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INC Research expands in South Korea

Monday, September 17, 2012 09:27 AM

INC Research, a therapeutically focused CRO based in Raleigh, N.C., has opened a facility in Seoul, South Korea to manage the growing demand for world-class clinical development programs.

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MedImmune, WuXi AppTec form joint venture to develop novel biologic for Chinese market

Monday, September 10, 2012 10:31 AM

MedImmune, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca, and WuXi AppTec, an R&D outsourcing company, have formed a joint venture to develop and commercialize MEDI5117, a novel biologic for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, in China.

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Hospira to acquire API manufacturing and R&D facilities in India

Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:22 AM

Hospira, a global provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, has agreed to acquire an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility, together with an associated R&D facility, from Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals of India for approximately $200 million.

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Medtronic establishes Shanghai Innovation Center

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:54 AM

Medtronic, a global medical technology company based in Minneapolis, Minn., has officially opened its Innovation Center in Shanghai, China.

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Pfizer, Mylan ink exclusive long-term collaboration for generics in Japan

Thursday, August 23, 2012 02:02 PM

Global research-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer and Canonsburg, Penn.-based pharmaceutical company Mylan have signed a definitive agreement to establish an exclusive long-term strategic collaboration to develop, manufacture, distribute and market generic drugs in Japan.

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PRA expands operations in China

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 01:10 PM

PRA, a global CRO, has opened a second office in China to accommodate its expansion in China and the Asia Pacific region.

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India CRO market to earn $1B by 2016, says Frost & Sullivan

Monday, August 20, 2012 09:44 AM

The CRO market in India earned revenues of $485 million in 2010-11 and is estimated to cross $1.0 billion in 2016, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “Strategic Analysis of the Clinical Research Organization Market in India.”

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DKSH divests contract manufacturing plant OLIC to Fuji Pharma

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:47 AM

DKSH, a market expansion services provider with a focus on Asia, has agreed to divest OLIC, a contract manufacturing operation of pharmaceutical products in Thailand, to Fuji Pharma of Japan. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

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Covidien opens $45M R&D facility in China

Thursday, August 2, 2012 02:30 PM

Covidien, a global provider of healthcare products, has officially opened its China Technology Center (CTC) Research and Development (R&D) facility in Shanghai.

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Diasorin inks deal with Trivitron Healthcare for Indian market

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:42 PM

DiaSorin, a global developer and manufacturer of reagents, continues its expansion plan in Asia through the establishment of a joint venture company with local partner Trivitron Healthcare, an Indian medical technology company with solutions in the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) business and focused on manufacturing, innovation, distribution and best-in-class after sales support.

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