the U.S., which will significantly expand Eagle’s portfolio of existing products and product candidates targeting therapeutic areas including oncology, critical care and orphan diseases.

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Certara launches a consulting company in China

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Certara, a global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development company, has launched Certara Strategic Consulting China in Shanghai. This new company is being led by President and CEO Christine Yuying Gao, M.D., Ph.D., former vice president of consulting services at Quantitative Solutions, a global pharmacometrics consulting company. Quantitative Solutions merged with Certara’s Pharsight Consulting Services in July 2015 to form Certara Strategic Consulting.

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