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ScinoPharm invests $37M in high potency cytotoxic injectable plant

Friday, June 29, 2012 02:50 PM

ScinoPharm, a Taiwanese provider of oncological APIs for injectable products, has decided to invest $37.6 million in the construction of a high potency cytotoxic injectable plant suitable for production of oncological injectable products on the company's premise at the Tainan Science Park.

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Yakult initiates phase I trial in multiple myeloma with perifosine in Japan

Friday, June 29, 2012 12:12 PM

Aeterna Zentaris’ Japanese partner Yakult Honsha has initiated a phase I trial in multiple myeloma with perifosine, the company's oral Akt/PI3K inhibitor drug.

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Quintiles deepens investment in China

Monday, June 18, 2012 09:34 AM

Quintiles has decided to establish a Quintiles regional headquarters for China in Shanghai and to significantly expand lab testing capabilities in China.

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NTT DATA licenses Datatrak for China

Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:38 AM

NTT DATA has signed a non-exclusive license to resell Datatrak One in the Chinese market, according to Datatrak International, a technology and services company focused on global eClinical solutions for the clinical trials industry.

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GSK and HKCF establish Cancer Drug Relief Fund in Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 02:48 PM

In a joint effort, GlaxoSmithKline and Hong Kong Cancer Fund have established the Cancer Drug Relief Fund, a $5.4 million three-year pilot project dedicated to offering financial assistance by way of subsidized cancer drugs to low income patients and those in the “sandwich class.”

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J&J China acquires Guangzhou Bioseal Biotech

Friday, May 4, 2012 08:01 AM

Johnson & Johnson China Investment has acquired Guangzhou Bioseal Biotech, a privately held biopharmaceutical company specializing in the design, development and commercialization of a porcine plasma-derived biologic product for controlling bleeding during surgery. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. 

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Covance-BML lab to expand in Japan

Thursday, April 26, 2012 03:07 PM

CRO Covance of Princeton, N.J., and BML, a Japanese laboratory testing company, will expand the Covance-BML Clinical Trial Laboratory (CB Trial Lab) in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture, to enhance the capacity and capabilities in the region. The companies, which opened the lab together in 2010 as part of a five-year agreement, will launch several new expansion-related services this month.

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Chiltern forms new legal entity In Taiwan

Thursday, April 26, 2012 03:03 PM

CRO Chiltern International has established a new legal entity in Taiwan.

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Quintiles launches strategic drug development and consulting services in Asia

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:52 AM

To help biopharmaceutical companies navigate the complexities of the Asia market, Quintiles has launched two services—Strategic Drug Development and Consulting at Quintiles—to bolster the probability of success in developing and commercializing new medications in the region.

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Icon boosts its presence in Asia with acquisition of Chinese CRO BeijingWits Medical Consulting

Monday, December 19, 2011 10:13 AM

Now that many mid-tier CROs have been acquired by either equity investment firms or other CROs and the trend has slowed, a new form of consolidation is emerging. Robust CROs are rounding out their offerings with small but strategic acquisitions to make them bigger, stronger and more complete. The ultimate goal: to continue winning lucrative strategic outsourcing agreements from sponsors.  

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