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Takeda, Advinus initiated multi-year drugs discovery collaboration

Thursday, October 4, 2012 02:19 PM

Takeda Pharmaceutical, a Japanese research-based pharmaceutical company, and Advinus Therapeutics, a privately held research-based pharmaceutical company based in India, have entered into an agreement to initiate a three-year discovery collaboration focused on novel targets for major therapeutic areas, including inflammation, CNS and metabolic diseases.

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Icon partners with KoNECT to advance S. Korean clinical trials industry

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 10:43 AM

Icon,a global provider of outsourced development services, and Korea National Enterprise for Clinical Trials (KoNECT) have signed a partnership agreement that aims to advance the clinical trials industry in South Korea.

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SIRO Clinpharm named Indian CRO of the Year 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012 09:20 AM

SIRO Clinpharm, a drug development solutions provider, has been awarded the 'Indian CRO of the Year 2012' by Frost & Sullivan, a global growth partnership and consulting firm.

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Novo Nordisk to expand R&D center in China

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 09:58 AM

Novo Nordisk, a Denmark-based biopharmaceutical company and the first multinational company to open a research center in China in 1997, is reaffirming its long-term commitment to the country by investing an additional $100 million to expand its state-of-the-art science facilities in Beijing.

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Catalent Pharma and CTC BIO to partner in South Korea

Monday, September 17, 2012 11:21 AM

Catalent Pharma Solutions, a Somerset, N.J.-based developer of solutions and drug delivery technology, and CTC Bio, a drug and service provider based in Seoul, South Korea, have entered into a collaboration to provide optimal solutions to South Korean pharmaceutical companies seeking to commercialize solid oral dose and controlled release products in the U.S. and Europe.

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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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