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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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CROs form Asia CRO Alliance

Thursday, December 15, 2011 01:43 PM

Six Asian CROs have founded the Asia CRO Alliance (ACA) to combine regional expertise and provide integrated services across Asia. According to the ACA web site, it is the first and only alliance of niche, regional CROs in Asia to partner to enhance clinical research inAsia.

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Mochida inks license agreement with Merck

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:00 PM

Mochida Pharmaceutical has entered into a license agreement with Merck, through a subsidiary, relating to a portfolio of drug candidates invented by Mochida for the potential treatment for type-2 diabetes. Under the terms of the agreement, Merck has been granted a worldwide exclusive license to develop, manufacture, use and sell the potential drug candidates. Mochida will receive from Merck an upfront payment and potential development milestone payments, as well as royalties on the sales of any products derived from the collaboration. Mochida has retained an option to co-develop and co-market any products in Japan.

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Quintiles launches Kun Tuo

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 09:51 AM

Quintiles has launched Kun Tuo, a local contract research organization built to service the unique needs of the Chinese biopharmaceutical industry and multinational biopharma companies operating in China.

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Merck establishes R&D headquarters in China

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 01:10 PM

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, has established an Asia research & development headquarters for innovative drug discovery and development located in Beijing, China. The new facility is part of a $1.5 billion commitment the company has made to invest in R&D in China over the next five years.

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