CROs/Service Providers

Cancer Genetics acquires vivoPharm

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cancer Genetics and vivoPharm have entered into a definitive agreement for Cancer Genetics to acquire vivoPharm for approximately $12 million. This transaction will significantly strengthen CGI’s position in oncology discovery, in vivo and in vitrodrug development and early phase clinical trial testing for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. With over a decade of experience in delivering a wide range of discovery and preclinical services to support drug development, target validation and biomarker analysis, vivoPharm has supported over 200 IND submissions for innovative therapies, with a significant focus on immuno-oncology.

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PRA Health Sciences to acquire Symphony Health Solutions

Thursday, August 10, 2017

PRA Health Sciences, a CRO, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Symphony Health Solutions, a privately held best-in-class provider of data, analytics and consulting solutions to the life sciences market. The acquisition reflects PRA’s commitment to a more agile, flexible and adaptive future of clinical development in which technology allows research to integrate seamlessly into patients’ daily lives. It also supports PRA’s commitment to provide deep, data-driven insights to optimize global clinical studies and drug commercialization from concept to compound to cure.

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BioreclamationIVT acquires Asterand Bioscience

Thursday, August 10, 2017

BioreclamationIVT, a provider of biospecimens and related services, has acquired Asterand Bioscience, a global provider of high quality, well-characterized human tissue and research solutions with a focus on the oncology market. Asterand Bioscience advances drug research by accelerating target identification and biomarker validation, and improving drug candidate selection to increase the likelihood of clinical success.

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QPS Delaware expands translational medicine capabilities

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

QPS Holdings, a full-service GLP/GCP-compliant CRO providing testing services to support preclinical and clinical research and development, is investing in additional technical personnel and laboratory capacity for translational medicine at its flagship Delaware Technology Park facility. This significant expansion will enable QPS Delaware to process the high sample volumes required for phase III clinical drug trials.

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Charles River Laboratories acquires Brains On-Line

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Charles River Laboratories International has acquired Brains On-Line, a CRO providing critical data that advances novel therapeutics for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. With operations in San Francisco, the Netherlands, and Germany, Brains On-Line is considered the world’s premier provider of microdialysis for CNS research. Additionally, Brains On-Line offers sophisticated in vivo efficacy and pharmacokinetics testing to provide critical data required to advance potential CNS therapies through the development process.

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INC Research, inVentiv Health complete merger

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

INC Research Holdings, a global phase I-IV CRO, and inVentiv Health, a privately held global CRO and Contract Commercial Organization, announced the successful completion of their previously announced merger. The combination creates the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization, including an end-to-end CRO and CCO. INC Research/inVentiv Health will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “INCR.” The combined company will be known as INC Research/inVentiv Health on an interim basis until a relaunch under a new brand in 2018.

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Evotec to acquire Aptuit

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Evotec and Aptuit announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Evotec will acquire Aptuit for $300 million. This transaction will strengthen Evotec’s position as the leading global player in the external innovation marketplace. As a partner research organization for integrated outsourced drug discovery and development solutions, Aptuit offers highly synergistic scientific expertise across drug discovery, pre-clinical testing and both drug substance and drug product manufacturing to its Biopharma partners. The acquisition will add considerable business opportunities to further accelerate Evotec’s long-term strategy to be the industry partner of choice for external innovation.

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