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PAREXEL partners with Korea Drug Development Fund

Thursday, July 19, 2012 02:29 PM

Boston-based CRO PAREXEL International announced it is the first CRO chosen by the Korea Drug Development Fund (KDDF) to help Korean companies develop and commercialize healthcare products for the global market.

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BioStorage Technologies to strategically expand into Asia Pacific

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:09 PM

Indianapolis-based BioStorage Technologies, a provider of comprehensive sample management solutions for the bioscience industry, is expanding its services to the Asia Pacific region. The expansion includes the appointment of Jason Huang as general manager of Asia Pacific. 

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C3i names Song business development executive in Asia

Monday, July 16, 2012 10:57 AM

C3i, which provides service desk support and business process outsourcing (BPO) services for the life sciences industry, has appointed Jonathan Song business development executive in Asia.

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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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